Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hawaii day 7

Beach all the live long day.
Pretty girls on the beach.  Ellie is such a cutie pie. 
 The Four Orton boys.
Wayne, Darin, Dylan, Devin
 
 He would be happy to boogie board the rest of his life.

Snorkel mask a bit too tight.


To frame and put in Nays' room.
 Cute Katelyn

There really weren't mosquitos, but Kelsie thought she better be safe than sorry.
Kyle showing me his AAaaawwwwesome shark tooth.
 Just washed up on shore.

 Packing up to fly out.

 Last Sunset.  Can't believe it's over!
 Yah we are awkardly squatting... trying to get the sunset in.
Cache is taking the picture so we had to come down to his level..
 I miss putting flowers in her hair everyday.
I miss Hawaii.
What an amazing experience.  Lots of people have great big families. Lots of people go to Hawaii, but who gets to go to Hawaii with that great big family?
Saying thank you just doesn't seem like enough.
But we still tried.
We tried to say it in Hawaiian. (Mahalo) But no, still not adequate.

In Hawaii we learned the word for family is "Ohana." It means "no one left behind."
A trip to Hawaii is certainly a generous gift but it is by far not the greatest gift Devin's parents have given to their children.  They are diligent and faithful, selfless and loving.  And tirelessly serving others. They are exact in thier obedience. Practical and happy. They have given thier whole life so that none of thier family, not a one gets left behind.   It makes perfect sense that Janie loves her large Noah's Ark collection.  Noah didn't leave anyone behind either.
Ohana.

Hawaii Trip OVER.


Merry Christmas !

2 comments:

Cindy Spratling said...

Perfect

Bri Nelson said...

I have totally loved reading your blog posts about Hawaii! Thanks for posting them! It looks like you all have had a fantastic time!