Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I miss Hawaii!

I really miss Hawaii! It was nice being in an environment so different from Seattle but now totally different or foreign! I will always remember you Hawaii.....

....your crystal blue waters

....your sandy white beaches

....your bright rainbows

....your lush green velveted mountains

....your unique culture

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tree Pollen! Blech!

It's that time of year again! Pollen seeds from the cottonwood trees or the Lombardy Poplars are making their rounds around the city. :( So far, I'm not highly allergic to them but they are a bit annoying! Hopefully, a nice rain will bring them back down to the ground. Learn more about tree pollen allergies here

For the rest of my life !!!

I just heard this song and fell in love!!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rested and Relaxed

I just got back from a really nice vacation to Hawaii. It was a birthday surprise from my sisters. It was amazing! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, we just never really had the money for it. So, for my birthday, I settled for a cruise to Vancouver since I had never been on a cruise either and wanted to experience it. Not to mention, it was a lot cheaper than a vacation to Hawaii. But on the day we were leaving for the port, or at least I thought we were going to the port, they sat me down and handed me a birthday note. They told me to read it out loud as my youngest sister video taped me. As I read, I saw a beautiful picture of clear blue water with a bunch of boats on it. I also saw a really nice hotel sitting looking out at this water filled with boats. I continued reading until I got to the part that said I would be spending the next four days in beautiful, beautiful Hawaii. I hit the ceiling!!!! I was so excited!

The view from my window

The beach 5 minutes from our hotel. You can see Diamond Head, an extinct volcanic crater, in the distance.

Cruising on the streets of Oahu

Wading in the beach

Watching a Sea Turtle from a inside a submarine

Polynesian Cultural Center: Canoe Pagent

A native Samoan teaching the crowd how to get milk from a coconut.