Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Great Week in Hawaii

Kelly and I just returned from Hawaii where we spent the last week visiting Kevin. It was so good to be with him again and Hawaii is not such a bad place to have to visit. This was the trip that was supposed to happen in August when Kelly was unable to go because of her treatments. Kelly was happy to have a week with no hospitals, no Dr. appointments, no treatments. We went boating and snorkeling, hiked to a waterfall that Kelly got to swim under, went to a luau at Sea Life Park, went on a submarine ride and had many other fun adventures. Kelly enjoyed the shaved ice, especially from the General Store in Haliewa.

The Hilton Hawaiian Villiage, next door to our hotel, had penguins in one of their many courtyards. We were there for feeding time and Kelly got to pet one of them! Shannon wants to go back since she didn't get to see these penguins when they were there in August.

Most of all, I think Kelly liked relaxing and not having a schedule - it was a well deserved break for her!

This is the balcony of our hotel room. The ocean is the blue beyond the palm trees. It was nice to be on the ocean for the days we didn't feel like going anywhere.

Today was our first day home, and Kelly started off right away with an appointment at CHOC to have her labs checked. Tomorrow she has her MRI, so we are praying for good results.


Catalina Eddy said...

Hey Kelly,
I had a blast. Sorry about finding that unmarked reef with our power boat. I'll bet the sea turtles miss you as much as I do.


Catalina Eddy

Aunt Denise said...

Dear Kelly,

A testament to your courage...getting in a power boat with your father. All we found was an island that would appear and disappear with the tides. I love your outfits. You look so cute. Unfortunately Megan and Shannon didn't want to go shopping. They just wanted Shaved Ice from the General Store and Fappachinos from Starbucks so all I have is a Starbucks Hawaii mug. How did you like the luau? Eat any Poi? I'm so glad you enjoyed your break I know your Dad did because he misses you all so much. I'm praying for you during your next round of tests and treatments. Is it time to get back to your studies too? I don't understand why you can't do drama. Hasn't anyone heard of the monologue or one person play? I have them at the library all the time.

All love
Aunt Denise (Nana and Poppie too)
Poppie has a bad cold. He looks so miserable and coughs and coughs

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly,

I am glad you had fun in hawaii. Hope everything is good.


Tom said...

Hey Kelly,
Sounds like you had a great time! I really like that picture of you and your Dad. You both look great.
Tom Nicolosi

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly!
What gorgeous photos - you fit into the Hawaii landscape very naturally! You're in our thoughts & prayers as you get back in to "real" life and out of vacation mode! I hope you got to watch a good movie while you had your MRI today, and that Dr. Mahonen (sp?) had all good things to say!
Love & lots of hugs!
Aunt Tracy, Uncle Tom, Emily & Jake

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

So glad all of you had a great time in Hawaii!!

Who would've thought you could go to Hawaii to see penguins?!! Pretty cool! So glad you had a great week!! The photos are beautiful!!

We hope all went well today with your MRI and we've been keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers today especially!

Can't wait to see more photos from Hawaii!

Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie, and Ryan

Kimmi said...

glad you had fun. i am sure your dad was REALLY happy to see you.

bgreen said...

Hi Kelly,
Glad you had a fun time in Hawaii. Me and my family will be praying for you while you continue through your journey. Get well soon.