Hawaiian Vacation

A few weeks ago, we took our kiddo’s out of school and went to Hawaii for 8 days.  We stayed on the west coast of Oahu in Ko Olina, which is very quiet and far away from the crazy, busy city.

The week was perfect.

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We played. We swam. We snorkeled.

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And by the look of these shriveled fingers, you can tell that the kids spent a TON of time in the water!

We spent the week with friends.  6 adults, 7 kids and perfectly perfect dynamics!

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I took roughly 700 pictures.  But how could I resist when we drove by quaint places like this….

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Doesn’t that just scream ‘Hawaii’?!

The shave ice was a big hit! (They call it SHAVE ice…not shaved ice! Who knew!)

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We tried boogie boarding for the first time on the north shore.

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We had hoped to see a turtle while we snorkeled.  And we didn’t just see ONE turtle, we saw several.  And two even crawled up on the beach, right in front of us! Hello Mr. Turtle!

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I tried hard to be a fun mom and swim with my kids.  Get my hair wet.  Snorkel along side them.   I even went down the water slide!

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Even with a small abscess on Emmie’s bum (which turned into cellulitis), it was still a fantastic vacation.

Her last night in Hawaii was spent in the ER….

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…but she was a trooper.  And after some IV meds, she was in tip top shape.  Just in time to fly home.

One of Dan’s hobbies is putting together video from our vacations.  I haven’t ever shared any on my blog, but thought I’d give it a try this time!. If you have a few minutes and would like to watch, click here!

https://vimeo.com/97250546

Oh Hawaii, how we miss you!

jen

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Comments

  1. Ummmm, how have you never shared the videos? Wow! My Vimeo videos pale in comparison! What an amazing trip and love the rock vid – so fun!

  2. Funny, Oahu is the only Hawaiian island we haven’t been too and had no desire for some reason. Now I really want to go! Looks like you had a great time despite the hospital visit. Fun video!

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