For Christmas in 2006, my sister and I were surprised by our parents with a trip to Hawaii. It's not every year you find that kind of surprise under the Christmas tree!! In February of 2007, we all headed to Honolulu for a few days, then spent a week on the island of Kauai. I have never seen a place so beautiful, whether it was the lush taro fields or the jagged cliffs of the Na Pali Coast. We did crazy things like zip-lining and para-sailing that brought us closer together as a family. One of my favorite moments of the trip is the evening we walked out to Ke'e Beach and sat on the sand to watch the sunset. My sister skipped into the viewfinder of my camera and I caught the lovely image above. This photo reminds me how important it is to be in the moment, especially with your loved ones, so you don't miss something beautiful.*Shameless Plug: If you are planning a trip to Kauai, check out this awesome condo rental here. The condo is lovely, the views are spectacular, and you won't find a nicer couple to rent from!