Halloween 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Sydney got her Aerial!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sydney has been practicing so hard for the past two months. Every night she practices in our backyard--after dinner and homework is finished. Finally on Friday night, in acro class, she was able to do her aerial twice. The next day, I had her go to a gymnastics coach so he could help her with the correct form. Mark took this video after she had already practiced for almost a half hour with the coach so she was pretty tired. We are so excited for her!!! She did a few aerials in our living room today, which kind of scares me. I'm still a little nervous about how she flings herself up in the air.



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mark and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Hawaii this year! It was the best place I have been so far! We stayed in Waikiki on Oahu. Waikiki beach was about a block away from the hotel.
Of course since we are Poulsen's we had to stop at Costco to load up on supplies like beach towels and giant cream puffs and Doritos (for Mark). I fell in love with the gelato in the sugar waffle cones for only $1.50. Seriously they were so yummy. We stopped back a few times during the week just so we could have a gelato cone. I am so sad that none of the Costco's in AZ seem to carry the gelato on the food court menu.
This was Kailua beach. It was amazing to see beaches that look picture postcard perfect. Our favorite beach was Lanikai which was actually about 1/2 mile from Kailua. The sand (at Lanikai beach) was white, super soft and the beach was that perfect turquoise blue. It was gorgeous.
Mark and I went to see Pearl Harbor one of the days. While we were there, we also visited the U.S.S. Arizona (battleship) and toured a submarine. The submarine was so tight that it made the battleship seem large and roomy--even though it wasn't in the least bit.
We did a little surfing on Waikiki beach along with hundreds of other tourists.
One of our favorite places we visited was the Polynesian Cultural Center on the other side of the island. We tried the fresh poi and it really wasn't too bad! We both loved the buffet in the evening and the night show "Ha Breath of Life".

Other fun things we did while we were there was tons of snorkeling...no pictures because we were always in the water. Seriously, we snorkeled almost every day and at almost all the beaches we went to. One afternoon we hiked to Manoa Falls which was kind of inland a bit--in a jungle. I can't forget my favorite place we ate at was Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill. The other wonderful thing about Oahu was the weather. It was nice to breathe fresh air and walk around outside without the heat from Phoenix. I definitely think we will have to take the kids back during the summer.


Sydney Baptism 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011


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