Here are the pics that should have accompanied my last blog entry. Details about our last few days in Hawaii and our travel woes between Hawaii and Utah are in THIS blog entry. These are just the pics and quick captions are are what we call the beginning of an extreme catch up!
|Good food. Good friends. Good fun!|
|They know how to potluck in Hawaii!|
|The rebel part of the group who closed out the beach park|
and had to be kicked out by beach patrol at sunset :)
|Last day of church with our Honouliuli ward congregation. Pretty sure having the congregation sing Aloha 'Oe and present us with dozens of leis was one of the most emotional things I've ever experienced.|
|Gorgeous colors and flowers.|
|My special little Tommy. I love this boy. He calls me "Auntie Mom".|
|One last beach trip the day before we left Hawaii. We went with the Cummings.|
|After the beach we had some good ol' Dixie Grill BBQ together.|
|Stayed with our best friends the several nights before leaving Hawaii. On our last night there I woke|
up with Tommy curled up in bed next to me hehehe. Sweet little thing.
|This picture makes me cry.|
|Leaving... on a jet plane. *sniff sniff* (Brady sat next to Willy but didn't make it into the pic. Whoops)|
|Ben and Toby were seatmates on the long flight. He's not unhappy about sitting|
next to Toby, by the way. He was just as emotional about leaving Hawaii
as Willy and I were.
|Molly and I kept each other company on our flight.|
|My last glimpse of the turquoise water just off Oahu. I'm pretty sure the people around me at this point|
must have been terribly, terribly concerned for the hysterically sobbing lady in 37H.
|The evening air in Los Angeles was so "cold" that Molly and Toby|
kept tucking their arms inside their shirts. I had perma goosebumps.
|Quick stop at the Los Angeles temple, even in the dark.|
|Hanging out on Venice Beach the day we had to kill time while waiting for our van to be available for pick up at the docks in Long Beach.|
|Fascinated by the man on homemade roller blades rocking out with his electric guitar...|
|There are just no words for some of what we saw|
while walking along the beach...
|Crazy cool sand sculpture|
|Climb boys climb!|
|Hanging out at Muscle Beach.|
|Molly acted as if she'd never played in sand before. It was kind of hilarious|
to see how enthusiastically she played in the sand!
|Not thrilled with having to hang out at the mall while the car|
battery was replaced at the auto dealership after we picked up
the van from the shipping company at the docks only to find
the battery completely dead and unable to hold juice. What
a way to screw up our travel plans!!
|Kids weren't quite as bothered by the car trouble delay...|