Yes we just got back from Europe, but when my brother decided to get married in Hawaii, we needed to make that sacrifice and get on a plane and spend time in Hawaii to support him!
They are the reason why we went to Hawaii
We had a super fun week. My aunt and uncle joined us and celebrated their 20th anniversary. And then my uncle’s brother and wife asked to tag along to celebrate their 20th anniversary as well. We are Hawaiian and everyone is part of our Ohana…so of course it was great to have more people join in the celebration.
Tuesday: Fly in, eat, find our house and the beach
This beach was 100 yards from our rental house
Wednesday: hike to the lighthouse with Cheryl, swap meet & Pearl Harbor and attend a bridal shower
My college roommate's mother-in-law...and my friend. I've known her for 12 years and she finally met ALL of my family
Great way to get some exercise...walking to Makapu'u light house
Visiting the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor
Thursday: Spend the morning with Cheryl going on a hike, visiting a lava tube, spitting cave, Dog the Bounty Hunter’s house, pick up Matt at airport and surf
All of us that hiked to the top of the ridge above Hawaii Kai
Tom Selleck's home for "Magnum P.I." that we saw on our hike
We walked through a lava tube and found ourselves here with the ocean at our feet
They got soaked at Spitting Cave
I think Dog is a fan of himself with this mural on the gate of his home
Surfing in Waikiki
Friday: Temple wedding & Polynesian Culture Center
I love to see the temple...especially when a sibling is being married (sealed) inside
I love my sisters and that we could all be together on the temple grounds
And I love my brother and my NEW sister
Learning about the island of Fiji as a family
The groom was able to take part in the Tongan village show...after being married for 5 hours
Saturday: hike to Maunawili Falls and wedding reception
Prom photo while on our way to Maunawili falls
The wedding reception was really nice. The bride sang and had friends perform songs. And the food was AMAZING! I love Hawaiian food. It was wonderful to see the 2 families together and how easily it was to work with each other.
Sunday: church, visit Punchbowl Cemetery & family get together
Memorial weekend at Punchbowl Cemetery
Sitting around "talking story"
Monday: drive around the island and fly home
Since our flight didn’t leave until the evening, we had some time to kill. So, we drove around the island. Up to North Shore and back towards the airport. We stopped at the Dole Plantation and Iolani Palace and tried to remember the beauty of the island.
Did you know this is how pineapples grew?
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