Entries Tagged as 'joes on the green'

Family Barbecue

October 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

Liz with her sister Shannon and mom Toni

Uncle Dee and Jordan

Liz with Uncle Dee and Cousin Casey

Time to eat!

Jose and Caroline

Uncle Dee, Casey, Aunty Kathy

Uncle Mel and Aunty Wendie. Aunty Wendie’s quote of the day: “I never ate poi with chopsticks before!”

Xavier, Janet, Aunty Helen, George, Larry, Eleanor

Eleanor, Uncle Bob, Steve, Kathy, Xavier, Janet

Uncle Mel, Aunty Wendie, Uncle Dee, Jordan, Aunty Kathy, Jose, Caroline

The night of Liz and Jordan’s wedding we had a family barbecue. Well, family and some very close family friends. A lot of the food was from Joe’s on the Green, where we had our wedding last year. Uncle Dee also picked up a lot of local favorites like lau lau, poke, poi, kalua pig and Chinese noodles.



Uncle Mel

Actually, a few people picked up poke. I think we had about 8 or 9 different ones to taste test! All of the food was so good. The lau lau that Uncle Dee brought from Da Imu Hut was getting rave reviews. Even the vegetarians ate it! For dessert we had cupcakes from Cakes by Kristin in Kapa’a.

Jackson and Savannah swimming in the pool.

A little frog that Jackson and Savannah found.

Liz and her family: Steve, Toni, Shannon, Kathy, Charlie, Savannah and Jackson

We had some drinks and visited. It was all very relaxed. At one point Savannah and Jackson, Liz’s niece and nephew, went back to where they were staying to get their bathing suits and take a dip.

Looking through old family photos.

Just a sample of what we found: This is Caroline, Jordan, and Dallas!

We also spent a lot of time looking at old family photos that Aunty Kathy brought from Dallas’s grandma’s house. I have only seen maybe two photos of Dallas as a child so it was so fun to look through books and books of his childhood. And very good to spend time with the family looking through grandma and grandpa’s adventures. Dallas never realized how much they loved to travel together. It was nice to see them so young and happy and having some great adventures. I think it helped the family a lot.

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Kiahuna Morning Walks

October 18th, 2012 · No Comments

While staying in the Kiahuna Golf Village, I took advantage of the quiet streets to walk a couple miles in the morning. I knew I’d be taking in my fair share of fruity drinks and local foods, so I was trying to counter balance. Plus, who doesn’t want to take a walk around paradise in the morning? And each time I walked past the Kiahuna Golf Club and Joe’s on the Green, where we got married last year.

I didn’t get to walk every day, but tried to every day that I could. The Descendants soundtrack was the perfect music to accompany my walks. I love this soundtrack. Read Soundtracking ‘The Descendants’ With ‘Real’ Hawaiian Music and buy it here.

One thing I have kind of mixed feelings on is all of the development going on in Poipu. The town has changed so much since my first visit in 2004. The biggest change being the Kukui’ula development. Around Kiahuna, there are many signs for lots and houses for sale. I’m positive one day we’ll come back and these empty roads and fields will be filled with expensive houses. I know you can’t stop development, but I miss a quieter Poipu and I miss these undeveloped areas already, even though the building hasn’t begun yet.

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Professional Wedding Photos

March 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

We were lucky enough to have Steve Koo, an award-winning Chicago photographer (and friend), come out with us to Kauai and photograph our wedding. Steve did such a good job on our engagement photographs in Logan Square. I was excited to see what he’d come up with for the wedding.

We could not be more happy with how Steve captured the spirit of the day and all the little moments and emotions. We love Steve’s style, how saturated the photos are. It went really nicely in the tropical setting. I could not pick just a few favorite photos from the day, so I posted a whole bunch below!

For a more behind-the-scenes account of our wedding day, check out this post.

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