Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hiking Club

So...We got really into climbing tall green mountains last week.  Yep, we climbed 3 in one week.  On Tuesday we climbed Crouching Lion with JJ and Erika Peterson and Jesse Price.  Awesome hike...glad the children survived.

Father and Ruby on Friendship mountain looking for candy.

Young mothers resting in the bushes

The Lone wolf

True Love

The Champion


.....And on Thursday we went with Jesse to Sacred Falls

On the trail there were these bright pink plants that shed their bright pink confetti on the forest floor.  Ruby danced in it and said that when she turns 15 and becomes a punk rocker, she is going to dye her hair that color.  I told her no.

Its hard to capture it with the limited lens of a camera, but the walls of the canyon coming up to the waterfall were hundreds of feet high, strait up, and as narrow as the gooses neck.

Mother loves child

Ruby's first Turkey

....And on Saturday we hiked to the Makapuu Lighthouse with the Bennetts and the Nortons 

Raleigh is the man

Super fun.  We love our hiking partners.  Afterward we went and ate a very special hotdog.  It was called a 'puka dog'.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Devin's Boat - Kaneohe Bay - Sand Bar

My friend Devin took me, Itchy, my dad, and Jase out in Kaneohe Bay a couple weeks ago.  We pole fished, spear fished, did some wild cookie spins, and hung out on the sand bar in the middle of the bay.  Saw a shark, a giant mana ray, a few turtles, and jase killed a big fat eel. Here's some photo's of the trip (These first pictures look kinda weird cause they were taken with Richie's phone: 

The Norton Boys fishing at the sand bar

e and d


On Wednesday Devin, Richie, Jesse, and I made an early morning trip out there again:


Poison in my pantry

True Story:  Just the other day a robot called me up and told me that he worked for Nestle-Tollhouse and Costco.  He said that his records indicated that I bought a tub of cookie dough that very well could be full of filthy-disease and that he would buy back the uneaten portion of my treat.  I told him to shut his metal mouth. 

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Returning to the Mother-Land

I'm so happy! Erik just got in to The University of San Diego Law School.   OORAH!  That's where I really wanted us to go.    We're definitely going to miss beautiful hawaii and our friends and family out here, but now we get to be close to even more family and many of our friends too.  I'm so proud of you Erik.  Thanks for being so smart!  Ruby and I love you!   HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fun in the Sun with the Nortons!!!

Erik's parents came to Hawaii for Erik's graduation and we had so much fun!   We love you Rick and Shelly!  Thanks for coming to visit us.