Sunrise on our first morning.
Just one of the many reasons for my extended absence? I spent a week in Oahu, Hawaii! Last year, my family starting talking about going to Hawaii for our family vacation, as it has been more than 10 years since the whole family has been able to make a trip and we all had an itch for the islands.
Thanks to the relentless hard work by my mom, we were able to make it happen just in time for my Dad's birthday the first week of June. I had the best time soaking up the sun, sipping on mai-tai's, and exploring all of our old haunts and new ones, too. To keep from boring you, I've only included a small sample of some of the photos from my trip. I'm already looking forward to going back!
Downtown Honolulu from the Royal Hawaiian.
The view after hiking up Makapu'u
Pretending to be Dole Whip.
One of my favorite places in the world, Hanamau Bay.
Derrick's first trip to Hawaii!
Downtown Honolulu from Punchbowl.
My brothers and I at a scenic lookout. Obviously, we're all looking in different directions.