13 December 2013

Flashback Friday: Hawaii, May 2012

It wasn't that long ago, but one of us sure has changed a lot! Also i'm dreaming of warmer weather!
Rick transferred my photos to a flash drive to free up computer memory and I cannot find it anywhere, we both blame the other, but rather than be upset, we cherish the ones we do have.

Our first glimpse of Maui from the air

I loved how you could see the other islands from the coast

The sands are so different, tiny little pieces of glass created from lava flow.




One day we drove all the way around Maui, including the west end. It was definitely nerve wracking! The roads were so narrow and the shoulder on one side was essentially the bottom of the mountain. We found waterfalls to hike to, some were less glamorous than the others, and not worth the exhausting hike. Especially with a 10 month old strapped to the back. What a great work out though!






Rick was braver than me. I did not like having the birds on me. AT ALL!
We found the 7 pools of oheo maui hawaii, which i definitely recommend. I don't know if i have any of those pics or not> I still pray one day i find this hard drive.


Sloan discovered her tongue.


Rick and I got away one day to explore by ourselves!



Last night in Maui:


Next we went to the Big Island, on this





Rick was a bit uneasy, but i didn't worry. I mean look at the airline sign:

Our first Luau!


Exploring the Volcanoes of the Big Island:






25 November 2013

Paris, Day 5: 05 June 2013

This was the first day of the conference I had to attend which meant I had to wake up around 6am, catch the metro over to the Montparnasse Station and then walk around the station to the designated meet up point to catch the shuttle to Clamart, which is just outside of the city and a quick bus or cab ride away.

Mom and dad had the day alone with Sloan and seemed to have a great time with her, stroller, stairs and public potties included.


After work, I met my parents at the Eiffel Tower

watching the elevator going UP
 
Going UP


Sloan started to get fussy, i realized it was close to 9pm! baby girl was HUNGRY!

Here, have some water


that's better


The Eiffel Tower casts it's shadow upon the ground, it was neat to watch

Going up some more!
 
The sun setting over Paris, from atop the Eiffel Tower




Mom was freezing, as usual. I thought it was quite refreshing.






Once we got to the bottom we did a photo shoot with Sloan in her 2 year old dress:
A few of my favorites and we saw a panda
 










I must say, Sloan has had quite the experiences and opportunity in her 2 years of life. I hope we can keep up for the next 18 years. God has truly blessed us!