Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bridal Shower . . . & a week later - Hawaii

Okay, I'm a total slacker. I hardly ever look at my blog anymore, and I obviously haven't been updating it often, even when I've had things to post. So here's a combined posting of my friend, Emily's, bridal shower from a little over two weeks ago and my trip to Hawaii this last week.
The bride-to-be
Marisa and I made a deal to be business partners for our dream job whenever her husband gets a job out here. Later I can look back and remember that this is the day it all began (sort of).Stephanie Moss, me, Debbie Lee, Emily, Marisa

the gals w/ the mamas


We started our trip in Kauai, where we spent our first day kayaking (I was too lazy to take pictures).

We then flew over to Oahu where we spent two days visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) and Pearl Harbor.

The PCC: This was probably my favorite day in Hawaii. I loved learning about all of the different Polynesian cultures and seeing the unity that these people have. I loved watching the performances, especially the night show. The dancing is amazing! (It really made me miss dancing in my own life. It has always been a release for me, just like running is for others, but it's so hard to find opportunities to dance anymore.)

Just watching the shows.
These are the Mauris from New Zealand. This dance was dedicated to all of the people serving in our military, fire departments, and police departments, so I had to take a picture (even though it didn't turn out very well). I was so proud of Scott and his dad when they had them stand up in front of everyone. It was really emotional.
The Samoan fire dancer. He's an amazing man (with really gross feet - they're really big and flat from never wearing shoes, and they have scars on them from fire dancing).
Visiting the temple. It was so peaceful here.
A sculpture of Lehi blessing Jacob
I really like this sculpture.
The House of the Lord - Holiness to the Lord
Scott putting on way too much sunscreen.I thought the trunk of this tree was so neat. It was kind of creepy.Taking a break for shave ice.
Pearl Harbor - aboard the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

The ship under the water.The anchor that was thrown from the U.S.S. Arizona when it was bombed.We ate here twice while in Kauai. I have to admit, it made me sick to even smell or think about BBQ after eating there the second time. It's so much meat! I'm going to have to settle for salad and fruit for the next while.


  1. I got goosebumps when I saw that picture of us. We should have been shaking hands in it. I'm still in if we live within an hour of each other! Cute Hawaii pictures. I'm, of course, jealous.

  2. Your trip looks like so much fun. Just this morning Ben asked me when we would ever get back to Hawaii. It was 5:30 am and I was feeding the baby, and I told him that I dream about it every night! :)

  3. We ate at Scotty's on our way to the airport! Monday night at 6:00pm and we were SICK throughout our flights back home. The only time we could stomach any thing to eat was when we got home tonight..Each of us just wanted some light broth..

    SD Perryman's

  4. looks like it was such a great trip, Liz--I love that sculpture of Lehi blessing Jacob; I'd never seen that before.
    Sammie was here in Louisville last week- have a couple pics on my blog if you're interested. She was asked to teach a masters class at Shannon's studio (do you remember Shannon? she looks the same as she used to...)

  5. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I really wanted to go to Hawaii, but looks like my plans will have to be put off a little longer;) You guys look great!

  6. What a fun trip! I love all of your pics and I wish that they would enlarge! I am glad that you got a chance to get away and good luck with your business venture.

  7. SO jealous of your trip to Hawaii. Only a few more weeks and I will be in Mexico at the beach, I can't wait! I will be in charge of making a similar business venture to become a nemesis to your business. Come on, it will create healthy competition. It's for the children.

  8. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, I've never even been there! (Although my mom says I actually was there just didn't see it, because I was in her womb). I totally disagree.

  9. I have a totally inappropriate comment for you regarding how dancing "has always been a release." I'll have to give you your comment over the phone, though, since otherwise my kids might read it.

  10. What a fun vacation! I really wish I could have gone to that danville shower, it looked like a lot of fun. I'll see you next week at the party! I mean reception.


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