The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Back to Civilization....

Ahhhh, I feel like I have just gotten my life back... sad how dependent I am on the internet!  I kept telling my kids, "we can do that when they get our internet connected."

You don't care about that rambling.... I know, you just want photos!

Remember the Clampets?  Have you ever seen so much luggage?

The joys of underwater photography.... Jack has taken about 55 photos of himself with the camera under the water. 

The beach just down the street from our house...

The novelty of pool chores hasn't worn off yet, thus the smiling face. 

"From Here to Eternity" beach.  

We are pretending to be pet owners with the neighbors cat.  It's working out pretty well, all the fun, none of the responsibility!  This is Keisha.  I know my mom is loving this cat, she loves Persians.

The joys of GIANT snails.  That's an extra large egg next to the snail for some perspective.

Connor found a coconut on the beach.  We brought it home, cracked it open and ate it! :)  And then he made himself a China-man hat from the shell.... of course!

This is Hanauma Bay.  We had a 1/2 day at school yesterday so we took the kids snorkeling.  They all loved it.  Thanks for the recommendation, Alan Hall! 

I have a feeling this underwater camera thing is going to come in handy.

That's it for today.  I have tons to tell, but right now I have to get busy writing some more checks.... whew this place is E.X.P.EN.S.I.V.E.


Becky and Keith said...

So beautiful!! So glad you all (and your luggage) got there safely. Can't wait to hear more about your day to day stuff - I'm sure it's so much different! Welcome back to civilization!

Kristine said...

Can I just say I am so jealous i want to cry? Looks like a blast.


practicing. lol

hugs from the land of oz...

Lindsay said...

Oh man I'm jealous. You should start taking in house guests ;)

Tiger & Kar said...

I'm sure you're missing TN but oh my goodness it's beautiful there. When I was in 8th grade, we vacationed in Hawaii and I took surf lessons on Oahu Beach. That snail is almost as big as the enormous Samoan guy who taught me to surf! :-)

Bethany said...

I definitely don't think you're in Kansas anymore for sure! Beautiful pics!!! Is it possible to be SO SO SO SO SO SO jealous of something?? LOL! Have a great time and enjoy it for me! :)