Saturday, April 19, 2008

Final post from Hawaii

So, it took some convincing today, but Natalee and I took off to the windward side of the island and rented a sea kayak.  I know what you are thinking...I've done that and it was lame and frustrating, etc., etc.  Well, that's because you didn't know what you were doing, or maybe because you didn't have anywhere to go.  I agree, sea kayaking down the coast doesn't make any sense and probably isn't any fun.  But, Nat and I went out about 2 miles to a bird sanctuary island called the Mokulas.  We walked around, snorkeled (we saw a sea turtle), and ate lunch staring at the beautiful island of Oahu.  Then we headed back in and Natalee almost dumped the boat over trying to jump in.  All in all, we didn't have any mishaps and it was a great day.  Then we came back and played in the pool for a couple hours.  Tomorrow morning we are going to get up early and head to Pear Harbor.  Apparently Natalee's grandpa was in the Air Force and she said she'll feel like a bad American if she doesn't go, so we're going.  Then we will fly out and get back in to DFW at 5am...then we'll try to stay up all day so we can go to sleep at a normal hour.  I'm so, so, so glad I'm taking off Monday as well.  See y'all soon.

Here's the view from our island to Oahu
Me and Natalee on the way back to the leeward side
The view right before we went into the tunnel
she's adorable!!!

Ironically enough, there was lots of birds on the bird sanctuary island...


smartypantsless said...

Pear Harbor? Was that some lesser known battle involving fruit and slingshots?

But at least you got one thing right--Natalee is adorable, as always.

It looks like you guys had a rad vacation. That is awesome.

John and Natalee Warren said...

Tina- that is hilarious! John didn't even know he had typo- we just thought that was your usual sense of humor! We miss you!

The Mays Family said...

I have had so much fun reading your blog while you were on vacation. It sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing Hawaii with us poor people back in Texas. It was good to see you guys this morning at church.

Nat Pat said...

oh wow! i am trying to rejoice with you guys but confess that i am a bit jealous! looks like y'all had a great trip.

Elaine said...

Warrens! I miss you guys! It sounds like life is lovely, and you have been having tons of fun. I went back and read all your old stuff. I'm posting a link to your page on my blog so I remember to say "hi"!
I'm jealous of the Hawaii trip, it looks fantastic. Thanks for posting all the pics so we can live our lives vicariously through yours. :)
I'm convinced that God is doing wonderous things in your lives, Natalee you are going to be an AMAZING teacher. Be encouraged! Hope church is going well for you John! River West misses you desperately. Hope we can see you some time soon.
Jeff and I are doing well. He's started a Masters in Fishery Science, and rocking at it. I'm loving the hospital thing, and enjoying only working 3 days a week. I just got back from a trip to Alaska, you can see picks of my adorable nieces on my blog (
Aaaand.... I'm pregnant :)
Yes, it's true... Jeff and I are having a kiddo some time in December. I'm only seven weeks. Pray for us!!
We love you guys so much! You are in our prayers.