Monday, February 23, 2009

It's the "ALOHA" awards...

In honor of the Oscars (which I really didn't see), I thought my trip to Hawaii with Bill last week deserved here goes:

"Most Romantic Moment"
Just uninterrupted time with Bill. This is SO rare in our lives lately. It was wonderful to have a full conversation with him. So glad we could re-connect for our 10 year anniversary!
"Most Historical Moment"
Pearl Harbor was awesome. I had been as a child, but really got it this time. We also toured a submarine(the Bowfin)  on the property. This made me absolutely certain that I would have rather died than been stationed on a submarine. What amazing men!

"Most 'Hang Ten' moment"
Watching surfers on the pipeline, while eating yummy fresh pineapple. So cool. Bill actually surfed on this trip, but I will let him post about this if he wants. I'm sure I couldn't do it justice.

"Most Luxurious Moment"
Hotel beds, for the most part, SUCK. Well, not this baby. I could have gotten lost in this bed. So comfy.

"Loudest Moment"
We watched the firework show at the Hilton on Friday. They basically took a 1/2 an hour worth of fireworks and crammed them into 5 minutes. Spectacular, loud, but quick. Besides, what says tropical island like a big string of fireworks?

"Most Nostalgic Moment"
I found a Round Table Pizza! Round Table was my Jr. High hangout, but Round Table left Utah a few years back. Best pizza EVER. I was giddy with delight.

"Most Taken-Care of Moment"
My cousin, Linda (and hubby Paul) spend most of February in Hawaii, so they took us around. They took us to the most beautiful church, gorgeous drives, AND the best part;  Paul is a former JAG man, so he's got military access. We were treated to all the cool military parts of the island. They took us to the coolest brunch buffet at the marine officers club ( this was the "Most Glutenous Moment") and to their cool private military beach. Linda is famous for taking care of everyone, so she even had diet cokes and trashy, tabloid magazines to enjoy while there. Thanks guys for the hospitality!!!
(I know...she looks my age...she's 21 years older than me. It's disgusting. Paul kept wondering why we would hang out with the elderly.)

"Most Puzzling Moment"
Why do Japenese men dress like girls and Japanese women wear high heels on the beach?

"Most Hilarious Moment"
Waimea Bay...beautiful North Shore beach. The waves crash right at the shoreline. This provided a lot comical moments of people falling down.

"Geekiest Moment"
We drove by the ranch that "Lost" (our favorite TV show) is filmed. Lo and behold, this Dharma vehicle pulled out on a flatbed in front of us. If you are into "Lost", you know this is cool! We followed it forever, which leads to ......
our "Other Lost Moment"
We really got lost. Hard to do on an island, but we achieved it. They don't really believe in street signs. It's hard to "Drive with Aloha" when there are few street signs.

"Yummiest Stuff"
Choco covered macademia nuts, fresh pineapple, shaved ice with ice cream, amazing steaks....and Round Table Pizza.

"Biggest Revisit to the 90's"
Yes, there are still Planet Hollywoods. There are only  5 now. We thought it would be fun, but really, it's so lost the charm. Sad.

(Bill being punched out by Sly Stallone)
"Most Dangerous moment"
The gorgeous, but extremely rainy hike to Manoa Falls. It was like being in a rain forest, emphasis on the rain. It's amazing we got up and back without slipping face first into the mud. So worth it!
"Best Moment Ever"
Coming home to these sweeties. Can I just say that Quinn is going to wear this Hawaiian shirt everyday because it's SOOOOO cute on him.
Grandma and Grandpa Sackewitz watched our kids for us. We are always amazed that we each have parents who love to watch our kids. Not many people do. Thanks again guys....they miss you!


kj said...

What an AWESOME trip!! Congrats on 10 years! So nice that you guys got to get away together . . . I'm still waiting to celebrate our 10 year anniversary . . . (which was almost two years ago!) Hats off to you both for making it happen!

Cindy said...

What an awesome trip! I can't wait to take Jay to Hawaii...I went with some friends in 9th grade...he's never been. Glad you had a great vacation....thanks for bringing some awesome weather with you....we were freezing over here, but it looks like the great Hawaii weather came with you.

brooke said...

Love your awards! I'm glad you hung out with the elderly--they do have great access. I'm hoping my mom brings home the trashy mags for me to have when she's done with them. Your kids look so cute--I would have Quinn wear that shirt every day before he outgrows it. I'm very jealous of the trip.

Edwards Family said...

It looks like you two had so much fun! I told Bill yesterday I was anxiously awaiting the blog update because he can't provide the vacation recap like you! I did laugh outloud about the Japanese men! That's pretty funny :)

Bill said...

Let's do it again....Maybe for our 10.5 year anniversary!

Lee,Rebekah said...

Happy 10 year Anniversary! How much fun! I LOVE Hawaii! Glad you had such a great trip!

Marrdy said...

Happy Anniversary. What a great trip. Someday I want to go to Hawaii too. Now I know what to see!

Amy said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Good for you.

Monika said...

What a great post to capture such a FUN trip! I must say I am super jealous. Glad you had a great time!

Natalie said...

Love the picture of the Lost van! I would totally have been taking pictures of that too - and trying to get inside! I will have to have Nate read your blog as a not so subtle hint about a great way to celebrate an anniversary!

Stacey said...

We have friends going to Maui tomorrow (their first ever vacation without kids) and Scott wants to know why he can't go along... I'm so glad you guys were able to escape and have such a wonderful time! Yes, that shaved ice and ice cream is spectacular. I am craving some right now...

Linda said...

Loved the recap --so glad you two had such a good time. We did too! Thanks for spending a little time with the elderly!! Did you go to the Round Table in the Hilton Hawaiian Village? We love that one too! I didn't know that Bill surfed! Cool, dude!