Thursday, January 28, 2010

Funny, random times in Oahu.....

So for all you yogurt connoisseurs out there like me....I found a new favorite frozen yogurt place called Orange Tree. It pretty much rocks, especially the choc mint flavor with real pieces of choc in it. Amazing. They also had lychee, honeydew and pineapple.

Bonfires in Hawaii are the best. Right on the beach with the ocean crashing in the background...pretty sweet.

So I don't have pictures to document these crazy adventures.....but for the record:
1. I attempted surfing. I was laughing the whole time and felt like a complete idiot, but am excited to try it again!
2. I went snorkeling and secretly wished that I had been born as a tropical fish instead of a human. It was unreal! Now I know what Sabastian the crab from, "The Little Mermaid," was talking about in his hit song, "Under the Sea!" :)
3. I explored over on Goat's Island. We had to walk/swim across the waves and over to this island that was so beautiful. Such a beautiful beach! There were lots of crabs, corral, and other fun things to explore.

So my roommate Christy, is from Oahu, born and raised. She notices that I puff my hair a little bit like the Utah people do. (Of course I don't go overboard, because I am not a native Utahian.) But, one Sunday morning, she asked, "Hey Mikelle, can you puff up my hair like you do?" So the semi-Utah girl showed the Hawaiian girl how to do the Utah poof. It was pretty funny, and so funny for me because a few years ago I was totally making fun of the "Utah poof," and now here I am spreading it through Hawaii.

The finished product! Don't you love it? A Hawaiian with the Utah poof? I made my mark here! :)She is now ready to transfer to BYU Provo in the Fall. Look out boys!

So my friend Rachel, in my ward, is so talented at painting nails. She can do anything you want, literally. We had a toe nail painting party after church last Sunday.

Try not to look at my ugly feet in this picture. Just try to focus on the beautiful artistic ability that was done on my toes...

So I went on a hike, and Tyson climbed up the tall palm/coconut tree, and picked us two coconuts! He looked like a monkey climbin that thing! Go Tyson!

Can't wait to crack it open and suck that juice out! :)

So I am a hero today.....

So funny story...I went outside to go for a run and I noticed there was a mama chicken with about 10 little chickens following after her right in my driveway. Even though chickens are everywhere here, I still wanted to stop and take a look at them and how they interacted with their mom. So I am just watching them, thinking I would spend like max of 3 minutes and then I would be off. So the stupid mom chicken decides to jump off these little ledge down to another driveway. Each little chick is trying its best to jump off and some are more brave then others. There were two in the back that were really struggling and couldn't get the guts to jump. Then one of them finally did, leaving the one little chick all by itself. I never thought I would have feelings for a stupid chick, but I did! It was so sad! It started chirping really loud and running back and forth frantically, and in circles because his family was leaving him behind. So here I am, watching this whole episode and thinking, "What do I do?" I am kinda freaked out to pick it up, and also I thought maybe my scent on it would make the mom chicken reject it. So none of my roommates were home, so I ran upstairs, but they weren't home. Then I ran to the next door neighbor girls. One came out to help. I knew that time was short because the mom was getting further and further away. The poor little chick was going ballistic. So Tasha, got a dust pan and brush and was attempting to get the chick to go on it, so we wouldn't get our scent on it. But it was running away and too hard to catch. I was in the neighbor's yard, trying to keep the mom and her other chicks in one spot. So the girl that helped me had to leave for class. I couldn't just leave this little chick all helpless! I felt like I was responsible for it! So I ran to another neighbor's house, and a girl named Erica helped me. We were chasing it through the yard, trying to catch it. Then Erica picked it up, and we placed it near the mom. The chick was so happy and ran toward its mom and family, chirping really loud. So yeah, you are probably thinking I am nuts, cause I would be too, if it wouldn't have happened to me. I am actually laughing right now as I am typing this. I invested 30 minutes of my time into saving that chick! So yeah, that is my story of how I saved a little chick's life today. The End.


  1. Ahhhhaaaahaha! That chick story is sooo funny! So Mikelle. But I have to admit, baby chicks are pretty dang cute, I don't blame you. It look like you have some fun friends and fun things to do - awesome! That's so sweet you went surfing and snorkeling- don't you love that stuff!? Oh man, and it Hawaii, it just doesn't get better.

  2. Your mom just told me about your blog and I so enjoyed seeing what you are up to. Looks like tons of fun. It makes my kids think that they want to go to BYU Hawaii as well. I wanted to invite you to our blog. It is private and so I need to send you an invite but I need your email address. We have pictures of our newest little addition Samuel. Hope to hear from you soon. Email me at

  3. Hey Mikelle ... it's Meagan Williams from Nauvoo. I just left Hawaii in December. I LOVE LOVE LOVE BYU-Hawaii. I hope you enjoy your time there! :) Are you finishing school there, or just going for a semester?