07 January 2007

We're Baaaaaack

Well, we are safely home and ready for the real life. We had a wonderful opprotunity to go to Hawaii and celebrate Judy's (Jeff's aunt) 50th birthday. It was very fun to spend a week with Jeff's family and relax in a beautiful place. Regretfully I didn't get a photo of the group but there was 13 adults, 2 kids, and one baby. Here's a quick synopsis of the week:
Day 1: leave home at 4:30 am get to Hawaii early enough to swim. jeff caught a fish with his spear gun (video taped, sorry no pix). we later found out it was the hawaiian state fish. all evidence was destroyed :). snokeling was great. lots of visiblity and beautiful fish off our shore.
Day2: Dole Plantation and North Shore fun
Day 3: Polynesian Cultural Center. Very cool place to visit. Jeff and I got learn Tahitian dancing.
Day 4: Snorkled Sharkes Cove (amazing fish), saw a sea turtle off of our beach, watched surfers at Waimea Bay, saw Hawaiian temple and BYU Hawaii.
Day 5: New Years Eve!! Local church (they really do say Aloha from the pulpit and the congregation responds!) . Hiked Waimea Falls, sunset at Sunset Beach, fireworks off of our shore. Jeff, Jill and I were asleep long before midnight. Aw the exciting life of a married person:)
Day 6: Jeff played 2 rounds of golf at Turtle Bay with his dad and Jared. Beach day for the girls.
Day 7: Horse back riding (Jeff and I were meant to be cowboys). Jeff got me an hour massage in a cabana on the beach, Judy came too for her birthday gift. Perfect ending to a great vacation.
Day 8: Visit the Nut Farm on the way to the airport.
Happy to go. Happy to be home.
amazing ocean power. the water would slam this rocks like it's going out of style.
we couldn't leave Hawaii without drinking from a coconut:)


Aunt Julie said...

Jeff showed me your site today at work so I looked at all your pics thus far. Very, Very cute. I mean Jill (you guys too). Sounds like a real fun trip and she is growing so quickly. Enjoy every minute because it goes by real fast. Aunt Julie Harris

Sarah Peterson said...

looks like you had a great time!I wish I could've gone! The views from where you stayed were beautiful! you guys sure are busy busy people... Brett and I did like a quarter of what you did when we were there!

Mom and Dad Pete said...

I love those pics and esp. of Emma in the background. Sounds like you had a great time--we're all jealous!