Friday, December 12, 2014

#hawaiianthanksgiving last & part 3

this post is definitely more random than the previous two. it's a wrap up of everything else we did in hawaii. one of those being family pictures on the beach. we had the challenges of wind and rain, but found an awesome spot and they turned out great (i can't post them yet, we don't have the rights). these ones are just from my personal camera.

this was from our last sunday there. my in-laws have a beautiful view.

you better believe that the girls were in christmas jammies on thanksgiving night.

the morning after thanksgiving, chels, brooklyn, and i hiked makapu'u for our work-out. poor brooklyn took a nasty spill and was inconsolable the whole way down. 

it was still a beautiful 'work-out'.

we went to the beach a couple more times. though we didn't get good weather until the very last day. 

i'll definitely be dreaming of this come january.

brooklyn would have lived at the beach if it was up to her.

after our last beach excursion, we raced home to get the sand off and head across the island to the polynesian cultural center for the luau. some of my favorite food! those taro rolls are good!!! brooklyn was totally into the hula dancers and came up on stage with james and i for our anniversary dance. she wanted to dance all by herself. she did the hula right next to us and it was adorable. she was so happy to be on stage. at the end, they invite everyone who wants to join in for the last number up on the stage. brookyln wanted to get up there again but i got her up there too late. instead, she got the stage to herself with a couple of the dancers. she was in heaven! 

we all stayed up late that night packing and then got up bright and early to catch our plane. it was rainy and overcast. it made it easier to leave. but man that sunshine will be taunting me in a month or so. our trip was awesome. the girls did well on the plane, and so many good memories were made. we love hawaii.


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