Wednesday, October 24, 2012


our good friends were going to hawaii for a wedding and invited us to tag along. we don't say no to hawaii!! plus, it was a good time to see dustin's two best friends and catch up with them since they live in tulsa. we love them and wish we could all live in the same place.

first we went to oahu. dustin lived there for byu hawaii one semester, so it was a lot of fun seeing the places he hung out and explored. we had an AMAZING house right on sunset beach. i was in heaven. the waves were massive so it was hard to do a lot of swimming but definitely made it adventurous! we went hiking to waterfalls, saw pearl harbor, went snorkeling, surfing, ATE, went to a show at the polynesian cultural center, saw the beautiful laie temple, tried to do stairway to heaven but got turned away by the guard, went shark diving and pretty much had the time of our lives.

then we took a quick flight to maui (where the wedding was) and were able to go paddle boarding, boogie boarding, swimming, tanning and relaxing. it was so hard to come back to reality and dumb work. i wish i could live there and just be a beach bum everyday. maybe open a shaved ice stand. 

we had the waterproof camera, so we've only got a few water shots. samantha was our designated photographer so maybe i'll post some her her photos later. but these will work for now.

boys getting ready to surf 

the classic snorkel pictures

laie temple 

this little guy was a champ. and so adorable! 

sam and maren hiking, sorry this is the best photo i could get! 

an example of the massive waves. this picture doesn't do them justice. 

our backyard

the shark cage. that's a shark making the water go crazy. 

in MAUI!

loved hanging out with these beauties. miss them already! 

mark and samantha, so hot right now. 

samantha is a mermaid! 

the slide of our snorkeling boat.

of course the boys had to do back-flips.

tarzans in lahaina. 

and happy anniversary to us! i am so happy to have this stud forever.


Bree A. Tanner said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! Happy belated Anniversary! Emily, I can't believe you were in a cage surrounded by sharks! I just expect that from Dustin cuz he's crazy like that (love you!) but that takes guts! It looks so scary! The pics are beautiful :) miss you guys so much! Love you!

Brizzle and Dizzle said...

How fun! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Katie said...

Wow! Such awesome photos!

My hubby is half Hawaiian, and his family owns a fairly sizable property on the Big Island -- I'm dying to go!

Bridgette Nicole said...

What an amazing vacation! I LOVE Hawaii! I just found your blog and love it! I am your newest follower! :)
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samchristensen said...

How did I miss this post?? I love these pictures! I haven't seen the ones from Big Beach. I love the one of Dustin in the curl of the wave and of Maren and I underwater! Holy cow my freckles are crazy!! haha That was so awesome. So glad we all went together!