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August 2006

its apartment viewing time.

here is a video of the apartment. we dont have a video camera we are only using a camera and it doesnt record sound which is annoying but its all we got. anyways.
here it is so far…

let us know if its not working maybe im posting this wrong.


oh oh oh ohoo… the right stuff

LAURA IS HAVING A BOY!!!!!
im soo excited for her, i cant wait to buy her baby clothes and spoil this little baby like crazy.

work has been going ok, its really tough and exhausting and getting up so early is really hard on me but its ok.
Its so frustrating when you feel like you have had to yell at them all day long cause they wont listen and most of them are so cute and i dont like getting mad at them. The other day though it was so funny but i had to bit my tongue so i wouldnt laugh. One of the kids yelled logan colored on his face, so i was like “logan let me see” he turned his face and his enitire i mean ENTIRE face was covered with black marker. It was hilarious but of course i cant laugh cause i couldnt let him know that thats ok to do, but it was funny.

kevs out right now birhtday shopping for me. somethings i asked for were a sewing machine, a longboard (skateboard) although a surf board would work just as well, a bike, some new clothes, new bathing suit, a tattoo, and a super nintendo. of course i didnt ask for all of that but those are some things on a list in my head of things i would like.

it was picture day at work yesterday and i got my picture taken with a blueish background for my id badge, i would have choosen laZers if them, but it wasnt a choice. boo. its funny though its such a high school picture day photo.


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here is a picture of my class. its funny to say “shaka” and have an enitre class of 3 and 4 year olds know what that means ( its that hawaiian hand thing)

makapu’u



this is our new favorite beach.
we love it.


kev’s little head is one of those out there.
the waves here are so fun!!!

i love my polaroid camera…

here are some of my polaroid pictures from the road trip. I had one to many funny looks when i would take a picture and it would make its obnoxious polaroid noise. I think people felt pitty for me… like having to use a polaroid was because I couldn’t get a fancy camera like the ones they had and i was stuck still taking polaroids. haha its was funny.


the craziest firework store ever. It was quite overwhelming
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here is veau and kev when we are about to leave california
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the first palm tree
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the battle between me and the crow is not over…
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our first continental breakfast at a hotel… it was gross
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my attempt to pinch the balanced rock. Im guessing the view finder doesnt match up.
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road trip…

now i know our road trip was almost 2 months ago (can you believe it?) but it was just so awesome. Here are some unseen pictures that kev took from our trip.


good ol’ las vagas
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This was our ghetto hotel. The electricity went out 1 min after we entered room. It was hailing out.
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St. Louis. I got hasseled by 2 very scary men for being in this building when kev had dissappeared.
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Illinois, Kanas, Indiana all very stormy and lots of fireworks
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Colorado and Utah and Arches National Park
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Las Vagas
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California
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TT and the plaque

so anyone who was really observant would have notice in the picture of the bedroom that Tonya Tonsil was sitting in the corner of the bed. Now this might make you wonder how did tonya tonsil get to hawaii or even who the heck is tonya tonsil anyways? Well that is a story for another time, (well probably when i get back fron running- im feeling the pressure from kev to get going…) but my mom sent her to me the other day in a box. She was looking as good as ever but had a new cape that she had dressed herself in from a blanket from my bed at home.

Plus here is a picture of my amazing find from savers the other day, its a doozie!


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get ready for the over abundance of cat pics all the time…


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we have named the other 2. The black one is vador (its been a long time dream come true for me) and the other one having been inthe cabinet for the first hour and a bit of his life here at the apartment has been named cabinet. It was tough though we really wanted to name them after some great cats making them pt. 2’s and so forth, but that doesnt me we dont love our cat friends out there in MA.
holla

BIG BIG NEWS…

me and kev have decided to be parents…
OF KITTIES

we picked up 4 thats right FOUR kittens this afternoon to foster. We get to keep them for a month until they are old enough and weight enough to go back to the shelter. They arent baby babies they are about 6 weeks old already. 2 of them are white, one is orange and white and one is black and white. We have named 2 of them already the orange one is called scissors, and one of the white ones is called smorgasbord, smorgy for short. The other 2 have yet to emerge for under the couch, so we havent named them yet.
We had a disaster when we first came home, we let them all out and they all scattered and were checking everything out and a few minutes later we notice that we can only account for 3 of them. We looked everywhere and then i realized that the cabinets that run along the floor have an area with out a cabinet just a hole that goes inside that corner piece. ( i know thats the worst explanation-sorry) there is no way inside that area because it just makes the corner piece of the counter. We could hear her in it but couldnt get her out, we had to wait ( like an hour for her) to come out. I think she was really scared cause she would keep poking her head out and then as soon as she saw you she would go back inside.
We are so excited to have the kitties!!!! they are def. no replacements of abbie, gully or pirate, but they help ease the pain and living without our cats.
here is smorgy…


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what a good husband…

as i sit here writing to you guys, kev is in the kitchen cleaning up all the dishes from dinner. how sweet huh? he does everynight too!! I sure am lucky.
i promise the pictures of the apt. are coming soon. here is another little treat to hold you over. The camera is sitting on our tv looking back towards the kitchen and the hallway down to the bedrooms and things. our dining room table is to the left. I got some nice accesories from savers the other day. I was so excited to find a savers because they are seriously the best thrift store out there. They size and color everything. It wasnt as good as the one on park ave. but it was close. Anyways I found the best plaque there ever, i had to buy it so we could hang it in the apartment. Ill take a picture of it for you and post it, then you’ll be able to see for yourselves.
I went grocery shopping tonight, haha it makes me feel very wifey when i go as look for good deals and what i can cook for dinner that week. haha it cracks me up though cause im the wife that is also giving the cart a big push then riding on it as i cruise down the ailse.


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p.s amy did you know that “the todd” is on a soap opera. Its hilarious AND im feeling very very homesick i think i need you to come visit me… sniff sniff. (dad or mom if you are reading amy needs to come visit me i dont think i can go on with out her coming here before school starts for her)

getting fish slapped…

the other day we were down in waikiki at the beach. We decided to go to a part of the beach that has a rock wall barry built a little way out to keep the waves away of the area for families and such. The cool thing is that you can swim out to the rock wall and climb up onto it. The waves on the other side are huge and they hit the wall and spray way up, its awesome to stand up there and see the wave coming to towards you knowing that its going ot hit you any second. Its cool because you see where the wave hits in one spot and then it shoots up along the wall because they dont hit straight on, they always come in angled, so as the wave moves along it continues to hit the wall farther and farther down it. Im sure this doenst make sense but i dont know how else to explain it, I guess your just going to have to come visit and see it.

Anyways when you are standing up on the wall which is very very slimy you can see fish below you when the water gets sucked out alittle before a wwaves come. I was so afraid of getting fish slapped when the wave hit. All i could see was the wave picking up those fish and flinging them up with it when it hit the wall and then the fish hitting me and kev in the face. Its quite funny to think about getting fish slapped.

here is the latest little creature we caught in the office room the oter night. The measuring cup and cutting board come in quite handing when catching these little guys.


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yeah its a 3 day weekend for me. Tomorrow is admissions day or aloha day… I guess hawaii celebrates becoming a us state. I think but as long as i get it off thats all that matters. We had to dress up hawaiian today, me of course i dont have anything and i refer to it as hawaiian print when everyone here calls its “aloha” then what ever kind of clothing it is. We went to the swap meet yesterday and I bought a sarong and i wore it at a skirt today.

I keep asking kev to take some pictures of the apt for you guys but we are trying to wait tillwe get some pictures on the walls, but I have one picture of our room, its kinda boring still, but we love it just the same. We have a nice brown blanket, with coral sheets and light turquoise pillow cases.


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the window fan does wonders, I dont think we could live with out it. We just got another on from walmart for the other rooms. Walmart has been our home away from home. There is a huge one day the road from us and its open 24 hours. No matter what time it is, it is always crazy busy in there. its insane.

kev is off taking pictures right now, and i need to go running before he comes back.
so peace out.

staples, oil filters and slow bankers

good day everyone. i hope all is well.
Today was a good day. I all started with my alarm going off at 4:45 am. haha anyways when i was leaving this morning at 5:20 i went in to kiss kev goodbye and i kinda shook his shoulder to let him know i was going and he opened his eyes and looked at me and said…”I dont know how to make a password for an oil filter.” haha it was hilarious. I was like ” a what?” and he said laughing now in his sleep “haha that must have been a dream.” When i came home from work today he didnt rememberr saying that at all.

Work was good, its like a little pre-k soap opera in our class everyday. This morning in before school care this little boy evan who is in my before school and my actualy class came in with his mom and his mom said, were you there yesterday when evan hit his head? I didnt know anything about it cause she said she got called at 12:30, I leave at 12. I said no, but I just figured that he had bumped his head, cause we are suppose to call parents when ever no matter how small the accident was when the child hits there head. Then she was like evan show her what happened. He had TWO STAPLES in the back of his head. yikes!!! I guess one of the other girls had pushed evan and he had hit his head on the corner of the toy shelf. This is the same boy that a week ago had his figers caught in the door and had a huge chuck riped out of his ring and middle finger.

I ordered new check today for us. They are sweet the back ground in the hawaiian islands. So you should all expect checks for presents just so we can show them to you. But the bankers here are i think the slowest moving people of all time. Its always no matter how busy it is at least 30 mins everytime your there.

The apt. is coming along nicely, we have all the furniture now. Moving a huge sleeper couch up 3 flights of stairs was probably the worst possible experience. I didnt think we were going to make it. me especially, my arms felt like jello.
pictures to come soon.

our new favorite baech…

we went back to waimea yesterday. The water there is just so clear and its so beautiful there. Kev took some picture so you can see what its like. Isnt the rock jumping awesome?? Its so fun and scary all at the same time. Its pretty high once your up there standing on the edge. It was pretty windy yesterday and when we were swimming this girl was getting into the water with her little blow up raft. She wasnt holding on to it very well and the wind caught it and it blew way in front of her and then it just kept blowing farther and farther out into the ocean, it was wicked funny. Kev just started laughing, i felt bad for the girl cause she was right next to us and here we are laughing but we couldnt help it. Later that day her and her sister (im guessing) had laid there blowup raft things on the beach while they went off somewhere. Next thing me and kev notice is that the rafts are both blown out to the water, a boy had caught the blue one and was using it now as his own, but the girls neon yellow one was way the heck out in the ocean. Its neon yellow color allowed us to watch it for some time as it keep getting farther and farther away. Maybe we are easily amused but it was hilarious.


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the last picture here is not at the beach, its a burnt down house we found by the salvation army. I have noticed that the salvation army’s around here are only filled with way to expensive housewares and furniture and an over abundance of moo moos.
Its sunday today and its 8:31 am here. Kev is still sleeping, I cant really sleep past 8 well 9ish the latest anymore. Getting up early changes my hole sleep pattern, I dont mind the getting up part its the falling asleep at 9:30pm that i dont really like. Anyways we are going to try a new church today that is just down the street, its called calvary chapel. I have a feeling that its a foursquare church, but im hoping that its not and that its awesome and then our church will be so close that we could walkto it if we wanted to. I dontknow what it is about hawaiians and all being foursquare. haha it sounds like they are all into snowboarding cause there is a snowboard company called foursquare, hmm I wonder if they are into speaking in their “spiritual languages” when they are snowboarding?

I made some killer french toast yesterday, def. no competetion with my dads but I would say second. There is bread here called sweet hawaiian bread and Mmmm its really good when you use it for your french toast.
we get our couch today finally, we are both so excited. I am alittle scared that I am not going to be able to carry it with him up to our 3rd floor apartment.

well…

at least the revenge for the dexter picture is over. I can sleep peacefully again at night.

Morning Breath

Hey everyone, Kev here. I snapped this picture of jen this morning before she left for work. She told me not to post it, “but i couldn’t resist!” Makeup can really do wonders these days huh!


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get ready for my favorite pictures from the road trip…


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it cracks me up

p.s
i was wearing a scarf today as a head band and a little boy came up to me at recess today and said that i looked like a pirate.
im off to go eat ice cream in bed and watch scrubs.

here our just a few first pictures of the apt.

we dont want to show you a ton of pictures yet because we want to get it more organized and put together, but its coming along. Its feeling more and more like a home everyday. This are just a few pictures of the first day we got it and cleaning and things. haha you can tell we have no furniture by the empty room that is only filled with a small dining room table.


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this is what the complex is called…
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its also a loving shade of tourquoise…
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these 2 last pictures are at this awesome park across the street. Its so nice there and they have a huge pool. Its really cool
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sorry for the no posts in a while…

im trying to make up for it by posting a lot of things tonight, but Im going to have to say that even if i just posted one tonight ( that one being the picture of dexter) It would have been well worth the wait if i do say so myself. The other night well i guess over a week ago, we (me, kev, karmin, nice girl, and karmins friends went out to the royal hawaiian as a good bye to nice girl- she was flying back to CA) The bar/patio is right next to where the hotel has its luau or as i refer to it but am always corrected lu- out. It was alot of fun, i dont know how they learn to shake their butts so good. One girl came out and she had to be no older than 8, but boy could she shake it. haha anyays here are some pictures from the night. Im sure you have all been waiting to see a picture of nice girl, well here is it. Its not the greatest but its all i got.


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i cant resist…


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kev im sure is going to kill me for this, but its just to funny I cant help but put it up.
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we could all use a good laugh once and awhile and im sure kev will be happy to have provided you with one.
oh dexter.

eeeeeh its our apt…

helllllo everyone.
its sunday night here 9:35
me and kev are making some pizza.
WE TOOK SURFING LESSONS TODAY.
and all i have to say is that it was sweeet.
except we got spilt up, so i didnt get to see his moves (We met missy kevs neighbor from back home here for lunch (she was here for work).
Me and missy were paired together. our instuctor was very funny and very hawaiian.
He kept caling me zena warrior princess and telling me that if we had kids they would be like 6’3″ (refereing to my somewhat tall stature i guess), but I kept telling him that nooooo we couldn’t have kids because i was already married and then him and the other instructors were refering to me as hey “marrried”.
He also kept telling me to relax and he could tell that i wasnt relaxing cause my “ass” was tight. Here I am trying to catch the wave and I am standing up and all i can hear is him yelling something about my “ass”! Anyways, it was incredible to stand up and ride along the water, we loved it!! I hope we buy our own boards soon.
it was good to see some one from home too!
I LOVE OUR APT. yes it is small but Its so perfect for us and it makes being here that much better now that we have our own apt. I got my own art desk tonight at walmart and I am very excited. its not as glamorous as kevs desk for his computer but I love it just the same.
We saw the most amazing worst tattoo today. I just started laughing. I won’t say what it is unless i get harassed enough to explain the story that goes along with it that I created in my head when i saw it. I just dont want to offend anyone who might think that it was the best most amazing tatoo that they had ever seen.
ooops. i dont know how to use this stupid oven because the knobs are like all worn off and i dont know what temp. its on ever. and for like an hour it wasnt cooking and then i turn the knob in a different direction and then all the sudden it was burning. but know its done and im very hungry so im signing off.
aight.

fear factor

Hey folks, Kev here.
This is my first entry on this blog. I was finally able to convince Jen to pass the tourch. The first thing I’d like to mention is that the cockroaches here are the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. Therefore, after much consideration, I have came to the conclusion that I will never be appearing on Fear Factor. Just seeing a cockroach in the dishwasher last night made me want to go buy a new set of dishes. I can’t imagine sticking my head in a tank full of them for a few minutes to win a measly 50 grand. I would be so traumatized by the experience that I would have to spend the whole prize on my rehabilitation bill, and I would probably never be the same again. On another note, for the first time in my whole life my thighs have tranformed from a blinding shade of spank white to a much more tolerable gradient of light brown to pearl. Ok, now that you understand why this is my first time at the helm of the journal I will move onto something a bit more pleasent.
Jen and I have been waking up at 4:45 every morning in order to get her to work by 5:45. We usually turn in anywhere from 10:30 to 12:30, which leaves us with with an average of 5.25 hours of sleep a night. Who am I kidding, this isn’t “more pleasant” news, but to tell you the truth, I kind of like it. It’s funny to have people saying good morning at 11:30 when I’ve been awake for what feels like a full day by then.
We have been consistently makeing purchases for our new apartment and we are happy to announce that the place looks awesome! As soon as we get a few more things we will take some pictures and post them here to show everyone how to trasform 500 sq feet of extreamly expensive space into a cozy, yet spacious, pad.
We are both anxiously awaiting our first visitors. Any takers? We have a pull out couch and could give you an awesome tour of the island. All you need to pay for is the airfare. Not too bad, ya? (hawaiian’s say “ya” after everything. Very similar to the Canadian “eh”)
I was going to mention something about how hot it has been here lately, but then I realized that MA probably has 5-10 degrees on us, so I won’t go there now. I’ll save that entry for next January when we are getting burnt at the beach, and everyone else is shoveling snow.
That seems to be enough rambling for now. We miss everyone like crazy and love to read your comments. Keep em’ coming!
-Kevin

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