Saturday, October 13, 2007

Aloha....a fabulous week in Kauai

In Kauai with my dear friend Lynn! Here are just a few pictures I quickly uploaded before I had to head back to work tonight. I took nearly 1000 pictures in the 9 days there...most of which seem to be of palm trees, beaches and chickens...yep you heard me right. Since the 1992 hurricane the island is overrun with chickens!

Tuesday night we spent at the Princeville hotel having fruity drinks and enjoying the fabulous sunset.

The real reason for our trip Diane and Russell were married barefoot on the beach...October 10th. The reason to marry on a Wednesday was explained by Russell's mother...Sharon & Russell Sr. were married on a Wednesday and have shared 49 years together! So Wednesday it was!

Prior to the wedding we were joking around saying they should start handing out a chicken to each couple that gets married...I now pronounce you husband and is your chicken! Perhaps they could cut down on the number of chickens running around the island! So I presented Russell and Diane with a funky wooden chicken at their reception. We all had our picture taken with their chicken...that will make for some fun photos to look at later.

I absolutely adored Russell's parents...Diane is so lucky to have such fab in-laws!

Sadly every trip must come to an was fun to spend the week without any worries other than which beach to lay on. So it wasn't quite perfect...the airline lost all our luggage but we did get it late on the first night (after we found Walmart and had replaced a few items). I picked up all the flowers for the wedding ceremony and to the brides horror the bouquet was all wrong...Diane had told the florist she wan't only orange flowers (I only picked them up and did not know her flower request). The bouquet was pink & orange flowers with red roses....OMG poor Diane screamed when she saw it. I quickly took the bouquet to the desk at the Princeville Hotel and thankfully they have a florist there...she was so kind to quickly fix her bouquet and the bride was happy again! YEA! It was a beautiful wedding and am so thankful to have been able to share this special day with Diane & Russell!



Anna Dogg said...

FAB pics Kathie. You and your friends look gorgeous !!! Sounds and lookd like you had a blast ! Strange about the chickens phewww I would not want ot have chickens running around my island !

Ann Corbiere-Scott said...

looks like you had a fantastic time!
your friend is such a beautiful bride! i love all of your photos, i really like the one of you and your friend-you are both gorgeous! glad you had a terrific time, and made it home safe and sound. weird about those darn chickens!

Tracey Locher said...

These pictures are SO BEAUTIFUL, Kathie!!! What an incredible vacation. I love pics of trees, too, and that b/w tree pic at the bottom is unbelievable!!! Love the wooden chicken idea! I really like your new song... who is that?

Tracey Locher said...

PS - I love how you did your pictures on this post... some on the right, some middle, some left, journaling in between. I haven't figured out how to format like that yet... any tips!? :-)

Doug said...


Adorable photo of you and Lynn! Looks like a lot of fun! I'll have to do something like that when school lets out.


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