Saturday, April 2, 2011

aloha e komo mai...

hello and welcome...
(in the hawaiian language)
linking to...
{an opportunity to share photos from the past}

one of our favorite vacation destinations is hawaii!!!
we'd visit with friends, boogie board, lay on the beach,  
eat lunch plates and have shave ice from matsumoto's shave ice!

this specific trip was taken at my cousins wedding in oahu...
 the girls were the flower girls...
the pictures below were taken in maui...
because hula was a big part of our lives back then and we belonged to a halau (hula group)
i thought it would be fun to do a photo shoot of the girls in traditional hula costumes whilst in maui.
wearing their pa u's (skirts)
adorned with lei's 
(lei's encircle necks and heads)
and kupe e's 
(kupe e's decorate wrists and ankles drawing attention to the 
delicate movements of hands)
i love those feet pics!

a hui hou!
( goodbye, until we meet again)
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11 comments:

... said...

so adorable. my cousin lives on oahu! isn't it the best place ever?!

stephanie said...

what beautiful pics! i've always wanted to go to hawaii!!! seeing these pics make me want to go even more. you're family is just adorable!

Nicole said...

way too cute for words! Wish I was there!

BB Goad said...

love the family pics!

Hanna said...

Wow. What a beautiful family you have:) I love these photos, especially your girls in their hulla garb!!

Tamara Nicole said...

Super cute pics! Who doesn't love hawaii??!

angie on maui said...

Aloha Alely!

I apologize for taking so long to make it over here to your blog...but I am here and following you now! What an appropriate first post for me to read. :)

You have such a beautiful family; you're all gorgeous and so incredibly photogenic!

xo,
Angie

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Such cutie pies! I've never been to Hawaii, but it looks gorgeous there. :)

Gracie said...

Oh those are so sweet. It's great that you were able to go as a family. And that your girls were flower girls. x

Suzanne said...

Awww...sweet, sweet pics and wonderful memories!

Becky said...

love these pictures!