and get mark to photograph you. because he's amazing. one of the nicest, coolest guys you'll meet who is also really good at what he does.
i adore this family of my sister's and i want to cry these are so great. those kids! that water! those kids!
i wish i had been there to jump in, fully clothed, with them. i lived in hawaii my junior year of college and would have stayed longer if it hadn't been for chip waiting for me on the mainland. it worked out well for me (i still like chip a lot), but it really has been too long since i've tasted that salt water and breathed in the plumeria. it has also been too long since i laughed with mark and his beautiful and passionate wife patria ruth. . . so go. for me. swim, lay on the beach, sail, surf, be photographed, drink fresh coconut milk, watch the sun rise and set and be happy. then tell me all about it so i can live vicariously through you. and then take it a step further and show me the pictures that mark took; test my will power. . . because there is a little part of me that will want to implode with envy on the inside.
photos courtesy of holladay photo. mahalo mark! (and sarah for letting me paste you and your family all over this post!).