Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Little Catch-up

I have a small break from packing and cleaning. So I thought I would catch you all up. This past week we had a wonderful vacation in Hawaii. We spent a week on Oahu, seeing the North Shore, Pearl Harbor, Huname Bay (sp?), surfers, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Zoo, Wimea Falls, Kevin flying formation over Kawela Bay, The Dole Plantation, going to luaus and other very cool things. I now know why this place is called Paradise. It was awesome. We stayed on Ford Island which is right in the middle of Pearl Harbor. It is kinda like ground zero for that historic event. I have pics of buildings that have bullet holes in them from that day. Lots of beautiful sunsets. So many details to share. Like, Noah falling head over heels for the ladies in grass skirts!! I can't wait to show my pics, but I really don't have that much time to post them. Cause I am in the middle of cleaning and packing cause we leave again on Monday. Kevin, me, and the boys are flying out on Monday to drop the kids off at my moms, then we head out for Europe. we are so pumped. This April we will be married 5 years and we decided no better way to celebrate than with an awesome trip together. We will be in Paris for 3 days, Venice for 2 days, Rome for 3 days, and 2 days of air travel. Added bonus for this trip is that Friday, March 21 we will be in Paris, which is also my 30th bday! I could not think of a better way or a better place to spend it. We are only carrying our backpacks, so packing is becoming an intricate plan of very elaborate organization. I am also trying to learn basic Italian and French phrases to get us by. I took French in high school, was pretty good at it, but that was almost 11 years ago!!! So go ahead and prepare yourselves for all of the pics that will be posted when we finally get back.
Hope you all have a great Easter!!!
Au Revoir and Ciao!

6 comments:

Ann said...

SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

jealous...

HAVE FUN!

The Griffith Family said...

Me toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I've missed seeing you post!
Can't wait to see photos! Hey you might want to think of going to flikr or some other slide show website, creating a slideshow and enter the link for us to check out ALL of your photos.

Brandi said...

Mary,
one request...please make Kevin take you on a gondola ride while in Venice because seriously.... who does that romantic stuff?? Then we can live vicariously through you. Be safe and I'll be praying for you all while away. And a surprise Superman 30th birthday or a trip to Paris??? Well... I guess seeing the Eiffel Tower is one way to celebrate. hee hee. I'll be thinking of you and sending Happy Birthday thoughts on the 21st. Hope you have the best time ever! love, Brandi

Courtney said...

uh.

wow.

cant ...say...anything...so...
jealous.

:) Have fun! And Happy 30th..glad its you first!

Born Blonde said...

Lucky!
Very very jealous right now.
Have a great time.
Shelia

Katie said...

Have a blast! When in France, just say, "Parlez plus lentement, s'il vous plait." It will make communication so much easier!