Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our 5th Anniversary Celebration

On the 21st of December Telisha and I celebrate our 5th Anniversary.  In the past 5 years we have been very busy:  graduated from BYU a combined 3 times, had 3 kids in 2 1/2 years, etc. etc. etc.  We decided in celebration of these memorable years we would take a trip to.......................

HAWAII!!

Here are a few highlights.

We left on Saturday the 12th to Seattle, and dropped the kids off at Telisha's parents house.  The kids were great on the plane.  We were very lucky.


Early monday we left for Hawaii.  We stayed at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel on Oahu.



 This was the view shortly after we got there.


The whole weak was 75 degrees and sunny.  AWESOME!!!!!   I miss the beach.  Now that we are home I miss it even more.
Tuesday we sat around on the beach all day.  Just sat there.  Lots of sunscreen, but very pleasant.
Wednesday we went to Hanauma Bay for some snorkeling.  We didn't buy an underwater camera.  But the fish were awesome.  We finally got the hang of it right as we had to go, but we loved it.







Thursday was the Polynesian Cultural Center.  YOU CANNOT VISIT OAHU AND NOT VISIT THE P.C.C!!!!




Friday we went parasailing and to Pearl Harbor.  Loved it.





Saturday was our last day so we decided we would sit on the beach again and relax.  So nice.  78 degrees.  Partly cloudy.  Amazing water.  So nice.  We loved being alone for the first time really since Sidney was born.  We didn't really miss our kids while there but we were so excited to see them when we got home.  Thanks Mom and Dad Berry for watching them while we were away!

Here's to 5 years!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Can't go without a Thanksgiving pic.  The girls you don't recognize are my sister Breanna (center) and some of her friends from D.C.  We loved having them here!

This post is dedicated to the many sides of Owen.  He loves to bite off the top/suck on markers.  He loves sporting necklaces and the first hat he can find in the morning.  He LOVES wearing his shoes and safety googles to bed.  (He's since given it up a little bit)


Our lastest trip was to Canal Winchester where they held a Christmas festival.  Hay rides, train rides, free balloons and hot chocolate.  What more could you ask for?  It was a great family outing even with the ever so present screaming fits, demands for candy and urgent trips to the bathroom - at the most inconvenient times (i.e. right when we get to the front of the line to get on the hay ride!)  Merry Christmas....