Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My Vacation in Hawaii

Last week I took a vacation, and did so many fun things here on O'ahu.

Thursday - BBQ on the beach
Joe, Ace, and I met about 15 people from our church at Nimitz Beach, and we had a bbq, swam, and had s'mores.

Friday - Bruce's party
After work, all the singles in our church met at our S.S. teacher's house for a potluck and goodbye party for those who are moving this summer.

Saturday - Waimea Bay, Pizza Bob's, Shave Ice, Ramen, Waikiki, Duke's
Joe, Ace, Karis, and I went Snorkeling, and hung out in historic surf town, Haleiwa. We had Hawaiian Shave Ice at this famous store, Matsumotos, and headed to Waikiki for dinner at our favorite Japanese place, and HUGE Hula pies at Duke's

Sunday - Church, Bubba Gump's, Ala Moana, Starbucks / Jamba Juice, Crab Hunting
After church, Joe, Ace and I went to the biggest mall in Hawaii, and at night went to the beach by my house to catch crabs. They are so fast, and super fun to play with!

Monday - Hanauma Bay, PCC, Anna Millers
Joe, Ace, Karis, Carmen, and I went snorkeling at the world famous Hanauma Bay, and we went out so far into the ocean. After we were through, we had these yummy burgers at a local place, and that evening, Joe, Ace and I went to the evening show at the Polynesian Culture Center. Late, late, late, we had dinner at Anna Millers, a first for us.

Tuesday - Swimming with the Sharks, Shave Ice, McDonalds, Shark's Cove, Auntie Pasto's, Massages
By far the best day. They take you out on a boat on the North Shore, drop you in a cage, and throw dead fish in the water to attract sharks. We saw 5! It was so cool, and slightly scary. Then we hung out in Haleiwa for awhile, had dinner at our favorite Italian place, and ended the long, fun day with great massages! yay!

Wednesday - Zippy's, Swap Meet, Chili's, Ko'Olina, church, Taco Bell

We intended to go to Pearl Harbor, but the line was a titch long, so we went shopping at the Swap Meet wear I got some earrings and a beautiful jade bracelet. Then we went snorkeling at Ko'Olina, and headed home for church.

I forget what we did for the rest of the week, but Saturday, Joe, Nathan, E.J., and I went to Kailua and swam out to this island. We had to fight the current going out there, but it was a breeze coming back, and the view was definitely worth it.

Monday, Memorial day, about 40ish people from our church met at White Plains beach for a bbq, and a day of fun in the sun.

Today, I'm back at work, but glad to be. Stuff really piled up whilst I was gone. Hopefully, I'll finish this prayer card I'm designing, and tackle this mountain!
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Makenzie Baker's Birthday!!!!

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(That's Kenzie on the left.)

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Blueberry Cheesecake

SUBMITTED BY: Eleanor Johnson

"Can be made any time of the year, thanks to frozen blueberries."

Original recipe yield:
1 - 9 inch cake

PHOTO BY: marical30

SERVINGS About scaling and conversions


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries, dry pack
  • 1/3 cup blueberry jelly


  1. Combine crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and butter. Pat mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
  2. Mash cream cheese until soft and creamy. Gradually beat in sour cream, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla and flour. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Pour mixture into crumb-lined pan. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven for 1 hour or until firm to the touch.
  4. Cool and then remove cake from pan by loosening edges with a knife. Place frozen blueberries on top of cake. Melt jelly and spoon over blueberries to glaze. Chill until ready to serve.