March - PART 1
Willy and I took a wonderful little trip up to Laie early in March to go to the LDS Temple with members of our ward (church congregation). It was a special day because one of the young men in our ward was getting ready to go on a mission and we were there to support him as he prepared to go. Also our ward had a special training meeting of sorts with the temple president while we were there and had the chance to learn from him and ask questions and it was just a really beautiful day. Willy took some beautiful before-sunrise pictures of the temple and then I took him to see a spot on the island that he hadn't seen yet - Laie Point. It was a really beautiful, spiritual day!
We had an amazingly huge amount of rain this winter. We had some great lightning storms, some incredible downpour rainstorms. Willy loved the lightning and woke me up one morning at about 5 a.m. because the most amazing lightning storm was taking place! It was unlike anything I'd ever seen before. He got some awesome video of it!
And the kids took advantage of the rain and mom's good mood and got to throw swimsuits on and go play in the rain one afternoon. I loved that Molly put on her lifejacket for safety!
|I'm pretty sure Brady was doing the Chicken Dance|
at this point...
At the end of his first week back to work we were in need of a BIG family day. So Willy took us to a beautiful spot on the island that he had discovered when hiking with one of his friends. We hiked through a beautiful bamboo forest and visited the ruins of Kamehameha III's summer palace. SUPER cool place! Gorgeous ruins.
|I'm in love with this pic of Molly. Way to bomb the|
otherwise perfect shot, girl!! Way. To. Go.
|How gorgeous is that?!|
|Bamboo sticks make great swords|
|Could have been a nearly perfect family photo! But the camera had something|
going on with the mirror inside and the result as a very smudgy, cloudy shot. Boooo!
|We took a whole bunch of pics and even passed the camera off to Brady|
to get shots of Willy and I :)
|Willy played with funky settings on his camera and managed to get some fun|
shots of the kids and I (despite the smudge issue.)
|Molly has mad cross-eyed skillz!|
|After the ruins, Willy led the way to a beautiful little waterfall.|