jonah cooked the turkey overnight in the imu pit, i put a loooot of butter in the mashed potatoes, and we made green beans just like the boy always had them growing up. ana oversaw the pilgrim and indian costumes and folded napkins to look like turkeys, and aja made the beeeest jello for our appetizer. soooo, it was a pretty fantastic thanksgiving feast with family (and some friends), enjoyed on the lanai at the back of jonah and aja’s awesome upcountry maui house.
on friday, we explored the banyan forrests, and braved the rain along the windy coastal roads to take an adventure down to some rocky pools over the ocean. the high tide, blustery sky and huge waves made for some awesome scenes. we ended the day at sunset at black rock, snorkeling and cliff jumping and hot tubbing before it got dark.
the boy and i took aniston to lahaina town for dinner at cheeseburger in paradise and some shave ice for dessert. then we went home to decorate the christmastree ana chopped down in the backyard!
on saturday we headed to big beach past kihei, and i snapped a picture of the rainbow from the car after its incredible brightness and thickness had faded. we played in the sand, paddle-boarded over the gentle waves, snorkeled and body surfed. the boy and i found some turtles hanging out at makenna landing. that night we watched elf together, because christmastime!
after church and before we left on sunday, we went to olinda forest for a pretty walk. i always love going to that spot because it definitely doesn’t feel like you’re on a tropical island in the middle of the pacific, which is just kind of neat!
we love jonah, aja, ana, cam, elsie, poem, ezra, and spots on maui both familiar and new! we have sooooo much to be thankful for, and loved celebrating that in hawaii!