Sunday, July 08, 2007

Back to the heat...

We're home! We lasted a week away from the kids and everyone survived! I have to admit, once I stepped off that plane in Maui, I really didn't miss the kids until I got to the airport to come home. Sure there were a few fleeting moments when I saw a mother with small children at the beach or something, but it was great! It is nice to be home with them again though. We brought home t-shirts, hula costumes and clip on earrings.We had a great time- Maui is so beautiful! Mountains, desert, rain forrests and beaches... We did a lot of relaxing, some shopping, and good eating.Besides spending time at the beach, we hiked the waterfalls in the bamboo forrest. (and got totally rained on!)We drove to the top of Haleakala (10,000 ft volcano) Up above the clouds we had a great view of Maui and could even see over to the big island. We also went over to the Iao Valley, another beautiful spot. (Kyle and Ashley here)And did you know where pineapples come from? They grow in these fields- not on trees like I thought. Kyle found this guy running around one night:Besides catching creepy crawlies, Kyle is the guy to have around if you happen to be in the market for some "Maui Wowee"- he had people trying to sell it to him everywhere we went! Only one guy offered it to Sam.

7 comments:

melmck said...

Glad you had fun but glad you are home, too! What is "Maui-Wowee"?

Stephanie said...

ah! don't you just love maui?

KatieJ said...

It is the best place- Maui Wowee is marijuana :) (no, we didn't get any)

Katie said...

Sounds liek you had a ton of fun! I can't wait to go with my honey! Your girls are so dang cute! Love the hulas.

CASEY, BECKY & MYLIE said...

So fun! and even more fun that you got to go with Ashly! All your pics look great! Love the pic of the girls in their hawaiian attire! so cute! :)

Sarah's Nonsense said...

Those views are fantastic! I've never seen anything like it.

Shauna said...

That looks so cool! I learned on Survivor that pineapples grow on the ground like that. Did you eat any fresh? We're still in Utah, using Justin's dad's laptop for Internet. And I hate being on the computer without a mouse so I'm not updating yet. But I like reading yours!