Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Jeff said this was another forbidden picture unless I said something about pollinating him... It really needed to be posted because he was such a cute little daisy.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2007


Jeff and I hiked out to Kaena Point from the Waianae side last week. It's definitely a tougher hike than it is from the North Shore, but along the way, we saw lots of baby albatross in their nests! We were both really hoping to see a grown-up albatross, but they were probably out fishing. They can sleep while they're flying and drink ocean water, and sometimes they go five years without coming back to land.

Albatrosses are really interesting birds - I like this site because it tells you about a lot of the animals you see in Hawaii - albatrosses included!


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Jeff added a title

Yesterday we drove circle isle again. We stuffed our faces with yummy food all day - Anna Miller's for breakfast, Bubbies ice cream for a snack, Kahuku shrimp, etc. We did the walk (it's a walk as opposed to a hike since it's paved the entire way, but there was definitely a fun incline...) up to the Makapuu lighthouse that overlooks the windward side of the island. The breeze was fantastic. Later in the day, we found a beach in Laie (Jess still finds it amusing that a word with four letters can have three syllables) where we waded out to Goat Island (there's a Hawaiian name for the island, but we're too lazy to look it up) and had a beach *almost* to ourselves. Afterward, we had shrimp at Giovanni's - one of Jess's coworkers said it was the best on the island. It was good, but definitely garlicky - we both preferred the volcano shrimp at the truck we visited with Jeff's parents last year!

--jeff and jess

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


We are in the process of preparing to move, which unfortunately includes the prospect of selling the Wikao property. Despite the deep cleaning and de-cluttering that should make the house presentable, we have been discussing doing something to the kitchen to make it look nicer. The hazard with doing anything to the kitchen is primarily that we wouldn't be able to enjoy it in long enough to do anything significant; therefore we are soliciting for recommendations on how we can maximize our return on investment while minimizing our costs. If you have thoughts, please don't hesitate to send them our way.

Speaking of the kitchen, we've been cooking lots and having a ball doing it, so if you have a chance, send us your favorite recipes! We're trying to figure out what our favorites are. Among them is spaghetti squash lasagna (to the left).

-jess and jeff