Thursday, November 27, 2008


Aaron started his new job at Turtle Bay Golf just a few weeks ago. Lucky for us, we get all the FREE golf we want. Little did I know that this would entail Aaron wanting to go golfing ALL the time. I have really had no choice but to try it out. The farthest I have made it has been to the driving range. Although I have hit a few balls on the course, I prefer to be Aaron's "Cady". I just can't seem to hit the ball on my first swing. It generally takes me about 3 or 4 times before I can actually hit the ball... and then all I get from Aaron is… "Are you being serious right now?" Then I sarcastically say back… "No Aaron... I want to miss the ball on purpose." Thanks for that comment Aaron. Sorry that this is only my SECOND time golfing. I really wish I could do better, but running is my thing... not golfing. Besides, I get bored after about the 4th hole, but just at about this same time, the refreshment cart comes along and I treat myself with a few chocolate chip cookies, which my husband can't eat since he's a diabetic. Oh well. I need something to tide me over for the next 5 hours while Aaron hits more than one ball at the T (more like 5) so that he can practice different shots. Its more like we're playing with 5 other golfers. Golf is a long long game... and it's even longer when he plays it this way. By the time we get to the 18th hole, i'm ready to stop playing golf and I never want to go back... but somehow I find myself at the exact same place on Aaron's next day off!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our First Car

Say goodbye to WALKING! Aaron and I bought our first car... 1996 Honda Accord. I've lived in Hawaii for over 2 years without a car. I think I deserve this. No more walking to school in the hot hot sun finally getting there totally drenched in sweat , no more caring home an arm full of groceries, no more begging our friends to borrow their cars, and best of all no more MOPED (which still doesn't work $450 later)! We love having a car on the island.

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

So... it was our first Halloween. Last minute, we decided to buy some pumpkins. The pictures and videos tell it all!

A Day at the ZoOo

Slip n' Slide

Align Center

Have you ever seen a slip n' slide at a beach park? Check this out...

Honeymoon to Rosarito Mexico

La Fonda
Surf Spot... K58

Bed & Breakfast we stayed at

Pineapple Icecream

We love the tracker... We drove it around all summer!


My first day back in California was definitely unexpected. We had started hinting of the idea of marriage to each other over the past week, but we were thinking more of getting married either in December or waiting until spring. I honestly still don't know what exactly happened that day, but we went out to dinner at El Torito (one of our favorite restaurants) and decided to go home and tell Aaron's parents that we wanted to get married on August 16th... 3 1/2 weeks away! I'm not gonna lie, we were nervous about what reactions were coming our way. We did it though. We went home and told R-Dawg and Sher-bear (Ralph & Sherri). They were taken back a little... by the way, Aaron's sister Christina had just had her wedding the weekend before. Just when they thought all the wedding stuff was over... we hit them with another one. You can't blame them, I mean we hadn't even been dating for that long and half of our dating relationship had been over the phone. Things seemed a little bit uneasy that night, but by morning, Sher-bear was already helping us with the wedding plans. The next thing we had to do was tell my parents. They actually took it pretty well. My mom kind of already knew about what was going on from us talking, so my dad was prepared with some things to say in case he did get the phone call telling him I was getting married. The funny part is that my dad didn't even end up saying any of the things he was planning on saying. I guess it just seemed right. They had really liked Aaron when he had come up to visit. Now the worst part was over, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Planning a wedding is the most time consuming thing I have ever done. When the time is right, things will all work out. We were able to get the reception location reserved quickly, invitations were designed by Aaron's cousin Chris, and my dress ended up being the very first one I tried on. It was the most hectic but exciting time of my life. My wedding was everything I had ever wanted. We got married in the Newport Beach Temple and had our reception at a poolhouse right on the bay. My immediate family flew down along with my best friend Amy, and then later had another reception in Washington where I am from. All of our closest friends and family were there. We had big laterns as our center pieces that we lit up with candles. My colors were black, champayne, and pearl. Aaron's parents had put together an awesome dinner for everyone... mexican food! My favorite part about our wedding reception is when we were leaving and everyone was on the beach with sparklers as we left the reception on a kayak. There were clear skies and the moon was huge. We got to go around the bay and then drove to our hotel in the tracker. This was one of the most memorable days of my life... and I couldn't have picked a better person to spend it with!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Washington & California

Aaron had gone home for the spring and summer semesters, while I had planned on staying in Hawaii for spring and summer. We did manage to plan a trip to see each other in June. Aaron had actually come up to Washington for the weekend while I was visiting my family, and then I went to California for a week after that. When Aaron was up in Washington, we ran a 5K race with my mom and sisters, I showed him Deception Pass Bridge, and took him to Seattle. While I was visiting Aaron in California, he had planned something fun to do for everyday that I was there. Disneyland was the best! Since Aaron only lives 15 minutes from there, we got to go twice that week. The summer firework show was awesome! Aarons grandparents live on Balboa Penninsula, so we would ride our beach cruisers to the ferry, and then rode to their house. It was right on the beach. Aaron introduced me to the beach game SmAsHbAlL. You have two paddles and hit a ball back and forth. We got 100 hits that week. Later on our honeymoon though, we made 500 hits. We spent alot of time at the beach. Going to Rosarito Mexico was one of my favorite days. It takes about an hour and a half to get down there from where Aaron lives. We have a friend named Pam who lives there and she invited us to come down and hang out. She lives right on the ocean. One of my favorite parts about going to Mexico was hearing Aaron talk in spanish. Since I was there for the 4th of July, we went to a family friends house who lived in the Hills of Newport. Aaron's mom was actually a nurse for Clint who lives there. We could see almost every firework show because we were so high up. The week went by way too fast. I did not want to leave, but I had to go back to Hawaii. I had planned to be an EFY counselor and my little sister was coming out for it. It hadn't even been a week that I had been home before we decided that we wanted to spend the rest of the summer together. After EFY was over, I went right back to California...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

...How it all started...

I thought, since this is my first post, I should tell a little bit about Aaron and I's history. I knew of Aaron from school, but I never had really thought anything of him. My best friend Amy had just moved out here and I wanted to introduce her to some of my friends. We just happened to go over to Aaron's house and that was the first time I had really talked to him. He was crazy, but lots of fun, so we hung out every now and then after that. I was going for a run one night and decided to stop by his house on my way home. I honestly wasn't thinking anything of it. I just wanted to be friends. I mean, any of you who have met Aaron would know how entertaining and fun he is to be with. We talked for a minute and he asked me if I wanted a ride home on his moped. Of course I did so we went over to my house. One thing we always joke about is how Aaron would do a break check while I was on the back so that I would hold him tighter. That's Aaron Bobik for ya. When we got back to my house, me and my roomate Amy started talking about a school dance that was coming up. It was called "Winter Ball" and it was going to be on the Star of Honolulu cruiseship. We thought it would be fun to go with a bunch of friends. There was actually someone I was suppose to kind of go with, but I didn't want to go with him AT ALL, so I got Aaron to go with me instead. (I just told the other guy that I had already promised Aaron) Some might say that's mean but you gotta to what you gotta do... right? Anyways, that was it. We were going to the dance together. The dance was that Saturday. We hung out quit a bit that week. I love it because we would go running together or play tennis. I remember the night before the dance we went to a volleyball game that one of his friends from Newbury Park was playing in. It wasn't until that night when I realized that I might acutally have a crush on this guy. Aaron although has a different opinion. He thinks I wanted him since the first day we hung out. WHATEVER! So we went to the dance together with a few other couples. We had alot of fun. I still remember when he held my hand for the first time that night. He also tried to kiss me... figures. We couldn't have had a better first date. The next day, Aaron called me again and asked if I wanted to hang out. This time, he took me to Kawela Bay with a few of his other friends. We actually made torches to take with us for when we went through the woods to get to the ocean. This is where it all started... and i guess we all know what happened next!