Archive of ‘Our Life in Hawaii’ category

Mahalo for the Memories

By Alicia Courtney

I wasn’t sure if being married would be any different than how we were before.  But I definitely tried to be a better companion.  I started out being Mrs. Courtney with an influx of cooking new meals and trying to dress up more for my husband.  That lasted until every “new” dinner adventure burnt or […]

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Our Wedding

By Alicia Courtney

This past weekend, my parents sat around a fire with my aunt and uncle reminiscing about our wedding.  My Uncle Ted said, “You can tell people all about the wedding.  You can describe all the details.  But you have no idea how special it was unless you were there.  It was so spiritual and you […]

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Twas the Night Before Our Wedding

By Alicia Courtney

Our rehearsal was a perfect day by itself.  I spent the majority of the morning at the pool with my bridesmaids and mom just relaxing and laughing. Like I’ve said before, our wedding wasn’t a stressful affair.  The planning was so much fun and even though there were challenges (like living 4,000 miles away from […]

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This Could Be A Thanksgiving Post

By Alicia Courtney

I know, I know. I need the wedding blog post.  I am just super overwhelmed with the thought of putting the words and images in my head from that day down in a blog post.  But we did just get our professional photos sooo it shall be soon.  I have had so many good blog […]

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The Bachelorette Party: No Clever Caption Needed

By Alicia Courtney

The bachelorette party day was one to remember.  My best friend Jaime with the help of a million of my friends organized an entire day dedicated to me celebrating my last few days of singleness and embracing marriage.  Instead of a nice long intro I am going to tell you the story through photos.  Because […]

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Friends and Family are Interchangeable Words

By Alicia Courtney

On October 15, 2011… the party plane landed in Honolulu, Hawaii.  They were the first but not the last of a huge group of family and friends that came to spend our wedding with us.  There is not enough “thank yous” to give to these amazing people.  The love and support that they have shown […]

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The Gillespie's Take Over Oahu

By Alicia Courtney

I believe I owe you all some blog posts.  I often start my blogs in the shower.  That’s right.  Just about the time I start to lather, rinse, repeat I am writing snippets of my next blog in my head.  Due to the tons of shampoo and conditioner people left us after the wedding I […]

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My Surprise Virtual Bridal Shower (aka the time I cried for an hour straight)

By Alicia Courtney

Holy moly it has been a crazy month.  I have had so much to share but not any time to blog.  We are down to crunch time.  My parents will be here in 3 days and the wedding is less than 3 weeks away!  I am so excited I can hardly stand it.  The past […]

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$8 For a Box of Cereal. Sheesh.

By Alicia Courtney

I need to blog. Obviously.  But I was having trouble with what to start with.  Here were some of my openers that I decided to can.  You can thank me for not taking you down some of these roads… Terrible Blog Openers: I went to buy cereal today and the box I wanted was $8.  […]

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So I Got A Little Homesick

By Alicia Courtney

This week started out with two words.  Stressed & homesick.  Work is busy.  The wedding is just 2 months away.  And my baby sister was turning 21 years old 4335.19 miles away (yes, I Googled it).  I decided that I needed a quick Target trip to get my head on straight.  If you are a […]

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