...with a husband and 5 sons, I am truly outnumbered....stories and thoughts on life from a mom in a houseful of little men!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Hawaii Take 2!

It happened. We took the 2nd trip in our "2-for-1". On our way to Hawaii, Mom and I were bumped off a flight last year (by choice) and received voucher tickets to fly free to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. So....back to Hawaii we went...and this time, with Little Mister in tow! It was beautiful and green. Good times. Good friends. Good food. Good memories. videoMy little Keiki Honu was a trooper! He didn't cry on either flight, and made great friends with the flight attendants and pilots. He even got to go in the cockpit! He spent a good part of the trip sleeping...there aren't many pictures of him with his eyes open. I sure loved having that special time to bond more with him and get to know him better. And of course, I also loved having special time with my mom. She is one special and fun lady. Together, we can laugh at everything or nothing at all. Once again, we were blessed to stay with our friends Walt and Betty up on the North Shore. They are the sweetest couple and totally took us in as family. My favorite memories of this trip are simple things, like dinners by tiki torch on the patio nearly every night, pineapple ice tea at an outdoor bar, shave ice, shave ice, shave ice, brunch on my birthday in Haleiewa, and of course taking in the sight and sound of the waves. This trip was a lot more laid-back than last year. It was really fun to have already seen most of the island and done most of the things we'd wanted to do there. We were free to just relax and do "whatever" (like eat lots of shave ice.) Now all I have to do is figure out how to make it back next year...




5 comments:

Liane said...

Good for you! I can feel the warm sunshine in your pictures.

Pam said...

What fun it looks like you had!!!!! Ah... there's nothing like the feel of sand between your toes in the dead of winter, is there??!!! And special times with mom too...you are blessed!

mama said...

What an awesome trip! I'm always jealous of people who are close to their moms. You picked a good time to be in Hawaii didn't you?

bacon lady said...

I had no idea you were going to Hawaii again! Amazing

And what a special time with your Mama and Alek. :)

vince+shannon+mattie+ireland +afton said...

Fun pics! And that little guy is one coooool dude with those shades. :)