Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hawaii September 21- 30th

Funnest trip we have ever been on as a family hands down!   For Christmas I  made a separate book with most of the pictures of Hawaii but I'm going to include a few here.  There are so many.  It truly was a dream come true and a week we will never forget. So grateful we had this opportunity as a family and that my parents could come with us to make it that much more memorable. It was the most wonderful and fun week ever!!!

We stayed at one of the most beautiful resorts that there is. The Ko'olina Marriott was AMAZING! Spent a few days just hanging out there. There was so much to do. It had it own Lagoon to swim in along with tons of pools, a water slide, caves, hot tubs, sand beach pool etc. etc. So much fun!!
With the Grandparents. :)

Hayley got baptized a couple of months after we went to Hawaii. I decided to take her baptism pictures at the Hawaii temple for her invite. Such a beautiful temple!  We enjoyed watching a church movie and then visiting with some of the sister missionaries after taking her pictures. I love Hawaii and how at one moment it's sunny and the next it's raining. It did that a few times while we were at the temple.

Love the flowers in Hawaii!!

I have the most amazing and wonderful parents. So very grateful for them!!

Pearl Harbor was our first stop right off the plane. What a neat place.  So grateful for the country we live in. We are so very blessed!

Dole Plantation

Pali Lookout...very windy. Met an interesting couple there that we won't forget. :)
The Ocean!!!
We spent a day at the Polynesian Cultural Center.  So many fun activities and great memories.

Sharks cove. :)  We tried snorkeling there but it didn't work all that great. A big wave came over Hayley and she kind of panicked. We now laugh about it. :)

Hanama Bay. It was kind of windy and choppy that day so it wasn't the best day for snorkeling but it was still fun.
Hanging at the resort.
Pounders Beach. We had to go see where The Piano Guys recorded their "Somewhere over a rainbow song."  Plus it was one of my favorite beaches while going to BYU-Hawaii. So many wonderful memories.

Laie Lookout

Turtle Bay.  I remember in college thinking I wanted to come back to this exact point with my kids and husband...truly a dream come true!

One of the many beautiful sunsets we got to enjoy each night. Such a treat each night to watch such beauty!

Diamond Head