Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I love the camera my momma got me for my birthday! I feel like I can take pics of everything and it's so easy to put them up on the computer! Here are some pics I've been taking, I don't know what I'm going to do with them exactly, but I'm thinking of some sort of art project for the house...we'll see.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
So, just before Christmas Robert decided that it was good for us to be going out as a family and being active and seeing Hawaii while we're here (Thank you, thank you!!!), so we've been doing a lot of outings. During the week we run at the track on Mondays, run at the track on Wednesdays and then chase the boys at the park, Fridays Robert runs while I ride the bike for a long trek and then on Sundays we go hiking somewhere out on Oahu. I have been having the best time and really getting on the weight loss bandwagon. Happy Days! It is so beautiful here and it is so fascinating to see all the miraculous and creative things God's put here on this earth....
As my birthday approached this year I didn't give it much thought....my best friend was moving and I knew she was needing some help, Robert was busy and life was going on...I figured Robert had forgotten cause I didn't drop any reminders this year. But, when I woke up on my birthday Robert had left me a note and a present on the counter in the kitchen and then proceeded to call me every hour to wish me a happy birthday. My girlfriend found out from Sterling that it was my day and mad at me for not telling her....she then took the boys most of the day and brought me cinnamon rolls from Burger King (without even knowing of the Harper birthday tradition of cinnamon rolls on your birthday)...and pizza for lunch. I received calls from family all day long and got to read for the bigger part of the day (always a good time when I get to read). It was a great and surprising day.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Christy wanted to kayak to the chinaman's hat and then climb to the top before she left Hawaii (*crying*), so we got kayaks, loaded them on the top of my car and drove to North Shore, where we paddled out to the island (that looks like a chinaman's hat...) and climbed the deceptively steep little mountain. We had a lot of fun and many laughs (as usual) on the way there as the kayaks were trying to blow off the top of my car. After we finished our paddle/climb/paddle...we drove to one of the shrimp shacks and had this totally delicious, messy, and super-fresh shrimp. Then on the way home from that we stopped by the Dole plantation and had Dole-whip(for any who haven't been to Hawaii, it's like soft yogurt made from pineapple, and it's divine!)...it was so much fun and it was like our last hoorah before she left. I'm writting this in January and I'm sad that she's gone- I miss her bunches!