Monday, June 25, 2012

Back from vacation

I'm really not sure what to blog about. It's Monday so I should be blogging about Math for Math Monday. And I have notes on chapter 3 of Math Workstations and I have things left to share from the math workshop I went to a couple of weeks ago. But I'm still recovering from our long flight back. We left Hawaii at 9:15 on Saturday night and didn't get home Sunday at almost 10. Yesterday was my birthday and it didn't even feel like it. We were in 3 different airports. So when we got back into Gatlinburg we went to eat some pizza to celebrate. So last night was our first night in our home together. I'm still working on getting things cleaned up and organized and Chris is bringing a load of his stuff home today. So life is still a little crazy. So now that I've given you all my excuses as to why there is no Math monday today. It might have to be Math Tuesday. Plus there are 3 book studies for me to blog about and I'd like blog about my vacation to Hawaii. It was the most beautiful place I've ever been. I reached over 350 followers while I was gone. I hope to get a giveaway together this week to celebrate. I bought a couple of Hawaiian themed post it note pads to go with the giveaway.
So now that I've rambled on and on about not much of anything but I think I'll share some vacation pictures with you.
This is how I enjoy beach vacations. An umbrella and my kindle.

Chris rented a convertible Camero. Book em Danno was heard quite a bit.

We stayed 2 nights in Waikiki. This is diamond head and our view from the beach.
We went to Pearl Harbor. It was such a cool experience. We rode the boat over to the Arizona memorial.

We moved up to the North Shore for the rest of the week. This was our view from our hotel room. It was so gorgeous.

We spent a day at the Polynesian cultural center. It was so cool. I am feeling very inspired and there is a good possibility I have a unit coming up on Hawaii.
Chris took a surfing lesson. He also went swimming with the sharks the day before. I was afraid to take pictures with my phone on the boat because we were being tossed about so much. I didn't swim in the cage but you could see a ton of sharks from the boat. It was so cool.

We visited the Dole Pineapple Plantation. There was the most amazing pineapple ice cream.

This is one of my favorite pictures I took and then instagramed. While at the pineapple plantation, this lady told us about a spot on the beach where the sea turtles come up on the shore. It was so cool. When the wave would break, you could see half a dozen turtles swimming. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
This is us in the Seattle airport at about 7 in the morning.After flying all night from Hawaii.

In true teacher fashion, I came home with 5 books to use with my students. I got a cool book on Pearl Harbor and another book on airplanes. Then 2 books from the Polynesian cultural center and one on the pineapple plantation. These are a few of the books that I found. So expect some activities about Hawaii and Pearl Harbor. I am definitely enamored with Hawaii. I have some other ideas to incorporate some Hawaiian traditions. But for now, Maholo (Thank you) for reading my non school related post about my trip.


  1. What an amazing trip!! Can't wait to read more about it!! And congratulations on the wedding!!

    Heather (

  2. I bet you are missing Hawaii! What an adventure!

  3. Looks like you had a great time...welcome home! Can't wait to hear about it next week when we meet up....eeeek!!!

    P.S. Have you entered my giveaway?

  4. It looks like you had a blast on your honeymoon! Hawaii is still one of my favorite vacation memories! I would love to go back again someday!