Monday, February 11, 2008


Okay, Stacy B., and Tiffany, here's my post. Thanks for thinking of me. I finally got around to it. I figure I can cover all tags with this one.

10 years ago: Wow, I was a junior in high school. Next year will be my 10 year high school reunion! Time flies

5 things on my to-do list: 1) Update my blog with oh so many pictures and stories and life happenings, 2) Find an extra crock pot for tomorrow night's new beginnings. 3) Clean the house...oh, wait, that's every day. 4) Make next week's dinner menu 5) Call Tiffany for her birthday tomorrow. :0)

5 Snacks I enjoy: 1) chips and salsa 2) chocolate chip cookies 3) any fruit 4) breadsticks 5) slurpees

5 places I have lived: 1) Thousand Oaks, CA 2) Rexburg, ID 3) Provo, UT 4) Mesa, AZ 5) hopefully...Denver, CO

5 jobs that I have had: 1) Store Clerk 2) Concession Stand 3) Administraive Assistant 4) PR Specialist 5) Marketing Director

5 Things people don't know about me: 1) I can't sleep without socks on. 2) I secretly want to pursue my dream as a singer 3) I love old movies 4) I enjoy watching sports 5) I would love to take a painting class

What I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire: 1) get out of debt 2)buy a home in CA 3) redo my mom's kitchen..heck, buy her her dream home 4) go to Italy 5) get a brand new wardrobe.

I tag Allisa and Nikki


The sun has set on Hawaii :) I was thrilled to get this picture becuase it was the only sunset we really saw. Every night was overcast and cloudy. This was such a blessing to go on this trip. I know it sounds cheesy but I really fell in love with Heath all over again. I forgot what it was like to just be with him and enjoy things together. We have some amazing memories from this trip that I'll never forget. We vowed on the plane ride home to take a trip somewhere just the two of us every 5 years just to make sure we don't forget why we love eachother. Aloha Hawaii, until we meet again.

I never saw blue like that before

So, the beaches were few and far between but the water was so BLUE. See the black rocks everwhere? There's so much of it from the lava and someplaces you have to hike through miles of that to get to sandy areas. I had to climb over that barefoot to to get in the ocean. I should have brought those mesh shoes and life would've been easier. We didn't stay long at this beach but I was glad we went. The water was so crystal turquoise blue. I really couldn't believe it. The waves were large too. I didn't get too far in...becuase most of you know...I was on my own with anything in the water because of Heath's hand infection. It wasn't as fun without him. He couldn't get in the ocean with me and couldn't even go snorkeling with me. By the way, I begged Heath to take a picture of me in my snorkel gear because I had never done it before and he said I looked way to silly. But...I wanted to look silly and knew it would've been a keeper picture. too bad. Snorkeling was so INCREDIBLE. I would go every day if I could. I saw fish and coral and swam with 4 turtles. What an adventure. I was sad Heath missed out. Don't feel too bad for him, he still had a great time. We both got some sun, which was sorely needed. Oh and in the middle of one of our sunbathing days, a siren went off for a sunami. I almost peed my pants. It was just a test, but man that is loud!!!! Every bone in your body can feel the vibration of it. The photographer next to us said, well there's nothing we can do about it now and just sat there. Um...hello... higher ground maybe?? Hope I never have to be in that real situation.

Waterfalls Galore.

You think, you've seen one, you've seen them all. But, these amazing scenes never got old to me. I would love to go to Kauii because I believe they have twice as money waterfalls and lagoon areas. I'm almost done with Hawaii....I promise I'll talk about other things soon.

Our Perfect House

Or...something close to it. On our way to Hilo (the side with the rainforests, waterfalls, and valley's where they filmed Jurassic Park), we drove this area of miles of grass lands. We came upon a cute little city called Parker Ranch. It was small but had the most adorable homes. Heath and I just love the homes that have character and big porches in the front. (not what we're used to seeing) I wonder how much the land was going for because it was such a nice area. Besides being miles away from our families, maybe someday when we're old and gray, we'll retire to Parker Ranch.

Somewhere in Hilo

So, I know, you most are sick of hearing about our Hawaii adventures, but I'm doing this mostly for my rememberance. So, you'll have to bear with me until I get to the happennings of the present. :) I had to post these pictures because it's proof of my adventurous spirit. I wanted so desperately to take an amazing hike and find a secluded lagoon and go skinny dip..ooops I mean...swimming. Well, here it is. Our tour book said it would be a 10 minute stroll. It ending up being a 30-45 minute treacherous, muddy, slippery, bug-infested, yet thrilling yike. I managed to get 5 or 6 mosquito bites, slip on some branches and bruised my tailbone, neck and back and just missed falling more than 50 ft. to my death. The hike took us to the top of the waterfall instead of to the bottom and because of all the rain it was so incredibly dangerous. I had no idea where we were going but it was exciting and so beautiful. So, I got my hike...but no swimming. And, I found out later Heath wasn't even planning on going in with me because he was wary of what was in the water. But, I bet I could've seduced him if we found the perfect spot. Guess we'll have to wait for our next exotic trip in 15 years or so.