Sunday, April 5, 2009

HAWAII trip!!!

Last month (yes, I'm a horrible blogger) we got to go to Hawaii, the island of O'ahu with my family. It was the most amazing trip ever! We loved everything about it, if it wasn't so expensive to live there I think we would move there and become beach bums! Here is what we did...
SUNDAY- flew in
we visited the Dole Plantation did the garden tour, rode the pineapple express, and ate pineapple ice cream and chocolate-covered pineapple
we went to Waimea Bay and boogie boarded and ate lunch at a shrimp shack and then spent the whole day at the Polynesian Cultural Center where we got to watch a canoe show, learned to hula, watched them play with fire, ate at a luau, and attended the most amazing night show performance ever!
I went golfing at Turtle Bay (our resort we stayed at) with the boys, that afternoon we just hung out on the beach!
We went shopping at the Ala Moana Shopping Center in downtown Honolulu, spent some time in Waikiki on the beach, then shopped a little more & ate dinner at Benihana
I did shark encounters with the boys. There were a ton of waves and we all got extremely seasick, almost everyone (including me) threw up overboard. By the time we got in the water it was hard to enjoy the sharks because we were so sick, I spent the rest of the day in bed! Shannon got to go do surfing lessons in the afternoon which he really enjoyed!
last day in Hawaii, in the morning we went to a swap meet in Honolulu and got lots of good souvenirs...that afternoon we toured the U.S.S. Missouri at Pearl Harbor..that night we took the red-eye flight home and arrived in Utah at 2:30 a.m. Hawaii time. It took us a while to recover!
That was our trip! We loved Hawaii and hope to go back again one day! However, it was super hard for us to be away from Easton for 7 days...I was shocked when I walked into our bedroom Sunday morning before we left and saw Shannon breaking down crying, he is such a good dad (he would probably be mad if he knew I wrote that, good thing he never checks our blog)! I thought I was freaking out way more than him! Thanks to Grandma & Grandpa Lucas for watching our little guy for a week...and a big MAHALO to my parents for taking us!


  1. Yeah! A new post...and blog! Good to see you again! I LOVED you trip about Hawaii...we are actually going next year as a family...can't wait! How did you leave Easton??? Oh my...7 days is long! I busted out in tears after leaving Caleb for just 5 days last summer. Sometimes you just have to get away though. So glad you had an awesome time!

  2. Ugh! Im so happy for you guys that you gotta go, and so jealous at the same time. I would LOVE to go to Hawaii. Hopefully next fall we'll get there. I was so happy to hear from you, you have been like M.i.a from the blogging world. Apparently you have a life or something- hah, unlike me. Ive been posting like a mad women lately. Mostly because Im to big and prego to leave my house packing Maggie, so I've become a shut-in! Oh before I forget- you look amazing in these pictures! So cute! So tan! So skinny! I need to give ya a call-ski, I'd love to catch up with ya! hope all is well. Be expecting a call from me shortly.

  3. What a fun trip! So jealous. :)
    Also your new blog is adorable! love it, love it!

  4. What a fun vacation. Hawaii is the best I want to go back there so bad! We are going on a vacation in 3 weeks and it will be our first time leaving Cali. It will be so hard, but so good at the same time for us to have time togsether. We still need to get together one of these days I've been more busy.

  5. I love the new blog, so freakin cute! You are going to have to teach me some tricks. By the way I'm so jealous of your trip, I need a vacation.

  6. First of all....I'm so jealous you got to go to Hawaii! Second...truthfully...I was a little disappointed I wasn't having twins, but it didn't last long. You should call next time you're in Poky and me, you and Kassidy should go to lunch.

  7. you lucky ducks!! looks like you had fun. it was so good to see you and i can't wait until you come back through we need to do lunch again!