Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Aloha kakahiaka (good morning)

                  OK, I can't stand it anymore....

I have news... June 30-July 5th

WE ARE GOING TO HAWAII!!!!!!  (*cue Hawaiian music*)

JJ was in a series of football competitions and is one of 10 high school junior finalists (out of 2100 kids) who has been invited to Maui to participate at the next level. Needless to say we are VERY proud of him and beyond excited- Jeff and I decided that since the kids are getting older- this may be the last family vacation we might be able to take with just the five of us. 

The last big vacation like this we took with the kids was to La Romana in the Dominican Republic about 4 years ago. As the kids were growing up we didn't do many "big" vacations- we would usually go to our cabin in the mountains, or go to the beach. We didn't have to spend a lot of money on those kinds of vacations- and through the years we have been pretty frugal when it came to family vacations. Looking back we didn't go anywhere besides the cabin the first 15 years we were married- it has only been in the last ten years that we have traveled more. 

So, we will visit Maui- and from the pictures I have seen it looks beautiful!  The girls have been looking at things to do while we're there and have lots of ideas- the one I want to do with them is go snorkeling to Moloki crater.                                     Moloki crater                                                                                                                                                Stefanie wants to see some volcanoes (since she is a geology major) and Jenny is looking in to bike tours & zip lining as well. Other than the snorkeling- I will be happy to lay on the beach :)  Jeff's sister Suzanne & her hubby David will meet us there. They worked for an airline for years and are able to fly for free. So in lieu of driving to Atlanta this summer- we will have time with them in Hawaii!        

Paul (my trainer) & I have kicked my workouts up a notch in the hopes that in the next two weeks I can lose another 5 lbs- putting me down 20 lbs. before we get there. If last nights workout was any indicator, I will definitely lose those pounds!   If anyone has ever been to Maui and can recommend any tours or restaurants- please let me know! Aloha!!!!                                

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

winding down

After today we have 6 days left in the school year!!! *happy dance*
We teachers have to come in on that Fri. to close up our rooms etc. then we are free till late August. I have to pack up my room because I was told my room will be changing, so I will...

I have been pretty busy lately and next week will be very busy...most likely I will not have time to blog till school is over... the beginning of summer vacation always fills me with a sense of hope- usually I plan several jobs I want to complete around the house, but invariably I never get to them... this years list includes:   
  • Repaint the powder room
  • Repaint the finished basement + bathroom
  • Clean out my kitchen cupboards
  • Repaint our kitchen table base (with the paint I've had for about 2 yrs....)
  • Clean out /organize our garage
  • Walk/run every day- OK not a job per se but it feels like one!

Will I get to any of my list?

Well the walk/run- maybe not EVERY day, but hopefully at least every other day!

If I am honest, most likely the only one I will get to is repainting the powder room- only because I can no longer stand the way it looks....

Guess I could term myself a "ambitious procrastinator"!

Summer Va Kay here I come!