Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Aloha!

Aloha...
I wanted to post my pics from our Hawaii trip...
We had such a great time.
A little bit of something for everyone...
Here is what we did...
As a family we all really enjoyed just hanging out. It wasn't a busy trip...lots of beach and pool time. I even attempted boogie board surfing...let's just say I got sand where sand isn't supposed to go and my bathing suit became somewhat of a sand bag...lots of sand between the liner and the suit! Caylor died laughing at me catchin' the waves. OK... so I am not so co-ordinated and athletic...but I did keep my earrings on. We stayed at the Marriott Wailea on Maui! Beautiful! We brought home so many wonderful memories that will last a lifetime... much longer than the henna tattoos we all got.

Mitch- The reason we went was so Mitch could go with his friend to a Just Win football camp in Maui. He was the the only freshman DB and 1 of 6 Howlies... needless to say when they did the Haka...he bailed to the locker room. He did great at the camp. One coach from UNLV thought he was a junior...It got him all excited for the upcoming football season! He was very impressed with all the other players tattoos... I think Mitch wants to be a painted man... he got 2 jaguar ink tattoos ( a tribal band and a mermaid) the first day we were there and then two henna tattoos ( a tiki tribal band and the same band as before) the day we left. It is a good thing they just lasted a few days. Mitch loved to snorkel and just hang out his buddy, Walter. He has an obsession with tank tops and sunglasses...the risky business kind. He was the hottest howlie on the beach!

Jackson was the master of the beach! He built sandcastles, and even buried himself. He loved to boogie board...one time he totally wiped out and thought he was going to die. He quickly recovered and hit the surf again! Jacks was very interested at the Maui Ocean Aquarium. For a boy who won't even touch the gel for his hair, I was surprised he touched a starfish and a sea urchin. When we went to Big Beach and were watching the real surfers in the BIG waves, Jackson was more into catching sand crabs. I could see Jacks growing up to be a surfer...marine biologist...ocean lover! He excelled at the hang loose way of life!

Meg wants to be the next Roxy babe on the beach. She loved the ocean...excuse me, the sea. She swam in the ocean or the pool most every day...ALL day! She really is a mermeg! She made several friends ...one from Alaska, Georgia, and California. She took hula lessons and wondered if instead of having a recital, they were just going to let her perform at the huge hotel beach luau. She was mad when it was only a half hour lesson and she only learned one dance. Although, she was jazzed with the certificate that was delivered to her room later that night. It gave her Hawaiian name...MeKana. She is thinking about changing it legally, or for the second grade at least. She loved everything about the islands and was our cutest little hula girl!

We had a great time... didn't want to come home!
It really was a vacation of a lifetime!

14 comments:

Vanessa said...

What an amazing time you had! It all looks so fabulous!

And MeKana is a beautiful name for a mermaid from the sea!

Mindi said...

i love the photo of caylor and his tatt.

the collages look fanFREAKINGtastic and i'm impressed.

i was just thinking that the enlarging of the photos might not work with how wide your blog layout is....did it?

Da Bergs said...

AWWWwww... my favorite place on earth!!! So glad you could go!!!

Kendra said...

Love Maui - Looks like sooooo much fun!!! Your family is adorable=)

The Patrona said...

A family that plays together stays together! Love the pics!

tammy said...

If you kept your earrings on then I have to say that is better than being athletic.

Sounds like a great time.

You're going to have to teach me how to do collages.

Tanja said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip, I love all the pictures! You're little man is a football stud, you should be proud!

p.s. Love the haircut, it looks great on you.

Collette said...

looks like you had fun-who wouldn't in hawaii?! great collages!

Melissa said...

Looks and sounds like so much fun! Me = jealous!

Sue said...

I love Hawaii!! what gorgeous pictures.

The "perfect Vacation"

Mandi said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Love all the pics. I sure wish I tanned as good as you do!

Brandy said...

What great pictures!!! What a wonderful family vacation you will alway remember!!!

tiburon said...

Looks like an awesome trip.

More importantly - I need to know where you got your maxi dress. stat.

Kado! said...

How fun! Wow...you flew to Hawaii for a football camp? Q would love that! Were there other kids from his school there? I can't wait until football season!