We had a great time hosting Chris' family over Thanksgiving two weeks ago. Our tiny house was bursting at the seams with 8 people, including our 21 month old niece, Lucy. Lots of fun and chaos to be had! Here are some pictures from the week, mostly all taken on Beth's camera since mine was kaput.
We spent Thursday cooking, obviously.
We did some hikes. Lucy was a good hiking buddy.
The boys did Stairway to Heaven. Some 2,000 steps leading up to an old Navy satellite. Ridiculous views. I'm glad they're still alive. I have no desire to ever do this hike.
Lots of fun playing with sweet Lucy.
On the East side of the island, where a lot of LOST filming took place. We're standing in the area I saw the last episode being filmed--you know the fight between Locke and Jack? Yeah, that scene.
Of course, shave ice and silliness.
Had to get some surfing in.
We rented a pontoon boat one day and went out to Kaneohe Bay where there is a mile long sandbar. Picturesque perfection.
After a dawn patrol surf session on the North Shore the last morning, we spotted about a dozen turtles 'surfing' the waves right on the shore. Chris and his brother Bryce waded out to see them better. That, and a full double rainbow was the perfect ending to their visit! (This photo was taken with my phone--pretty impressive for a phone pic right??)
Have you had family visit lately? Are you going home for Christmas? We are staying here, which I'm actually pretty sad about. I could really go for some time with my side of the fam and some snow too!