Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Aloha from Maui!!

We had the best trip to Hawaii! Everything was absolutely perfect. The weather, the activities, the food, the company, everything. The only bad part was when we had to leave. It was perfect timing because we left the day after Dave finished his boards. It was so fun to finally spend some time together- and I can think of a better place to do it! Here are some of the pictures from our trip!

After a long plane ride, we finally made it! Thanks Shannon and Lowell for the leis and making us feel so welcomed!
This was our first night in Maui and one of the many pretty sunsets we enjoyed.

Lowell didn't look like a tourist at all did he? I was laughing so hard- he is the greatest.

THank you so much Lowell and Shannon for the awesome vacation. We had the best time and will cherish the memories forever. We owe you big time! We love you!

Golfing Trip to Lanai

Saturday morning we got up bright and early and took a ferry over to the island Lanai where the boys golfed two courses. It was one of the highlights of the trip for everyone.
This is a tree that has like a million roots coming out of the ground but it's all one tree. It was pretty cool.

The Ferry ride over

What a handsome stud!

For the morning, Heather and I decided to let the boys golf 18 holes and to stay at the Four Seasons Resort beach. It was a good choice on our part. They thought we were guests so they set up our chairs, an umbrella, brought us towels, gave us pineapple and let us use their beautiful beach. It was such a fun morning- and we met some very interesting dolphin chasers. They literally sat on the beach and meditated for the dolphins to come to shore. It was hilarious, but it must have worked- like 20 dolphins came 40 feet from the shore. We wanted to go out and swim with them, but we had to head off to meet the boys for the 2nd round.

This is me with a bit more color~ The view from the resort was beautiful!

Heather was a great beach buddy-we had a blast.

This was such a beautiful course. It was called the Challenge at Lanai. Bill Gates had this whole course shut down and he got married on the 13th hole. It had the most amazing view. We couldn't take enough pictures.

Shannon was such a trooper- Even in the heat, she went and searched for lost golf balls.

Pictures really don't do the view justice- this is one of my favorite shots.

I think this is the place Bill Gates got married but I'm not positive. Either way it was beautiful!

Shannon finally taking a break!

I even gave it a shot- I was trying to get the ball in the ocean, but I'm not sure it quite made it- oh well! =)

Fun With the Fam in Hawaii

Brad do you want this shot added to your portfolio? Just kidding. We had a great time with Brad- he was a good sport putting up with all the teasing, even if it was deserved =)

The BEAUTIFUL view from the golf course

Church in Maui was awesome! They did this really cool lei ceremony for this family that was leaving. Everyone that wanted to went up and put a lei around them while the congregation sang a Hawaiian song. It was really cool.

One of the many games of Rook played in the Condo

Let's Go Surfing Now...

Surfing was so much fun! We went out in the morning and rented some boards for a couple of hours and had a blast! The first day it was a little rocky, but we got up. The second day we were like pros. We were a little sore- it's hard work! We felt like real Hawaiians riding the waves.

On our flight home-we had such a blast!

The sunset at the Luau

We went to the most AMAZING magic show. This guy was the best thing we had ever seen. Besides the awesome magic tricks, he was by far the funniest guy I've ever seen. I haven't laughed so hard in my life. It was awesome- definitely a must see if we go back.

Enjoying some food and drinks before the show.