Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Two weeks in"Paradise"...


WERE HOME!!!
First off let me wish my "WONDERFUL" husband a "Happy Birthday"! Cory has such a Sweet & Giving heart and would give you the shirt off his back..(so, please don't ask hehe) He is the greatest Father EVER, and my heart melts when i see him with his babies! I am Extremely LUCKY to have him as my Hubby and Best Friend!
So Happy Birthday Baby!
He turned the Big "36" today! We got home this morning at 10:30 am and haven't slept since 10 pm last night (hawaii time)
We Celebrated his Birthday in Hawaii at "longhi's" restaurant and cruised around on the Scooters! Geoff & Jenn came out for Christmas, so we got to play with them for our last few days. It was Very Hard to leave!!

We had the Most Fun, Family Vacation in Maui! Boston was truly rippin' it up on the Boogie Board & Skim board and then showed us how (it is NOT easy, btw) Cory & I finally caught on by the last couple of days of our Trip!
Hayes and Olivia loved the Sand, Ocean (well Olivia did) and Especially LOVED the Pool! They wouldn't get out and LOVED the Waterslides at the Grand Wailea pool. By the last day Hayes was swimming under water and was actually doing really Well, it's so funny! Boston Went to this Kids Camp at the Grande Wailea at night and had a BLAST, (I wanted to go!) They went Crab Hunting on the Beach, played Ping Pong, Pool, Arcade games, and Had a Huge Movie Theater with Snack packs and the works!


I loved Watching Boston on the Skim board, he & Chase made it look so easy!
"36" years old....And he's still got it ;)

Lacey came with us and helped out a ton, especially while we were furnishing/decorating the Condo! Geoff & Jenn met us for our last 4 days, it was so fun for us to have our Best buddies right next store.





Caden, Hayes & Olivia, thinking they are really going to ride the Scooter! Which by the way is an absolute Blast!

We had a Great time, and it is so fun to come home and get ready for Christmas!!
Hayes now will say "aloha", "Mahalo", and "Mele Kalikimaka"
He is quite the talker since he turned "3" it's Crazy!




Check out my Smugmug for more pictures... I had my new Lense, Sorry I couldn't help myself!

19 comments:

The Sandbergs said...

TWO WEEKS IN HAWAII??? I'm jealous! Looks like you guys had a blast. Your new lens rocks. What did you get?

Ryan and Breelyn Ehin said...

Shannon HOW FUN!!! You are the best Mom to always plan all these fun things for your family! I hope I can be that kind of Mom one day......in the future :) Hawaii looks like a BLAST!!! We sadly can't come to the Cousin's party on Thursday :( We bought tickets a few weeks ago to see the Nutcracker at the Capitol Theater and it's tomorrow night, but it sounds like so much fun. We'll see you on Sunday at Grandma Hansen's Party. What a beautiful family!

Ryan and Breelyn Ehin said...

oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Corey!!! And for Heaven's Sake add me to your friend list! :)

Jane said...

I've been waiting to see those pictures and I love the ones with your new lense, you go photographer girl!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORY!!!

If you didn't catch it on my blog, and you guys can make it, come tubing Dec. 27th, most the neighborhood will be there & our friends... :-)

Shannon said...

Rach, the lense i bought is a 1.8 85mm, I LOVE it!
Bree~I am so bummed that you won't be at the cousins party, but my cute little neighbor kiana is in the nutcracker this year up at the capital theater. I am adding you to my list today! Love you!

Shannon said...

Oh and Jane~ We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our Blankets, you are seriously Amazing!! Thanks a ton!

Candy said...

Cute pictures; Hawaii is truly one of our favorite place to be. The time we lived there got us hooked! We still have friends on the islands. .Maybe we will get back one day!

Andrea Marie said...

Awww! I love the pictures! Looks like it was a serious blast! You and Cory are just adorable and so are your kids!

kt said...

How cute are those swim fins? Glad you had such a great time! See you tonight!

Idaho Penningtons said...

Hey I'm Rach!!! my favorite picture is Hayes and his bare chest with a surfer dude necklace on!! I bet you were so sad to leave!!!! Steve and I go over on Jan. 11 - 18th he has a meeting up in Kapalua? up by lahaina we are staying in the Hyatt. Jackie comes home tonight!!!! yah!!! WE are taking the whole family up to Schwietzer to ski this weekend! Then Christmas!!! Then we are going to Dads and then more skiing! Then school starts!! YUK!
Hope you have a fun Christmas!

Darren Johnson said...

Hi little sister! I love your blog you always have such cool things on it. Those Hawaii Pics are the bomb....Don't you just love the clear blue water and the great beaches? Happy Birthday to Cory Hayes and Olivia!!!!!
Love you.....Merry Christmas!!!!

becky said...

um...can i say totally jealous!!! i need to get over there some day! it looks like you ugys had a blast!

Heather said...

We've been counting the sleeps until Boston comes home--and the rest of you. I'm so glad you had fun! I can't wait to go in 15 sleeps!
Sorry about the weather tonight. We were excited. Shea made the cheese ball and wrapped the white elephants while I was doing school parties today! What a hubby.

Jenn Granum said...

Great pics! We miss you tons! Happy Birthday, Cory!

KATE said...

How fun! & Happy Birthday Cory!! I loved your Christmas Card, BTW! Your family is Beautiful! How fun,a two weeks in Paradise is right, Woo Hoo!!

We leave in a couple weeks & I'm SO excited! In fact, I was wondering if Jill has "big fat girl" sizes in her swimsuits. I need something to help me at least feel kind of cute. if I can't actually be cute!

Merry Christmas Shannon! I love those babies of yours, too cute! & I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic of you on the skim board! You go girl!! Mahalo!

Ally Taylor said...

SHANNON! YOU guys are so tan! Sounds like an AWESOME trip hope it was fun! Love you merry early christmas!

Built Ford Tough said...

What a blast! How fun that you got to meet up with the Granums. Your pictures are awesome! Have a Merry Christmas in beautiful snowy Utah. You're lucky you get the best of both worlds this Holiday season! Snow and the beach. Miss you guys!

NealandStacy said...

looks like you had a blast. I am glad you posted the picture of you guys on the scooters...geoff told me about it and I just laughed because that is the last thing I could picture him on.

stacy

Granum Family said...

Love all the pictures! And good job on the skim board, I'm sooo impressed! Happy Birthday Cory! Have a great Christmas and now I'm even more excited to go after seeing all these pictures!!!

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