My New Happy: June In Numbers

Friday, July 1, 2016

June In Numbers

Well, it's over.  The month I'd been dreading for...years, really.  And in the end, it wasn't so bad.  I mean, how can a month with a trip to Hawaii be anything but wonderful?

June was a month full of jumping, growing up and moving on, sunshine and palm trees...

I started off June by jumping (or truthfully, being pushed) out of a plane at 10,000 feet.  if you missed it, you can read all about it here.  Looking back, if feels like a metaphor for the next season of my life.

2 graduations.  And yes, your heart can be bursting with pride and breaking a little at the same time.  But mostly there was just happiness.

And then we hopped on a plane, securely fastened our seat belts (no jumping this time), and flew 2600 miles to Maui.

We usually like to visit the Big Island, but the boys hadn't been to Maui, so we decided it would be fun to try something new.  Mom came along for her 1st trip to Hawaii, and we barely convinced her to come home.

These 2 people are very happy to be at the beach.

We spent part of every day swimming, boogie boarding, and snorkeling.  We saw 8,692,421 tropical fish, dozens of turtles, and 2 eels.  Eek!  I wish I could snorkel every day.

After that, it was time for some adventure!  We took a catamaran cruise to Lanai, which was purchased a few years ago for 500 million dollars.

The guys took surfing lessons.  2 of them got the hang of it right away...

And 1, not so much...

But hey, at least he tried.  Unlike me, who stayed on the beach, took pictures, and laughed.

We drove the road to Hana, and saw 26 waterfalls and 592 gorgeous views of the ocean.

This child gave me at least 4 heart attacks.  

One morning, we woke up at 3am to drive to the summit of Haleakala to see the sunrise. Every one of us complained, but it was absolutely worth it in the end.

There were palm trees, and plumeria, and beautiful birds, and 8 sunsets.

All too soon it was time to come home.  We're back to work, preparing for college, and looking forward to July.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


  1. I loved seeing beautiful photos and reading your Maui recap! What a perfect vacation! Have a wonderful 4th!

    Doused In Pink

  2. Yep, bursting in breaking, that was my June too! This makes me so happy to see all your fun Hawaii pictures! What beautiful memories that were made and I've been laughing so hard at that picture of your hubby trying to surf, bet that was a ball! I hope you have a nice long holiday weekend full of lots of fun and laughter beautiful lady!!

  3. Gorgeous. You fit a whole bunch in.

    I've always wanted to learn how to surf.


  4. Oh my goodness what a perfect June, Love every single second of it. And I want to vacation with you! I love that you captured your Mr. falling off the surfboard, I would be on the beach with you laughing :)

  5. My family want to Maui when I was in high school and I've always dreamed of going back! These pictures make me want to go even more!

  6. That sunrise.. wow.. I'd do the whole trip just for that. And for everything else. You started June by being pushed out a plane, and that is both literal and figurative.
    And yet, you soared. You flew! You didn't crash land!

  7. Loved seeing all your Hawaiian pics! Reminded me so much of our 20th anniversary cruise! Great memories! For us and y'all!

  8. Oh my goodness Lana... those Hawaii pictures are gorgeous...I would have had a heart attack too with your son jumping off that rock, I swear younger people have no fear... good for them xox

  9. what a beautiful and memorable trip. Seriously, you've given those boys such a great foundation and what a wonderful way to celebrate the next phase of their and your lives. Amazing.

  10. Gorgeous. Every picture, every precious memory. A special time none of you will ever forget. What a beautiful family.

  11. I need to do a month in numbers post soon! I've seen it a lot and i love it!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // --> PS new posts on my blog everyday this week =)

  12. I can read your joy in this post. I can read that you are embracing the next chapter and dread of June was doable! Love this, friend!

  13. What an incredible month and vacation! You made so many memories!

  14. Oh, I'm so envious! It's one of two states I haven't been to. I've been in hiding working and dealing with house hunting so far nothing, but maybe tomorrow.


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