Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Hawaiian Vacation Pics

I dare any of you who have three children ages three and under, a husband starting a new job, who are looking for a home and trying to do a few other mindless yet important things to sort through over 600 pictures and coordinate, organize and update the pictures then put them into a slideshow to give me any guff about how long it has taken me to get them posted. I am not impressed with the final outcome, however, there have been lots of requests for pictures from the trip. When I get more time I hope to add music and doll it up a gift to make DVD's for each of the family members, but I think that will have to wait until the end of June...you'll know why later. Things are busy and hectic around here lately. The worst part of it all, I just went through it all and discovered that there are a few pictures missing of some very important friends of our from Hawaii that didn't get put in (Miranda, Mano, Carol, Sharon). I did not mean to leave any of you out on purpose...I am just not so good at this whole photo slideshow thing as I wish I was. Phew...with all of that, enjoy the show without any music. Imagine something Hawaiian-y playing in the background.

15 comments:

Miranda said...

I'm a little offended that there isn't a picture of me but at least you recognized us in the intro. :0) I don't understand why it's hard for you...it's like you have kids and other things to worry about. Na, you know I've got nothing but love for ya! We miss you guys so much. Only 101 more sleeps until we come to UT.

thejbairdbeat said...

I miss Hawaii!! What a cool vacation. Awesome that you were able to go without the kids. I'm sure it was much needed. I miss you guys! I forget how much fun you are until I see your smiling faces again. Congrats to Todd. Finally done! Yeah! Was Van there too? I thought I saw him in the pics. Can't wait to see you guys.

Love,
Kelly

P.S. I never noticed before this....Todd has his dad's teeth! ha! :)

Kat Clark said...

What a great slide show! Even without "Hawaiian-y" music I think it was very professional!!!

Margaret said...

MEL, YOU SUPERWOMAN, YOU!!! :) I don't know how you do all the awesome things you do!

Lori B said...

OMG!!! Those are some amazing photos. Thanks so much for sharing and taking the time to sort through them. I know how hard it is to find time to do it with 3 kids nippin' at your toes. I appreciate it for sure.
Congrats to Todd and your Family, your future is looking so bright, I can feel the glow from here...

The dolphin/water pics are spectacular!! I forgot just how beautiful Kauai is. Your pictures have inspired me to save some $$ and visit HA real soon!
Thanks again for sharing and I hope all is well.
Cheers~~Lori B.

becca olsen said...

love the pictures mel, i wish we could have been there when you guys came! we miss you guys!

Meredith & Company said...

Yay again for Todd! I'm jealous of the beach pics, by the way.

I think your slide show looks great, and you look stunning in the pictures! Good luck on the house hunt, new job and with all the other fun things for summer!

Heather B said...

WOWEE, amazing stuff! You really DID get some INCREDIBLE weather on Kauai!! I'm glad you did all the best stuff too...and saw dolphins! The one thing I never saw on Hawaii. :( Maybe someday when we go back. We are missing it terribly right now. You had some great pics of Todd in there, made me smile. And you are looking super hot!!

Live everyday to its fullest said...

Oh how I LOVE Kauai! Those pics are so amazing and fun! First off Congrats for the 10th time Todd we are so proud of you! Second...Mel you are looking sexy babe! You are as beautiful as ever! Third...I LOVE looking at family pictures, you guys have the cutest family ever! You all look so happy in those photos! I am so glad you all had fun! ANd those shots of the Dolphins, yeah pretty much AMAZING! Those are from the Napali Coast right? That is where we saw them as well...totaly amazing! Oh I wish we were in Hawaii right now, I am so sick of this cold crappy weather! Anywhoo, soooo glad you all had fun and what a special occasion to celebrate. Oh P.S. the slide shot rocked!

The Potter Pack said...

Wow - I miss living on that beautiful island ! Loved the pics ... takes me back ... almost !! Love you guys - glad that journey of schooling is done for Todd ... what a memory !!

Natalie said...

Oh, how fun...I wanna go to Hawaii again!!!
I wish I could have all my family come here and do a trip like this...what an awesome experience. Tell Toddy congrats fro me.

The Riches Family said...

Well done, Mel! The slide show is great! Thank you so much for sifting through all the pictures! Ya did awesome! Watching it makes me want to go back!! That was an amazing trip!

L&T said...

Mel...I love the pics. You look incredible. Congratulations again. What a special day.

Emilee said...

Hooray! The graduation vacation looks dreamy. What a BEAUFIUL place! Glad you got to spend some time there to celebrate your big accomplishment.

Becca said...

those pics inspire quelle (sp?) jealousy! i am so happy for you guys and proud of your accomplishments!