Aloha!

This week we went from this:

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IMG_4197We are so happy to be in Hawaii! Abe’s extremely generous CEO gave this gift to our family and ten other Qualtrics families. It has been so nice to escape the cold for a while. Here are the pictures we’ve been taking in chronological order.

Saturday

We packed and flew to Hawaii on the BYU basketball team’s charter flight. We had never flown on a charter flight before, but there were lots of extra seats. That meant we could bring Ammon’s carseat so he slept for almost the entire flight. He cried for approximately two minutes out of the entire six hour flight. It was dreamy.

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(The cake pops the girls are eating were given to us by a secret Santa who is playing the twelve days of Christmas on us. My mom, Clark, Swathi and Soren flew into Orem on Monday and are receiving the subsequent gifts. Orem neighbors are the best.)

Then we checked into the Marriott Waikiki resort and went straight to dinner.

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We bought the girls leis and Lydia wore hers like this. Random strangers took pictures of her, and I only hoped they ignored her black eye. She got that from falling out of her bed during a pillow fight the night before we left. Every day her eye changes color. I

We bought the girls leis and Lydia wore hers like this. Random strangers took pictures of her, and I only hoped they ignored her black eye. She got that from falling out of her bed during a pillow fight the night before we left. Every day her eye changes color.

Sunday

We rented a car and went to Pearl Harbor and the Dole Plantation.

The girls liked chasing pigeons at Pearl Harbor.

The girls liked chasing pigeons at Pearl Harbor.

They also liked this tree.

They also liked this tree.

Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor.

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I should have taken a picture of Abe eating the pineapple ice cream from the Dole Plantation. He had a spiritual experience eating his Dole whip.x

I should have taken a picture of Abe eating the pineapple ice cream from the Dole Plantation. He had a spiritual experience eating his Dole whip.x

IMG_4139Tuesday

It took us a while to get going, but we finally had the beach day we’ve been anticipating ever since we found out we were going on this trip.

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Ammon loved the beach and never complained once in the entire time we were there (four hours).

Ammon loved the beach and never complained once in the entire time we were there (four hours).

We held hands most of the time.

We held hands most of the time.

IMG_4176 IMG_4179We ended with an incredible magic show. I am still in disbelief when I think of the amazing feats that were performed.

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Wednesday

We attended the BYU/Harvard basketball game. It was really close and went into  overtime. After that we did more beach, and I went to the spa for two hours.

I am literally falling asleep as I type, so I will post today’s pictures tomorrow.

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