Sunday, November 22, 2009


Somehow Halloween got lost in the mix with our trip to Hawaii and all that has been going on. But, Maddie did get dressed up as a lady bug. She also got to trick or treat a few select houses, and as you can see, she enjoyed her first lollipop! Our friend Sarah Budd took these wonderful pictures of Maddie (and many more!). Sarah is building a photography business, so please check out her gallery of pictures and feel free to order any that you like: The password is "mpf".

Monday, November 16, 2009


We had an awesome and much needed vacation to Maui! It perfectly coincided with Tony's break from school and with my birthday. Maddie was great to travel with and she loves the outdoors and the water so it was the right destination. We saw lots of fish and turtles! We did a lot of snorkeling, relaxing, swimming, and playing the sand.

Maddie on "Baby Beach"--a super calm beach
Maddie and Tony at the Ocean Center Aquarium

Maddie watching the shark and rays.

Me and Maddie feeding the Koi fish at the resort. We stayed at the Westin Kaanapali Resort Villas. We had a one bedroom condo with a full kitchen and washer/dryer. It was very nice.

Our family picture at sunset on my 31st birthday.

Tony and Maddie on Kaanapali Beach.

Maddie got a special Hawaiian barette. It broke her second time wearing it.

Maddie in the pool.

Maddie and I under the largest Banyon tree in the word. In LaHaina.

We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity for such an amazing family vacation. We are already planning for our next trip.....