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You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf

With a strong sense of purpose, we stacked suitcases into the Suburban and set off for Spring Break. Anticipication amplified as we picked up each child from school and made our way to DIA. The kids were too excited to notice the long flight, it flew by.
We arrived at Kahului airport late on a Thursday evening (2am Denver time), but the refreshing saltwater breeze was enough to get us moving and settled into our temporary headquarters.
I did my best to ignore phone calls from the mainland, allow auto-response to handle my email and to pass on social media updates. You might call it digital detox…and man does it feel good!
Each morning we awoke to the sound of gentle waves washing over lava rocks and some odd birds who chose to create their home right outside the window.
For 11 days the clock didn’t concern me; I let my Apple devices take a vacation too. I allowed myself to be present with my kids, to enjoy the long adventurous days and the warm cozy nights.
I left The Valley Isle full of gratitude for the opportunity to playfully connect with my family. We brought home stories that will invoke smiles when we peruse the pages of our “Maui 2015” photo album.
There is nothing more important to me than my family. I’m grateful to share activities I love with them and see them find joy in riding the waves! Afterall, you can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf!
Here is a glimpse of our experience in paradise.

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