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Haleakala Sunrise & Bike Trip

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

We made it to the other side of Maui by 3am for our bike trip.  Our driver told us about the area as he drove us in the dark up the mountain.  Once we arrived, we realized everyone was right that it is freezing on top the crater.  We had layers of clothes, as well as blankets from our condo.  As we sat in the dark, we wondered if this was worth the early morning wake-up call.  We also wondered what was in front of us, near the crater.  The stars were awesome…all over the sky.

As the sun rose, we realized clouds were all around the crater.  We were on top of the clouds…sort of like looking at the moon.  The sunrise was absolutely gorgeous as it outlined the tops of the clouds just a bit.  Then, it burst through the clouds.  I snapped photos as quickly as I could click the button.

After a few more pics, we took the van down to our drop off station.  It took a little while to get used to braking most of the time, but I finally got used to it and picked up some speed.  The views were wonderful.  Since we were on a self-guided tour, we could go at our own speed.  No groups…yea!

I realized we experienced this trip so much differently than we would if we were in a car or even a motorcycle.  I could smell what was around me, the lavender & other scents were so much fun.

We stopped for breakfast in Makawao.  It felt so good to drink some coffee and take in the local flavor!  We loved the little coffee shop on the side of the road.  Then, we walked through the town to see the sites – art galleries, glass blowing, gift shops.

Next, we stopped at a church completely made out of volcanic rock.  I loved looking  at it, just wished we could have gone inside.  Then, we stopped at the local Catholic church and finally made it back to Paia.

Paia is a unique town, with all sorts of people.  The shops are fun and the people funnier.  We drove to Twin Falls, which isn’t worth your time.  Then, we returned to Paia for lunch at the Fish Company on the corner.  That was worth it.  About 6 table that you share with whomever sits next to you.  Food was good too!

Back to Kapalua, with a few scenic stops along the way.

We enjoyed the sunset from Whaler’s Village beach, as well as dinner on the beach – Leilani’s.  We walked the board walk and decided we like staying in Kapalua – not near as many people, but just as many beaches.

Friday Night Lights

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Hunter’s interception against Waco

Hunter with his 2 biggest fans 🙂

50th Wedding Anniversary

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

This past weekend we celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.  WOW…50 years is a long time! 🙂  here are a few pics

Cutting the Cake


Dinner With Our Family

Spring Snow

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Can you believe this is what I saw when I walked outside this morning?


Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

My parents are in town for a few days so my dad decided to take us snowmobiling today. We drove to Elk River for a beautiful morning of fun. Take a look…

The gang having fun

Grandparents with Grandkids




Grandpa & Grandma

Steve & Kerry

Taking a Break

Our Gang 🙂

Happy Easter

Monday, March 24th, 2008

I hope you had a wonderful Easter on this Lord’s Day.  We had a relaxing day, delicious meal (Steve cooked chucker) and fantastic conversation around our table.

Homeschooler Wins Basketball Awards

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Last night was Gentry’s Basketball Award Dinner for Moscow High School. The varsity awards are voted by the girls on the team and the coach asks the girls to give the awards to each other. Not only did Gentry give the award for Most Improved Player, she received 2 awards. . . Most Inspirational and the Bear Award. The Bear Award is for the all-around girl that keeps the teams going, leads the team and sets the example for everyone else. We learned that Gentry’s teammates called her the Team Mom 🙂

Gentry with Lisa & Coach A – her Varsity basketball coaches

Gentry honors her coaches – Lisa & Coach A

A few of the girls on Moscow Varsity Basketball 08

Although the season was not what the girls expected, they sure enjoyed each other and grew as individuals and a team. Her head coach, Lisa, remarked that they might not win as many games as they liked, but she was going to make them “strong”. That really sums up what Steve & I saw in this group of girls – strong girls with superb character. When the school administration ended their season without allowing them to play their last game, the girls organized themselves. They called the head of Idaho’s high school sports, visited the Superintendent’s office, talked to the Principal and Athletic Director and dreamed of ways to get to Sandpoint to play their last game…through miserable weather conditions of wind & snow. What a great group of girls – steadfast, creative and persistent!

Our Musical Family

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Skiing & Snowboarding before Christmas

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

The Perfect Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Our tree is bigger than expected
The tree is bigger than expected. Although we got the tree up & trimmed, it fell over before Steve returned home. We tied it to the curtain rod until Steve could fix it for us.