Monday, September 10, 2012

Margaret's First Ocean Swim

What do you do when you wake up at 2:30 AM and can't go back to sleep because it is really 7:30 to you?

1. Eat a banana while setting your failure of a fantasy football team

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2. Bake cookies

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3. Drive to a place in the dark to watch the NFL games.

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We went to Giovani's Pastrimi in downtown Waikiki and shared a delicious pastrami sandwich.  

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Our morning had a sad ending.  

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But, we soon forgot about the bad morning with the beautiful plants and views while walking around Waikiki Beach.

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Next we went to the Aloha Stadium swap meet and found quite a few things we couldn't live without.  

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Dan bought some Hawaiian shirts made by this guy.

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Teresa and Gordon bought Margaret her first quilt.  Isn't that adorable?;

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After shopping we built up an appetite and went to Uncle's fish market.  

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The blackened mahi mahi was just as tasty as I remembered it four years ago.  

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After lunch we finally had a second to throw our swim suits on and head to the beach. 

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Margaret was so excited for her first time in the ocean.  She gave a few extra kicks to tell me so.  

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Dan and I had a great time watching kids around us play in the water and build sand castles. 

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And talk about how we will be designing crazy castles with our kids soon enough.  

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 The night ended with a fireworks show at the beach.

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Dan, his mom, his uncle (who lives in Hawaii) and his grandma.

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It is now 10:30 Hawaii time.  I don't even stay up that late Kansas City time.  I would consider that a win!  Have a  good week!


  1. What a lovely trip. And that quilt is adorable!!!

  2. My morning (well, it was afternoon in Ohio!) also had a sad ending. Me and my Dexter McCluster jersey, and my hubs in his Eric Berry were definitely feeling sad... :(

  3. Oh Racheal you look so cute in your suit. Just Beautiful pictures, and the quilt is just precious.


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