Monday, December 8, 2014

#hawaiianthanksgiving part 1

our trip to hawaii was awesome. the girls were good travelers. well mostly. every time kendall had to get in her car seat she had a melt down. but not when i rode in the other car (we had to drive two cars everywhere we went, our family is definitely expanding). if james rode with her she was just fine. little stinker. anyway, we had a great time. my in-laws kept us comfortable and well fed, and we got to do lots of fun things. plus, hawaii is just beautiful, so even if we would have just sat outside all day every day it would have been fine with me. 

 (brooklyn and aunt toria reunited/kendall meeting aunt toria!)

(taken by daddy while riding in her car seat. see? happy.)

chelsea and i went on this trip with the goal to continue to work out like we've been doing since august. have i blogged about that? that's another post i guess. anyway, we lucked out because my FIL gets up every morning and works out on base. so chelsea, tori, and i would all get up early (4:45AM hawaii time) and go to either a spin class or a cross fit class. i loved it! we basically saw the sunrise every morning on our way home from hickam, and it felt so good to have a work out in so early in the day. the daddys and my MIL graciously watched the girls every morning and i am eternally grateful to them for that. plus, it allowed me to eat all the musubi and thansgiving dinner i wanted.

our first few days there it took a little adjusting to the heat and humidity. we ventured out and did some fun things. there was macadamia pancakes at boots & kimos (to die for), the manoa falls hike (gorgeous), a quick trip to the ala moana mall, and beach days at lanikai (my fave) and the aulani resort. 

there was also para sailing! my in-laws surprised us when we got there with tickets to go and we were all so excited! even little ol' wussy me. it was way fun! while we did that, my MIL braved the honolulu zoo with the three girls all by herself. so brave! they had a great time and everyone was smiling when we picked them up after our para sailing adventure.

between all of these activities were runs to target and ross. both amazing on oahu! hallmark movies, diaper changes, naps, and all the other fun stuff you do on vacation.

next up: thanksgiving.

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