For Thanksgiving this year we went to visit my parents in Hawaii. We had so much fun! Alyssa loves the beach. Doug and I hiked Diamond head this year, I've always wanted to do it and so we made sure it happened. It was a pretty quick hike and had an amazing view of Waikiki beach and the coast. Doug rented a long board and would go surfing just about everyday. We spent just about everyday at the beach. One day we went to North Shore with my parents and cousin Laurie to watch the Gidget Pro tour. Bethany Hamilton (the girl who had her arm bit off by a shark) was surfing and she did amazing. Very cool! It was sad to leave the warmth and sun and return to the freezing cold weather in California. I guess it just gets us ready for Christmas.