Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This time last year, twenty family members gathered for a much anticipated and once in a lifetime vacation in Kailua on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

It was everything we had ever dreamed it would be....breathtakingly beautiful, intoxicating and filled with new and exciting activities...

We were truly blessed to be able to take this extraordinary trip and to share it with those we love.....This summer, we will gather again....but like most other summers....we will be at the lake house....much calmer...very relaxing and still beautiful......maybe we will have a luau?
We most certainly will have fun!
(Center photo taken by Dan on sunrise hike with his Dad...others are mine)


Phillipa and Jacky said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful blog with us, your images are truly wonderful, I hope you don't mind I have added your blog to my list of inspirational blogs. You love everything that I do, thanks again for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

Have a wonderful time Laura, relax, enjoy and come back refreshed,
Lots of love XXXX

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

How beautiful!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Laura

How lucky you are to have been there. My parents have been a few times and love it. They have both travelled a fair beat but the haiwaian island are their favourite destination. My Mother found it a serene place filled with beauty.
Isabelle x

Anne Marie said...

it's surreal there no?.....Mauii is one of my favorite places........

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

What fun! Family time is always a blast for me. Maybe I should mention Kailua at our next cousins party. ~Mindy

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

One of my dream vacations. When I was a kid I use to beg my parents to move to Tahiti. Seems funny to think of that now.
Going to the lakehouse and visiting you is now my dream vacation!!!

Rosemary said...

So pretty!
I'm sure whatever you do will be wonderful!!

Fruitful Harvest said...

Great photos!
I can smell those flowers and the salt water from here!
What fun you must have had!