Thursday, December 30, 2010

The BEST Christmas - A CHRONICLE

2010 was just the best Christmas EVER!  My boys, Vincent and Skylar, both came for the Holiday.
Here I am with ALL my boys:
Vince arrived on the 21st, from LA.  His brother was supposed to arrive then too, but he missed his plane from New York.  The next day was Vincent's birthday.  I took him for a driving tour of the south/west side of the island.  We traipsed up Waimea canyon only to find it totally fogged in. 
a stop on the way up the mountain to waimea canyon before the sun went away
Then I took him to see glass beach,

 we picked up Sky at the airport,
 and then it was home for bouillabaisse with crab and lobster and scallops and birthday cheesecake!  
The next day we did some unfinished Christmas shopping, and then we had lunch at mermaids (ahi wraps) and then off we went to try  ziplining in Princeville.  They had 9 lines, including a 1200 ft long one, 150 feet over the kilauea River called "King Kong". 

It was glorious!  Of course I took 3 pictures with my camera and then..the battery died.  my boys laughed - so typical of me! 
rope bridge with deep gaps we had to cross....

Vince and Sky racing each other on King Kong...they are so tiny you can barely see them...
After ziplining we came home to warm and welcomed delicious barbecued beef brisket sandwiches that Lance had made us.....
The next day the boys headed to Kealia beach for sun and snorkeling while I got ready for Christmas.  

Unfortunately the weather was on again/off again with sun/rain and mostly they just got clouds...They went to Haena but the beach was closed because of the high surf.
Christmas morning was a blast...opening Santa stockings to Christmas music and a roaring fire on the flat screen!

Chalupa and Sookie fight over their presents

Dinner was prime rib with all the trimmings and lemon meringue pie.
Sunday the boys and I went to the beach in Poipu.  A bit of sun here and there, but again mostly cloudy.  But i didn't care!  i was with my boys!
 We stopped in Kapaa for yummy shave ice with ice cream on the bottom and cream on top.
...and then it was Monday morning.
Vince, Lance and Sky
...and my boys caught a plane for Honolulu,
It all went by so fast. 
When I got home from the airport, I saw THIS in the mountains just outside our gate. 

yep- it's a waterfall.  In all the years we've lived here I'd never seen it before....
 I really enjoyed Vince and Skylar.
...and I really miss them already.  


jackie said...

Oh my! I really enjoyed the photos and the details of your wonderful Christmas with your boys! They are so handsome! And how young you are to hike and zipline right along with the youngsters! Thanks for the highlights of a wonderful holiday!

Lorri Scott said...

Wow a wonderful story! You look so proud and happy. I have to ask you about that zipline so I'll either be calling you or private emailing.

Kathy McElroy said...

Great pictures. So happy for you. I have never been ziplining. How fun!

Kathy L said...

What a special Christmas gift. Your boys looked so very happy and content, just like you. Thanks for sharing your special family pictures.

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the photos of your Christmas visit from the boys. How wonderful that you were all together. And, how adventurous of you to zipline.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Thanks for sharing those great photos. I was smiling through the whole post :)

Kris said...

Great photos! I can tell that your holiday was really excellent for you.
All your boyz are handsome!