So this last week was amazing!!! We were so incredibly blessed to get away from the cold and snow, and take a little family vacation to Maui, Hawaii. We were there for a week and I already want to go back. It was just a slice of heaven :)
The kids are getting older and so that makes traveling so much easier and more enjoyable. We knew this was going to be our last family vacation (with everyone there) for a while because Spencer has just turned 18 and he plans to serve a 2 year mission for our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's) as soon as he graduates and then head off to college. So of course, we tried to make this last one super memorable. We had planned a cruise last summer and after it was cancelled tried over Christmas, but of course, it was cancelled as well. So Hawaii it was, and boy did we have fun!!!
Of course, we did a whole lot of beach time!! We visited 5 different beaches and the kids had so much fun in the sand and the surf. They even tried snorkeling and saw fish and some turtles ;) We also hiked a lot along cliffs, to a blow hole, and some natural pools. I have to say, I was falling asleep at 8 each night, as they were so happy to just keep doing more and wore me out each day ;)