Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Last day in Hawaii

On the eve on our departure, I've been reflecting on what a wonderful trip this has been. It wasn't planned very far in advance, and in fact I only agreed to go last month, but I am so glad I did. We got a lot done- tons of moving and buying and designing...and it's been a great, busy time. I've also had quite a bit of time to think about so many things, without the distraction of all-day internet or any television, and I have to say, it's been awesome. I have missed two entire LOST episodes, but I can catch those when I get home. I am most of all excited to see my darling hubby and our baby girl Madeline. I'm used to being away from Hank- him touring all of the time, and I go on trips with my girlfriends constantly, but this time I missed him just a little more than usual. We have some exciting things going on, and I think maybe that's why. I'm just excited to be going home.

The past few days have been a bit more relaxing than the first five, pretty much due to getting all the big things done on our arrival. I've had lots of time at the pool and at the beach, and I am super relaxed and feeling good. My Kindle has been such a wonderful thing as well. This is the first major trip I've taken it on, and I am so in love with this little machine it's crazy.

So tomorrow afternoon we fly home, and although I am sad to leave I will be back so soon, so it's not so bad. Plus, Phoenix with Hank this weekend, Broadway Calls AZ weekend with Erin is in a week, little miss Amber Joy will be arriving in two...and there are so many other amazing things coming up. When this time of the year hits, it's busy bee mode for me. I'm a true spring/summer girl. I love to wear dresses everyday, bathing suits whenever I can, and I'm a total water baby. I'm already counting down to our lake trips.

So, I will be back Thursday with my regular posting schedule, thanks so much for bearing with me and my lack of posts. I'll leave you with some random photos from the past couple of days!

One piece! :) I usually stick to just bikinis so this was a little different for me, but I definitely found this to be a nice change of pace and super comfortable. This one is super cheap- from Target! Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/ydqxvkg
off to the beach!

the beach next to our house- where I spent my afternoon
beautiful day

loving it!

fresh flowers at the Farmer's Market
fresh flowers

view from the upper lanai
view from the upper lanai

this one is blurry, but it's for Hank! This is his favorite shaved ice place in Kona. Hank's mom took this one ;)
blurry, but for Hank

Macadamia nut encrusted shrimp
mac-nut encrusted shrimp

annnd banana mac-nut pancakes. mmm!
banana mac-nut pancakes! mmm


  1. i love that suit! super cute. glad you had a nice getaway. :)

  2. That is such a super cute swim suit!

    I don't think I could stand being away from Lost. I guess I'll have to wait to take a vacation until the Summer lol

  3. That is great that you had such a great trip! I've never been to Hawaii and I really want to go. It sounds and looks lovely. :) That bathing suit looks adorable on you!

  4. I love one-piece bathing suits. This makes me miss hawaii so much!

  5. The bathing suit looks lovely on you! I'm glad you've had such a fun, productive time.
    You seem to have eaten some delicious food - that shrimp looks so good!
    It makes me want to go somewhere sunny...
    Clare x

  6. Fantastic swimsuit! I love your blog by the way, only came across it a couple of days ago.

  7. You look so gorgeous in that bathing suit! It's lovely! x

  8. Oh man. I love Hawaii and miss it. That bathing suit is great... I may need a similar one!

  9. that bathing suit is soo cute!! I'm a spring/summer girl too and can't wait for all the lovely thing this time of year brings!

  10. Love the bathing suit! That's what I want to get for this summer. That shrimp looks amazing! I love your pictures sooooo much! Everything is so beautiful there...the beach, flowers, fruit, food! (And of course you too, my dear!) Hope you both have a safe flight home! xo

  11. Thats a super cute swimsuit. I want a retro suit like this and am very tempted to run to Target right now haha. Glad you had fun on vacation


  12. Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig Danielle!

    (Happy St Patrick's Day)

    from an irish reader :)

  13. So beautiful. I'm unbelievably jealous - I'm a total water baby too but it hasn't gotten warm enough in AZ yet to swim all day and night! I also love that swimsuit...I've been trying super unsuccessfully to find a one-piece that fits correctly. I've got a really long torso which makes for awkward fit!

  14. Your posts lately make me so happy because I just found out I'll be in Hawaii the first week of May! Although I doubt I will be a good blogger like you and post throughout my vacation haha. Ps; I heard it's not recommended that you expose new tattoos to excessive sun|swimming, even after month or so...and didn't you just get your thighs done not too long ago? I'm only asking because I plan on getting a bunch of work done on me sleeve next month before my trip & am wondering if you had any suggestions from one tattooed lady to another?

  15. that is just like the suit that I was looking at, so glad there is an affortable version at Target. Are your in-laws planning on living their full time or just a getaway home? My fam has a place in Hawaii and I LOVE going there too. HI is perfection.
    Glad you're headed home safely. Right when I head out to SoCal.

  16. those pancakes look divine! I visited Hawaii a few years back and loved it! Will definitely be visiting again in the future :)

  17. omg your swimsuit is so adorable!! love it.

  18. someone pregnant!

  19. I have that same suit, Danny!!

    You look great. Give me a call when you are back so we can talk "exciting stuff". Love you!

  20. OMG I could not resist this bikini you were wearing a got two of those tonight @ Target! So cute!!! I love Hawaii, and I cannot wait to go back hopefully this summer...

  21. You look absolutely gorgeous in that swimsuit! xox

  22. Darling girl, this looks so much fun. I so wish I could be there!!!

    Thanks for the bathing suit link, Im so getting one for my vacation!

    Did you know we live like a few hours from each other? Ekk, thats crazy, we should do a meet up!

  23. I have that same bathing suit from that same line. Mine is polka dotted and 2 piece. Love Targets suits :)

  24. I have to say, although it was a very bust trip for you... I'm so jealous of the relaxing down time you got! Oh to be on a beach listening to rolling waves & warm sun of my face....
    Love the pictures...so beautiful & LOVE you swimsuit! Super cute. May have to check it out for me.
    Can't wait to see you!!!!!

  25. u look great in that swimsuit!!!
    xx cat
    CiTiEs of B

  26. Adorable swimsuit! I have to admit- I thought the same as the anonymous poster- your preggo! Of course the non-stop string of email/phone "we're preggo!!" announcements have me thinking that of most...like the nuns even! heh!

    Safe travels - and also the food pics....so hungry now! But thanks for sharing! :)

  27. ah you make me want to visit hawaii, it looks so pretty there!
    im a water baby too, cant imagine living away from the beach ever <3


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