Monday, April 9, 2012

Around the World in 26 Letters--Hawaii

All of these pictures are taken by either my sister, my mom, or me (possibly a husband or a child), no Google help needed on this post :)


This is the sunset from the house we stayed at in Waikoloa.

Last year (February 2011), my mom took our family (my sister, her husband and their two kids, me, my husband and our two kids, my brother, and herself) to Hawaii, the Big Island. It was unbelievable. We stayed in a house in Waikoloa for four days and then moved to a house in Kona for the rest of the trip. FABULOUS!





My mom and my brother at the luau--beautiful setting!


Gotta have shaved ice, lots and lots of shaved ice!






My daughter and me boogie boarding at 
Hapuna Beach--can't believe how much fun that is!

Lots of turtles!






My son caught his own fish!

 That's a volcano behind us!




Black sand beach




And I'll end with another beautiful sunset from the house we stayed in at Kona :) 



44 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! You are really lucky to have been to Hawaii, it looks stunning!

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    1. It was stunning! And there's so much to do on the Big Island. Incredible to spend the time on a vacation like that with my family :)

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  2. It such a great place and you're lucky to witness the majestic beauty of that place. There is so much to do, so much fun and memories to build with your loved ones.

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    1. It was awesome!!! Being there with them made the trip :)

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  3. My kids have been asking to go to Hawaii. My 8 yo daughter wants to go scuba diving. Though after watching Soul Surfer this weekend, she might have second thoughts about that. lol

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    1. It was a fun trip with kids the ages of 4, 5, 7, and 8. There's so much for them to do :)

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  4. Hawaii is incredible!!! Awesome pics, Hope! Thanks for letting us get a peek! :)

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    1. Thanks Jack :) It was hard picking the few for this post!

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  5. I am SO jealous. In two weeks (my parents are leaving for Hawaii then) I'll be the only one in my family who hasn't gone.

    What an adorable family you have!

    And you're one hot chickie!

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    1. Oh I wish I was going too! You definitely have to go now, you can't be the only family member who hasn't been!!

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  6. Okay. I shared my Hawaii time change story on Jade's site, so I'll give you something different. I've been lucky to visit Hawaii a few times. The last one was the first year I started writing. I could sit all day on one of those chaise lounge/canopy chairs, writing and staring off into the rolling waves. HEAVEN. I got a longer lasting battery just for that trip, although I still had to recharge it after about 5 hours.

    Btw, we were on the Big Island too this last time.

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    1. That would be lovely sitting on the beach writing :) I'm daydreaming about it now...

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  7. I've always always wanted to go to Hawii. Now I want to go even MORE! Great post and happy A-Z blogging!

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    1. I went to Maui for my honeymoon and never really wanted to go back. But after going with my family to the Big Island, I'll definitely go again :)

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  8. Someday I will go to all the islands. But first I want to go on a shark dive and go in a cage. THAT will be an adventure!

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    1. Wow! You are one brave girl! I'd be dead of a heart attack inside that cage before it even hit the water!

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  9. I'm so jealous! I would love to go to Hawaii someday!!!

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    1. It's worth the trip! I hope you get to go :)

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  10. Thats so on my list of places I want to visit! Hawaii looks amazing!

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    1. It is amazing! So much to do and super relaxing :)

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  11. lucky duck! so pretty!
    my folks lived in hawaii for awhile, but i was preggo and with a new baby (and working two jobs) so i never got a chance to visit. man, i wish i could have!

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    1. Bummer on the timing! Too bad they don't still live there! That'd be a nice place to have to visit :)

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  12. My parents went to Hawaii for their 25th wedding anniversary and they really enjoyed it. I love the pictures of the sunset.

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    1. That would be a great anniversary trip :) The sunsets are pretty gorgeous over there!

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  13. Beautiful photos! One of my co-workers just got back from Hawaii...gotta get there myself sometime.

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  14. You're so gorgeous!!! And I want to go to Hawaii SO BAD I can taste it! Someday... Someday!

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    1. *blushing*

      Hawaii is so worth going to! Someday soon! Someday soon!

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  15. So jealous! Hawaii is one of my dream places to go.

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  16. What a fabulous holiday, and to have your family all around you too makes it just perfect :-)

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    1. I think having everyone there made it so much more fun :) Great vacation!

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  17. We want to go. Someday... LOVE the sunset pictures. And you are one hot momma. ;0)

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    1. You ladies are way tooooooooooo kind :)

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  18. What a fabulous Mom you have there, Hope! :)

    Looks like you all had a great time!

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  19. Love. Love. Love.

    It's SO FUN to see pics like this... like we really are all people living our lives outside of blogger world, LOL. Seriously so fun, Hope. Thanks for sharing! :D

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  20. Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go.

    I'm loving all these beautiful pics!

    My A-Z

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  21. Such gorgeous pictures. What a fantastic trip that must've been. Hawaii's long been on my list of places to go someday.

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  22. Ooo. How did I miss this? Great pics! I'm jealous. :P

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  23. It really is a dream of mine to visit Hawaii one day! Gorgeous!

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  24. It was my dream to go to Hawaii and we too went last Feb.
    We stayed in Honolulu and I am definitely going to retire there! I used Hawaii for my H blog as well.

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  25. I definitely wanna visit Hawaii someday!

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