Mahalo for the Memories

Mahalo for the Memories

I wasn’t sure if being married would be any different than how we were before.  But I definitely tried to be a better companion.  I started out being Mrs. Courtney with an influx of cooking new meals and trying to dress up more for my husband.  That lasted until every “new” dinner adventure burnt or … Continue reading

A Life Without Borders

A Life Without Borders

Putting two adventurers together can be a little crazy.  If one adventurer marries another adventurer… well, then life gets interesting.  Let me take you back to the first time Chris and I went out to dinner.  It wasn’t a planned date per-say. I needed help with creating a website so I thought I would call … Continue reading

Our Wedding

Our Wedding

This past weekend, my parents sat around a fire with my aunt and uncle reminiscing about our wedding.  My Uncle Ted said, “You can tell people all about the wedding.  You can describe all the details.  But you have no idea how special it was unless you were there.  It was so spiritual and you … Continue reading

Twas the Night Before Our Wedding

Twas the Night Before Our Wedding

Our rehearsal was a perfect day by itself.  I spent the majority of the morning at the pool with my bridesmaids and mom just relaxing and laughing. Like I’ve said before, our wedding wasn’t a stressful affair.  The planning was so much fun and even though there were challenges (like living 4,000 miles away from … Continue reading

This Could Be A Thanksgiving Post

This Could Be A Thanksgiving Post

I know, I know. I need the wedding blog post.  I am just super overwhelmed with the thought of putting the words and images in my head from that day down in a blog post.  But we did just get our professional photos sooo it shall be soon.  I have had so many good blog … Continue reading

Friends and Family are Interchangeable Words

Friends and Family are Interchangeable Words

On October 15, 2011… the party plane landed in Honolulu, Hawaii.  They were the first but not the last of a huge group of family and friends that came to spend our wedding with us.  There is not enough “thank yous” to give to these amazing people.  The love and support that they have shown … Continue reading

The Gillespie’s Take Over Oahu

The Gillespie’s Take Over Oahu

I believe I owe you all some blog posts.  I often start my blogs in the shower.  That’s right.  Just about the time I start to lather, rinse, repeat I am writing snippets of my next blog in my head.  Due to the tons of shampoo and conditioner people left us after the wedding I … Continue reading

$8 For a Box of Cereal. Sheesh.

$8 For a Box of Cereal. Sheesh.

I need to blog. Obviously.  But I was having trouble with what to start with.  Here were some of my openers that I decided to can.  You can thank me for not taking you down some of these roads… Terrible Blog Openers: I went to buy cereal today and the box I wanted was $8.  … Continue reading