Friday, October 22, 2010

Come Rain or Shine

One of the perks of Matt's job is the opportunity to travel. Occasionally, Matt's office has hearings scheduled in Hawaii. Usually the guys at the top jump on those hearings and enjoy some time with their spouses in Hawaii. Well, Matt was the 5th attorney hired and after two years, I guess it was his turn to go (there are now about 30 attorneys at the firm). Matt had never been to Hawaii and it's been since high school for me so we were super excited for the opportunity. Being that it takes 13 hours from Pennsylvania to get there, I opted to take Matthew out to Utah before and after for a few days to break up the time on airplanes. I found a flight online from PA to HI that had a layover in SLC and then went directly on to HI. Perfect! So, we met up with Matt in Salt Lake.

First time at the beach.
Discovering the water
The earring that mysteriously disappeared and then reappeared later that night in Matthew's diaper. Boy am I glad it went through his system without puncturing anything!

We walked almost 4 miles round trip to get to this bakery to try Portuguese donuts. They were good but not THAT good!

Matthew after eating the sand!

A morning walk. Stopped here to watch the surfers.

The LDS temple in Laie.

Checking out the beach in Kailua. It rained 50% of the time we were there, so Matt couldn't get the tan he was hoping for.

This is at the outdoor mall. They had hula dancers and a band playing.
Matthew makes for a better picture though :)

Before boarding the boat to see the USS Arizona Memorial.

The USS Arizona Memorial.
Part of the USS Arizona that can be seen above the water.


On the train ride at the Dole Plantation.
Matt and I had both imagined pineapples to grow on trees. We were wrong!

A beautiful view on our train ride.


Brian & Chelsey said...

man these pics make me miss hawaii!!! Glad u guys had a great time!

Sarah said...

Matthew is looking like a little boy ... it's so sad how quickly they're growing... missing you all!!

Old Matt said...

Looks like you had a great time. I've passed through Hawaii a couple of times but never had the chance to spend any time to amount to anything. I envy you.

Heather said...

Wow! I love the pic of the temple at night! Beautiful. Looks like you had a fabulous time.

Jessica said...

Sorry you did not get any sun while you were in Hawaii. I guess you could always try what I do...... Oh come on like you aren't already doing it.

kristenhcubed said...

Color me jealous! I would love to go to Hawaii.

Rumsey's said...

That looks like so much fun!