28 April 2008

Weekend update

This weekend was so busy it was a blur. It started (for me) bright and early on Friday morning. I had to be out the door at 6 am...showered, dressed, and hair done, for an hour long drive to the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua, to do a geoteaming event. For those that don't know what that is, it is a lot like geocaching, only with a different purpose. The short explaination is: it is a team building activity for corporations using GPS technology and aspects of geocaching. I am hired as a geotech for the events here on Maui, and I teach people how to use their GPS units, and assist them in locating caches hidden in a specific area. The course is designed specifically for the event, and when the event is over, we clean up the course of all the caches. If you want to know the long explanation visit: http://www.geoteaming.com/ I have done six geoteaming events since last April. They are really a lot of fun. So anyway, I spent the day out in the sun, trying to keep up with a group of 9 people on a mission to collect the most caches and win the prize at the end. The hotel property is on a hill, and we ran (actually they technically aren't allowed to run) so we were speed walking for two hours...on the beach, up hills, and all around the resort.

Friday night, we took my geoteaming friend, Tanya, from Austin, TX out to dinner. She is a course designer, and I have worked for her for four of the six events I have done. She is really fun. We took her to our favorite local restaurant...Da Kitchen. They have the best local food. Saturday we took Tanya and Andrew (the other employee here for the geoteaming event) out to our favorite snorkeling beach in Lahaina for most of the day. I even went snorkeling for a good 30 min with Caleb and London. I actually had a really good time, and didn't have such a hard time putting my face in the water. At about 2pm, we finally got out of the water and went to eat at a little outdoor beach grill, and then went to Cold Stone for dessert. We said good bye to my friends...I probably won't be doing any more events, because we are moving, and headed home. We had one hour to be showered and dressed in nicer clothes, because Darwin and I were asked to teach dance at a Stake Priest/Laurel (kids 16 - 18 yr. old from church, for the island of Maui) etiquette dinner and dance. We taught them an easy group dance and then a few swing moves, and then they turned on some music and had the dance.

Sunday, after church, Darwin and I were asked to speak at the Stake Adpotion fireside. We both spoke for about 20 minutes, and we had our children sing "I Am a Child of God" (and I played the piano for them.) Darwin did really good on his talk, and I bawled through most of mine. They also had another lady speak who had adopted two children at birth, who are now teenagers, and also her daughter spoke about growing up as an adopted child. Another lady sang a song, and then the LDS Family Services representative for Maui spoke to us. It was a really good fireside.

Anyway, today I am just trying to get the quilt done and relaxing. It only has the binding left to do, so it should be done in the next day or two. I guess I should put a little in here about everyone else too. Darwin had fun in Florida with his parents and his brother's family. He has been busy with work and is trying to get our move stuff ironed out...when to ship the car, when to have the movers come, and all the other little stuff we have to do before we take off. Brooklin is in a free sewing class after school on Tue. & Thurs. and she came home with a pillow case last week that she had made. Caleb made "Wildcat" of the month at school, and got a certificate for perfect attendance this quarter...and I think he has gotten it for the whole year as well. London also got perfect attendance, and she is getting ready to be baptized in June. Isaiah has another mohawk, and we just got his acceptance for an IEP for speech...he is very hard to understand, and they are going to pull him out of class at school for 40 min a week to help him with his speech. I think that is all for now, and I will put up a video or two of us out snorkeling at baby beach...in another post, since I really need to get on the ball and get some stuff done today.

1 comment:

Graham Family said...

I'm so sad for you that you don't get to do anymore geoteaming events. I know that you really loved them. But on the other hand, I am so glad you are moving again because we are very excited to see you this summer. Also, we are hoping to make it to Juneau this round as a family.