Update on life

Well, since I took a little while off “life” to showcase our amazing honeymoon. So here are the life updates I’ve missed.

  • We haven’t been home all week since the honeymoon. The week after, I went to Hot Springs to research my historical project on prostitution for a night, then we went home for Easter.
  • Easter was great. Tyler’s mom Nancy came home with us and hung out with my family. Got to do the egg thing with my cousins, and eat dad’s amazing BBQ.
  • Then last week, I went to Memphis for the SSCA conference. It was great. As my first academic conference, I loved it. I presented a paper on marriage portrayals on the internet. It went awesome. I love being the center of attention, and I guess academic ventures are no different.
  • Tyler has had lots of trouble at the shop. He had a bike get stolen and wrecked. He didn’t find any new bikes at the auction last week. His alarm system has been going crazy. So I have a stressed hubby who I try to keep calm and happy.
  • Its 3 weeks till finals, so I have 2 papers to write, 1 to finish, a grant to write, and a research project to work on. I’m spending LOTS of time in the library, but I’m super productive when I’m there.
  • We are apartment hunting. Its kinda fun, but I want to find the perfect place for us for the next year. House hunting must be torture knowing you will BUY not just rent. Eek. Thats for later thankfully!
  • We got our wedding pictures and video back! I’m waiting on the picture CD to post pictures, but here is our video. Its just a 3 minute trailer and I love it!

Tyler and Brittney Lee from Ryan Feero on Vimeo.

Honeymoon Chapter 9

Our last morning in Hawaii, I got up and put on my swimsuit. I went outside and unfortunately for my tan, it was sprinkling. But luckily for my eyes and camera, rain in Hawaii means rainbows. Rainbows you can see both ends of and that look 5 feet away. Beautiful.
The rain stopped, so I went back downstairs. Rain again. But, a second rainbow.

Once Tyler got up, we packed and said goodbye to our condo. 🙁
We ventured down to Lahaina and had lunch at a local spot, Aloha Mixed Plate and had some of the best food! Local favorite foods like some Korean ribs, Korean BBQ, and yummy chicken dishes.

Then we did our last little bit of shopping, and ate our 4th helping of Hula Ice Cream and Cookies. Tyler loved Kona Mud Pie (its made on the island at a local creamery!)
I loved their ice cream sandwhiches. This one was Haupia (coconut) ice cream and a mango pineapple cookie. Yum!

Then we drove to the Io Valley and it was cool, misty, and beautiful. The difference on the scenery of the island was amazing. It was so lush and rainy here.
We walked up to the Io Needle. It was cool.
We also walked down by this stream. They get 400 inches of rain per year…this stream sure was flowing!
Then we headed home. We flew a long flight home over night, and were exhausted when we got home…sleeping from 6 p.m. until the next morning when we got up to go to school/work. But it was an amazing honeymoon!

Honeymoon Chapter 8

On Friday, we drove the Road to Hana. There are soo many stops you could take, but Tyler’s knee was bothering him, so we were a little choosey at our stops so we didn’t wear him out. My favorite stop was when we turned to go down into this little coastal town and got a giant Hawaiian Shaved Ice! Finally! I’d been wanting one the whole trip, but hadn’t had one until our last full day there!
This was our view while enjoying our goodies!
The Road to Hana is full of waterfalls! This one was just off the road.
We stopped to potty at a state park, and walked a little ways to this beautiful waterfall and pool.
This was our FAVORITE spot! The black sand beach! It was gorgeous!

There were little caves and lava tubes all over. We explored this one!
Then we found a red sand beach. The trail down to it was washed out, but we admired it from above.
We drove a little past Hana to the Seven Sacred Pools (which there are more than 7 and they were never considered sacred! haha). The tide was too high so they wouldn’t let you swim in them.
We drove home along the south coast of the island, which was beautiful (but my camera was on a funny setting, so all the pictures are really blueish)…and then we went to Duke’s for dinner. We had this romantic little corner table with this view…
We finished off our dinner with Hula Pie…the best dessert on the island!
Ty and me after dinner.

Honeymoon Chapter 7

On this day, we got up early to go on a snorkel cruise to Molokini Crater. We had breakfast on the boat. I am not naked in this photo, I have on a strapless swimsuit.
The water was a little rough, but it was beautiful there!

We saw an eel! I found it in the water! I was so proud to spot it!
Us in the water before swimming over to the reef shelf where the water drops off.
This is Hawaii’s state fish…the humuhumunukunukuapuaa. It was pretty!
This is Molokini Crater as we were driving off. We had a BBQ lunch on the boat before we left.
We got home and sat on our lanai and saw a bunch of whales!
And we saw this gorgeous sunset!
And I grilled out for dinner…yum.
Steaks and grilled veggies. yum yum yum!