Friday, August 31, 2012

Living the dream

We are in Maui, Hawaii (a.k.a. one of the most beautiful places on earth)!  We've been here since Sunday, and it's been amazingly, wonderfully wonderful.  I love this place!!  We've experienced a lot, relaxed a lot, and I could share so much but I shall refrain for now.  The photos speak for themselves a lot.  Yes, I have photos, as you can see below.  If you'd like to see more, click the obvious link at the end of the post.  For those who like lots of photos, you'll be pleasantly surprised, I hope!  Aloha!

The view from our lanai (veranda)

A pretty flower (anyone know the name?)

Wailea beach


Friday, August 17, 2012

Once upon a time...

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Haley who said, "Daddy, when I'm 16, I want to go to Hawaii and snorkel with you."

That was 8-9 years ago, and that little girl did not forget what she said.  Neither did her Daddy.  And now, 8-9 years later, here we are.  On August 26th, my family and I will hop on a 767 in San Jose and fly to Maui for a 10-day vacation!!!!!  Little girl's wishes do come true, you know.

I'm really, really, REALLY looking forward to this vacation for several reasons...Our family will be spending lots of quality time together in a beautiful place, with lots of new adventures and things to do...I will get to test my macro photography skills with my brand-new macro lens (which was a birthday gift from my Aunt)!!!!!...And we won't be bringing our instruments.  (Not that I don't like playing 2+ hours a day, but a break will be nice!)

Alright, I need to go for now.  I'll be posting pictures of the trip at some point, so keep looking for updates starting August 25th.  Have a great day!