Sunday, October 18, 2009

Snapshots of our Vacation

We wanted to show the kiddos how wonderful Hawaii is...
here are just a few shots of our vacation.

Dole Pinapple Plantation
Shortly after putting this lei on B, she got all splotchy and hot. We still don't know if it was the Plumarias or not. Just to be safe, no more lei's for her!

This picture will always be one of my favorites for a single reason: a rare, and sincere, smile from my teenager!!!!

Laei, Hawaii LDS Temple
(some of us are happier than we look)

Polynesian Culteral Center -- LOVE this place!

Everyone doing the HULA!!! Even S! The person snapping the picture cut J off, he was just to the left... made me sad because he was doing AWESOME!

In the village of Fiji, we all got to bang sticks! The kids loved it, except maybe J, who I think got stepped on or something... he doesn't look too happy.

Can't visit the Polynesian Culteral Center without stopping by Samoa to see Kap... He's a coconut-husking-multi-lingual-fire-making MANIAC! T loved him!

S was sick in bed with a high fever, aches and pains, and other fluish syptoms... so we tucked him in and went to hike a waterfall. He was the lucky one. When some little tourist manual says the hike is easy -- don't believe it! It was NOT easy. We were all drenched and tired by the end. I took pictures at the beginning, but hardly any after we started... mostly because we were all too busy trying to stay alive.

Out of everything Hawaii had to offer, T was excited about a STICK! He insisted I get his picture with THIS stick... Isn't it just awesome!

Of course then, B, had to get her picture taken with a stick.

This is a place I have wanted to visit for a long time... We ran out of time on our last visit so I was so happy to be able to see it this time. Somehow, a visit to Oahu isn't complete without seeing this memorial. Pearl Harbor was very sobering and left me feeling indebted to those who serve our country.

Too many names.

R & T at Pearl Harbor.

That's all for now!!


Beth said...

looks like an awesome trip Kathy! Great photos!

Emmy said...

How awesome!! Looks like a wonderful trip. Sorry S was sick :(

Huston Family said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! Beautiful memories are being made. We miss you!

That Girl said...

Too fun! The PCC is one of my all-time favorite things ever. Including Samoa.

But Tim said you all ended up with the flu at one point?! I cant' even BEGIN my sympathies and commiserations. Maybe because I'm sick, too. ;o(

Julia Everts said...

Your pictures made me feel like i was there again! I totally remember that guy from the PCC. So fun.

Our Crazy Family said...

Awww! I LOVE Hawaii! I wanna go back!!! We decided this would be our vacation when Emie is a senior--and all the kids are old enough to hopefully remember it! I hope you had a great time even though you all got sick--isn't that just crazy luck!

Laurie said...

Looks like sooo much fun!!
I love the hula picture! Tim is totally getting in to it and the look on your face is priceless!

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

awww i have never been to hawaii and loved the pix, esp teh Pearl Harbor pix.. thank you!