Friday, March 12, 2010

Hawaii!

Hi everyone! I am alive and well in beautiful Kona, Hawaii. We actually don't have internet at the house, yet, but I am using a Verizon broadband card to log on for a moment and post an update! It's been a busy past few days! My mother-in-law and I headed down to Phoenix Tuesday night after work...narrowly escaping a blizzard actually, believe it or not! I felt so bad leaving Hank behind in the snow as we took off for island weather...but still super happy to be getting out of the snow! I spent the rest of the night working out on the elliptical and watching "The Girls Next Door." Awesome. :) The next morning we got up early and headed over to the airport to catch our flight to Honolulu at 8am. It was a lovely flight. The food was excellent, and they offered a great selection of movies.

Upon our arrival in Honolulu, we grabbed some lunch at a place in the airport, and then hopped on a quick connecting flight to Kona. We arrived mid-afternoon, rented a vehicle, and headed over to the house. The rest of the afternoon was spent at the house, and then out and about, shopping for necessities. For dinner we enjoyed Mexican food along the water, and I slept so well. Yesterday I woke up early and had a nice run along Allii Drive, and then we spent the entire day doing shopping for the house- renovations, granite, glass, beds, furniture, etc. It was exhausting but we got a lot done. We ate lunch at The Harbor House, one of our favorite Kona spots, and tried Jameson's for dinner, which is right down the street from the house. It was so delicious, and the dessert was to die for- homemade lemon-macadamia nut chiffon pie. Seriously so, so good. I wish I could upload a slice for you to try! haha.

Today's been a little slower, because we're waiting for some deliveries. I swam for awhile this morning in the pool (the ocean was a little rough), and I thought I would sneak away for a minute and update! The trip has been awesome so far- very busy but this weekend it should slow down a bit and I should be able to get some more beach time in. The weather is amazing- about 75 and a little breezy. I wish all of you were there to enjoy this with me! I will try and blog again soon, but until then, I hope you are having a beautiful day.

xoxo...and Aloha! ;)

relaxing
relaxing on the plane

yummy fruit on the plane
delicious 1st course of our breakfast on the plane

smaller plane we took to Kona
smaller plane we took to Kona

waiting for the rental car...PALEST girl in Hawaii! haha
waiting for the rental car..can't wait to get into some floral! ;)

pulling up to the house :)
front, outside the gate

lower lanai
lower lanai

backyard


gardens, so pretty
gardens at the house

beautiful flowers along the fence

path down to the water and the tidepools
path to the ocean/snorkeling

lunch at the Harbor House
lunch at the Harbor House

the amazing pie!
delicious pie at dinner

Magic Sands beach
You can see our house right on the point! This is "Magic Sands" beach

Aloha! <3

sunset in Kona
Hawaiian sunset

ps, I've been posting a lot of updates via Twitter, because I don't have regular internet! Click here to follow me, if you'd like! :)

25 comments:

  1. I hope you have a GREAT Time...your pictures are amazing!

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  2. wait, so who does this house belong to? hank's parents?! holy jealous!! i've never been anywhere tropical. the only warm beach i've ever been to is actually the nc coastline here (which is only warm for a couple months), and the santa monica pier. you are one lucky lady! have fun! <3

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  3. I'm wondering about the house too! so jealous that you are there btw. it's raining and cold outside my door at the moment.

    p.s. you are not the whitest. I went last summer with my boyfriends family and his cousin makes you look tan!

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  4. WOW! These pictures make me want to stop what I'm doing and fly my butt to Hawaii right now! :)

    I definitely want to honeymoon there. It seems so romantic!! <3

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  5. wow! that's a gorgeous yard around the house! Also..you must have flown first class? Because I've never had a flight experience like that, food usually sucks/is non-existant unless you pay

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  6. Great pictures Danielle! Someday I will make it to Hawaii! Someday! lol.

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  7. Wow!
    Now I want to get on a jet and head to Hawaii!

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  8. Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for the update! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  9. Beautiful!
    I have total travel envy right now, enjoy yourself and don't forget your sunblock from one pasty girl to another <3 I don't tan I burn!

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  10. Oh it looks GORGEOUS there! I'll bet you're having an absolutely fantastic time. Lucky you!

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  11. you are so lucky! it looks heavenly there!

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  12. wow, it looks so beautiful there! have a fun time!

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  13. I'm so jealous. I went to Kona a few years back and fell in love. I did not want to come back to the mainland! I need to go back soon.

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  14. omg, this looks nearly too kitschy to be true! ;)

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  15. soooo jealous I wanna b there.

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  16. hi doll,
    glad you're having fun with hank's mama. my spring break is week after next, and I can't wait!
    glad you're getting some much needed rest.
    xo

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  17. Looks amazing!!! So jealous, it reminds me of my wedding/honeymoon... I so want to be there right now! The pictures are amazing and it looks like you got a little sunburn on your right arm in on of the pictures! Enjoy the rest of your trip =)

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  18. oh my!! everything is sooo beautiful!!! I hope you continue to have an amazing trip!!!

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  19. Beautiful pictures! Little jealous, must admit. (Maybe not the mother-in-law thing though. haha)
    MISS YOU!!!! Can't wait to see you Saturday! xoxoxo

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  20. wow! looks like you had a great trip. :) what kind of purse/bag is that in the fourth picture down? i love love love it!

    xoxo, Eden

    www.edenmarie44.blogspot.com

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  21. Eden- it's a Louis Vuitton <33

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  22. Lauren- yes, it's Hank's family's :)

    and thanks everyone! It was so much fun. :)

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