Thursday, November 29, 2007

The North Shore of Oahu in pictures

Our View

The path to the beach

The flowers along the path

The smell of these are amazing

Tide pools at Pupukea

A few of the crew at Rocky Point

Nephew getting some tasty waves

Peace out

Go dad!

The creature (niece) from Sunset Beach

Checking out the Hawaiian Pro

My niece the Surfer Girl

Jumping the sand wall at Waimea Bay

Body surfing the Waimea shorebreak

Major wipeouts occurred and sand enema's were administered

Conner surfing Velzy Land

The private beach

Kayaking around the bay

Sunday, November 18, 2007

But, this one goes to eleven......

Can anyone name the movie this quote came from??

11 down, baby.
(I'm back posting this because I was in Hawaii on the 18th)

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Hau`oli Lâ Ho`omaika`i!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Victory at sea

I did it. I walked 20 miles a day for three days all in the name of Boobie Cancer. To say this is a life changing event is an understatement. When I signed up for the 3-Day I did it as an aversion to a never ending wait for my daughter, something to get my mind off of the adoption and maybe loose a few pounds and get into better shape. Who knew I would join a team of 18 walker chicks who would be there to support each other, give a hug when we were tired, wrap your blistered feet, and pour you glass of Chardonnay at the end of the day. To my Beach Babes I will never forget this experience we shared together. What I got out of this weekend was something I will never forget. It was hard. It wasn't fun at times, especially at the part where my feet felt like they were on fire and I had to walk a mile up a hill. I'm not going to lie, there were tears. But walking through that finish line and seeing my hubby and my boys standing there with smiles on their faces, beaming with pride, telling me how proud they were of me made everything I went through worth it. Their mom did it.

So it is that day after the walk and I feel like I gave birth through my feet, but ask me if I would do it again and I would be crazy enough to say......yes.

Me, My MIL (a 4 year breast cancer survivor), and my SIL leaving at 5:15am

Cars lining the streets honking, people thanking us for walking

We walked and we walked and then we walked some more

Yes, those are my feet, and yes that is a blister and not a 6th toe

The very cute bike cops in pink shirts who kept us safe and were always there with music and encouragement

We walk because we believe

Our cheerleader

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The time has come

Yes, my friends, tomorrow is the day. What I have been training for, raising money for and preparing for months has finally come. Tomorrow I embark on 20 miles of walking for 3 days in the name of Breast Cancer. I feel ready. I am glad I started training back in March. I think I should have no problems. I am bit nervous however, because the 3-Day involves camping......and you know my view on camping. I am armed with my arsenal of Blister Block, Kineseo Tape, Icy Hot, Band-aids and smuggled in airline size bottles of red wine. So think of me on Saturday night when you are snuggled in your beds and I will be passed out in a tent with my feet in zippy bags of epsom salts. Good times.

So this Beach Babe is signing off until Monday..............

Monday, November 5, 2007

Boobie Cupcakes

My girl, Alana made these cupcakes for a party and I decided to bogart her idea and make them for a get together I am going to tonight for my 3-Day walk coming up this weekend. Hey Alana, how'd I do?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

What a difference a week makes

A week has passed. The fires are pretty much contained at this point. The air is better. People are finally getting on with life again. I am so lucky I can go home to a house, over 2000 people in SD cannot. For those people I feel so sad. The recovery effort is going well, it is strange that every commercial on the radio is from insurance companies helping homeowners file claims, Red Cross Disaster Relief locations and restoration companies who will get the soot and ash out of your house and surreal.