Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Family fun in Hawaii!
We've been home over a week now, and I've been dragging my feet just a tad about posting something ginormous to tell our Hawaii story. It was an awesome two weeks of family fun in Hana, Maui at Brandon's dad and stepmom's house. We did the usual fun things...hiking, surfing, swimming, being creative on rainy days...
My highlight was paddling in a traditional Hawaiian canoe and Brandon's was mountain biking down the Haleakala crater.
But I must admit, it took me awhile to get used to the new type of family vacation we will be experiencing for the next 18 years... We were up at 6am, played HARD all morning, rushed to be home for naptime in the afternoon (which I often joined in on), waited to enjoy dinner after the kids were in bed, and then all fell asleep on the couch around 9pm! So different from our normal Hawaii trips, but just a different kind of fun, I learned. I learned to love the early mornings drinking my coffee and watching the sunrise with Brandon, Soren and Malakai. I learned to love cousin bathtimes, running around the yard, and just jumping in the waves.
It was a richer experience as I got to spend more time just enjoying the family that I love so much. And I guess that's what family vacations are for, right?