Thursday, October 16, 2008
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Yep, Tyson is now officially: Tyson A. Cluff, PA-C!!!!!! He took the test on September 3, 2008. Usually it takes two to three weeks to find out whether you passed, luckily for Tyson he found out the next day. Actually, luckily for ALL of us...he came home from the testing center in Pasadena certain that he had failed! His friends who had taken the test ALL told him that they felt like they failed too! He was in quite a BAD mood! So Thursday morning he went online just to see and when he logged in to his NCCPA website, across the top it said that he had passed the exam and that he was now a PA-C!!!!! My mom was wu-wuing and then we called my dad and he said, pick a place to eat to CELEBRATE! Everyone except for Matt and Raechel were able to come. We missed them, but had a great dinner with the rest of the fam!! Nothing like PF Chang's to celebrate!!!!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
He is sooooo CUTE!
He is soooooo FUNNY!
This is the swim outfit we got her while in Maui, we realized that with her skin the more covered she is the BETTER!!! This cute suit prevented some major sunburn!!
Soda and swimming pool, what more do you need?
The water balls were oh so popular this year! Riley had tons of fun!
Posted by Mindi at 9:08 PM
We wanted to go on a submarine, but they had height restrictions and we wanted to do this as a family. So, we went on a semi-sub called the reef dancer. It was fun, the kids loved it. We all got kinda sick, but each diver (there are two) found an octopus.
Posted by Mindi at 9:00 PM
We went to Lahaina to go on a semi-sub (that blog post is next), while we were waiting we found this cool courtyard with this huge tree and others grafted into it to support all of the extending branches - hard to explain - you get it, it was SUPER COOL!!
Posted by Mindi at 8:54 PM
Every year when my parent's family goes to Maui, they take this specific drive (no clue what the name of the road is), they call it the shave ice drive. Anywho, the road goes along the coast of the island and is very scenic and beautiful but extremely narrow and a little scary! The locals fly down the road and that gets a little crazy on the blind corners!!! We all made it there safely, only Cade puked (which he did very tidily in his Ziploc baggie - I was impressed!!!) We had the best Shave Ice EVER and took some pictures. After we drove to da kitchen (local restaurant) for the best dinner!!!!!!! Good times!
Posted by Mindi at 8:23 PM
The shore of Hana, this is definately the way to see Hana, the "road to Hana" should be named the "road to Pukville"!
So we totally splurged and Ty, Ry and I went on a helicopter ride! It was awesome and we will be doing it again! Ry and I were in the front and we had the best views! Ry was excited and dancing around the 2 days before and up until about 10 minutes before we got on the copter. He kept asking, are we going yet?, Let's go mom!, and so forth. Then 10 minutes before it was time to get on when they gave us the life vests to put around out waist, he was so NERVOUS. He kept saying, "mom, we don't need to go. I think I will just stay here and watch the helicopter take off and land". (Ty and Ry often go to the small airport and watch planes). We coaxed him on and he sat sooooooooooooooo still with his head down for about two minutes CLUTCHING my hand! It was kind of funny!! After that he wouldn't stop talking into the microphone - HE LOVED IT! He kept saying the whole trip, "Mom, I am going to be a helicopter fly-er"!!!! It was awesome!!!!
Me in my gear
Our helicopter. I will do another post when I find the rest of the pics!!!
Posted by Mindi at 12:01 PM
Okay, time to move on with the "Great Summer of 08" update. We did A LOT in Maui, so I am breaking out trip up into different blogs.
We were there on a Sunday and slept through the 9am church (oops)!! We didn't feel like swimming and playing in the pool, so we took a nice drive - as we often do on Sundays. We decided to drive up to the top of the Haleakala Volcano. The drive was a little long and windy, but it was worth it. The views were amazing and it was a breezy 55 or 60 degrees up there!!!! We had fun and stopped to buy some really pretty flowers on the way down for me and my mom. The elevation was really high so we were a little light headed. Very interesting experience. Not too many pics, we have some better ones of the volcano from the Helicopter ride.
I think that is the Island of Oahu!?!?!?! Maybe the big island of Hawaii. I can't remember! We were above a lot of clouds, it was really cool!
My boys, behind them is the crater.
Riley is a ROCK collector. To this day he still has all of these volcano rocks in his backpack. He finds them every once in a while and gets really excited!!!
Posted by Mindi at 11:50 AM
Friday, October 3, 2008
So, I finally took the time to make my blog oh so pretty!! I love it, except for the fact that I lost my bloggin' buddies list in doing so! So I am trying to update it, PLEASE do not be offended if you are no longer on the list - I am trying to find everyone an put it back together!!!
Posted by Mindi at 8:12 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Posted by Mindi at 9:08 PM
Mom and my bro-in-law (mom's bishop no less) David Cluff he is 40!!!
Riley was soooooooo excited to get his treats!!!
He totally ran up there when they called his name. Funny kid.
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