Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dan and Judy's New Digs

Well, after several days of running around town looking at older one-level homes and newer 2-level small condos, the realtor finally stopped showing us the places we'd found on the internet, and instead took us to THE ONE. It is one level, with a deck off the back (the property slopes), 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a great room, a laundry room, a two-car garage, and air conditioning.
Dan and Judy put an offer on the house on the left. The two houses are adjoined at the garage. The rest of the neighborhood is a mix of single-family homes and duplexes similar to these two.

The living room part of the great room. Judy thinks she will put a desk in the alcove on the far side of the fireplace, and the piano in the alcove nearest the hardwood floor. Bob thinks they need a flatscreen TV for above the fireplace.

The Kitchen has granite countertops and nice appliances. Guests not included.

The other side of the kitchen has a double pantry, and a smaller pantry behind Joyce (red shirt).

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Master bathroom shower.

Second bedroom

View off the back porch.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hawaii Pictures- Finally!

We didn't have a cord for our camera in Hawaii, so we could only post videos made on Matthew's Flip camera.  Here, finally, are some photos from our trip.  

Iao Valley.  The trail looked like Multnomah Falls with different folliage to us.  It was very pretty, and also made us realize that we live in a beautiful place as well.

Our first dinner in Hawaii, at Napili Kai.  

Matthew and James at Napili; we enjoyed several days of snorkeling at this little beach.  Just around the point of land behind the boys is Kapalua, of the famous golf course fame.  Bob and dad enjoyed a round of golf there one evening.

Get ready for Surfing School!  We went to Goofy Foot Surf School (like everyone else in the family has) and we could't believe that they actually could teach us to surf.  None of us were goofy footed though, although we are all a bit goofy in general.

Bob catchin' a wave.

Brunch at Kapalua- verry nice!

Dinner at Kimo's at sunset- it really was as pretty as a picture.

Kimo's still.  Poor James, this was his first day with his sunburn, and he was too sick to eat anything other than a few bites of the ice cream pie.

Bob under the famous banyan tree in Lahaina.  

Mom and Kristy, just before a local sitting on a park bench decided to apply to become our personal tour guide.

Matthew, expressing how he felt about walking all over town just to see a tree.

The beach at Mama's Fish House.  At the time of this photo, there were people taking pictures all along the beach, and it was very difficult to get a shot without someone else (especially "the stupid kid" who kept running behind us) getting in the photo.  Good camera work dad!

Grandpa on top of the world!  He is at the top of Mt. Haleakala, and behind the peak, visible amongst the clouds, is the Big Island.