Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Memories


Foreign Exchange daugher, Line, is spending the week in Hawaii.  This brings back memories of our trip.  Amy was to be a senior in HS...going away to college...so I knew this may our last chance for a family vacation. 

August 2002...Hubby drove us to Fargo to catch our flight...

It seemed to take forever...but we were finally in Honolulu...
We were presented with a lei when we got off the plane at the airport...



We arrived late that night but we up and on the beach early the next morning!


And on the street...


And in the hotel lobby...

And enjoying the sun and the sand...
Did I mention our tatoos???



The girls and I were up and out early, as Emily ran Varsity Cross Country...Amy has always loved a good workout...and I was into walking...
Volunteer to dance??  Of course, Amy is there...on stage!!

Our hotel was across the street from the International Market Place...and there were three fabulous restaurants... in the complex.  In the evening, we always got 'ready' to go out to eat!


And, of course, we all had some fun in the water...


Attending the traditional Hawaiian Luau...
But...my favorite was hanging out on the beach...with the warm sun...the warm sand...and two of my most favorite people on the earth!

8 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh how fun. What great memories for you and your girls.
ONE day...ONE day, I will get there as well.
I hope Line has a wonderful experience!!

Pat said...

What a wonderful memory for you and the girls. Having daughters is an amazing gift.

Amy said...

OMG-- we look soooo soooo sooo different. In a good way I think :) And I think it was the summer before my senior year of hs. I was still dating Nate not Pete!!

Cordwood Cabin said...

Oooh, sounds like fun, a warm beach somewhere with a tropical flair ... so, how many more weeks of winter for the rest of us?

Cathryn said...

Great memories! Thanks for sharing!

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jen said...

Oh, I just love Hawaii! My husband and I honeymooned there, and we can't wait to go back someday.

jodi said...

Looks like so much fun. And so warm!!

Joan's Good Life said...

It's fun to look back on the past isn't it? Sometimes you can find new thoughts and awareness from looking at the past. Other times you just laugh and feel good about where your life is going.
Thank you for sharing with us.