Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Week 51

Happy Tuesday and New Year's Eve!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  We had a fantastic time on vacation in Hawaii.  A lot of good memories were made, and a lot of great adventures took place.  It was so nice to get away.  

Here's a look at the week leading up to that and the start our journey:

Day 350- Monday, 12/16/13
Santa came to visit the neighborhood this evening by firetruck so the boys and I ran to the corner to greet him and made it just in time.

Day 351- Tuesday, 12/17/13
I'm pretty busy at work running a bunch of last minute blood tests for antibodies against our parasites before the holidays.  When an animal is positive I always say the bugs light up like a Christmas tree which seems fitting for this season.

Day 352- Wednesday, 12/18/13
I have no time to bake Christmas cookie plates this year with us taking off in a few days, but I did at least get to bake some pumpkin bread for people at work.  They are wrapped and all ready to go for my last day before vacation tomorrow.

Day 353- Thursday, 12/19/13
Haircuts and Hot Cocoa- Today is the last day of school before winter break and it was a short day so we ran over to Supercuts for a quick trim and then stopped by Starbucks for a warm treat.

Day 354- Friday, 12/20/13
Today we are packing and prepping for our big trip to Hawaii but also took some time to let the kids open one gift before we leave.  They are super excited but also bummed they have to wait for everything else until we return.

Day 355- Saturday, 12/21/13
Hawaii bound- It's travel day!  The flight was 5 hours and we immediately felt the heat as soon as we stepped off the plane.  Welcome to paradise!  This is our Hawaii home for the next 7 days.

Day 356- Sunday, 12/22/13
It's our first full day on Oahu and time to explore the island.  We went shopping at Aloha Stadium in the morning and then headed to Paradise Cove for a Luau.

Wait!  One more:

December's Family Photo

Of course it had to be of our beautiful family in Hawaii.  Can you tell who got a little too close to the waves on the beach?  LOL!  He's such a boy.

That's it for this week, but don't worry next week is coming soon.  I just need to get through the 2nd half of my pictures.  I'll post the last week of 2013 later this afternoon.



  1. What a fun trip!!! love all your pictures! What a great time for your family!

  2. That is a cool picture of you at work next to what you are looking at!
    What a beautiful home to stay in for your vacation.
    Aren't luaus the best? :)