Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aloha from Ruby!

Aloha everyone! We just got back from a 2-week visit to Honolulu! Before you get entirely jealous, I was there for work. However, we were there over the Labor Day weekend and had some time to do some fun stuff on the island! My mom and my Granny also came with us, so it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have 4 Generations in paradise!!! We had such a great time and 2 weeks seemed too short.

During the day while I was at work, Ruby hung out with Nana and Granny. They went shopping, walked along the beach, did some more shopping, napped a bit, and shopped some more.

After I was done with work for the day, we went to some great dinners. Some of our favorites were House Without a Key and Orchids at the Hotel Halekulani, Azure at the Royal Hawaiian, and Mariposa at Neiman Marcus.

September 5th was also my mom's birthday! We had a great day, filled with a visit to a Macadamia Nut Farm, a scenic drive on North Shore, playing for a few hours at the beach, lunch at Giovanni's Shrimp Shack, shopping at a craft fair, a tour of the Dole Pineapple plantation, and a celebratory dinner at Orchids and a relaxing walk on the beach. It was an eventful day and was so much fun. I am so blessed to have such an amazing mom - I wanted to show her how much that she was loved and appreciated. She was Queen for the Day! I even went as far as letting her control the A/C in the car - hahaha - so we all froze to death! Ruby is a very lucky girl to have such a wonderful Nana. Happy Birthday, Mom! We love you very much!

I can't believe what a difference a year makes. Reading my blog entry from a year ago, I am surprised how happy that I am today. I didn't believe anyone who told me that I would eventually be happy, but I'm glad to admit when I was wrong! Thanks to all of my amazing friends that have helped me through the past year.

I hope that you enjoy some of the fun pictures from our trip! Ruby is getting bigger and bigger every day. She's so funny - she's learned to play patty-cake (which involves a big grin and rubbing her hands together), and she's crawling about 90-mph. I think that she's minutes away from taking her first steps and you can tell that she wants to talk so badly! She's still such an angel - she was perfect on the 8-hour flights, she's still SO happy, and such a fun baby.