In July we went to Hawaii for 17 days. It was the best trip ever. In April Mike won a bid to do some work out there. At the time we were going to do some remodeling to our house. We thought we would just bring the whole family out with Mike. That way they could work on our house at home and we wouldn't be there.It was a win- win situation. So we bought the tickets and was so excited.
Little did we know 2 weeks later we would sell our house. It was seriously such a crazy few months. We moved in the first of June and Mike left to Hawaii the end of June and was gone for 8 days to start the job. He came home and 4 days later we all left for 17 days. At first I was feeling a little overwhelmed. The move was alot of work and honesty I was exhausted. But the vacation ended up being just what our little family needed. Mike worked in the mornings and we would hit the beach every after noon. My mom came out for a week and it was so fun with her.She is so fun and was such a great help.We loved having her.
After being there so long- we had our favorite beaches. Waimea was our families favorite beach. Jayce wanted to cliff jump off a 40 plus feet cliff. We told him no, but after a few hours of begging- we let him. He was crazy. He loves stuff like that. He is my little dare devil. He went off probably 100 times. Cole really wanted to do it, but was a little scared. He said Mom will you go and do it with me. I am so scared of heights, but I wanted him to see I can do hard things, so we hiked up. We got on top and it looked down- I was scared to death. I didn't think he would do it. All of sudden I look over and Cole jumped off. I couldn't believe it. He was amazing. It took me about 10 mins to work up the courage to do it- But I did. Then Mike had to do it too. It was such a fun day. A day I will never forget.
We also loved to snorkel. All 3 of the boys did so good at snorkeling. We snorkeled with so many turtles. It was so neat. We also tried paddle boarding and loved it. Some other things we did was Hiked, Went to the temple, Ate good food, Watched the sunsets every night, The boys caught frogs and lizards,We loved body boarding, We loved swimming at our condos pool and we loved sharks cove and just beached it every day. It was a rough life- It was wonderful.
I am so grateful we could go and have such a great time as a family. I love the memories we created together. It felt like we lived there instead of went on a vacation. I am hoping we can go back again soon. ( I can wish)
The boys studied while dad was at work. Not a bad place to study.
Cole and Jayce snorkeling.
The beach at Turtle Bay where we stayed.
I Really really love this guy.
Polynesian Cultural Center.
Tess loves her daddy.
Jayce jumping off the cliffs.
Cole is so good at body boarding.
So happy to pick Grandma up at the airport.
Zander loved swimming and was such a good little swimmer. He would just jump right in the ocean.
We made lots and lots of sand castles.
The Temple was so pretty.
I love my Momma
Tess was such a great baby and the cutest little beach bum. She loved the water and sand.
Zander would play so hard- he would come home and just crash. So would Mike.
Love these kids of mine.
Fun at the Arts Festival.
Hiked in a down pour rain storm.