Monday, October 22, 2007


Wow, its been a while since i've updated and we've been across the ocean and back since :) Maui was wonderful, amazingly warm and beautiful with such gorgeous trees and flowers, i'll not soon forget. Anne and Phillip's wedding was just perfect, truly a celebration in paradise at the quaintest little church and Inn. We enjoyed touring the island, walking the beach, snorkelling and swimming in the ocean and pool at our condo. Eating out at restaurants with such fun atmosphere where there were no windows and lots of island breeze blowing through and birds on the floors, lively music and great food of course. We shopped, so many great places to browse and see what goods were for sale and pick up souvenir's to bring home, and a few things for ourselves :) I can hardly wait to go back and take the kids, the snorkelling was amazing and i wish we had had a few more days to explore more places and see more tropical fish and perhaps some turtles and whales.

I can't say that i really enjoyed the flying and the airport waiting but we managed and it was worth the 14 hours in the air and the day spent waiting in airports to catch our flights and go through security etc. I got randomly selected for a pat down in edmonton so i felt "special"but it was nothing serious LOL, just my luck though :). Our condo was good, lots of room, perfect location in Kihei, and a lovely ocean view and bunking with Judi, Ken and Ian was a blast!!! you were great company.

There is nothing like an early morning walk on the beach with the warm breeze and sun coming up and a temperature that for me is as close to heaven as possible!! The smell of the plumaria blossoms is soooo sweet, wish there was a perfume that did it justice. I took hundreds of photos so i'll start by sharing some of the highlites and my faves from the trip and will try and put up a photobucket album for more.

Was great to see the kids, we've not left them for that long before but they managed just fine with their grandparents and i needn't have worried about them.

Tomorrow is back to work for me, back to reality, back to my fleece pants and socks and keeping the wood stove going :) and i'll share a couple photos of the little flock of puppies that greets us when we head out to the shop. they are 6 weeks old and we have 6 out of the 11 left, so stinking cute with unique personalities and i'm sure the ones that have gone to new homes already are being loved to death.

Oh, and that little hobby i have, scrapbooking, well i can hardly wait to get some pics printed from our trip and start scrapping them, i have lots of memorobelia to use like sand and shells and maps, restaurant menus and fun postcards. I already made a couple necklaces with some shell and coral beads i bought in Maui.

so enjoy the snapshots of our trip and the puppies.


Unknown said...

OMG CORRY!! I love your pictures...and I'm so glad you had a good trip. I could tell from reading about your experience that you had a peaceful time and that you wish it wouldn't have ended. I can hardly hardly wait to see your layouts!! Those cute and I love that photo with the footprints. So awesome! Welcome home though. HA!

Jane H said...

Love love your photos! I would give both arms for a trip to Hawaii!

Sherri said...

Wow awesome pics Corry ~ makes me want to fly away right now!!!

Thanks for sharing :-)

Unknown said...

I tagged ya on my blog, check it out!

Kim Watson said...

You've been tagged...pop onto my blog for info.

Play along it's fun...we get to read about some of your skeletons.

WOW! your photographs are amazing. It looks like you had a marvelous trip. Funny only last week, a friend of mine also posted a photograph she had taken, of those leaning palm trees in Hawaii. Looks like it is the destination of the month.
Maybe one day I too can go there??? My husband would go there in a blink to surf!


Kim Watson said...

Put your 7 facts on your blog.....I will pop on here a bit later and read.
Thanks for your comments on my's exciting knowing friends from so far North are reading it too.

WOW! again about your photographs...have you done a course recently? because they look totally professional!


Amanda said...

Looks like a lot of fun...great pictures from your trip! Can't wait to see the layouts!!! :D

Renee said...

great photos corry. it looks like you had such a great time. i have so missed chatting with you. how have you been?