Monday, July 28, 2008

Our Hawaiian Vacation

Hawaii was wonderful. It was more than I thought it would be, and I'm so thankful we were able to go. What a blessing. As I was thinking about how to update the ol' blog I was thinking that I hadn't taken as many pictures as I had hoped. I guess I didn't realize how many photos I actually took because while browsing through them they just kept going. I will post more pics if you all want, but here is a start:
Cousins on the beach. Colson loves his big cousin Quinton. He's a stud and such a sweet boy. We loved having him close for so long.
This little Lewis baby did awesome in Hawaii. He's getting easier and easier, and we're thankful for that. It was perfect that he is immobile and couldn't crawl his way into the sand (even though he still was covered in it everyday). Although he does hate the car and let us know every time we put him in. More on the subject of Lewis later.
Finally a family picture. What is it about palm trees? They are the perfect accompaniment to a family photo, wouldn't you say? Getting Colson to pose for pictures is not so easy nowadays. He's too BUSY. That's ok. I like his candid manner in the pics we get of him anyway.

Colson hanging out. I love this picture and how he's swaying his body in similar fashion as the tree in the background.

I don't know what it is, but with Picasa, I can only post 4 pictures at a time (that's why I'm always posting 4 or less at a time).....any tips from fellow Picasa members on how to post more to blogger at a time?

Hawaii is incredible. Here are some highlights from me:
-Snorkeling. I loved this underwater world that was opened up to me. I hadn't dreamed of such a fun adventure. I found snorkeling to also be incredibly relaxing. The sea turtles we got to see were huge and detailed and oh so cool. I got to see a big ugly eel, tons of colorful fish, and the reef was full of texture and color. Swimming with Spinner Dolphins was also a definite highlight. They are beautiful, graceful, and playful. This was one of the best things we did.
-Lounging. Of course hanging out on some of the best beaches in the world wasn't so bad. We did plenty of this but I could never get enough of the plush white sand and the green and blue waters. Breath-taking beautiful.
-Boogie Boarding. Well, in the rare and lucky incident I could catch a wave, this was great! This was also an opportunity for us to get flipped, pulled, pushed, twirled, and squished in every unnatural way in the powerful waves. They certainly demanded our respect and gave us some scares. Let's just say God's grace was shinning on us inexperienced ocean-dwellers and we all made it safe and sound.
-Family. Any place is all the better and sweeter when shared with people you love.

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Jon & Chris said...

Wow, it looks amazing. I haven't been since I was in 8th grade. Yes, please post more pictures when you have time. Oh, and take me with you next time!!

becca said...

I would love to see more pics... sure! The photos are beautiful and proclaim the vivid details of your tropical destination. You have such a precious family!

alyssa said...

Oooooh--such fun! Welcome back. :)

Christy said...

You are quite the photographer missy. PLEASE share more pictures! They are wonderful.

Oh and I add them through blogger, not picasa and you can add 5 at a time. Once they load you can add 5 more...

Katie said...

Looks like you guys had the greatest time! That's the kind of vacation you might have trouble competing with in the future. :)

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