Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our Trip To Kona:

The girls loved walking out an seeing the smaller airplane that took us to Kona
Shaved Ice is always a must when in Hawaii

Jenna and Tyler on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving with my parent's friends overlooking Captain Cook's island. (Yes that is the ocean in the background)
My parents at Thanksgiving with Victoria and my niece, Ela

Eating at Bubba Gump's

The girls learned the hula

David and I did baptisms for the dead at the Kona temple. It is really small, but very beautiful

Every beach had such different sand. This beach was not sand at all, just pure shells. It was amazing.

Victoria getting ready to snorkel. She snorkeled with David every day. She would put her hand around his neck and he would swim her all over the ocean.

Jocelyn chillin in the pool.

Waikaloa Beach! The shoreline was breathtaking!
I finally found malasadas. It is the best little Hawaiian dounut filled with cream I've ever had! This made my trip.
Walking through an underground lava tube. It was made from lava a long time ago.

Checking out the volcano
Rainbow Falls
My brother Todd, Lauren and Ela
My brother Cory, with the girls
Our family after church, My mom made the matching outfits for the kids
Tyler eating sand
The girls were so excited to finally get to Hawaii
The view of the ocean (that we kayaked across)from Captain Cook's monument
Tyler passed out in the kayak. He is soaking wet and
The girls loved riding in the kayaks
Just finishing kayaking in the Pacific Ocean
David and I went with our kids and my family to Kona, Hawaii for the week of Thanksgiving. Hence why I haven't written in so long. It takes forever to pack for everyone and then recover when you get back, plus I was really sick before we left. We went with my parents, my brother Todd and his wife Lauren and their daughter, my brother Cory, and my sister Jenna. Hawaii is a very different place. There is so much contrast between the black lava rock and lush green landscapse. It is very dramatic to look at. The beaches all have different sand and the views are amazing. We had such a wonderful time, and are all trying to adjust to life back home in Vista! Traveling with three kids wasn't easy, but I know we made memories that the girls will remember for a long time. Victoria overcame her fears and became an avid snorkeler with her dad. Jocelyn learned to be strong even when the waves knocked her down. Tyler learned that eating sand does in fact make you constipated (soo sick!) and I learned that I can relax even with three kids!