Archive of ‘Our Life in Hawaii’ category

IIIII Wish You Were Here

By Alicia Courtney

First night in our new place.  Pizza and wine?  Absolutely.

Sooo… wondering what we have been up to lately?  Work stuff can be boring so I won’t go into details on that although it has been very exciting for us.  Our business has opened so many doors for us.  New friends, new ideas, new life.  And as we talk more and more about the future […]

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See You in the Morning, See You in the Evening, See You at Supper Time

By Alicia Courtney

Manapua! So good.  Trying new things!

When I was growing up every night my mom and I would sing this same little song right before she closed the door and I had to go to sleep.  I can still see her standing in my bedroom door.  The little song went: “See you in the morning, see you in the evening, see […]

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Welcome to Our Hale!

By Alicia Courtney

We are officially in our new hale (home)!  We still have a couple things to do but after a long day of moving I am extremely happy with how it turned out.  The process of finding a home is much, much different than Indiana.  Most apartments or condos are individually owned so you can’t just […]

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I'm Not Ready to Talk About Mark Leaving.

By Alicia Courtney

That's Mark for you :)

So please don’t ask yet.  He leaves on July 3rd for San Francisco and that is all I have to say about that.  But I do have some photos to share!  Our friend Jon also got out of the Marines about a month ago.  He crashed with us for awhile before heading back home to Florida. […]

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Sunday Funday

By Alicia Courtney

Welcome to the 50th State Fair!

I am very lucky.  Wait… better yet, I am very blessed.  Today I got to spend the entire day with the love of my life on an unexpected, all day date.  When we woke up we decided it was a beach day.  So I loaded up my oversized zebra-striped “Hawai`i” labeled beach bag, packed lunches […]

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I Hope You Don’t Mind That I Put Down in Words

By Alicia Courtney

When I sat down this evening to work on a few projects I had no intention of blogging.  Chris and I just found out that the landlord wants us to sign a 1 year lease in order for us to stay in this house that we have come to love.  And we really don’t want […]

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It’s the Little Things

By Alicia Courtney

One happy gal.  Even though the icecream is for Chris.

This week I started making mental notes about all the little things that make me happy even when I don’t realize it.  Don’t get me wrong, even when I lived in Indiana and had a crazy hectic schedule I still looked for the little things to make me happy.  I’ve never been much of the […]

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Whadaweek, Whadalife

By Alicia Courtney

Where I begin to understand myself. At least a bit better than before.

Oh boy.  It has been an amazing and emotional week for Miss Gillespie (soon-to-be Mrs. Courtney).  This week, flight prices almost cut in half which caused a ripple effect of our friends and family booking tickets to Hawai`i for the wedding.  Every time someone new booked a ticket I would jump up and down screaming. […]

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Visitors

By Alicia Courtney

Wrapping up the evening with pupus and daiquiris!

Has it been a long time?  My mom sent me a Facebook message (because we are cool like that) and asked when my next blog post was going up.  I answered that it had only been 2 weeks and I’ve been busy.  False. It has been much longer so I apologize.  One of the main […]

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Sacrifice

By Alicia Courtney

Life is all about choices.  And in certain circumstances, sacrifices.  In the spirit of Easter I thought I would talk about the sacrifices that Chris and I have made together to create this new life and the breakdown I had last week.  (Please do not think I am comparing us to Jesus.  That is just […]

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