Burnham Family 2012

Burnham Family 2012

Monday, August 22, 2011

Big Island Trip

Okay, it is definitely time to update. I just hate getting so far behind that you know its going to take ages to catch up. And the thing is, for awhile there I felt like I had nothing to blog about (no pictures) So I just didn't do it. So I am going to blame it on moving and getting settled to try and make myself feel better about taking so long to update. But I will also post pics of our new little place once I get it decorated and such. As for now, I will update on our trip to the Big Island.

This trip I swear has been planned since at least November or something. My step dad has a time share out there and invited all our family to join. I was so looking forward to this trip because I was getting to meet my two nieces for the very first time. And let me tell you, they are adorable, I can honestly say if I wasn't taking care of one of my kids, I was holding one of their kids. But can you blame me, look at these two cuties!

This is Maren Oltrogge, she is 9 weeks old in this picture, and she looks a lot like her daddy here, I think!
This is Ellie Avis Johnson, and she is 4 months here, and I think she looks just like Cortni
Naturally we started the trip off with some awesome shaved ice. It was in the town of Kailua, Kona area...it is actually one of the places that actually got hit by the latest tsunami.
There was a shark siting sign out while we were there, needless to say, we only looked at the water and enjoyed our yummy treat!
We went to church in Waimea, and then after drove around the island just sight seeing! It has been a very long time since we have had a picture of all of us together like this.
This is the spot where a very devastating Tsunami hit back in 1949, a school yard sat close to this location and all the kids were looking at the ocean because it had receded back so far, which at the time they didn't know that meant a tsunami was about to hit. I can't remember the death toll, but it was very sad! The ocean was wild too, just crashing like crazy, so I can only imagine what it looked like.

She loved feeding and cuddling the babies, lets just say I was asked numerous times these past weeks to have another baby.
They are so stinkin cute!
The only pic of us before zip lining

We spent a lot of our time at the pool, it was so nice there.
We explored the Hilton, and it was HUGE. We took the boat to get around faster.
Madilyn is really into making silly faces right now.
The sign said, "please do not sit or stand on artwork." we told my mom, but she didn't seem to care. And Madilyn was happy that she didn't.
Just cuddling with baby Maren
Sweet baby Maren
Feeding little Ellie!
Will she be a thumb sucker? We shall see....
Next post I will put up pics of the fam visiting Oahu. And took some cute pics of my cute nieces!