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Monday, November 26, 2007

Second weekend!

This particular weekend was the weekend of October 19th. My friend (classmate from UPS) from Oahu came to visit for the weekend. I flexed my Friday so I only see one kid and then we can do touristy things.
L.K. came in on Thursday night a few hours after my homeless roommate came from Peru. This was my second time at the airport that day.
After a Thai dinner we were off to the airport again. L.K. arrived safely.
The next day we were ready to see one kid and then do touristy things.
Our first stop: Ulupalakua Ranch where we bought some cool gifts. Some of you will have the opportunity to receive some. Lucky...
Next we went to the Maui's Winery in Ulupalakua. We tasted some wine and enjoyed looking at the other things they had in the store. L.K. got a little drunk (well maybe just a little) on the wine so we had to wait a little before moving on to our next location.
We were off to the lavender farm where we had some tea and scone. The flowers are beautiful there and the view amazing.
It was getting cold and windy and we were getting hungry so we went to Kula Lodge and some great pizza that they make in their outdoor oven.

The next day we went and drove around the back side of the West Maui Mountains. It's so beautiful there and such an exciting drive. We went to the olivine pools, the blow hole, stopped in Lahaina for lunch and then off to the Maui Ocean Center.
Here are more pictures.
So that was another one of my busy weekends. More to come later.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

One of my many busy weekends!

So my roommate got married on October 13th. so soon I'll be getting my old roommate back. Yay.. but also real sad LT is gone.
It was a beautiful wedding. LT was like an angel when she walked through the church doors. The food was great, mostly Hawaiian food. The same as our Luau dinner.
I'll post some pictures too so you guys can see my new dress for those who are interested.
The reception was interesing. There were so many people that my table and one other one were stuck by the pool away from everyone. It felt like we were at a different party. It was ok though cause I walked around most of the time.
The groom and his friends did the Superman song dance, it was so funny to watch.
Ok, so I don't know what else to say about it but here are some pictures.

Friday, November 2, 2007

I am still alive!

OK, so I know it's been a while, but I have been really busy with work. I am currently relaxing on the beautiful island of Lanai at an amazing resort. We love you auntie Yvette. It's much more peaceful then the resort on the beach. Less people, more quiet, lots of green, and relaxing things to do. We just took a walk in the gardens and had a cappuccino by the fireplace. I'll post some pictures later.

So I know it's been a long time since I got back from Romania, but it sure is still fresh in my head. I posted the pictures from that second week. We worked with boys from a state placement center who have some kind of mental, learning, or mild physical disability. It was a challenging week, but with the help of God we survived. It was nice to see some of the kids I've seen in 2003, but they sure have grown. The challenges of that week included stealing, fighting, and cursing. The week was also exhausting after we thought the first week was challenging, but after looking at the second week the first was nothing compared to this.
God gave us the patience and rest we needed, and we were able to survive and love on those kids even in time of disappointment.

So anyways, here are some pictures from the second week of camp.

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