tropical g family christmas

since our last post, the entire G family has arrived in maui. my parents, sisters and all of their husbands are all here and we are living as one happy family in the penthouse of the kamaole beach royale. it is a beautiful space with a huge rooftop balcony overlooking the ocean.
we have been seriously active here, with every day containing snorkelling and boogieboarding and walks on the beach. we have a longboard, but havent been surfing yet, as all the surfable waves have been huge and crowded with people who know what they're doing.

my dad is typically a pretty cautious guy, but give him a boogie board and he is out there getting pounded by the waves, even when the signs say, "caution! dangerous shore break."

i love this picture; my sister carlynne, arising from a tumble, taking a breath and not aware that she is about to be destroyed by 2 back to back waves taller than her.

yesterday we went snorkelling and rented an underwater camera.
we took a few pictures of fish, but mostly took pictures of eachother underwater. everyone knows what tropical fish look like.

a few nights ago we had our family christmas. my mom cooked up her classic christmas dinner and ty opened his first christmas present.

kylie put the entire dinner in the magic bullet and fed it to ty. it was a hit.

my sister julie is a great photographer and took some fantastic pics of ty on the beach. you can see more of her pictures on her blog.

this is tyrn immediately after he had been swamped by a wave but before he started to cry. pure surprise.

did i mention our balcony has a hottub? ty and i have enjoyed boozing it up while discussing fiscal policy and renal physiology with dan.

finally i have to make everyone aware that krups espresso machines can spontaneously explode, covering the entire kitchen in coffee grounds, burning your forehead and making you swear in front of your mother.


shareen said...

Oh Ty, I will miss seeing that cute face everyday when we have to leave. Only one more day? I don't wanna go back!!

Haley said...

Wow, didn't realize how much I want to be on a beach right now.. or snorkeling..every photo looks fabulous, with the exception of your espresso machine.

Anonymous said...

So much fun to read this, Marc. I am glad it was such a wonderful holiday. Happy holidays.
Auntie Cheryl