Hawaii 2018


At the end of June, John had a 10-day work trip to Hawaii. He asked me if I wanted to go with him for part of the trip. I jumped on the opportunity! My Daly grandparents met and were married in Hawaii, and I’d always wanted to go. My mom graciously agreed to watch David while we were away.

We spent the entire time on the island of Oahu. We stayed in Waikiki beach and were able to tour different parts of the island. Highlights of the trip include visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center, visiting Pearl Harbor, and taking in the beautiful scenery as we traversed the island.

One thing that fascinated me was how far we could go out in the ocean at Waikiki beach and still touch the bottom. One day we were about 100 yards out and the water was only waste deep. The waves are very calm this time of year, and we enjoyed floating on inner tubes.

The view from our hotel room.

Our hotel room overlooked the ocean. On Fridays in Oahu, they shoot off fireworks around 8 p.m. We were able to sit on our balcony and watch them. We also happened to be in Hawaii on July 4. Once again, we were able to sit our balcony and watch the fireworks.


We loved all the unique foliage.



On board the USS Missouri.


The LDS Temple where my Daly grandparents were married.

Baby David: Nine Months


This post is about ten days late… David has grown so much in the last month, not necessarily in size, but in ability and cognition. It’s amazing to watch his brain work and discover new things.

Fun Facts about David at 9 months:

  • His first tooth appeared.
  • He can push himself up from his stomach into a seated position.
  • He can pull himself up on furniture so that he is standing.
  • He enjoys bath time and playing with bath toys. He studies his hands as he moves them in and out of the water.
  • He’s very vocal and makes lots of different sounds.
  • He can scoot/army crawl very quickly. I’m not sure he’ll ever truly crawl because he’s become so good and proficient at scooting.
  • He consistently naps each morning and afternoon.
  • He’s started eating puffs and cheerios. When I first gave these to him, he seemed very confused.