Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Life in Lai'e

Now that we have been in Hawaii for a few days, we are feeling more settled in. Our little house is starting to feel like a little home. I have been on the job hunt since the day we got here and I hope to be working very soon. Tanya is super busy with school but loves BYU-Hawaii. We have also found time to squeeze in some fun along the way.

On Saturday we went to Waimea Bay (one of our favorite beaches) and spent the afternoon relaxing, swimming, and jumping off the rock.
Then we went to Haleiwa to walk around the surf shops and get some shave ice. After that we headed back home with a stop for dinner at Shark's Cove Grill, where we had our wedding dinner. We enjoyed the same amazing view we had the night of our wedding while eating hamburgers on purple poi rolls.
Yesterday morning we woke up early and went for a run on Hukilau beach. When we lived here three summers ago, Tanya and I went running there most mornings and it is one of the ways we got to know each other so well and realized there was something there.

After that I caught Tanya doing yoga in our yard.
Yesterday afternoon we went to Hukilau beach for some body surfing and relaxing. I sported my mega straw hat I got in Haleiwa, because we all know I need the extra protection from the sun.
I had the morning from hell today going in to Honolulu to get a bike for Tanya and some groceries. We have been to several Wal-Marts, K-Mart, Target, Costco, and a bunch of community boards as well as Craig's List trying to get a beach cruiser for her. Every Wal-Mart has been out of them and finally I found one that had some. I got there, but then they didn't have any bike racks in stock that I could use to get it home. I had to drive to another 2 Wal-Marts to get the rack and then come back and get the bike. After all that hassle, I got one for me too and brought them both home, because I refuse to go through that again.

We broke our bikes in tonight riding around Laie
The Malasada truck travels around the island parking in different towns and right now it's in Laie. Malasadas are like scones with cinnamon sugar and just a little bit of crack cocaine sprinkled on top. They're so good. We rode our bikes to get some for dessert.
Then we rode up to the temple
And when we got home we watched this beautiful sunset from our yard.

We could get used to this . . .


l + j said...

i just may have to remove you from my blog roll. the jealousy is absolutely killing me!

Aubrey Hansen said...

I agree with liz.

Allison and Josh said...

That all sounds so dreamy! I have to agree with the previous comments :)

pennie said...

Thanks for keeping us posted...some us are living through you!!! I love all the pictures! xox

Grandma Cheryl said...

I was envious of your adventure because I moved to Laie oh....39 years ago...and I know how great the life is. But now I am so jealous I am packing my bags right now and you can pick me up at the airport in the morning. I may make a brief stop in SF to see my new grandson and then on to Laie! PS FYI. Laie hasn't changed much in 39 years which is why it is so charming! Keep livin' the dream!

Suzi Q said...

Seriously!? Where do I sign up to live your life? :) You two are so lucky! Soak up some extra rays for me!