Saturday, April 16, 2011


We left Phoenix Thursday April 7th in the afternoon to head to Hawaii... a big thanks to Papahashi for making that happen.

The house we rented was close to Pounders (beach)

Brylie wrote everyone a nice welcome note...

Candi was smart enough to plan to get family pictures done while we were all there... that was a secret as well...  After family pictures, because everyone behaved, Papahashi took us to Matsumoto's for shave ice.

oh and Brylie and Luke became best friends... she told him he looked different in pictures than in person, but a good different.

this is what Papahashi looked like pretty much the whole time we were there, happy that is.

mmm.. and while Erika went with Mom and Dad to a grad banquet... we chowed down on Domino's (and we would get more for dinner the next night as well)

Somehow i slept through everyone making lei's for Erika.. except this flower one Candi made.

Saturday we went to Graduation. YAY ERIKA!!

If you look closely you can see this guys eyes.. barely.

Then we had a BBQ and went to Turtle Bay.

Sunday Brylie wore her CUTE new dress... so we had a photoshoot.

After church we went sight seeing.. me and brylie were also twins because i did her makeup.

To the Pali lookout.

And we went to see some sights we've seen on the new (and old) Hawaii Five-O.

And to see this cool church in downtown Honolulu.

We saw the blowhole (not pictured) and took tons of pictures like true Japanese tourists.

Then early monday we headed to waimea bay to try to soak up the sun (it was cloudy and rainy most of the time we were there)... Papahashi has all the beach pictures on his cool underwater camera...

OH.. and we also saw some whales.. One at Turtle Bay and Erika and I saw two off the point on our early morning run.

We did some shopping and ate some frozen yogurt before we headed to Teddy's bigger burger and then to the airport.  Our trip was too short.. but we were so glad we could have a few days there...
it was so fun to be with the whole family together again.


Papahashi said...

Glad you could make it. Sadly we are packing up to head home to the snow. I hate to leave but I'm glad we were all able to be here together.

KandyJill said...

Haha I love Brylie's note: "we will not yell at each other so we are all nice" hahaha she is SO CUTE! And holy grown upppp! Also, loved her high heels she was wearing during the photo shoot lol - a little big maybe!? And... ummm why are we not graduating from BYU-H? We certainly don't get cool lei's like they do there!

Wilma said...

LOVE the pictures Alana!

AND I SAW HIS EYES!! I like the lei tradition, that guys is the most impressive one I've seen yet.

And I'm looking forward to meeting Luke because after reading Bylie's comment, I have no idea what to expect.

Bribing kids with treats to behave for family pictures is definitely a glad that everyone behaved.