Frankie the Shipboarding Officer aboard the USS Ronald Reagan

A cool experience I really wanted to post. Since Frankie is the Shipboarding Officer for all foreign and US Navy ships he got to bill the USS Ronald Reagan and supply some of their services; he also was able to get me to go on a tour of it with him. It was an awesome experience, the picture with the helicopter flying by it doesn't to it justice, because it doesn't have the front end of it, but it was huge. When it pulled into port it was really cool. All the guys were in their whites standing around the flight deck and there were 3 helicopters flying around it and a couple of other boats to protect it. All of the jets were out on the deck as well, which we got to go on, as you can see. We went up to the house and got a great view of the ship and also the Arizona Memorial in the background where soldiers from the Pearl Harbor attack are still inside the hull of that ship under the water and the USS Missouri is the ship behind it that was retired pretty recently. And there is Frankie in his camoflauge and hard-hat :) what a dork. But I am really proud of him for all of his hard-work.

Technical Difficulties? :)

Hey Everyone! We know it has been so long since we blogged, but we had a technical difficulty, actually I thought I had a technical difficulty, but I was actually trying to log on with the wrong account and I thought we got booted off blogger. Oops! So, now it is time to catch up on some pictures and what we have been up to. Here are a couple of pictures of us at a midpoint of a gorgeous ATV ride, and then in a Helicopter with a view of the mountains of Kaua'i.
We have been busy hiking, surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, which we don't actually have pictures of, but we will. Church here is great. We have an awesome ward. Frankie and I teach the Valiant 10 class and he is also 2nd Counselor of the Elders Quorum, so with that and his job he is super busy. We hang out a lot with people from his work and it seems there is always a BBQ, or other social function. Everyone is really fun and active out here; there is always so much to do. We have almost been married 11 months, and we really love it; we honestly can't believe that in a month it will have been a year already. It has gone by so fast and it is so much fun! Being in Hawaii is really like an extended honeymoon, besides the whole work and soon to be school thing, but it really feels like being on vacation everyday. We get to enjoy the beach regularly and the mountains, and the ocean and are just so blessed to be here, although we still do miss our awesome friends and family back on the mainland and around the world. Everyone better come visit us!