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In Our Life, We Heart Travel by Gary14 Comments

Gary and Courtney Photography Maui 201201 Just got back from another vacation adventure to Maui, HI. We didn’t get much sleep [at all], but had a complete blast!!! Did lots of beach sessions, hiking, surf trips, scuba dives, fishing, seafood eating, whale watching, and other random acts of awesomeness on this trip. Here’s some of our favorite images from our time together. (FYI, the 3 square images next to each other throughout this blog post are all images we Instagram-ed)

Gary and Courtney Photography Maui 201202 Gary and Courtney Photography Maui 201203 Gary and Courtney Photography Maui 201204 Gary and Courtney Photography Maui 201205 Drove around the island for a day of waterfall swimmin’ and bamboo forest hikin’. That (bottom left) is Charlotte, our youngest, takin’ a nap in the trunk of our rental van… don’t worry, it was parked, with the hatch open, under a tree, in the shade :)

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Comments

  1. Sean Thompson

    Awesome guys! amaze-balls as always. Work hard. Play harder right?!? 

  2. nate

    man, so much amazings.  super jealous, want to go to there!!!

  3. Jamie Chura

    Oh, my gosh! These photos are STUNNING!!!!!!!!! Wow. So beautiful! Y’all do such a great job of not only making life epic but capturing it that way as well.  :)

  4. Lyndzee

    SOOOOOOO fun. And girl, you’ve had 2 kids and you rock a bikini better than anyone else. Beautiful.

  5. Ravyn

    Love this so much. We’ve been wanting to do a trip to HI for some time now, and every time you post, it makes the desire so much crazier. Also, huge high fives for traveling & being a family. Too many people say it’s not possible, and you guys are proof that parents can be cool!! :)

  6. Heather

    This is AMAZINING! Best vacation blog post I have ever seen.

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