Friday, June 24, 2011

I'm out of hiding!

I don't know how so much time has passed!! I wish I could say I was on some exotic island without an internet connection, but I have a feeling you might know that isn't the truth. My posts stopped once I arrived back on Oahu. Spending time with Rush and working on our home were so my top priorities so I put everything else to the side. We were able to to accomplish a lot of work and our home is feeling like it's almost complete. 

Rush and Guy digging holes with the Auger.

This fence was a huge project! We put in over 260 feet of fence so it was very time consuming! It is done now and our little compound is great.

Here is another recent project. I repainted our nightstands, and I love how they turned out! It's definitely a bright color but it turned out great!

We also were able to take a little visit to see our best friends in St. Louis...Hannah, Kenny and Evan! Earlier this year we became Evan's Godparents and we couldn't be more excited. We love that kid so much! It's hard to be so far away. He is growing so quickly and doing really well. I love hearing him talk and repeat everything you say. You can't help but laugh all the time when you are around him. 

Our family photo

Puzzle Time!

Being on vacation gave me plenty of time to be in the kitchen so I had a blast trying new recipes. I'll eventually get around to posting them but for now here are a few pictures of one of the easiest and somewhat healthy desserts! Obviously it's a little healthy when you don't completely overload your banana (like Rush!). We took small bananas, slit them down the middle and added toppings. Peanut butter chips, milk chocolate chips, almonds, marshmallows, and peanut butter.  Am I missing anything?

We also had to make a stop in St. Louis! I love Trader Joe's and miss not having one close by. I have my necessities that I have to pick up so we made a quick stop during one of the gnarliest storms I have seen in awhile. But don't worry, the following morning we were woken up nice and early to the tornado siren. The storms kept rolling in so we enjoyed some time together in the basement! Of course that meant movie time with Evan! We hung out and watched The Lion King :)

We followed up the night with my first Dark and Stormy. Thanks for introducing me to this drink Hannah! 

                   Here are few more pictures from our visit...Rush taking a turn on Rody!

 And now Evan having fun with Uncle Rush before the movie started at the Drive-In Movie Theater!

Last but not least we have an announcement! It looks like we are training for our first marathon! We have decided to do the DMZ Peace Marathon in September. We have talked about it for years and figured this would be a great opportunity for us. How many people can say they have run near the DMZ?? Our runs have been going really well and even though I stopped keeping track, I can assure you my mileage keeps going up. This is from a couple of weekends ago...9 Miles done!  We are doing 12 this weekend so hopefully it goes well!

I've missed blogging so I'll be back more often! Check back soon :)

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