Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hawaii 2012

Our much anticipated Hawaii trip came and went in June.  It was everything I had hoped it would be.  Here is a quick recap of some of the highlights.
We made our way to Arizona, then planned to fly to Hawaii with Bryan's family.  We thought: with our parents close by, why not do a quick overnight getaway and leave Scott with Gma?  Awesome.  Definitely one advantage to living close to family that we don't get to enjoy.  So, I started pumping like crazy so my mom could feed Scott while we went and enjoyed an evening at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale.  With her freezer stocked with my yummy milk, I kissed my babe goodbye and left him for the first time since I've had him.  The resort was amazing and we had a great time.  Thanks mom for letting us feel like we were newlyweds again.

Unfortunately, this was the result of our little getaway haha.  Yes, we know how to party and I tend to get a little crazy at times.  Just kidding, I went to the ER the next day because I had something weird going on...long story short, I've been to several doctors and they are still trying to figure out what the heck is wrong with me.  Not exactly how I wanted to spend my time in AZ, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

 So Scott had a blast spending the week with his 2 sweet cousins.  Oh how we miss them!  Scott is 3 months old in all these photos.

Now, on to the good stuff.  A week in Hawaii was too short.  I wanted to stay forever.

Our resort was so amazing.  We were right on the beach with a beautiful pool and hot tub.  Of course, the boys wasted no time putting together a bball game.

My baby LOVES the WATER.  He is a little fish and could spend hours in the pool, tub, ocean, shower, you name it.  He thinks it's so funny to be splashed in the face.

We spent an afternoon at Pearl Harbor.  Amazing.

I have the sweetest little boy.  He loves to smile, laugh and talk with me.  He is so cuddly and there aren't enough hours in the day to get in as much cuddling as I'd like.  He already has such a cute personality and is very animated.  I am so in love with my little buddy.

I'm not a huge shaved ice fan, but the island of Hawaii converted me.  This stuff was the bomb.  Ice cream in the bottom and the ice was so soft and yummy.  I scarfed mine, then was trying to get Bryan to let me finish his off.

We left the babe with the younger sisters and joined all the adults in a temple session.  The temple was beautiful and this was my first time going back since I had Scott...way too long to go without enjoying the peace of the temple.  I love the Spirit and I love the sweet experiences I have in the walls of the temple.

My little beach bum.

Buddy chillin in the stroller while we have a competitive family softball game.  Things got pretty heated.

Aunty Kelley is funny.

 Love each of my sisters and my mother-in-law.  I'm truly blessed to have them.

Some football on the beach

Polynesian Cultural Center

We saw so many fish snorkeling, as well as 2 huge turtles.  It was so beautiful!

Nap time with Gma.

Some cliff jumping.  Sweet little Anne rocked it!

Front flip... show off :)

 Hike to a waterfall!

Even the 2 pregos made it to the waterfall.  The whole fam.

Thanks for a fantastic trip!  Scott was so fun and is already looking forward to the next time we go!  Love my little family and am feeling very blessed these days.  Life is good.