Monday, November 23, 2009

Maui Wowi

We thought we would never make it. I got a bad case of the flu and a horrible bee sting on my foot, the next day Ryan got sick and the following day Camryn got sick. A few days later Camryn and I were feeling better and Ryan definitely had the Swine Flu. There was even discussion on whether or not he would be joining us. Oh did I mention that 3 days before we left the airline had no record of mine/Camryn's ticket (whole other story altogether). After 3 1/2 hour phone call to Wells Fargo Rewards for our ticket retrieval and Ryan finally kicking the pig (as he called it) we felt up to our trip. We seriously felt that we weren't supposed to go and Ryan even said that if he died that it would be on me...well luckily nothing happened except for a great vacation!
So here are our pictures-yes there are a lot!

After church. Mom, Ryan, me, Cam, Sis. Amy, Emma, BIL Mike, Owen and Dad
We stayed in my parents Westin timeshare in Ka'anpali. It was abosutely amazing. This is the view from our room one morning. Can you say picture perfect?!

Ryan enjoying his Shave Ice! Well actually it wasn't that good.
Playing at a local park, one of the first times she actually played! Now that she is walking it makes it more interesting for her.

Best cousins sharing a treat
She only liked playing in the water with dad.

Loving the slide on the pirate ship. Such a great pool for kids-well and us. We spent most of our days here.
Is that not the cutest bathing beauty you have ever seen?!
Ryan and I got to have a night out with Amy and Mike while my parents watched the kids. What a treat and the food, company and shopping was so great!Those are the timeshares in the background. It was such a great set up with the beach and pools right there.The besties playing in the sand. You thought Camryn was little? Nope! Emma is the tiniest cutest thing you have ever seen. Which was great because she was able to borrow swimsuits from this past summer. I love having a girl cousin so close in age!
Taking a break from snorkeling and playing in the sand.

More pool time
Our outing to the Maui Tropical Plantation. Look at these good lookin dads!

Iao Needle-short little hike but really cool mountains. Probably a small scale version of what Machu Picchu would look like.
Our last night on the Island my dad took us out to Leilani's for dinner. This was the view from our table. Again, not bad. Aren't my mom and dad so cute together?! They were so generous and amazing to allow us to stay with them! I hope we get invited back everytime!
The Atherly's-such a amazing family. It was so fun getting to know Emma and Owen better. This was the first time Huncle Ryan (as Owen called him) got to meet Emma. She is such a sweet little girl but is always on the move-she will be walking in no time! And Owen is the cutest kid. So smart and loves his Monster trucks! Our favorite was the way he spoke! We still repeat the things he said. We cannot wait until they are in Southern CA next July!
Our little fam. What a fun and memorable trip! So fun that we got to spend time away and with family. My dad's plan is all the adults and no kids in a few years! Let's just say we can't wait for that!


Amanda said...

The whole trip looks like it was amazing. Not that you guys don't already live in paradise, but I'm sure it was nice to have a vacation. Luckily you guys were all healthy enough to go, though it sounds like it was a close call!

Amy said...

Son of a!
I just left a huge comment and it didn't save. Let me try and recreate it.

Good job for posting already. My jet lag is killing my motivation. Such a fun trip and I'm so glad you all made it (would not have been the same without you). There is NO way I would have laughed as much without Huncle Ryan there. I still can't get over how cute those little girls are. Could not be more opposite but hopefully that will even them out when they become besties real soon. What's up with you cropping Ryan out of that picture of you guys on the beach? Sad it's over but good times last forever right?

PS Shout out to me for taking the majority of those pictures :)

nikki said...

Oh the jealousy! What a great trip! So sad I missed out on the sista fun but so happy that you guys got well enough to make it to your fabulous vacation. Love seeing your family's together and all the fun things you did with our sweet mom and dad. That picture of Ryan and Cam sleeping on the beach together is the best.

The Davenports said...

Looks like so much fun, from your pictures you would never know all the drama that preceded the trip! How lucky you are also to get a nice tan in the middle of November. After Thanksgiving we need to get together!

Kathy said...

That trip looks amazing! Glad you guys were all able to make it there healthy.

Brittany Simmons said...

such a fun trip- and so great that camryn and emma could play together! And so nice to relax and soak up some vitamin D after being sick....if I could only lay out and not worry about jack.... Give me some of that tan!

Brittany Simmons said...

oh and love your black bathing suit!

Chase and Nichole said...

How fun! I was wondering where you guys have been! I missed seeing pics of adorable Camryn (and I guess you and ryan)! I have never been to Hawaii and I can't wait to go one day. My favorite pics are of you and Camryn by the tree and you look gorgeous! ANd I LOVE the picture of Camryn sleeping on Ryan's chest at the beach. Camryn is getting so big! Our babies are growing up! No! It makes me want to cry!

Brenda said...

Beautiful picture, beautiful family. What a fabulous gift from your parents to take you to such an incredible place! And the best part is that you had family time. Doesn't get better.

Karen M. said...

I'm so glad you captured all the fun! I love the picture of Cam sleeping on Ryan. That girl could fall asleep anywhere without a fuss-pretty amazing! I also love the girls beaching it together. Too bad we didn't have sand toys to play with instead of just throwing and eating it. So,glad you got to come despite the sickies-it truly was a blast for us to have your families do some paradise bonding.

Carrie said...

WOW! Looks like a fantastic trip! Glad you made it and lived to remember it all! The little girlies are adorable together! What luckies!

abbie said...

camryn is looking SO old and cute. isn't it fun to watch them having so much fun playing? oh and your black suit is darling!

lauren ann said...

Can i just say how fun it was to see you guys... We kept saying how we really need to hang out more, and wish we lived closer. You guys really need to start planning some PC trips por favor. good times

lauren ann said...

Can i just say how fun it was to see you guys... We kept saying how we really need to hang out more, and wish we lived closer. You guys really need to start planning some PC trips por favor. good times