Monday, November 10, 2008

Hawaii Highlights

I know I have been slow getting this post on here. We have just had a nice week of getting back into our normal routine. I know I said it before, but there is no place like home. I love being at home. Makes me kind of boring I know. Anyway, here are a few highlights from Hawaii.

Our first outing was to the Honolulu Zoo. It was a neat zoo, really laid back. The kids of course loved it.
These trees were so cool. I just had to take a picture of them.
From the time we told him we were going to Hawaii, Aubrey said he wanted to surf. We had to tell him he was too young, but the boogie board was a great substitute. It even made it back to Georgia with us.
Here is our bathing beauty. It was her first time at the beach and she loved it! She had so much fun playing in the sand.

Is there anything more precious than baby feet? I don't think so!

We got to have dinner on the USS Missouri, which was the battleship where the treaty to end WWII was signed. It is docked in Pearl Harbor. It was so beautiful at night, and we were the only people there (our group). Norman, the C12 leader in Hawaii's father was the interpreter for General MacArthur when the treaty was signed. He was a Japanese-American soldier in the US Army. Norman spoke of the work his father did in the Army and how they didn't even know he was part of that historic event until after his death. We owe our freedom to so many amazing people.

D. and Aubrey took a helicopter tour of the island. They both loved it. You couldn't pay me to do that!

Here is Mallory with some strange man she took to at the last dinner. He had some crazy hair!

Here's the whole clan. We had a fun time each night at dinner and the food was wonderful.

Here is the Aloha Tower. It is down by the ports. It used to be the tallest building in Honolulu. Now you can go to the top floor and go out on the 4 balconies to look out on Honolulu.

Here are some of the tropical fish that swim in the harbor where the ships come in. It is so crazy because you expect the water to be nasty, but it is beautifully clear and the fish are just like in Finding Nemo!

Here is the view from one of our hotel room windows. We were overlooking the Hawaii Yacht Club, founded in 1901.

And here is the view from our house in Georgia this week. Fall is so gorgeous in this neck of the woods. I'll leave you with this verse that is such a wonderful reminder to me.

"Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you." Psalm 116:7

Even with all that is going on in our world that troubles us, the Lord has and will continue to be so good to us.


Anonymous said...

yeah! I have not looked at your blog in so long....and was hoping for Hawaii pictures! They are great! See you tomorrow. Jenn

Garretts said...

looks like fun...i'm sure you're already thinking up scrapbook pages...hope you'll post those for us to see! :)

Jill said...

Looks like lots of fun...and I agree with you about being home. Nothing like it!

Cathy said...

The pictures look amazing....someday I'd love to get to Hawaii (a girl can dream, right?). I have a magazine for you - you won on my blog. Send me your addy and I'll ship that out to you :)


Jeff and Amy McKissick said...

Beautiful pictures! I miss the beach. it seems cruel to have land-locked countries such as Paraguay! I love the caption "Here is Mallory with SOME guy..." Kids are funny.

Jay, DeeDee, & Gisele said...

Looks like you had a fantastic vacation! My favorite pic is of Mallory's little sand covered feet...too precious.
I am just like you, I LOVE being home. Vacations are wonderful, but I always look forward to getting home and back into the daily routine. I find great peace in that.
Gorgeous picture of the Fall leaves, too. Here in Tennessee, it looks the same. Fall is my favorite season.
Take care, girl!

Kim said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! I can't wait to see the scrapbook pages! I'm really glad you're home though, who else can I have six phone conversations a day with? Wanna' go shopping (I haven't been in awhile)?

Heather said...

Love Hawaii!! Would love to take my kids there one day.