Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This morning when Audrey woke up she wanted me to get one of her pink stuffed rabbits so that she could play with it. She kept calling it "Mr. Rabbit" and she was making it run really fast. I didn't get why she was calling it Mr. Rabbit...I would have thought it was a female rabbit because it was pink. Then she asked me to put Alice in Wonderland on and it all made sense.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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Monday, December 8, 2008
I woke up to Travis and Audrey coming in my room saying "Happy Birthday". When I walked out of our bedroom there was one of Travis's signature candy trails leading down stairs. Audrey was busy "counting" starbursts all morning. Travis made me delicious waffles with strawberries and HOMEMADE whipped cream (he made it himself!). Then we went to church. When we came home all 3 of us took naps. This year for my Birthday dinner I wanted to do a Thanksgivingish dinner because we missed Thanksgiving (we were in Hawaii). The only thing missing was butternut squash, and apple pie.
Travis got me a Gift card to The Limited and a subscription to Martha Stewart Living. Both are very useful gifts!
All day Audrey kept telling me Happy Birthday, and then she would say "It's Audrey's Birthday too". I can't wait for her Birthday!
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
We wanted to decorate our Christmas tree before we left for Hawaii...which we did do, I am just late about getting the pictures posted. A fair warning, our tree is REALLY BIG, so brace yourself...
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They were filming a scene on the beach with Ben, in the picture you can't see it very well, but there were some canoes that they were using.
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Chris and Laura flew to another island in the morning, and me and Travis had to move into another hotel...it was waay nicer and only a few dollars more per night. We had planned to go kyaking, but it was too expensive so instead we layed out on the beach and took naps (you can't do that with kids) and we walked along it...very relaxing.
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The Hawaii temple has consistently been my favorite temple in pictures, it was definately beautiful!
This is at the Napuli lookout (the spelling is wrong, but I am too lazy to look up the correct way).
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There were some stray chickens walking around and I had to take a picture of this one
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There were some of these awesome trees, and here you can see Travis releasing the primate in him.
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The first day we spent 11 hours on a plane (2 hr then 9 hr flights). We woke up at 5 am and when we got to Hawaii it was about 4 p.m. (5 hour time difference). We met Chris and Laura in the airport and then we picked up our rental car (I would definately recommend getting one if you go to Hawaii) and we went to our hotel. For $55 per night I wasn't expected much, but our room was decent and for the price I can't complain. We ate dinner at Chili's and we walked around for a while (there are a TON of stores and street performers). We signed up to go to a time share presentation Tuesday morning (we got FREE tickets to the Polynesian Culturial Center which included luau and performance, plus $50 at Planet Hollywood). We had to call it a night early because we were all so tired.
Posted by Rachel at 8:37 AM
Me and Travis dropped Audrey off with my parents and spent a week in Hawaii. We have never done anything close to this and it was a much needed vacation. It was hard to leave Audrey, but I knew that she was in very good hands. We met our good friends, Chris and Laura, in Hawaii. I dont think we could have asked for anything more out of our vacation...it was perfect!!!
Posted by Rachel at 8:34 AM
WOW...what else can I say? I had pretty low expectations before I saw the movie based on the previews I had seen...but this exceeded those expectations...in the wrong way. It was obvious the movie was not going to be as good as the book, but I don't understand how they could butcher the story so completely. I will place most fault on the director and screen writer. The movie did not flow well, the special effects were as someone put it "laughable" (and trust me, I was laughing), the lines did not sound right, and the acting was too intense (therefore making it cheesy). Honestly, the whole crowd in the theater laughed at some parts because they were so poorly done (special effects for example). Don't get me started on the wardrobe...trust me, it was bad. The one scene that was well done was the baseball scene. The music throughout the movie was really good also. I have heard that whether or not you like the movie is determined on whether you have read the book or not...and how many times you have read the book. So, if you havent read the book you may like the movie. Is there any hope for New Moon? Yes, as long as they ditch the director and screen writer...and get a bigger budget for special effects.
Posted by Rachel at 8:03 AM