Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our 2 Year Anniversary!

Can you believe it, I hardly can...it's already been two years since we got married! To celebrate, we spent a week in Maui. We loved exploring the Island and having time to relax on the beach or at the pool. For our anniversary dinner we ate at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse on Maui. I couldn't even finish half my steak, but Devin cleared my plate for me.
D + S = Love

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Black Sand Beach (in Maui)

We found a cave!

Devin said it was bad luck, but I had to steal some of the black sand.

Black Sand Beach was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It was surrounded by black lava rocks covered in bright green plants. The contrast between the colors was just incredible! There were a lot of cool caves and Devin spotted a papaya tree and got one for us. This was one of our stops on the road to Hana on the East side of Maui.
Maui Wowwie- On the road to Hana after hiking to one of the waterfalls, Devin ran ahead to get the car and I hear him telling someone "No, but maybe she does." So when I walk by the person that he said that to, about 30 seconds later, a teenager asks me if I want to buy some "Maui wowwie". I said "I don't even know what that is." Then the teenager looked at me like I was from another planet and said "It's marijuana!" I declined his offer and just ran ahead to the car. Devin thought he was quite funny. We had a laugh once I got in the car.

Road to Hana (in Maui)

We are under the waterfall at "Twin Falls"

There was tons of bamboo on one of our hikes to a waterfall. (above)

At this waterfall Devin climbed a muddy cliff to see the pool where the waterfall dropped. Despite his bribes, I stayed put and enjoyed the view without risking my life.

This is at the top of the waterfall at the Seven Sacred pools, (above) and below is near the bottom of it.

The road to Hana was by far the most incredible drive. We stopped at over 7 different waterfalls, all unique and beautiful! Of course Devin jumped off of a few of them. The road is about 52 miles long but usually takes about 3 hours because of all the hairpin turns and one-way bridges. It is so secluded and amazing! My favorite was the "Seven Sacred Pools" where we got to swim around. (In the bottom picture) This was the highlight of our Maui vacation!

Maui Vacation!

This is on our hike to see the Kukaemoku Peak. The picture below is from the hike also.
Devin found a mango tree so we had a feast! They were perfectly ripe and best of all, FREE!

Devin rented a paddle board in Kihei to surf for a couple hours.

This is Devin when we were on top of the Haleakala Crater. It was so incredible looking down on the clouds from up so high. Unfortunately, we forgot to bring a jacket with it being about 30 degrees cooler up there.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

My Spartan Man!

With the water being flat and no surf on the North Shore, Devin has a new hobby....spear fishing. Yesterday he went spear fishing and got 4 fish! He is such a Spartan man! I love that my manly tough husband hunts for our dinner! We had a fun Saturday with our friends. We hung out at the beach and then grilled the fish Devin caught for dinner at Meg & Corbin's house. We ate the biggest of the fish he caught and it fed all 4 of us. Today our church changed from starting at 2 pm to starting now at 8 am. It wasn't as bad as we thought it would be, but I missed sleeping in! For dinner tonight we are going to eat the 3 remaining fish at the Holton's house. Kaitlin is using a marinade she learned in Fiji. I can't wait!