Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scrapbook Sunday: Hawaii

My friends Holly & Noelle recently started Scrapbook Sunday, and have been sharing fun layouts from their scrapbooks. It's been really neat to see Holly's boys when they were little and a pregnant Noelle. I love seeing the older pages and share in their special memories.

These are from our trip to Hawaii. It was a much delayed honeymoon, after we'd been married almost four years. It was also our first "big" trip meaning we flew somewhere and had to rent a car. We're usually take road trips, which I love because you can really see the States that way. I enjoy the seeing the endless fields of corn, the rolling hills, green meadows and farmland, and the mountains looming in the distance.

We've driven from MI to CA twice and from NM to MI three times round-trip (we fit in stops to see the great grandparents in MO during these) and then again one way when we moved. My parents took us on road trips almost every summer growing up so I guess that's were it all began, my biggest trip with them was a two week long trip from Michigan to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons on Wyoming. This is the title page from my Hawaii scrapbook. I made a photo collage in the shape of Maui, the island we visited. Let me tell you, I thought I was really slick for pulling this off! I still remember how long it took me to figure out how to do it. I still think it looks pretty neat.
We love aquariums, the one in Monteray, CA is the best one I've ever been too. The one on Maui is a lot smaller but still quite nice and specializes in tropical fish, as to be expected. I thought the open air turtle tank was pretty neat, they swam right up to the top and you could touch them. I also liked seeing my favorite, a little sea horse. I had just gotten my new tools from Creative Memories and couldn't wait to use them, that's how I made the borders, which are supposed to mimic waves and the movement of water.
One of my favorite day trips was the Road to Hana, a beautiful scenic drive with a waterfall around every corner. We made numerous stops along the way, saw a gorgeous black sand beach, and ended at Oheo Gulch also known as the the Seven Sacred Pools, even though there are a lot more than seven. It was breathtaking.

8 Friends Said:

Holly said...

Hurray! Thanks for joining us. Coolamundo Maui! You *are* slick, Katie! ♥

k-e-household said...

I wanna join!! Me! Me!! Next Sunday!!!
(ER looks sooooooooooo much like you!!!)

*Noelle* said...

oh, hawaii! i would love to visit there someday:) very cute pics and pages! thanks for joining us:)

noelle ♥

Joy said...

Great layouts, Katie! Although I wouldn't expect otherwise from you. ;o)

I did send out my swap box last week and I think it arrived at Sue's 2 or 3 days ago. I don't have any little ones {other than the little ones with fur} underfoot to keep me busy, though!

blackbelt said...

I love your mom's "cheesy" story about the tree grafting that you recounted on 4 Crazy Kings. Your mom sounds like a lovely soul.

Sarah said...

Great layouts! I like your work! :)

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Great layouts...I love joining in on this. I feel like I never get to showcase my pages. I wish I could visit Hawaii. :( Maybe someday I will.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Great pages! We also went to Maui for our honeymoon, but only 1 day after getting married. :) It was a great trip! We probably have some of the same pictures at the aquarium!!

I think pulling off that title page definitely takes talent, so great job! I think I will try to join in next Sunday for Scrapbook Sunday. We work so hard on our pages, we should be able to show them off, right?

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