Our family vacation is officially over, and real life has bitten me in the butt. Really it isn't bad, just a bit cold and snowy. I am sitting here at my kitchen table writing this post wondering where the blowing palm tree are. All I can see is frozen cows! We got back yesterday from a week in Kona with the kids and James' mom and dad. It was wonderful. Last Monday we arrived at the condo just in time to see my mom and dad off. They had been there for two weeks. Seth was so excited to see grass that jumped out of the car as soon as we got there and fell to the ground. He rolled and flipped and squealled with delight. It has been a long time since we have seen grass at our house. My mom laughed and laughed thinking Seth was quite strange. That is until she got home the next morning and called saying she knew why Seth acted that way. She was already missing the grass too. For the 1 hour that we were with my mom and dad, Jake and Seth both ran through the screen door popping it out and cutting their feet. The look on my mom's face was of pure terror. I know she was thinking there would be nothing left of the condo when the Clawson's were through with it :)
Needless to say we had a fabulous time. Every morning James and I would go for a great run before anyone else got up. We were the only two people on the planet at those times. I loved that. The whole fam loved the beaches. The boogie boarding and bodysurfing were amazing and Seth loves to snorkel. It's amazing when your kids are with you there really is no reason to come home. Everyone wanted to stay. Jack and Eileen were great to have. They aren't beach people, and I didn't see any shorts or swimwear on them, but we loved being there with them. We ate some great food and the Sunday brunch at the Mauna Kea was fantastic. I asked Jed what his favorite food at the buffet was and of course it was the bacon. I sure hope he at $48 worth of bacon. I picked a few of my favorite photos, and there was even one with me in it. Looking back I'm glad James' mom took that family photo because that is the only documentation that I was on the trip. You kno how it goes being the family photographer. Maybe I will post the whole album on my Facebook page. By the way, Facebook is James' new favorite thing. Aloha!!