Our very last day we were delighted to see a huge pod of dolphins in the bay off the marina in Kona
Not sure why we even packed clothes…they wore these every single day!
Rylee and Nana stenciled their very own Hawaii aprons to bring home
Little buddy cousins Isaac and Audrey enjoyed countless hours of digging and grabbed snacks in between
Audrey fell head over heels in love with her Daddy these past two weeks
My dad trying to keep up with his son-in-law on the boogie boards
Kyler with his lei at the hula
Pretty sure the main reason my dad sprung for this convertible mustang was these two little boys (they dubbed it the “Supercar”)
We got a personal coffee tour from this darling man who planted 40,000 coffee plants in 1984 with his wife and now runs Bayview Coffee farm – incredible, pure Kona coffee
They let us try our hand at cracking mac nuts at the coffee farm…
And they handed us a bag and told us to pick as many oranges as we could eat!
Audrey giving Nana some love
Our last beach day, we hiked into Honomalino Bay, a black sand beach nestled in a grove of coconut trees…..really no words for how lovely it was
Caleb loved piling coconut shells and palm fronds into forts!
For my parents/sister’s families last night there, we went out to the Kona Brewery for a tremendously fun dinner, Ruby got decked out in her baby bling, bracelet and all, for the occasion!
It was probably the most fun dining out experience we have ever had, honest, we hardly wanted to leave.
Our table was tucked in the back and we had room for a dance party!
Our fam on some lava where the Kona airport used to be….before it was bowled over by hot lava
Rylee and Auntie Stephie getting peeked at by a sea turtle at our favorite beach, Pu’uhonua o Honaunau, Rylee did not share in her mother’s snorkeling fear and would watch fish and turtles swim with me until she was plum tuckered out…I was totally amazed at her little 7 year old self.
My dad did an incredible job facilitating the “Gospel in the sand”…every day the kids learned a piece of God’s story experientially through sand stories, it was awesome.
The two most amazing parents anyone could have. Their love for Jesus and for family inspire and bless our socks off. Their willingness to share their timeshare with their kids and 6 grand kids ages 7 and under was beyond generous. This was the trip of a lifetime for us. Though a ton of work traveling with so many little ones, we cherished the absolute gift it was to all be together and share in such beauty.