Thursday, September 4, 2008

Paradise!

The whole gang - Waikiki Beach

Casey, Me, Diana, Matt, Beth and Andrew



Hawaii was AMAZING!! We all had such a blast! There was plenty to do to keep us busy, and plenty of time to lay around and do nothing! Time seemed to stand still while we were there, and it was wonderful! We took over 1,000 pictures!! Yikes! I tried to narrow it down to just a few, but I had a hard time! So here's a few.....

On the first day at the beach, the boys 'invented' this game called Beached Whales. It was SO much fun to both play, and to watch!


A view from the hike we went on - so beautiful!


Me, Beth and Diana getting ready to hike with our bug repellent!


The less than impressive waterfall that we hiked to - good thing it was a pretty hike! Casey was the only one who was brave enough to get in the water - and jumped off the little cliff as well!


We stopped in this little town to get shaved ice - since they were suppose to have the best shaved ice around. It tasted like all other shaved ice to me, but it was still really good!! (Andrew, Diana, Me, Casey and Beth)


The girls with our shaved ice





On Thursday, we went to the Polynesian Cultural Center.
The group at the Temple - Andrew, Diana, Casey, Me, and Matt (Beth had to go home early - she left earlier that morning)
At a lookout point in L'aie (by BYU-Hawaii) It was so pretty that it makes it tempting to go back to school :)




It doesn't get much than this!!



Me and Diana at Waikiki Beach - enjoying a day in the sun!


Saturday morning we went to Diamond Head to watch the sun rise over Honolulu


The boys - Casey, Matt and Andrew


Me and Diana getting ready to go parasailing. Last time I went, we didn't get wet, so I told Diana that we could wear normal clothes. I was wrong! We got drenched!
Casey and I went up first - here's the first time we went under water!

It doesn't look like we were up that high, but we were!!! Such a beautiful view from up there - you could see to the bottom of the ocean in parts!

Matt and Diana after their ride



Post-surfing! My arms were SO tired! We had to paddle out forever to get to the good waves!

Waikiki Beach... aka Heaven

The weather at night was perfect for night walks!! (Diana, Andrew, Me and Christian - my friend from BYU-Hawaii)


All dressed up and ready for church!

Matt and Casey flew home Sunday, so they dropped us off at church. And we walked home - 45 minutes in the heat! Andrew and I switched sunglasses so that my glasses and bag would match! What a nice guy!!


We rented a limo to get to the airport. It was old-school, and super tight!!

Check out the awesome interior - especially the carpet!
[oh, and my new kate spade bag :) ]


Me, Dr. Pepper, Andrew and Diana in the limo


Me and Diana on the plane ride home :(



I love vacations! Tropical Vacation 2009 is in the works!

4 comments:

justin and jess said...

Amazing! Hawaii is so much fun, looking at your pics makes me want to go back so bad. Your new bag is also amazing! Glad you had so much fun!

Ariel said...

:)

and thats why i didnt go to byu-h...becasue i would have ajored in "how to fail school in a semester by spending all your time in the jungle or tanning at the beach" :)

i'm glad it was awesome though!

Diana said...

We need to compile a list of options for TV-09! asap.

Emma said...

looks like fun! cute bag!

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