Anniversary Trip


For our 10th Anniversary, Tim and I went to Hawaii!  We've been wanting to go for the past...10 years :).  We were able to go to Oahu for 4 days and Maui for 7 days.  Thanks to those who gave us anniversary gifts of housing, food money and watching our babies and puppies!  Without this, we would not have been able to go and enjoy this time away with each other.  I think it's VERY important to get away every once and awhile with your spouse.  We're extremely thankful for supportive friends and family who think this should be a priority as well.

We stayed with friends and missionaries, Tim and Mari, in Honolulu for 4 days/3 nights.  Thank you Tim and Mari for being such great hosts.  They made us breakfast every day, showed us around the whole island - including Waikiki beach, the Dole Plantation, the North Shore, Pearl Harbor, some Hawaii Five-O locations and TONS of other places. 

Dole Plantation - Oahu

Pearl Harbor - Oahu

On our way to see the USS Arizona Memorial

Seeing some sights

Downtown Oahu

Waikiki Beach

"Sandy" Clause

Anniversary Dinner from a shrimp truck - it was pretty tasty!

Touring the Island


North Shore - Oahu

Pineapple came with our McD's meals :)

After our trip to Oahu, we flew over to Maui to spend a week there with just us.  It was a refreshing time to relax and unwind.  I really enjoyed sitting by the pool, reading and sipping my frappachino.  Ahh, so relaxing.  I could stay out there  No worries, I didn't, or I would be fried!  
We spent several nights down on Front Street in Lahaina.  There are tons of shops and a cute movie theater.  We saw "Unbroken" one night we were there. 

We also spent some time driving around and walking the beach.  One day, we went snorkeling.  The water was a little cold, but SO clear!  When I put my face in the water the first time, there was a fish that looked like Nemo right in front of my face!  Kinda freaked me out.

Such a good time with my love!


View from our condo

The church we visited on Sunday had an "impromptu" men's choir - Tim decided to join ;)

We went on a short hike to see the blowhole!

Shaved ice on Front Street in Lahaina

The black sand beach close to Wailea

Kaanapali Beach - down from our condo

We ate breakfast downstairs in our condo one morning and a bird decided to join us - it ate some eggs off my plate!

Snorkeling - the water was so clear!

We saw at least 10 humpback whales, 10-15 dolphins and a few huge sea turtles!

Sunset from our balcony

Last dinner at a Mexican restaurant

A HUGE thank you to Grandma Izzy and Grandpa Tom who watched the kids every day we were gone.  Also thanks to Miss Myra and Miss Millie for babysitting a few days as well.  Again, very thankful for supportive friends and family!

1 comment:

Indie Grace said...

Love the pictures. So glad you had a nice time. The weather looked beautiful! I'm sad I missed time with the babies but am thankful they were in the good hands of Grandma Izzy and Grandpa Tom, as well as a few others. The little McCarty family is my fave!