Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's not all Paradise!

We really take a lot of ribbing about living in Paradise. Everyone seems to think that it can't get any better than living here. There are many great qualities about Hawaii but it isn't all what it seems. Take for instance last night. I was getting ready for bed and a I looked up to see this huge centipede crawling over my bed. He was right where the wall meets the ceiling(you got to love that popcorn ceiling.) I naturally started screaming for the little boys to bring me their machete. I was too uptight about it falling on the bed so I didn't even think to take a picture. Casey, who remained calm, took this shot with his phone camera. You cannot compare it to anything in the room but this lovely creature was between 7 and 8 inches long. We have had them in our house before but never upstairs and never in our bedroom and never this big. The first time I found one in the house I stepped on it to squish it. It was just like a gummie worm- it just rolled around under my foot and when I took my foot off it started crawling off again. You cannot smash a centipede! Last night, all my brave men ran to my rescue and we were able to get it outside where we took the machete to it. I will also note that you have to cut it in little pieces because if you only cut it in half it will just walk off.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Counting Down

We are starting our count down today. Erin will be coming home three weeks from today, February 26th, and we can't wait. We still have not received final plans for her arrival. We might just have to hang out at the airport all day. We'll post a child at each gate. We did receive a copy of her "honorable release" to the Stake President and at the bottom of the letter it said "cc:parents/w travel plans." I think maybe the secretary isn't getting paid enough.

Time has flown by so fast. Before we know it Matthew will be home and Adrian and Casey will be leaving together.