Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hawaiian Honeymoon

Five years ago I was hiking a waterfall in Maui with my sister Aleasha, who was about to get married. I told her that in five years we should come to Hawaii again, for her Five Year Anniversary and my Honeymoon

fast forward exactly five years...

and there I was with my sweetheart!

Waimea Valley/Falls

our mode of transportation...aren't they cute together!

Horse ride along the coast, North Shore Oahu

 Laie Hawaii LDS Temple

Lu'au at Polynesian Cultural Center

smoothie in a pineapple

Our condo deck - we ate all of our meals here

Sunset at Turtle Bay

climbing a tree like a Samoan man

flashback to Stephen's mission pictures?...

Sunday afternoon
Happy Honeymooning!!

A brief explanation:
Since we got married in the middle of the semester then I left of tour, our honeymoon had to be delayed a few months. We drove to Arizona for Michael's (Stephen's little brother) mission farewell, then flew to Hawaii for a week. We stayed at a condo by Turtle Bay Resort in North Shore, Oahu. Craig and Mary (Stephen's sister) set us up with their friend who has a contract with the resort who helped us have access to everything fun. This friend, Brett, made our trip incredible - the condo, car rides, scooters, bikes, horseback rides, snorkel gear, delicious ice cream, and the low down on everything. We were so lucky to be able to go there, it was truly a dream come true. 
We had our happily Hawaiian Honeymoon-er after!


  1. Too cute and too much fun! So jealous! Glad you got to have a week of just each other on a beautiful island! I'm sure it was much needed after all that time apart while you were on tour. :)

  2. Everything about this post makes me happy: the TWO of YOU in Hawaii, the cute scooters, Jarelle on a horse (being cute), the coordinating striped shirts, Stephen climbing a palm tree, the temple and luau, the beauty and the sunset, and the S&J sand heart. I am so glad that the dream happened!

  3. Your dream honeymoon came true! So blessed. What fun Pictures.