Monday, November 30, 2009

The BEST time with Nana & Grandpa!

Well, Thanksgiving break was so fun. So much fun with my parents and so glad they came out. Sad as always to see them go. We did lots of stuff that we had been wanting to do since we moved here. We saw Akaka Falls, Steam Vents at the volcano, snorkeled at Honaunau, did our free glass bottom boat ride, ate fresh mahimahi that Nathan caught, lots of trips to costco & walmart, shopped at Macy's, & we got out on a date to see The Blind Side, which I really liked too. Nathan had most of the week off and we took Dallas out of school too! Sadie learned how to walk and dance! Lots of fun memories. We are always spoiled like crazy!!! I learned how to play the games FARKLE & SKIPBO! My parents got us Christmas tree so we are ready for the holidays now! Mahalo Dad & Mom!! Here are lots of pictures!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Birthdays & My Parents are HERE!

So Dallas & Sadie both had great birthdays!! Dallas is now 5 and very happy to be 5. She had her birthday on Monday. She went to school, played with toys and then we went out to eat. Fun birthday but she had a big Fancy Nancy party yesterday. 10 little girls--three 8 year old helpers, lots of dress up, parfaits, makeup, photo-shoots, and a lifesaver friend that helped pull it off.
And then my parents flew in last night!!! It is so great to have them. Here are picts from the birthdays and I will have to upload the picts with my parents in them soon.
Brenna is now READY for her 3rd birthday in January. Although she was spoiled with gifts of her own even though it wasn't her bday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


We are so lucky that she is in our family! Here are a few of my favorite picts that Nathan has taken of her. Nathan is on Oahu for most the day but we are going to have a birthday dinner for her tonight! I will post pictures later of her fun day!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wings Recipe

So here is the recipe for Nathan's wings. They are so good. We had some today--pretty yummy. We have been sick for the last few weeks with Roseola & the flu. We are crossing our fingers for more luck next week. 1 week from today Sadie will be 1 and then Dallas will be 5 shortly after! Then my parents come!

Nathan’s Deep Fried Chicken Wings

2 tbsp Garlic Powder

1 ½ tbsp Cayenne Pepper

1 tbsp Paprika

½ tsp Black Pepper

1 Cup Flour

1 Cup buttermilk (1 cup milk with 1 tsp. white vinegar. Sit 5 min)

Defrost Wings (we have been buying frozen). Mix paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper & flour together in bowl. Set aside. In separate bowl mix chicken with spices (to taste) and buttermilk. Put in fridge for 2 hours to marinate.After 2 hours, take out of fridge and cover each wing in flour mixture.Deep fry 1 layer of wings at 350 degrees(about 6 wings) for 10 minutes. If still frozen, add more minutes.

Wing Sauce

2/3 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce

1/3 cup melted butter

Melt butter and mix with hot sauce.