Mom's Birthday

Sunday, May 20, 2018
My mom had a milestone birthday this year and I made it out to SLC to celebrate with her. We threw her a party and friends came to celebrate with us.
La mamma ha celebrato un compleanno notevole quest'anno e io sono andata a Salt Lake per celebrare con lei. Le abbiamo fatto una festa e tanti amici sono venuti a celebrare.

Family friends from Atlanta (who now live in Seattle) came and gave mom 
these beautiful flowers!

We have known Pam, David, and their kiddos since we were all infants. 
It was so sweet of them to make the trip from Seattle!

Valentina rearranging the plants in the garden for pictures

We ordered this AMAZING carrot cake from Cakes de Fleur 
from Hannah's recommendation. It was so delicious!

Love you mom!
Happy Birthday!

Chief's Luau

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
On one of our last nights, we headed to Ko'Olina for the Chief's Luau. It was a very cool experience because I had never experienced a true luau.
Una delle ultime sera, siamo andati a vedere un Luau. Era una esperienza unica perche' io non l'avevo mai fatto.

A little bit of fun in the sun!

They cooked a traditional Kalua Pig that was so good! Inspired by this, I found this recipe online for making Kalua pig at home. It turned out quite tasty!
Hanno fatto un maiale tradizionale che era molto buono. Io ho poi trovato una ricetta per farlo a casa che e' venuto molto buono!

The show included homage to multiple Polynesian Islands. The men and women danced traditional dances from each of the islands. It was so cool! The fire dancers at the end were astonishing - I couldn't look away!
Lo spettacolo era basato sulle isole in Polynesia. Hanno ballato a canzoni tradizonali dei paese di cui vengono. Era fatto proprio bene!

Koko Crater Hike

Sunday, April 22, 2018
The best part of this trip was that Christina knew all these awesome hikes. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed hiking until this trip. This particular hike was HARD. It is the Koko Crater Trail hike that is 1,048 steps straight uphill. And they aren't really steps, but old railroad ties. I'm happy we did the trail early in the morning, because it would have been way too hot later in the day.
La parte piu' bella di questo viaggio era che la Christina conosce tante camminate. Questa camminata era difficile. La camminata ti porta su 1,048 gradini. Alla fine, meritava, pero', era proprio difficile!

The beginning

The "steps"

Made it. So tired. 

But that view...

On our way back after the hike, we stopped by the Halona Blowhole. The beach that is there is spectacular!
Sulla via di casa, ci siamo fermati alla Halona Blowhole. La spiaggia che c'e' e' bellissima!

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