Preparing for 11:19 am.
Big wave coming for Hawaii from 8.9 earthquake in Chile.
No idea what to pack.
No idea what’s going on.
But I feel okay about it all.
So so glad my sister is here.
But it was one looooong day. Started before sunrise and finally finished after this beautiful sunset.
with a rooster cockadoodledooing up a storm outside my window.
I like it though. Yes… I like it very much.
Those silly roosters and chickens get me out of bed so I can go for a little run on the beach!
P.S. Guess who I get to see tonight…
I’ll give you one word… MATISYAHU!
I really love being Relief Society president.
I love it so much.
Tonight I had the opportunity to go to the hospital with these peeps and visit one of the sisters there who just had surgery. Took her home teachers with us and gave her a blessing. What beautiful experiences I’m being blessed with and great chances to give service.
I am just learning so much every day from my new calling. Yes I’ve got a lot a lot more to do, but it has been such a blessing in my life.
I really really love it.
This was my day today.
This was the other part of my day.
And this was the morning.
Homemade acai bowl.
Delicious and nutritious.
I surely love life here at BYU Hawaii.
But holy moly, I miss Jerusalem so much it hurts.
Watching these youtube videos of fellow Jerusalemers (One Day 1, One Day 2, Flashback 1, Flashback 2, Flashback 3) makes me wish I had a time machine so badly, so I could go back and do it all again. And a time machine would just be really cool in general.
Aside from time machines, I just bought this blessed song on itunes. Makes me miss Jerusalem even more.
I got done with class at 11 this morning. You know what that means…. adventure time!
We even saw some humpback whales out yonder.
Then we cruised around Kailua, found a sweet awesome marvelous health food store, ate a burrito, went to a thrift store, and got an acai bowl. How perfectly delightful is that?
And we listened to lots of sweet jams in the car too.
The Gambler by Fun was repeated many a time.
Listen to it. You will like it very much.
And I especially love days that are dedicated to them, days such as Presidents Day!
My roommate Hayley and I picked up our goodie friends Kenze and Lauren and cruised on down to Town. We dropped then off at Waikiki to go surfing and then we saw the sign for Diamond Head, so we very spontaneously decided to hike on up there. Twas so beautiful. I love this island.
Aaaaannnndddd…. Hayley and I had a super awesome dance party. It was most hilarious dance party ever. You should check out our video appropriately entitled “Spontaneity” on my facebook. I love dance parties, and presidents, and knee slaps.
After three hours of sleep and a little plane ride from Oahu to the Big Island, I went here, to the beautiful Kona Temple. Our temple in Laie has been closed for a year, so my ward planned a trip to the temple on Big Island. About 25 of us went and we had such a wonderful time.
After baptisms we really had nothing to do but sit around the temple grounds and laugh and take random pictures and have some serious bonding moments. I had such a good good good time.
This evening Hayley and I went for a run/walk/exploration. We went from Bikini Beach all the way to Pounders. There’s like a little coral bridge that you can walk on that connects the two beaches.
I also found a big pillar and tried meditating on it. And I found a sweet sandy camo hat, which I proceeded to wear for the rest of the exploration.
I really love exploring, and realized how much more I need to do that.
They sent me:
some yummy yummy wicked awesome chunky almond butter,
Saturday brought much happiness,
My dear friend Ting just posted this picture.
He would take so many beautiful pictures of us all.
I love these good old days.
And I really love all these people.
P.S. Exactly one year ago I discovered love nuts in Jericho. Oh how that moment changed the rest of my time in the Holy Land.
I was addicted to those things, as is clearly demonstrated in this post.
I have overcome my addiction, which is probably for the best, since I know longer have access to those little bits of Heaven.
Today I hiked to this wonderful lighthouse,
with these wonderful people,
Stacy and Medusa.
Wait, that’s not Medusa, that’s me and the wind!
I really really love wind.
Today’s windiness reminded me of when I was in the Galilee.
I was so in love with the wind there.
I was in love with everything there.
Especially with this day, and this moment.
This was honestly one of the best days ever.
I was in such a beautiful place,
with beautiful people,
learning beautiful things,
being beautifully happy.
I can’t seem to get over this homesickness for Jerusalem.
I don’t think I ever will… and I don’t want to.
I love February.
Tis such a loving month.
To celebrate this month and this time of St. Valentine, I made magical red popsicles!
I made some orange juice,
blended a bunch of frozen strawberries,
mixed them together,
filled tiny little cups full of my magical mixture,
put cute little plastic silverware in the cups,
stuck them in the freezer,
OJ Strawberry Popsicles!
Yum yum. What a delightfully fruity treat.