One of my brothers lives in Hawaii.
He and his wife and five kids live kids in the most unique way I know (their blog is HERE, not updated for a while but maybe you'll get the idea. They live simply and teach their kids to work hard They prioritize that cute family of theirs and I love it).
They rent out their Hawaiian home and come to the mainland for a couple months in the summer. We were so happy we got to be part of their giant road trip in their greasel mercedes (converted from diesel to run on grease).
I wish I had even a tiny portion of know-how that those two have (she's a Harvard graduate, he's a semi-retired home-builder)
And I wish I had their baby too ;)
We went to the lake one day:
I'm going to go ahead and show you little snippets here and there of how multi-talented this brother of mine is on this post ok?
He can rock the wakeboard for one:
This guy is pretty multi-talented himself.
It was so fun to have these two reunited as well as Grace and Ana:
They were born only three days apart. Camden was born in a much more romantic spot though, back when they lived in New Zealand.
These Hawaiian kids had no trouble surfing...
Nor did their parents...
Grace and Ana were sooooo excited to get up together.
Isn't water just the prettiest?
Grace and Ana got to go to the new temple together:
And these guys made us the most delicious Indian food (butter chicken...I'll share the recipe soon).
My brother Josh came over for dinner too.
Our family friend who is moving here joined us as well.
I forced the girls into plunking out some duets.
I kind of begged Jo to help me put up my curtains that had been patiently waiting for a month.
...and somehow he got sweet-talked into helping us fix a light...
And Aja helped me organize some things so I could clear out my over-worked phone and email.
They're just so good at it all and so nice to help. I mentioned they're multi-talented, right?
SO lucky to be related to this great family.
We would have been even more sad to watch them take off down the street if we weren't going to see them again at Bear Lake next week.