Friday, June 10, 2011

Workman Visit

Rob, Lisa, Laura, and Douglas are back in South Carolina by now sleeping off that long flight. We are left here with great memories, over 200 pictures, and a houseful of sand! No more beach time, snorkeling, boating in the bay, eating out in Waikiki, watching the sun set over the ocean... oh, wait. We live here. I forgot.

It still kinda feels like our vacation is ending too. We had such a great time with Scott's sister and her family  this past week. The weather was a little bit of a bummer, and I still regret that they didn't get to see the Windward side of Oahu in all its glory. But, we've never been ones to let a little rain getting in the way of our fun.

We took them to the beach on their first night here. We kept them up until 8:30 (2:30 EST), no easy task!
Snack in the tent after playing hard at Lanikai on Thursday
It was cloudy and the current was a little strong,  but the kids had a blast playing in the surf at Waimea Bay
My sandy beach baby 
 Cholo's on the North Shore after a
fun day of beach and swim.
Cheers to locksmiths. Nuf said.
Shave Ice with cousins! Doesn't get much better. 


Mark was baptized on Sunday. It was so great to have family here for that special day!

They spent the last four nights of their trip at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

We spent the day with them on Monday at HHV. So fun!
Keaton would have gone down this slide 100 times

I love sunkissed faces

I like how Keaton is looking at Douglas. That boy LOVED having his cousins around! 
Watching the sunset from the pier

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay was a big hit

Other great memories: 
  • Thunderstorm of the century followed by power outage and "family bonding" by the light of our iphones
  • Driving all over the island to find sunshine
  • Enjoying a picnic and watching the surfers at Yokohama Bay
  • Our little "run-in" with security guard/parking attendant at Hanauma Bay

We miss you already!


Mary Anderson said...

I am so BLESSED to see my children and grandchildren together and loving each other. I talked to Lisa & Laura tonight. It was a trip of a lifetime for them.

bear said...

House of Anderson needs to write their own tour guide book. The fun memories and new experiences were numerous. It was a great visit and we miss you too.