We survived Hawaii, or Hawaii survived us!
Each of us had our own camera, and we took a ridiculous amount of pictures! We were in Hawaii!!! - every moment and every sight was a novelty that had to be captured somehow and brought back to Oklahoma! I kept finding myself wanting to take pictures of the sound of the surf outside our window, of the live music playing, the breeze in the evenings, the way my funky fish tasted, or of the sweet smell of the flowers tucked behind my ear. (Or of being completely crushed by a "sweet" wave while boogie boarding and the sting of salt water in my eyes and nose! or of Reagan being pooped upon my bird - I'm sure she wished she could bring that sensation home to everyone!) But I can only bring back what my little camera can capture, and it just doesn't do any justice to Hawaii!
I'm going to post my Hawaii pics chronologically as best I can. So, I'll start with the evening of our arrival in Maui. We met Joe and Carla (Lindsay's and Rea's aunt and uncle from California, and two of the most enjoyable people I've ever met!) at the airport and followed them to our hotel. At the hotel we were greeted with leis. As soon as we reached our room we changed into our bathing suits and ran like mad for the beach.
I couldn't time my jump to match Lindsay's. We took several pictures and they all looked just like this one.