Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Aloha!


Aloha! It has been awhile since my last post due to creating wedding invites for my sister and a close friend, hanging out with the boys, holding stamping classes, and most recently living island life in Kona, Hawaii with my ohana (family) including my sister Heather. I can't promise I'll fill you in on the past few weeks at home (if time permits I will), but here is a quick look at our Hawaiian holiday.

We spent many days hanging out at beaches. Michael especially loved crawling around in the surf.





We went to the Black Sands Beach and saw the Honu (turtles).



We took the boys on a glass bottom boat & dolphin adventure. We saw spinner dolphins and 2 bottlenose dolphins swam with us for the entire trip entertaining us at every reef we stopped at.



We drove to the volcanoes and stood at the crater at Kilauea. Matthew was a little scared of the steam vents we could walk up to, but thought the big one in the crater was cool. We didn't get to see any flowing lava, but we did get to walk through a lava tube.






We went to Place of Refuge and saw all the tikis. There were a ton!



Matthew was thrilled to be at the luau, eat kalua pork and watch the hula girls. He even got to watch his Auntie Heather go up on stage to dance!


We swam in the pool, walked the Kona strip, ate in too many restaurants and generally relaxed. The heat and the swimming really wore the boys out though. Matthew even napped most days. Then again that may be due to the fact they were getting up around 5:30 am and going to bed around 9pm.


We had a fabulous time and can't wait to go back!

2 comments:

Darcey said...

I'm sooooo jealous! But I'm glad to hear you had a great time, and that you made it home safely.

Can't wait to see the scrapbook pages!

Lewis family said...

These are great photos & videos! Sure looks like an amazing time was had by all.

I'm with Darcey...and I bet the scrapbook pages are already finished!