Maui 2016

Maui 2016. This is one of those trips that I will never forget. It was our first time traveling with Ethan, Ethan's first plane ride, and first time traveling with his buddies. Traveling with a baby can be pretty insane. The sheer amount of stuff that you have to bring is crazy. There wasn't a time I wasn't sweating in the airport because I was holding so much stuff. Before when it was just two of us, I would just chill with a backpack and that's it. Now there's a stroller, car seat, an extra backpack just for Ethan's stuff, and another backpack in case the first backpack didn't have enough stuff. CRRRAAZZY! You'd think that going to Hawaii would be relaxing and chill but there's nothing relaxing about going to Hawaii with a 6-month old and two other families each with a baby. At times, it was pretty intense with different nap schedules, crying and feedings.....It would take us an hour just to pack and leave the condo but toward the end, we actually got a pretty good rhythm going. Unfortunately, we figured it out too late and it was already time to go home. It definitely wasn't easy but I am so glad and blessed I was able to share this memories with some of my closest friends. They made the the whole experience so much fun and I won't take that for granted.  Being able to grow old and go through life stages together is priceless . As long as we are all together, it really didn't matter what we were doing. A huge shout out to my amazing wife. She packed, organized, booked the condo, rental car....all the logistics stuff that I am terrible at. She really is Wonder Woman or Jessica Jones or Olivia Pope or Cookie. You get my point, she gets stuff done. Thanks to the gang for an amazing trip, next time we are going to...........Chelan. Haha.  

 First meal | Costco

First meal | Costco

 Mark Shi - Local Boys was weak! Ululani's was def better. 

Mark Shi - Local Boys was weak! Ululani's was def better. 

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 See that dark thunderous clouds? We would pay the price later on the hike.

See that dark thunderous clouds? We would pay the price later on the hike.

 Ben made Elise a throne to sit on. She literally would not move and just sat like this for a while haha.

Ben made Elise a throne to sit on. She literally would not move and just sat like this for a while haha.

 Ari's face in every picture. Over it.&nbsp;

Ari's face in every picture. Over it. 

 Sam Sato's - It got really good ratings with we saw a lot of locals going there. It was so promising but the food ended up being not so good. Disappointed.&nbsp;

Sam Sato's - It got really good ratings with we saw a lot of locals going there. It was so promising but the food ended up being not so good. Disappointed. 

 Saved the best for last.&nbsp;

Saved the best for last.