Saturday, July 25, 2009


My whole family (minus Camryn and Brooklyn) went to Hawaii to
fetch Tanner from his mission. We had a BLAST! We went to Oahu
for 2 days and went to Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural
Center. My mom's cousin Lani (who lives on Oahu) met us and
showed us the ropes, she also made us great food, and we had a
great time with her and her beautiful children. Then we flew to
Kauai and did everything there possible was to do. We :
*went to the beach
*went snorkeling
*scuba diving
*some took surfing lessons
*ate Puka Dogs
*had shaved ice
*saw turtles
*saw dolphins
*hiked to water falls
*had lots of mango, papaya, pineapple
*went to the beach some more
*swam in the pool
*got in the hot tub
*saw monk seals
*drank lots of smoothies
*ate poke
*boogie boarded
*cliff jumped
*got sunburned
*went to church
*watched grandpa eat poi
*met some of Tanner's friends
*watched movies
*saw where Jurrasic Park, South Pacific, 6 days nights,and
the old King Kong were filmed
*got sea sick(that mainly refers to myself, my dad, and
Matthew, our apologies go out to the other 15 passengers
on our boat)
*played with the cutest nieces ever on the beach
*watched fire knife dances
*ate some GOOD crab cakes, & shrimp
*went to the beach some more

I am quite sure I could relocate to Hawaii and never feel
a moments sadness. But it was also so incredible to see
Tanner again, he is still the same old Tanner I and know
and love, just more mature and spiritual (maybe just
more spiritually mature) . So maybe my family, and
Moose, and all my friends will just have to come with me!


  1. OK i loved seeing your pictures of Kauai since i ave been to 98% of those places!! so fun, I cant WAIT to go back in October.

    I am SUPER jealous of your SCUBA fam...

  2. I'm jealous! I've never been to Hawaii!

  3. That sounds soo fun! I am so excited Tanner is home!

  4. It looks like you guys had so much fun. Even though I've been there I'm totally jealous. I wish I was there now. It is fun to see all of the pictures it makes me remember when I was at all of them. I'm glad Tanner is home safe and sound and that he is the same old Tanner.