On Sunday we got back home from a wonderful vacation with my family in Maui, Hawaii. It was such a great week and we had so much fun together. The house we stayed in was AMAZING. It had the most beautiful, fun pool that I have ever seen. It also had such a great view of the ocean and the beautiful sunsets. We did so much. Between the 8 of us, we went boogie boarding, snorkling, scuba diving, for a submarine ride, to a luau, zipline-ing, to the aquarium, drove to Hana, swimming in the pool and at the beach, and lots of sand castle building. I, of course, being almost 6 months pregnant now, didn't do the more adventurous stuff but I did enjoy the snorkling and swimming and the luau. I tried the boogie boarding but am terrible at it, even though it was a lot of fun. Julie just loved Hawaii and has said "Hawaii is fun!" many times in the last week. She loved the pool at the house and it was difficult keeping her dry! She also loved the sand at the beach but wasn't a fan of getting in the ocean. She said that the water was too loud. She really enjoyed the submarine ride and was such a trooper during the many shopping trips we took. And she was so great on the plane rides. I was a little worried since it is such a long trip out there and back but she was so excited about being on the plane and riding in the clouds. And of course it helped that Papaw, Grandma, April, Robin and Chris were there as well. We had the best vacation ever, and can't wait to go back! : ) We took over 300 pictures while we were there so here is a sample of our photo collection from Maui 2009.