I’m finally getting a chance to journal. Finally. We’re back from Kauai! It was a blast! Kauai is the Western island of Hawaii, and from what I’ve heard, it’s the most laid back, most beautiful, and most primitive (though not like Tahiti or Fiji for sure) of the Hawaiian Islands. That was our experience. We stayed on the North shore, which I think is the most beautiful part of the island. Our resort was in Hanalei, and to get there, we had to cross seven one-lane bridges, several of them wood. We stayed in a second floor condo that overlooked the ocean. It had two huge sliding glass doors that open up to the waves. Amazing. We hiked, snorkelled, ate, went into caves (swam in one!), and did all the fun things couples do on their honeymoon. Incidentally, most of the pictures you see of Hawaii in calendars and promotional materials comes from the North short of Kauai and the Na Pali Coast, which was just two miles west of us. A fun time was had by all! Check out the pictures:
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We’ve been opening gifts like mad, and got many a gift card. The next step is to work on thank you cards. I woulda thought things woulda slowed down round this time, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. C’est la vie.
On a totally unrelated note, the three “Jesus” air fresheners placed in the truck by my trusty wedding attendants and ushers have long since been thrown away, but their aftereffects still linger… 2.5 weeks later. The weather has been good enough to drive with the windows down, which I have been doing at every opportunity. On the wedding day, I gave one Jesus to a hostess at a restaurant (there certainly is enough of Him to go around!) The joke around here has been that the truck still smells like Jesus. Jodi drove the truck to work last Friday, and later emailed me saying that “it stinks in the truck!” Making liberal use of my quick and oft-hilarious wit, I asked if it was a result of a toot. The reply instead offered the Jesus theory. Yup, it was Jesus still stinking it up. Well, this brought up a question. Did Jesus toot? Christians often believe that physical abnormalities, whether it be disease or deformity, are attributed to original sin. Take for example pain in childbirth. Genesis clearly states that women will be cursed with painful childbirth as a direct result of original sin. So, I ask, are gastrointestinal abnormalities a result of original sin? They are a discomfort, are they not? Jesus was certainly subject to the same sufferings of man, both emotionally and physically, so we can probably conclude that he did, in fact, toot.