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August 24th, 2016:

Hawaii 2.11.16

A long long time ago, the Boedies went to Hawaii :-) Why did we go to Hawaii?

  1. The kids had February 12th and 15th off of school.
  2. Our 20th anniversary was on February 14th.
  3. We were all ready for some kind of beach vacation.

Ultimately, we decided to take the kiddos to Hawaii and renew our vows in the church we got married in. I don’t think I ever got around to actually blogging about our trip (which was fabulous, btw). So here goes . . .

Day One – 2.11.16 – Travel Day

We pulled the kids out of school one additional day on each end of the trip. Dan went all out and got us awesome tickets for the flight to and from Hawaii. Non-stop, comfy seats that reclined all the way into a bed, all the drinks (and food) we wanted, and free movies for the entire flight. The flight was amazing and comfortable and right on time!

Are they actually smiling, at each other, and visibly enjoying themselves in the presence of their parents out in public?

0211 01 DIA

I made the awesome decision to have a Lei Welcome when we got to Hawaii!

0211 02_01 Honolulu

Great idea until Jason had an immediate allergic reaction and had to take off his beautiful living flower lei :-) I’m giving him “the look” because I was trying to take a picture of me and Jason and he was using my phone as a mirror to make sure his hair looked OK after the flight!

0211 02 Honolulu

We had a bit of a layover in Honolulu before our connection to Maui, so we had some lunch and some fun with the leis.

0211 03 Honolulu


Jeep rental picked up – success!

Drive to rental house in the dark – success! (Well mostly – we only┬átried to enter the wrong house once.)

Trip to grocery store for food and drinks – success!

Settled into the house listening to the amazing waves crashing on the shore just a few yards from our back patio – success!

Good night’s sleep before our drive to Hana on Day Two – success!