Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving in Colorado

the men watching football GO BYU!
the neices and nephews playing games

making hair barrettes and headbands! Thanks, Debbie!

going to see the Nutcracker ballet

making weird faces with the neices
John's sister, Laura, making a "Mary face"

pumpkin waffles for breakfast- YUM

slumber parties

playing tennis

planning out black Friday

some of the nephews

the after-dinner nap

and.. there you have it- thanksgiving dinner itself

We spent Thanksgiving weekend in Denver with John's family. It was so much fun. We had Thanksgiving dinner, went to see the Nutcracker ballet, played games, played tennis, and lots more. John's whole entire family was there, including neices and nephews. The weather was amazing, so we played tennis OUTSIDE in November!! The Nutcracker ballet was amazing (thanks Carol and Merlin!). It was so fun to see family and spend time with them. I am so grateful for the wonderful families John and I both have and I feel blessed this Thanksgiving. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!

Mama DiFiore's Visit to Utah

My mom came out to visit us all in Utah. We played tons and tons of games, went bowling, had a mini Thanksgiving dinner, and worked out at the gym. It was so good to see her and spend time with her. Even though the trip was low-key, I think we all had a blast. We miss you already, MOM!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Last of the Hawai'i Pictures

This is our last day in Hawai'i :( We went to Pearl Harbor, the Dole Plantation, the Temple, and Waikiki. Pretty fun. We were sad to leave.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oahu, Crazy Waves, and the Polynesian Cultural Center

The Luau!!
mmmmm.. Shave Ice!

the biggest waves I've ever seen (at Waiamea Bay)
John's prize for volunteering for playing the Tongan drums
that's right, we learned how to play the ukulele

This was our first day in Oahu. The waves on the north shore were insane! They were telling people that the water was too dangerous. We also went to the POlynesian Cultural Center which was awesome!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Windsurfing, Snorkeling and more.. Are you sick of Hawaii Yet?

We went windsurfing, which I have determined as overrated, but John like it. We also went snorkeling. It was my first time and it was AAAWWWEESOME!! We saw dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, and fish! The dolphins were the coolest.. we swam right next to them for a long time. I promise there's only like 2 more posts of pictures left!

Monday, November 9, 2009

More Hawaii

Hamoa Beach.. awesome boogie boarding
This one is called the Venus Pool. It's a fresh water pool right at the edge of the ocean.
a lava cave

a black sand beach
swimming by a waterfall
and trekking through a bamboo forest to the waterfalls
This is day 2 in Maui. We did the "road to Hana." We saw a million waterfalls, awesome beaches, and cool pools. It was beautiful!!