Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Aloha kakahiaka (good morning)

                  OK, I can't stand it anymore....

I have news... June 30-July 5th

WE ARE GOING TO HAWAII!!!!!!  (*cue Hawaiian music*)

JJ was in a series of football competitions and is one of 10 high school junior finalists (out of 2100 kids) who has been invited to Maui to participate at the next level. Needless to say we are VERY proud of him and beyond excited- Jeff and I decided that since the kids are getting older- this may be the last family vacation we might be able to take with just the five of us. 

The last big vacation like this we took with the kids was to La Romana in the Dominican Republic about 4 years ago. As the kids were growing up we didn't do many "big" vacations- we would usually go to our cabin in the mountains, or go to the beach. We didn't have to spend a lot of money on those kinds of vacations- and through the years we have been pretty frugal when it came to family vacations. Looking back we didn't go anywhere besides the cabin the first 15 years we were married- it has only been in the last ten years that we have traveled more. 

So, we will visit Maui- and from the pictures I have seen it looks beautiful!  The girls have been looking at things to do while we're there and have lots of ideas- the one I want to do with them is go snorkeling to Moloki crater.                                     Moloki crater                                                                                                                                                Stefanie wants to see some volcanoes (since she is a geology major) and Jenny is looking in to bike tours & zip lining as well. Other than the snorkeling- I will be happy to lay on the beach :)  Jeff's sister Suzanne & her hubby David will meet us there. They worked for an airline for years and are able to fly for free. So in lieu of driving to Atlanta this summer- we will have time with them in Hawaii!        

Paul (my trainer) & I have kicked my workouts up a notch in the hopes that in the next two weeks I can lose another 5 lbs- putting me down 20 lbs. before we get there. If last nights workout was any indicator, I will definitely lose those pounds!   If anyone has ever been to Maui and can recommend any tours or restaurants- please let me know! Aloha!!!!                                


  1. WOW! I am so EXCITED for you and the family. I can't imagine how proud you must be. Woohoo!

    Can't wait to hear about the game and see all the pics. Couldn't be happier for y'all :D

  2. Oooooooh! I have never been to Hawaii. It's going to be so beautiful and you're going to have so much fun!!! Cool that your son gets credit for "taking" you all there. Post pix!

  3. Oooh lucky you!! I am green with envy. I LOVE love love Maui. I went in 1999, so that was over 10 years ago, but I loved snorkeling at Molokini, http://www.mauisnorkeling.net/snorkeltrips.html

    and the luau at Lahaini is to die for. http://www.mauihawaiiluau.com/oldlahainaluau.php

    Have a blast! :)

  4. Oooh and you definitely need to go to the top of Haleakala at sunrise. That's the giant volcano on Maui and it is at 10,000 feet elevation. Aloha! :)

  5. Oooooh jealous jealous jealous!!!! You are going to have the best time ever!!! Enjoy it!!!