Day Old Poi

12/28/2010 § 1 Comment

DayOldPoi(Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. 🙂 I have been really busy with the holidays and all that jazz. )

Okay so I took this picture because of Day Old Poi by Bu Lai’a. I might be the only one who knows about this song…but it is so hilarious. 🙂

Apparently poi is an acquired taste, and I haven’t acquired it yet. Haha. Its made from the root of taro and its usually a purple color. The consistency is like smooth wallpaper paste. When it’s first made it the sweetest it will ever be because every day after that it gets a bit sour. But it is not sweet, it is pretty bland, even from the beginning.

My family eats more East Coast style since my mother is from Virginia so I wasn’t brought up on the Hawaiian diet. That’s probably why I don’t like poi. 🙂

Do you like poi? What do you like about it?

To find more information about Poi visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi_(food)

Iao Valley – Fun Fun Fun!

12/07/2010 § 1 Comment

You know what is so much fun to do in Maui? Hike Iao Valley!

Iao Needle

It’s historical, full of life, and really scenic…I’m not sure how many people know about it, my mom was saying that she didn’t think that Iao Valley got much exposure. Well, I am gonna make it widely known! haha.

Iao Valley

Iao Valley is a state park and the state keeps it really gorgeous! Except the economy has made them have to charge for parking if you are not Kamaaina (resident). But the 5 dollars would be worth it to me! There is a Nature Center that was open but its closed right now, which is sad. 😦 But you can walk around the gardens and even eat at a Cafe that is right next to the Nature Center! Yum yum!

SO next time you are thinking of something to do on a crystal clear day, go up and experience Iao Valley!

Now I took way to many pictures so I’m only gonna post a couple here. I am posting the rest on FB…

Check out Maui Love Blog on Facebook!

For more info on Iao Valley visit:

http://www.hawaiiweb.com/maui/html/sites/iao_valley_state_park.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iao_Valley

Iao Valley Stream

These past couple of days have been so clear and nice! Very Christmasyy weather! Today we are getting a Christmas tree! I am so excited! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, just my busy schedule as a full time daughter, on call sewer, and part time web designer.

Have a great day everyone!

Maui’s Most Festive Holiday Event! Saturday, Dec. 4 2010

12/01/2010 § 3 Comments

Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, I am happy to tell you all about this awesome event that has happened every year now for 25 years! The Haleakala Waldorf School’s Holiday Faire! Looking for unique gifts for this holiday season? Look no further!

There will be crafts for sale, crafts to do, delicious food, and fun for the whole family!

I like it because you get to see a lot of the crafters of Maui. We have some amazing creative people here.

Also, I love to hear the local bagpipe band play! I used to play the tenor drum in the Isle of Maui Pipe Band and they are going to be playing this year also! I’m not sure when but usually it’s in the morning right when it begins.

It opens its gates at 9am and is finished by 4pm. And all you early birds out there will be happy to know that the general admission is free from 9am-11am!

For more information visit www.waldorfmaui.org!

Hope to see you there!

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/25/2010 § Leave a comment

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

I know I shouldn’t be posting today but I have some time this morning. I wanted to share with you all a song that I heard when I was little…

(Tune of The More We Get Together the Happier We’ll Be)
Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkey, fat turkey!
Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkeys are we.
We’re not here for living,
We’re here for thanksgiving!
Gobble, gobble, gobble, fat turkeys are we.

Now if you can’t get the tune right,  here is a video link to what it’s supposed to sound like… (I have no clue who these people are, I just know they know how the tune goes. )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBqQnzhlAkY

So anyway today I woke up to this…

Thanksgiving Rainbow

Yay! A thanksgiving rainbow!

So I want to ask you all a question….What are you most thankful for this year? I am most thankful for my Father in heaven and my Ohana. =)

Have a blessed thanksgiving!

I love Baby Beach in Sprecklesville…and turtles at Ho’okipa!

11/23/2010 § Leave a comment

Wow! Two amazing things in one day!

So I met my friend at  Baby Beach this morning, but I didn’t go swimming, I just had fun taking pictures! The water was so crystal clear and serene.

Baby Beach at Sprecks

Baby Beach, Sprecks

Serene Beach

Serene, crystal clearness

There were plenty of people on the beach but I found a small little cove that I wrote these words…

Aloha

To write Aloha in the sand

Things I love about Maui!!!

Sand is one of those things...

So as I went about my stressful day…I was anticipating my friend’s birthday beach evening. We had fun surfing, even though we got caught in some sets that were head high at least. It makes you realize how precious life is. It’s probably the 100th time I’ve almost died at Ho’okipa and her first. We made it and we are totally fine. We ate a bit and then took pictures….of our toes!

Toes in the sand

Who needs a pedicure...when there is a beach!

So then it started to get dark…and we knew what that meant. Turtles! We were careful not to get too close, that’s why the pictures are a bit blurry. They crept up on the beach and started to sleep.

Honu

Honu

I work for Happy Honu Comfort Gear aka Tikitales so it makes me really excited when I actually see a Happy Honu!

On a side note, Thanksgiving is coming! Woop woop! Time for stuffing yourself with turkey and pumkin pie.

Now, this is a little weird cause usually people ask, “What is your favorite thanksgiving food?” or something like that. Well, I’m gonna ask…What is your least favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?

My least favorite would have to be, the cranberry sauce with real cranberries. I don’t like crunching on things when I am trying to enjoy the jello substance.

Don’t forget to comment and give your answer!

I love my Ohana!

11/17/2010 § 1 Comment

“Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind” – Lilo and Stitch

My Ohana (oh-ha-nuh) could be my biological family, my circle of friends, my fellow Christians…but today I’m gonna write about my family.

My parents, Grace and Steve, met on Maui. My father is from California and my mother is from…(you’ll never guess)…Virginia! Yeah. She grew up on a farm way out in the Shenandoah Valley. She came to Maui to be a nanny and also because she felt God calling her here. Dad came because he loved to surf. Yes surf. It’s his passion. He was pro a long time ago and he knows all the famous people from back then. I love telling people that my dad knows the founder of Hurley, Maui Built, and tons others (I just can’t remember then right now).  He is also an entrepreneur. He currently has his own business, New Life Marble Restoration. He cleans and restores all kinds of natural stone and concrete. I’m very proud of him.

Wedding in Keanae

A Very Keanae Wedding

Anyway so they met at Church and from their first date to when the wedding bells rang in Keanae, was about 7 months. I was born about a year and a half later.

Now I was an only child for about 18 months. Haha…my brother (also one of my best friends), Stevie was born. My parents then decided, 2 kids were enough for right then. We moved to Haiku. When Stevie was 6, Robert was born. And then Jeremiah. We moved to Makawao and Sammy was born. Haha…so many births!

Christmas 2008

I love all my brothers so much. I really wanted a sister for the longest time but that just didn’t happen. I’m okay with it now cause I just love boys, how they are so rough and tough. Its true I never learn to be dainty, but I don’t care. I am not a tomboy. Haha. I think it kept me grounded, having all brothers (and the Lord), I wasn’t ever interested in styles or trends. I was just me.

I Love Them!

We are a family, we love each other even though we get irritated. We laugh together, we have struggles, we talk, we listen. We are an Ohana and nobody gets left behind.

Hey! I wanna know what your favorite family pastime is? Mine is when we all start getting the giggles and can’t stop, no matter what we say it is just so funny!

Aloha Nui Loa!

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