We spent spring break and part of the following week in Maui. Oh my goodness, it was seriously so divine.  It was so awesome to spend time with my family. Everyone in the family relaxed and enjoyed. A few things that I want to remember about Maui:

  • Mackena beach was my favorite. We watched spinner dolphins and whales from the shore. We swam for hours.
  • Sofia reminded me so much of myself as a little girl. She never wanted to get out of the water.
  • Whale watching. Seriously.. is it too later for me to switch careers? Studying whales would be so awesome.
  • Snorkeling!
  • Hiking with the fam
  • Spending good quality time with my dear friend Meredith and her family. Meredith and Ryan are such lovely people.
  • Playing like a kid. I literally kept feel like doing cartwheels I was so giddy. The last time I felt like spontaneously doing cartwheels… um.. never.
  • Feeling so happy watching Chris play.
  • Watching my kids play in the sunsets.
  • Eating fruit fresh from trees.


C Martin - April 10, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Lovely, I hope you got some pictures of Chris. You need to take the camera from him once in awhile. I want to hear more details about the trip when the day comes that we see each other in person. I think we live in the same city right?

Kara - April 11, 2014 - 10:36 am

We did get some pics of Chris, but it looks like they ended up only on facebook. But… I definitely should get more. We got a few cute family shots that also didn’t end up on here I just noticed. You probably are more aware of this than the average person being the one behind the camera :). Life has a funny way these days that keeps me pretty busy, so I am so excited to see you tonight!!

Kelly - April 17, 2014 - 4:41 pm

I’m so glad you had an amazing time. I love that amongst your highlights are seeing the animals that I have spent more than a decade studying. It’s a great reminder of the passion that brought me here and the joy of sharing it. Did Sophia tell you about the spinner dolphin feeding videos I showed her when she and Chris visited and what the fish they eat look like under the microscope? I hope seeing them live helped make the science real for her, too.