Tuesday, June 28, 2011

what rhymes with rat...cat!!!!

Well, last night God answered our prayer to find a cat to give a good home to (and hopefully chase off/kill the rats). I checked craigslist last night and behold there was a lady looking to give a cat away, and we jumped on the opportunity. So at about 9 pm last night, I brought Amber home. (That's her given name, but that may change. We'll see.) Kelsey and I are already starting to really like her. She has really quickly adapted to our studio which we were really excited about. She is a really mellow and sweet cat, and absolutely LOVES our attention. It has been pretty fun having her here so far, and we are really looking forward to having her around for a long time... :)


Sunday, June 26, 2011


We have had an infestation of rats, yes rats. These little nasty creatures have decided to join our life in paradise. As unwelcomed as they are, they have entered our home, mind you our very very tiny home, by the dozens. Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but David did kill 4 yesterday, and we found one today. YUCK!! David wanted me to mention that he wrestled down and killed 7 rats Samson-style by himself:)
We have tried the poison, and although working slowly, doesn't seem to be solving the problem. So what's our plan B, you ask? CAT. We are praying for a cat that needs a good home and comes with all the gadgets (litter box and such)...and hopefully is an excellent rat killer.

David has had to work night shifts Monday-Thursday, so I was left alone when these sneaky creatures invaded. Needless to say I did not get much sleep, as I slept with one eye open most of the night. So would you join us in prayer for a cat. We need God's perfect rat killer.

This week has been so busy with work, praise God! And already Monday-Friday is almost fully booked with only a couple seats available. We can now start booking our afternoon trips!! Well, maybe, because that does interfere with kiting. And speaking of kiting, I seem to be going out everyday and my sessions (riding time) is getting longer and longer wind permitting. Every time I go out I thank God for giving me this time to follow my dream.

Well your prayers are appreciated. We are in a season of season God's provision and faithfulness, despite this rat problem:)

If we get a cat...what should we name it??


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Whew! What an incredible but busy week!

Dani and Ryan (roomie from college and her hubby) came to visit. She and I both did the internship in Hilo, HI, back in 2007, and this was her first time being back since then. We had such a great time catching up with them, and also spent some very special time with our Hilo friends too. From waterfalls, lychee picking, beach, swimming with dolphins, and lots of eating...we had such a wonderful week.

David and I, during that time, got an increase in work hours. So needless to say we were juggling a lot, but God gave us the grace, strength and sleep that we needed to make each day so very memorable with these special people.

More to come!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Umauma Zip Line

Aloha family and friends,

I apologize for not having written for a while. Time seems to fly by. Well, can you believe it is already June? I sure can't.

Adventure X Rafting seems to keep me busy. Not only am I working boat crew, but I'm doing the reservations and marketing. We've had some great trips and interaction with the dolphins. I think the best day of the season was Saturday. There were over 100 dolphins just chilling next to our boat. Our guests were able to spend over an hour in the water with them. They were swimming all around us, underneath us, and even next to us. I was able to get in the water and try to get some underwater camera shots, we'll see how those turn out. On Sunday, David and I and the captain and his wife went to Umauma Experience to go Zip lining. We have worked out a referral partnership, and are looking forward to the opportunity to generate business for one another. I also will be working for them (the zipline company) as a subcontractor for sales on the west side of the island. God is good!

David seems to be enjoying his job at Target. He really likes the people he works with, and the 4 am morning don't seem to be so bad:) Although he is like a Zombie leaving the house (I'm learning he doesn't function well...yet...that early in the morning). His hours seem to be increasing, and he has been told he is on track to become some sort of leader in the store within a year.

We've really enjoyed going to church Thursday nights at the community night at YWAM (University of the Nations). Our hope is to get plugged in soon to a group of Christian folks...we miss the fellowship.

Speaking of fellowship, we are so looking forward to Dani and Ryan coming out on Friday! Dani was my roomie in college, she and I did the internship in Hilo back in 2007 and became attached at the hip:) She is a wonderful friend to me, and I am so looking forward to spending time with them for a little over a week. We'll be staying on the Hilo side, house sitting for the Harris's (horses, cows, goats, dogs, and cats...oh and a bunny). We are also excited to see our Hilo friends, and hopefully catch up with many of them.

Why is it that summer seems so long in getting here, and once it is here, you can't seem to slow it down. I hope you find rest and relaxation this summer...and my challenge to you...go do something you have never done before:)

Oh, and by the way, I reached a breakthrough in kiteboarding. I spent over an hour kiteboarding...I guess I'm officially a kiter:)

Signing out,