Sunday, April 17, 2011
Yesterday we flew back to Idaho Falls and made our way back to Rexburg and finally moved into our new home til the end of July. We hadn't seen what it actually looked like inside, and we were pleasantly surprise. We got a furnished apartment because of the short time we would be there, and everything is clean and feels almost new and there is even a little TV. It is small, but perfect for us.
This is what you see when you first walk in.
The kitchen leads to our bedroom,
We were really impressed with the great space in our closet.
our bedroom leads to the bathroom. Probably the weakest room in terms of storage.
Now.. after all these blog updates i must get back to Iron Chef.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
we flew on the red eye back to Phoenix for a few more days in the sun. Hawaii was warm, but the sun seemed to disappear on us. When we got back to Phoenix most of Luke's family was there.. we spent a lot of time at the lazy river
Corban loved the water.. and loved this spray park at the mall.
we did more shopping.. and Luke got himself a new wardrobe.. to go with mine i guess.. but we thrived on deals. Mostly found at the Pacsun sale section, did mention we have been to 5 pacsuns in the past week in 3 different states? Cause we have. Deals of the week: a hoodie and a pair of shoes i got for $12.50, and for luke the ultimate deal was a shirt he got for $2.50.
We were lucky enough to go and see the Easter Pageant at the Mesa temple. For those who have seen the nativity in Calgary - this is that but a WHOLE lot more, including more dancing and singing.
It was also Luke's anniversary of being home from his mission. He's been home one year now. Interesting fact: he sent me a picture of the Mesa Temple that he handcrafted to have us featured in front of it while on his mission.. and we finally actually made it to the Mesa Temple.
We THOROUGHLY enjoyed our 2 weeks of vacation.... and we are so lucky to have been spoiled so much before going back to school.
It was so much fun.
We left Phoenix Thursday April 7th in the afternoon to head to Hawaii... a big thanks to Papahashi for making that happen.
The house we rented was close to Pounders (beach)
Brylie wrote everyone a nice welcome note...
Candi was smart enough to plan to get family pictures done while we were all there... that was a secret as well... After family pictures, because everyone behaved, Papahashi took us to Matsumoto's for shave ice.
oh and Brylie and Luke became best friends... she told him he looked different in pictures than in person, but a good different.
this is what Papahashi looked like pretty much the whole time we were there, happy that is.
mmm.. and while Erika went with Mom and Dad to a grad banquet... we chowed down on Domino's (and we would get more for dinner the next night as well)
Somehow i slept through everyone making lei's for Erika.. except this flower one Candi made.
Saturday we went to Graduation. YAY ERIKA!!
If you look closely you can see this guys eyes.. barely.
Then we had a BBQ and went to Turtle Bay.
Sunday Brylie wore her CUTE new dress... so we had a photoshoot.
After church we went sight seeing.. me and brylie were also twins because i did her makeup.
To the Pali lookout.
And we went to see some sights we've seen on the new (and old) Hawaii Five-O.
And to see this cool church in downtown Honolulu.
We saw the blowhole (not pictured) and took tons of pictures like true Japanese tourists.
Then early monday we headed to waimea bay to try to soak up the sun (it was cloudy and rainy most of the time we were there)... Papahashi has all the beach pictures on his cool underwater camera...
OH.. and we also saw some whales.. One at Turtle Bay and Erika and I saw two off the point on our early morning run.
We did some shopping and ate some frozen yogurt before we headed to Teddy's bigger burger and then to the airport. Our trip was too short.. but we were so glad we could have a few days there...
it was so fun to be with the whole family together again.