Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Last year I wrote a letter to the MS Society about why we deserve a vacation. They graciously awarded us a trip to Oahu. We stayed on Waikiki beach, saw a rainbow every day, and basked in the fantastic sun. We even brought the MIL along to help with the kids. Such Fun..and fantastic break from work! A real treat was seeing Lynn, a woman that Aaron taught on his mission. Gosh darn it if I didn't get any pictures of her and her family! Good news for us but bad news for them,; they are moving from Hawaii to Washington in 6 we do get to see them again.

Object of our stay in Hawaii:

1. Eat at as many hole in the wall restaurants as we could.

2. Get really really wet every day.

3. Show off Aaron's ability to speak Samoan.

4. Swim with the dolphins.

5. Snorkle at Hanuama Bay.

6. Try the famous Matsumoto's snow cone.

7. Check out the Polynesian Culture Center and the Temple.

8. Eat a lot of pineapple.

These were huge waves on the pipeline which is famous for surfing. The tide was so strong that we could only stay for a moment (and this was the safe beach). I laughed so hard at these moments. Kai swallowed so much water that day...

This Haunama Bay. We did some fabulous snorkling and Aaron even swam with a sea turtle! So incredible!!

The Dole Plantation. We really loved this place and learned a bunch. Do you know how to tell if a Pineapple is good? The outside eyes have to all be the same size from top to bottom, you shouldn't be able to smell it a foot away, and it has to be firm. The color doesn't matter at all!
We literally walked out of a nice restaurant to come back here for their shrimp scampi. Soooo Good.

What a hunk!

Beach on the East side of the island.

Loved this moment. It's not unusual , but so easily forgotten as they grow...

This Place was called Keneke's near Lanai Kai Beach. They had the BEST Kalua pork sandwiches we have ever had. We also loved the sign in the window above Aaron's head..No Meth Around. A keeper for sure.


Kristen said...

It sounds like you guys had an awesome time! I'm so glad you were able to go.

Summer said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! I am so happy you finally got a vacation! Hawaii is beautiful. You took some great pictures.

Corley said...

I LOVE IT!!! Seems like so much fun! Can't wait til Jonathan and I can make a trip to hawaii. SUre miss ya' you bunches! MERRY LATE CHRISTMAS!

Anonymous said...

WAHOOOOOOOO! I was smiling just reading this! You deserve it!

Tara said...

Great pictures, looked liked you had a blast!! Fun Fun!

Lynn said...

I felt the same way about not getting pics with or of you guys! Thanks for trekking out to meet us on your vacay. Hope to get together with y'all soon. See you in Seattle!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! I would love to be there right now with that water and that sun! :)

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