Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
While we were there the kids and I got henna tattoos. It was fun to do as a family! A little spendy, but it was fun! I don't have the guts to get a real one. I have horrible images in my head that the tattoo will get all stretched out or something--gross! So, I have never gotten one. The last pic was taken on the last day. We were goofing around on a bench in an outdoor mall... :P
How crazy is this?? When I planned this trip to Hawaii I planned for all of us to go parasailing! Sounds fun? It sounded soooo fun---until I got sea-sick on our first boat of the trip. Then I was dreading it... With this little ride, there wasn't any sailing by any means.... It was all speed until we got there! The water was really choppy that day and we hit lots of bumps along the way... enough to make you want to up-chuck your lunch! Just before my son and I got in the harness, the crew asked me if "THEY talked me in to it". And I said.. "ummm, no! It was my idea!". They were shocked, LOL. Then I said, "but I'm not so sure now!". It was a scary thought at first, but it was so much fun! Even through all of the motion sickness it was still fun! The whole family had a blast. We had really had to talk my daughter in to getting in the harness. But she did it!! And she's glad she did... she had alot of fun too!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Here are some pics from our trip! We had such a blast! I took so many pictures, but the scenery ones are my favorite. The first pic at the top is over in Waianae at a luau. The second pic is of Diamond Head from the charter boat out to our submarine adventure. The 3rd pic was taken from the balcony of our room. Loved it!! Pic 4 was taken on a sunset dinner cruise. Had to get a pic of the sun setting over the water. It was pretty hazy that day, but the pic turned out good! And last but not least a pic of my beautiful daughter and myself that we took on the last day. I have so many more, but it would take me forever to post!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I have had such limited access to the computer. We aren't getting any WiFi here where we are and the waves are few and far in between. So far we have done something every day. Our first day here we went to the US Arizona Memorial. Our second day was a trip out on Waianae Beach on a sail. We sailed out to a great little snorkeling spot and saw TONS of spinner dolphins. I got really sick on the boat--something I was not expecting. I ended up not snorkeling. Everyone else did. So I took pics from the boat. I happened to catch this picture of the dolphin in mid-air. The pod had about 40-60 dolphins in it and several of them swam within feet of the kids and husband! It was really fun, except for the motion sickness. Day 3: we went parasailing!! I didn't think I had the guts to go through with it, but I did!! We have a roll of film to develop that the crew took of all of us in the air. Definitely worth it!! Everyone had a blast!! Day 4: today--we went to the Polynesian Cultural Center and enjoyed an unbelievable show!! The flame-throwing dances were the best!! Tomorrow we get to go on a 1 hour plane tour of the island. Can't wait for that!!