The day before the 4th, we went on our first group dive with 2 other couples from our church that we're friends with. We wanted an easy morning dive, so we went to Sunabe Seawall which is usually calm. It was a little rough that day and we had some difficulties getting in and out, but it was really a lot of fun to go with a group like that! We ended up seeing some neat things, including a few large sea snakes. I almost swam right toward one, but one of our friends pointed it out to me before I got too close... another reason it's good to go in groups!
After getting cleaned up and dried off, we went over to our friends' house for a BBQ and then back to Torii Beach for some more fireworks over the ocean. It was incredibly windy, and there were rumors that the show may not even go on. Fortunately, they were just rumors, and we were able to enjoy our second firework show of the week. I'm not sure if many of you know this, but fireworks always hold something special to us, because Matt and I went to see them on our first date back in 2003... just some extra info there!
How adorable are these two?? (Matt & our friend Nick)
Amanda & I braving the wind for a photo
The actual 4th of July was a scorching hot day (I'm not exaggerating when I say that the tops of my thighs were beet red for about 2 weeks after this day!). Matt and I (along with some of our friends and other jet-ski buddies) set up tents on a beach on the east side of the island, BBQ'd, and went jet-skiing and tubing. Yes, that's right - after months and months of begging from Matt, we are now the proud owners of a "tube" to pull from our jet-skis. It actually worked out really well and was a ton of fun! I DID slather on SPF 70, but I think it kept getting rinsed off with all the falling off the tube that was going on.
Matt pulling Nick on the tube for the first time
Amanda and I
Our friends Andrea & Jason
Matt and Nick also borrowed our friend Steve's wake board
Matt surprised me at how good he was!
Just because the 4th has passed, you didn't think the celebrating was over did you? We went out the following night to the Seawall, got to enjoy a really pretty sunset, and then we met up with Nick & Amanda again for some dinner & games...
I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday & God Bless America!!
Talk to you soon!