Tuesday, April 26, 2011
that's retired, not retarded... :) We got to attend a retirement party for my Dad at his office--so glad we went! My Dad worked for Allstate for 37 years--WOW! The party was so nice, everyone who spoke about my Dad had wonderful things to say about him--mainly that he ALWAYS DID THE RIGHT THING, no matter what. Happy Retirement Dad! (thanks for all the help with the kiddos now!) Love you!
Posted by Janel at 7:52 AM
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ok, Ogden, I know, doesn't sound too thrilling--but we had a really good time! We had a fabulous lunch at Bistro 258 (thanks Jared for that idea), then took a free trolley ride around the downtown area ( learned a little bit of Ogden history too). Lastly we played on the trains at Union Station--the kids loved it!
Posted by Janel at 1:54 PM
For Christmas, I gave Johnny a "Ford Mustang driving experience" at Miller Motorsport Park. After some classroom instruction, he got to take the car out for 10 laps on a 2.2 mile course. He LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! The kids and I got to go and spend the day with him too :)
Posted by Janel at 1:37 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Yes, we spent 9 days in Hawaii--it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here are pics of our last day, spent by the beach, with Caitlin and Jared. We did a little bit of snorkeling and just hung out this day. We had an 11pm flight, so we had all day/ evening to still enjoy! It was such a fun trip! It was great to see Cait and Jared. We missed our little man, and were so excited to see him when we got home. Thanks to Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Laura for taking good care of him while we were gone.
Posted by Janel at 1:42 PM
We went back up to Laie this day, where Cait and Jared live. On the way, stopped at the Macadamia Nut Farm...met some natives :), spent a few minutes at Kualoa Ranch, took a few pics at the Laie Temple, had lunch at a shrimp shack and then went to the Polynesian Cultural Center for a fun day of, well, Polynesian Culture! That evening at the Cultural Center we enjoyed a luau and night show--we really loved it! We stopped and Cait and Jared's for a few minutes before heading back down to Ko'Olina.
Posted by Janel at 1:21 PM
This day was my birthday! We spent the day at the pool and the beach--of course! We met a cute family from Mongolia, that we actually spent a good deal of time with for the rest of the week. ( We also ended up exchanging emails and have been keeping in touch) That evening we went to Waikiki for dinner...let's just say, I've seen enough of Waikiki to last a lifetime...I'll stick with the slower paced part of Hawaii...more my style.
Posted by Janel at 1:14 PM
We visited Pearl Harbor in the morning this day, and I was glad we did. I thought I would be bored out of my mind, but I actually really enjoyed myself. The great thing about the Pearl Harbor tour is...they get you in and out, quickly! I was giving Johnny a time limit of like 4 hours...ugh...however, you, get in, got done and get on!! But, while we were there, it was very nice, really.
After that we hiked Diamond Head, now this I could do everyday. It was so gorgeous and a great hike. Did you see the staircase in the pictures? That was at the very end of the hike...woah...it's a little tough, but we did it!
Posted by Janel at 1:03 PM