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From one of our previous blog posts you could see that we were on a plane going to Hawaii to co-vacation with my parents for a week. Well we never posted much about the trip and there are three reasons that we haven’t had much follow through with the excellent trip!

1) we were on vacation and neither of us had a computer
2) getting home was a big adjustment
3) Mason’s eczema exploded which created doctor appointments, poor sleeping, and busy schedules

Now that things are progressing, we have no lame excuses and can recap about the beauty of Hawaii and how great it is to spend time together as a family.

We took off from LAX on a half-filled plane and Mason did a great job of playing, sleeping, eating, and was pretty easy to sooth. Yeah he got a little fussy at some points but I’d be scared if he didn’t cry, sing, or fuss over a 5 hour stretch of time. Once we landed on Maui we met my parents (and a lot of humidity) and thus began our vacation routine of morning coffee, beach time, fresh fruit, hotel relaxing, exploring walks, cooking and eating good food, and a king sized bed. This was the repeated cycle of the seven days πŸ™‚

This year’s trip was a lot different than last years (Elaine=broken foot & Mark= torn ACL) and completely different than the very active 2010 trip before. But even though this trip was surrounded by naps, diaper changes, and short trips it still was amazing. The beach at Napili has a very comfortable, quiet, and homey feel to it- the surrounding gardens are always manicured, the sand always has a wet and grainy feel to it, the sun sets in almost the same spot, and the ocean water has a refreshingly warm salty feel. Even though waves are always rolling up to the shore trying to change it, Napili has remained quaint, simple, and beautiful.

The week went by incredibly quickly and before we knew it we were being whisked back to the airport to fly back home. We tried to take a lot of photos on our trip and included a handful in a slideshow at the bottom of this post. In them you’ll see Mason’s first beach trip, some pool time, and some of our adventures.

Big thank you for my parents! It was absolutely wonderful to spend time with you, watch you play with Mason, and spend time together as a big family! Aloha!

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3 responses »

  1. What a fun post to read and remember. It was a wonderful trip together. We miss those big Mason smiles! We hadn’t seen some of those pictures. Great slideshow. Thanks for putting it together.

    Now we await good news that Elaine’s diet change will work for Mason and help her too. Love, Mom

  2. Great post and awesome pictures! I grew up on Maui and man do I miss it. . . especially when I wake up to snow outside. Also ~ I posted a video of a mashup by The Piano Guys at – it will definitely make you think about purchasing another ticket back. . . . πŸ™‚


  3. It must be wonderful to live so (relatively) close to Maui… especially when a baby factors into the traveling equation.


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