Reunited!

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Reunited!

Week #21 of 52- May 25th Adam and I had an unbelievable time in Hawaii, but we were definitely ready to get back to the boys.  We were able to FaceTime with them and talk with them several times while we were away, and that definitely helped.  Toward the end of our time, though, we just  couldn’t wait to see them.  We flew overnight and arrived in StL around 10 am on Saturday morning.  We met up with the boys at my sisters’ house to celebrate our youngest nephews’ first birthday.  Adam and I were exhausted (it is impossible to sleep on a plane!)  but the boys’...

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Kauai, Hawaii… Celebrating 15 Years

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

Kauai, Hawaii… Celebrating 15 Years

Week #21 of 52- Week of May 19th   Adam and I island hopped over to Kauai for the 2nd part of our trip.  As I mentioned in the previous post, Kauai was very different than Oahu.  Tourism is the main industry on both islands but Kauai is so much more laid back.  We took advantage of that atmosphere while we were there.  We explored the island by walking some trails, relaxing at the beach and at the pool of our villa, and driving to the canyon.  One thing we couldn’t get over was how many wild roosters and chickens were on the island.  Everywhere we went, they were there!  I...

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Kauai, Hawaii… The Helicopter Tour

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Kauai, Hawaii… The Helicopter Tour

Week #21 of 52- May 21st Our 2nd week in Hawaii was spent on the island of Kauai.  What a difference it is from the island of Oahu!  We loved both places because of their differences.  Kauai is all about nature and the beauty of the island.  That is why Adam decided to take a helicopter tour of the island early on in our time there.  It took him a little bit of time to convince me, but after taking the tour, I have no regrets!  The dramamine I took that morning worked for the helicopter but affected me the rest of the day.  I guess it was worth it.  🙂 Adam narrowed down our...

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Oahu, Hawaii… Pearl Harbor

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Oahu, Hawaii… Pearl Harbor

Week #20 of 52- Week of May 13th On our second full day in Oahu, we headed to Pearl Harbor.  Adam had been here once before with his family when he was in high school.  Knowing the history buff that I am, he really wanted me to see it.  I had visions of it in my head from when I studied it in detail years ago.  It was so much more than what I had pictured.  This was such a moving and emotional experience.  Knowing what occurred and the aftermath that followed completely overtakes you as you walk the grounds and look out over the waters.  The USS Arizona Memorial was perfect.  I could...

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Oahu, Hawaii… Celebrating 15 Years!

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Blog | 5 comments

Oahu, Hawaii… Celebrating 15 Years!

Week #20 of 52- Week of May 13th Adam and I have dreamed of taking a trip to Hawaii for several years now but the timing has never worked out.  As we came up to our 15th wedding anniversary the timing was still not perfect, with all of the other activities going on, but we decided it was now or never.  We were going to make it happen.  Adam has been planning this trip for the past few months, making sure we would have a perfect blend of relaxation and exploring.  He did not disappoint.  We spent 12 days in Hawaii, breaking our trip in half.  The first half was on the island of Oahu. ...

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