Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ride along the Makapu

  Today was so wonderful! I woke up this morning and got to skype with my little man, Brock! He is so beautiful. My mom gets to watch him Tuesday and Thursday this week. He is having to have surgery on his ears Friday so please keep him in your prayers. I got to babysit little Brock for 5 months when I was home and fell in love with him more and more each day.  
Brock with my beatiful momma.
 After I did some straightening up around the house I went upstairs to read some of my Abigail book. It was around 10:30 when I heard the front door open. Jake got to come home early from work today and spend the rest of the day with me! I was so extremely excited to get to spend the day with him because he is having to go train at Bellows Air Force Base for the next couple of days. We had a quick lunch of peanut butter sandwhiches with bananas and a glass of milk and put on our gear. We drove up along the most gorgeous drive here on Oahu, in my own opinion, and down to Hanuma Bay. On the way there I saw a WHALE! When Jakes mom and grandmother came down a few weeks ago, we went on the hike up to the lighthouse and Jake kept bragging because he saw a huge whale and I didn't so I was so excited to see one. On our way back however, we got caught in a downpour and had to pull over at this gas station. When we finally got back home, we snuggled up in our quilt and watched Forest Gump. Sarah loves Forest Gump and Jake had never seen it, only bits and pieces. It is an overall good movie; however, there a few scenes they should have left out to make the movie a great movie. After the movie Jake came into the kitchen and sat on the counter while I made our turkey and zuchinie burgers. They were absolutley delicious! I had bought some fresh organic wheat buns to go with them, and they were the freshest buns I had ever eaten. That sounded a little funny lol. Anywase we ate and washed dishes and are now settled down on our red couch watching To Catch a Thief. This is one of Jake's favorite movies and we love watching it. I remember the first time we ever watched it. Jake and I had bought Celtic Women tickets about 6 months in advance. Well when the big day finally came to drive up to Oklahoma City to see them, we borrowed Jacques car and made it halfway there before my body decided to get sick. You see, when I get excited about something, I mean REALLY excited about something, I tend to get very sick. Like passing out, throwing up, 100 and something temperature sick. So we pulled over to the closest bathroom, which was a casino, and tried to wait it out. But I was so miserable. I will never forget how kind Jake was. He didn't complain one bit, drove me all the way home, waited until I was settled on my spot on the couch with my little glass of ice and sprite and we put in To Catch a Thief. That next day we had a snow day and I was all better. But I will never in my life forget that night. We had third role seats right smack in the middle! But once again God was watching out for us because there was a huge electrical storm in Oklahoma City that night.
Have you ever looked back at your life and just sat and saw how God had His hand on every little piece of your past? Well I have. There are so many times that I can honestly say "Oh, that was def. God." I feel so blessed to have such a Creator watch out over tiny me in this vast earth. I just read the most WONDERFUL FAITH FILLED book ever! Its called Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. It is about this little boy who got to go to heaven just for 3 minutes but talks about seeing Jesus. He sat on Jesus' lap, saw his daddy's grandpa, his unborn sister, and the battle of Armegeddon. The book is written by such simple faith and outstanding truth, I was filled with a renewed spirit while reading each page. It only took Aubree and I around 1 day to read. Its not a big book and completely and utterly wonderful.
Well Jake leaves tomorrow and I have no idea what I am going to do 2 1/2 days by myself. Doesn't that sound so pathetic? After 5 months of being away from him, I cringe at the idea of 2 little days away from him. You see, once you have a man in your life like my Jacob, you never want to leave his side. But, he has to go train for a cannoner chief position and I hope he does great. Hopefully the sun will reappear and I can drive over to Kailua and spend hours upon hours laying under the sun. Vitamin D is so important!

Makapu Lighthouse drive.

Halona Blowhole

Crap and yes we drove in that  

I might not look it, but I was so happy to go for a ride!
 Today I was shown yet another little 'thing' around my house that I love having around. Not only does it make baking easier, but the cleanup is almost non-existent! We found our Silpat at Bed Bath and Beyond but I'm sure they sell them at many places. I know Macy's has the Martha Stewart ones. Mine cost around $20 but they are completely worth it!

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