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Hi!!!!!  Yesterday morning we packed our little butts off at the Anini house.  I’m going to miss the family so much!!!!  I mean, is this irresistable or what?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We rushed to Lihue Airport like bats out of hell.  We didn’t make our flight, we were put on stand by + ran to the gate + prayed.  We made it + were the last 2 on the plane!  Of course I didn’t take any pics because I thought Jeff was going to burst a spleen.  Here is our stop over in Honolulu Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a tricky picture I took of the line of Japanese tourists waiting to get on the plane.  They were READY, y’all!!!  Tickets + passports out, y’all!!!  That’s the way we do it!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We arrived in Hilo + checked into our hotel the Hilo Hawaiian.  I knew Jeff would love it because it is funky + old school.  This is the view from our balcony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magnum!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo Farmers Market – hang loose, granny!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will you be surprised when I tell you my dear readers, that we went to two thrift stores?  You’re all aghast, I know.  But it is a triumph when I convince Jeff that leaving a thrift store with only one gem + not 12 so-so items is a success. I found some sweet vintage muumuus, y’all!!!  Check out the hot lady behind the counter in the purple bikini.  Very Hilo.  Hilo has alot of rough characters.  Jeff was surprised by all the tattoos + thug like bruddahs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner at Ocean Sushi Deli.  My family has been going there for many trips.  It is relatively cheap + very local.  They have never let me down before, but I wasn’t as impressed this time around.  Still a really fun place to be, though!!!  I still recommend!!!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ocean-sushi-deli-hilo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here I am irritable + impatient at Jeff who took my camera to adjust the white balance + ISO or somethinglikethat.  I didn’t realize he was taking a picture of me. We were both tired + crank, y’all!!!  Thus, the lack of good photos yesterday.  Oh hey – but check out the cranky couple behind me!!!  Classic!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, it was back to the Hilo Hawaiian for early bed!!!!!!  More later!!!!!

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The Last Days of Kaua’i

The days after the wedding were a blur for all of us at Anini House.  The adrenaline of the days leading up the wedding completely left us all spent.  We lazed around the house + here are some things I’ve learned about kids.

#1 – they really, really love television.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2 – they really love playing in hot tubs.  They’d be like, “Shelli!  Come play in the hot tub!!!!”  + I’d be like, “NO WAY!!!!!  The ocean’s better!!!!”  + they’d be like, “No it’s not!!!!!”  + I’d be like, “Yes it is!!!!!!” + they’d be like, “No it’s not!!!!”   We would have those type of conversations daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3 – I never realized how much they like Ichiban noodles.  They ate it cooked or they would munch on it dry!!!!  Keiko + Hana are so cute, it sounded they were calling it Itchy Bum noodles.  So that’s what we all called it during the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all made a couple of family trips to Hanalei Bay.  I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture of the actual beach.  Here’s lunch at Pat’s Taqueria taco truck with my swimming buddy, Ambur.  The kalua pork tacos were to die for!!!!  FYI, future Hawaii travelers, they close at 3pm.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pats-taqueria-hanalei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After, we had shave ice at the truck next door.  It was ono!  That’s Hawaiian for good, y’all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had dinner that night with my mom + dad over.  The Canadian Lady Posse wanted me to highlight what typically happens during dinner prep.  Let me enlighten y’all.

Ladies toiling over a hot stove + slaving away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh look…..how interesting!!!!!!!  Here, we observe the male species in their natural habitat.  Beer AND snacks (provided by the ladies, of course!)  Must be nice, guys!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff, mom + mother Jean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, okay.  The guys helped a little bit, too.  They grilled, okay!!!!  Sheesh!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look who’s first at the dinner table again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff with his Moustache Gang!!!!  How freaking cute is that???!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next day some of us went to Tunnels Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s Jeff uptight in paradise.  Getting everyone out the door is like wrangling cats.  Daphne + I had to have a cocktail while waiting for everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current was pretty strong at Tunnels, so Deb + Liz took the kids back to Hanalei.  Jeff, Daphne, Tom + I went to take a hike on the Kalalau trail along the famous Napali coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a steep uphill for 3/4 miles, y’all!!!  I cursed my short Japanese legs trying to keep up with the long ass legs of the Fayle family!!!  But every step of the way was so beautiful!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The descent led us to Hanakapia Beach.  This sign greeted us towards the bottom.  Yikes!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River leading to the ocean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t know there were Spider monkeys at the beach!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lava caves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!  Jeff is such a romantic!!!!  This is what he was making in the lava cave in the picture above.  So sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The road back home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bye for now everyone!!!!!  Sorry there’s so many gaps in the pictures, I still don’t have a hang on this software!!!!

Mr. + Mrs. Fayle – Part 2 (aka “The Big Day”)

Sorry for the delay!!!!  It’s hard to post when there’s 21 people in the house.  I just want to hang out in the water all day, drink wine + sleep!!!!

After decorating the house, I went over to my mom + dad’s timeshare in Princeville to get ready.  This is how the Nishinos get ready for the wedding.  Watching the Kardashians + sleeping.  Nice guys, real nice.

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As I was doing my hair + makeup my sister asked me, “Shelli, did you do a trial run of your hair + makeup?”.  To which I responded, “Nope!  I’m hoping it all turns out!”.  She was like, “You are so crazy!!!!!!!!”.  I’ve done crazier.

At the house, Pastor Niles Kageyama + his wife Eileen had arrived.  Jeff apparently was bossing people around while pointing + shouting.  Like an art director or something.

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The boys + their ginger stalk torches

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My cutie niece flower girl, Ambur.

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Jeff + best man Steve.  Very affectionate, aren’t we boys???

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Pastor Niles blowing the conch at the top of the ceremony.  Mom + mother Jean looking on bemusedly.  I wonder what they were thinking.  “Oh my! How curious!”  or “How very native!”.

The procession begins!!!!  Look at brave Tobin’s face!!!!  So earnest!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here comes the bride!!!!  I really don’t think I could have smiled any bigger.  Pastor Niles + Eileen played ukelele singing Hawiian wedding song, “Ke Kali Nei Au”.  I wish someone had taken a picture of Jeff’s face as I was walking down the aisle because his facial expression was priceless.

Jeff’s face looked like this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff + I were both so teary eyed during the ceremony.  My tactic for keeping it together + not bawling was to stare at the moustache wax in Jeff’s moustache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s beautiful Ashley in her Hilo Hattie dress.  My mom hand sewed the back to take it in + show off her teeny waist.  Doesn’t she look so tropical?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our brave ring bearers, Matt + Tobin.  Tobin was so nervous about it all day, but they both did an amazing job!!!  Ring pillows were made by my mom with vintage aloha fabric courtesy of the fabulously stylish Cacey Riggan!!!

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Don’t you love Matt’s cool surfer dude long hair???

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Pastor Niles delivered a warm + heartfelt ceremony.  Jeff + I were soooo happy!!!!  Here’s me clapping for ourselves.  So humble!!!

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Husband + Wife!!!!!!

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The Fayle-Downies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fayle-Hoiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nishinos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My lovely + sweet caterers Ann + Catherine from Heavenly Creations – aren’t they pretty?!  http://www.heavenlycreations.org/  If it wasn’t for Ann we would of had to barbeque or go out to a restaurant.  She saved me!!!!

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Appetizers were the best poke we’ve EVER had + teriyaki beef skewers!!!

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Dining al fresco, y’all!!!  If you look closely, you’ll see my mom bossing me around as I’m taking the picture, + Jeff throwing his shaka.

Luckily, with the combination of families, we had an arsenal of talented photographers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is one of my favorite pictures.  Me with the Canadian Lady Posse.  Jeff said, “Why would you post that picture?!  Look at your facial expression!!!”.  Exactly.  Hilarious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner was better than I could have ever hoped for!!!!  Grilled Opah fish, chicken, jasmine rice, grilled asparagus, salad + okinawan sweet potatoes!!!!  I had seconds, y’all.

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The cakes from Kilauea Bakery.  Mocha Macadamia + Lilikoi Coconut.  Doesn’t it look like Jeff + Rob are getting married?

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What a perfect day!!!!  All the elements came together so seamlessly (except when I almost couldn’t find the marriage certificate in the morning) with everyone’s love, help + contributions!!!  Jeff + I were sort of winging it through most of the process, but we couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out!!!  I ended the night watching two back to back episodes of “Saved by the Bell” with Matt + Ambur + then ended passing out while Jeff hung out with the family.  Good work, Shelli!  I will post more pictures + thought throughout the blog about the wedding, but for now I’m signing off because I’ve been in front of the computer for an hour + a half, hunched over like an old crone.  Paradise + family fun are awaiting me!!!  I love you all!!!!