Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lunch with Kung Kung, Engagement Photo Session, Dinner at Grammy's

Another great day on Oahu.  We drove into town to lunch with Lauren's grandfather, Kung Kung.  After a very Hawaiian false start ("We called, and you said you were open today!"  "Yeah, but no one was showing up so we decided to close..."), we ended up eating at local Chinese mainstay Mandalay.

In the early evening, we had a wonderful "engagement" beach photo shoot with our wedding photographer, Garrett Nose.  Garrett was a real joy to meet and work with.  It's really neat that he's a high school classmate of Lauren's dad, and especially neat that he also photographed Lauren's parents' wedding.

Now, before you click on this link to the slideshow of selected images from that engagement photo session, I must warn you: THIS IS SMOOCH-HEAVY STUFF.  Garrett had us kissing non-stop.  It got kind of ridiculous.  He'd tell us to kiss, and then he would say: "OK!  Hold it!  Hold it!  I'm waiting for a good wave.........."

Waves can take a while.  I'm just sayin'.

After working up a big appetite at our smooch-festphoto session, we headed to Lauren's grandparents' house for some fantastic pot roast, potatoes, rice, veggies, cake, strawberries, and ice cream.  As I told Grammy at the time, I've never left their house hungry!  Thanks again, Gram.