Monday, January 9, 2012

The Sheffield Family

 We had the blessing of meeting one of the most wonderful families, the Sheffields from Utah...
 I got to take them on a hike in Waimea Valley and do their Christmas Family Portrait :)

 They were such a blessing to us the whole two weeks they were here...we felt like part of the family!
 Brian would climb anything haha!
 And his dad didn't want to be shown up ;)
 Greg playing Hawaiian style games with the boys
 Nail it Serg!

 That's a keeper!

Serg and Steven crusin' down the lane...

Amazing trip to Paradise...Day 5

 I was awoken to the most beautiful glow that it drew me outside to see what was happening...
 Just happened to be the most amazing sunset ever!
 The sun was forming a perfect outline on the clouds...
 And everything was glowing...

 So incredible I just sat there in awe!
 Then we went up to the Napali Coast AGAIN to do hike number 2!

 This one was also incredible...totally different type of lush jungle, super green water, and bright blue sky!
 Water was very necessary...8 miles yet again!
 I loved the details in the nature...the Lord did a good work...
 What a cute head :)

 Then we came to the river crossing and Sergio and I opted to take the additional 4 mile hike to the hidden waterfall in the valley...probably the best decision ever! SO incredible! Probably my favorite trail :)

 Nice :)

 I had to dive in! It was too good to be true...
A bit chilly but so so refreshing! I felt renewed and alive!

Amazing trip to Paradise...Day 4

 We got to cruise around in our little Mazda 5 and check out all the sites...first stop was the lighthouse.
 These swings were just too perfect...

 Do you think they warned us enough to stay away from this beach? But we went anyway...

 Kim really wanted to see the famous bridge at Hanalei Bay where all the surf lessons take place...

 It was quite beautiful, and full of surfers!

 Next stop was Wailua Falls...WOW! It was so powerful!
 And just literally right off the side of the road...hilarious.
 We never got to Kayak on this river, but next time we will for sure!