Monday, November 17, 2014

Aiea Loop Trail

This is a 4.8 mile trail. Doing some research ahead of time we figured we'd be done by 1, with plenty of time to get home and get Marissa off the bus. Plans changed and this took us close to 6 hours!! The kids did amazing! They got along the majority of the trek, we stopped for plenty of breaks, and enjoyed the company of new found friends! We'll be doing this again without the kids...hopefully improving on our time! The views were breathtaking along this hike though...Pearl Harbor, H3 mountains and tunnels, pictures really don't do it justice!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


We have been blessed with AMAZING neighbors! Bradley went into the field yesterday and had to report at 0330. I wasn't thrilled with the idea of dragging kids out of the house and bed at that hour so I asked 2 neighbors if either 1 was available to watch the littles while I rode my bike over to pick up the car. Well, they both helped out. 1 watched the kids and the other took me to get the car. Having a ride over saved me the hassle of taking car seats out, loading/unloading the car, etc. To say thanks, we put stickers on some old frosting containers and filled them full of Muddy Buddies and Pumpkin Spice latte! We hand delivered them before heading out the church! Morning was a success and we feel blessed!

Since Bradley is away we ended our day with some ice cream and a few more wrinkles for me, lol!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dole Plantation

We took a family trip to the Dole Plantation today! We kept it simple and just took the train ride around the grounds and then ended the event with a shared bowl of pineapple ice cream. It was a lot of fun and the kids loved the train ride! I was really happy when they were okay to share a bowl of ice cream...that really could've gone either way depending upon moods. ;0)