Monday, December 29, 2008

Back from vacation

We got back from Hawaii yesterday evening. My family had a good time. The Big Island was really neat but it's not my favorite island and I'd prolly choose one of the other islands over it. Definitely lots of old lava flows! There's not a lot of good beaches there b/c of the lava. We only went to the beach once and I only got in up to my waist. Kyndra really liked swimming in the ocean. She got in the pool at our condo too but the pool was so cold she could only stay in for a few minutes b/f she started shivering. I'm sure she would've tried to stay in longer too if she could talk!

We did a lot of driving around the island b/c we rented cars so we didn't go on a lot of tours. We did go on a whale watching tour. On that we were able to see humpback whales and even one of the first calves of the season. We didn't get to see any of the whales breach so that was a bummer. We saw spinner and bottlenose dolphins too. We also did a luau on Christmas. We had to have the luau inside though b/c it had rained up to that point and they wanted to be on the safe side.

One day we spend totally on the volcanoes. That day was nice til we got up in the mountains and then it was cold and rainy but it eventually blew over and got a lil nicer. We trekked around the volcanoes park and saw a few sights. Kilaeua didn't have any active flows the time we were there so we didn't get to see any of the red hot lava.

I did get a piece of jewelry while I was there. I got it at Maui Divers and it's a diamond ring. I got it for 60% off so it was a good deal. The last time I got a coral ring and pearl earrings and a necklace so I didn't really have a real desire to get any of those this time around.

Overall our vacation was a great time. A good distraction from reality.

Right before we left for vacation in the hotel room Anthony told Hannah, my step-daughter, about Carleigh's prognosis. I think she was a little confused and upset. Later before we got on the plane she asked me more about it. I told her that Carleigh's head didn't grow right so she won't be able to live long once she's born because of that. It seemed to help her understand a little more. She'll still rub my tummy and kiss it. It doesn't matter to her. Carleigh is still her sister.

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