Monday, April 15, 2013


We had a wonderully relaxing spring break in the Maldives.  What a beautiful nation of tiny little islands off the coast of India.  Most of our time was spent hanging out at the pool or on the beach.  We also went fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling during the day and enjoyed movies and chasing crabs on the beach at night.
Airport in Maldives - our flight was only 4 1/2 hrs.  Then we had a 40 minute boat ride to our resort.

Our room had a back porch with a couch and a hammock with the beach just through the trees.

The boys loved our outdoor shower.

Anyone know what kind of a tree this is??

Cove just behind our room.
Jaden and Ken went snorkeling here and saw several small black fin sharks.
Wish we had an underwater camera
Building sand castles ...
holding hands

collecting seashells along the beach.

Pool with the beach beyond...

karate moves in the pool
silly Nicholas

Poolside cafe

Ken enjoyed the fresh coconut

Hanging out in the pool

Pool at sunset

Nicholas didn't like the sand on his feet and was often carried around the island. 
Good thing he is a lightweight!!  Such a spoiled little boy!!!  Who still carries their 4 1/2 year old?!

We snorkeled everyday and Jaden did AWESOME!!  Nicholas did awesome snorkeling in the pool, but he wouldn't even try in the ocean.  He doesn't like sand or salt water.  Guess a beach vacation wasn't his favorite. 
First snorkeling trip ... Nicholas was mad when he heard all the cool fish he missed seeing!

Maldivian music and dancing one night at dinner

Palm frond trimmed and shaped into a heart.

Jaden loved finding small hermit crabs and letting them crawl up his arm

Nicholas preferred watching the crabs, not handling them

Big hermit crabs came out at night.  It was fun chasing after them with our flashlight.

This is as dressed up as we got on the trip ... no swimsuits and everyone wore shoes.  :-)

Resort at sunset

We found a ping pong table in the kid area on our last morning at the resort. 
Who knew they would like it so much?! 


  1. Aww looks like a great time. I just love seeing these little faces :) It makes my day always ! Hope all is well there, miss you guys.

  2. What a great trip! Isn't the tree a Banyan tree?

  3. Wow! That is where I want to go next!! What a spectacularly beautiful place! Sounds like you all are doing well there and taking advantage of all the perks of Ken's job :)