Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hawaii!

We just got back from a trip to the most incredibly beautiful place on Earth!  It was seriously like God's majesty on display!  Here we are after the very LONG day of travel...
Our State Farm trip this year was to Hawaii (the Big Island), and it just so happens that we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary later this year, so we were thankful to have this trip together!

We both caught the snorkeling bug, and it was amazing seeing all the wildlife!




We were able to snorkle with dolphins, sea turtles, tons of beautiful fish, and we even saw an octopus!  We took lots of pictures of each other with an underwater camera and were SO excited to get it developed and show the kids.  You should have seen our faces when the sweet guy at the Walgreens photo lab told us the camera hadn't taken one picture.  Crushed!  I'm still trying to get over that one, but at least we got some neat shots from the shore.




I totally felt like I was on the set of Lost...I was looking for Jack and Hurley, but they must've been on the other side of the island :)



Akaka Falls

One night we went to the same hotel where my parents stayed on their honeymoon many years ago!  At night they shine lights in the water and you can watch the huge manta rays swim in to eat plankton!  It was such a neat experience, especially since I knew my parents had been to the same place!  I know this picture is terrible, but you can sort of make out the manta ray...
We saw this huge tiger shark from the shore...
This was our last dinner and it was our favorite!  We were able to watch the sun set over that gorgeous water and shed many tears that it was time to leave!

The kids had a WONDERFUL time with my parents while we were gone, and we were of course so happy to come home and see them.  We were just so thankful God blessed us with such a wonderful trip and were blown away at His amazing creation!

6 comments:

Allison said...

Nathan and I just scrolled through these pics no less than 10 times to see the eel and the turtle (we liked seeing you and Michael too!) but he kept asking- where's Collier?

libbysmom said...

Total jealousy!!! LOve that pic in front of the waterfall.
Hey send me some recent pics of the kiddos and I will update your header.

jessica said...

what a fun trip! I love when the company's pick great places like that! The pictures are beautiful. Welcome home :).

Mary Michael Conkin said...

What amazing pictures!

The Baughers said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!! How awesome ya'll got to take this trip!

Patty Sisk said...

The pictures are gorgeous....it looks like you just scanned in some postcards. You must have a great photographer in your family. ;-) So very sorry about the underwater camera.