Saturday, July 31, 2010

Haleakala National Park - On top of the world!

A couple days ago we took off to the other side of Maui and ventured into the mountains.  We were blown away with how beautiful the drive to the Haleakala crater was.  Driving through the clouds up to 10,000 feet was absolutely amazing.   The views along the way of the entire island were so pretty.  There are many times when I take pictures and I know the moment got captured perfectly and then other times the pictures just do not do it justice.  Unfortunately this time..... they just do not do it justice.  Somethings have to been seen in person to be truly enjoyed 

So,  if anyone ever goes to Maui make sure you drive up through the Haleakala National Park. You will NOT be disappointed!  This is my 8th or 9th (I can't remember) trip to Maui over the past 10 years and it's the first time I've been up in the mountains.  It's so easy to get wrapped up with staying close the beach and ocean but there is so much more to be seen on this beautiful island.

Texting at 10,000 feet. :-)

 We saw a beautiful rainbow on our way out of the park.  Again.. picture does not do it justice. :)

Ps.  We have three days left in Maui..... where or where did the month go? 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mr. Faux Hawk

Just a quick hello from Maui. I had to share a few pictures of Andrew sporting the faux hawk Katie has been giving him the past few days.

It's hard to believe we have less than a week left.  We are having an amazing trip and I know we'll never forget spending a month on this beautiful island and with family.  We will definitely go through withdrawls when we get home and will miss everyone like crazy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


We are having a wonderful time on vacation!  It's hard to believe we only have 12 days left (only... LOL!)   Time is flying by like it does when you are having a great time but we are definitely taking the time to enjoy the little things and soak up the beauty of this island.   Below are lots of pictures from the luau we all went to the first week when the whole gang was here.  

A few days ago we took a boat ride to the island of Lanai and saw a pod of over 300 spinner dolphins.  The dolphins were having their babies so we got to see the newborn dolphins the size of footballs.  That was pretty amazing!  We also swam with a few green sea turtles. The kids absolutely LOVED that part.  We took pics with our underwater camera and still need to get them developed.. fingers crossed some of the pics came out! 

We still have several to do items on our list... we'll see how much we accomplish.  Right now we are loving the pool and the beach.  Speaking of.... we are off to the pool. Aloha!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

We had a BBQ last night and feasted on these babies... Yummy!  

Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday! 

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Biggest Loser - July 1 results

Congratulations Roger!!  It's been difficult the past few weeks.  I've tried to lose more weight but the battle has been maintaining.  I'm thankful I've at least done that.   We'll see how Maui goes!! I will not gain weight... I will not gain weight... I will not gain weight. :-)  

Here are the full results.  See you all at our next weigh in on August 15th. 

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing everyone a safe and fun Fourth of July!  Hope you all have a great time with family and friends. 

Here are the pictures from our sunset photo session the other night.  Introducing my superhero american kid.  (superhero mask and batman glove.)  :-)