Saturday, March 2, 2013

~our trip to Kauai Hawaii~

We are starting to settle back in.
We got off the plane in our shorts and it was dark and pouring down rain.
But that's the pacific northwest for ya.

We packed as many things as we could into 9 days in Hawaii.
We swam, hiked, scuba dived, rode horses on the beach, worked out, ate way too much food, fell asleep in the sun, saw giant sea turtles and monk seals, and tons of fish while snorkeling.
I met Gabby Reece courtesy of the lovely Kasey, and my thighs burned for 2 days straight. 

We also ran into my husbands aunt and cousin while there, didn't know they were going, and also a girl in my son's class at school.
 Talk about a small world. 
We were on the same flight and everything!

I took 555 photos, I will spare you all 555, and show you a few of my favorites!























On our last night we were having dinner by the ocean and over a dozen humpback whales started putting on a show. It was truly amazing and a great way to end our vacation.
Cody got his diving certificate on the second day we were there, he was a natural 
and I think is hooked now! 
I cannot wait to go back again! We stayed here, and I would highly recommend it, nothing but good things about this resort! 








16 comments:

Calypso In The Country said...

Those pictures just take my breath away! We honeymooned on Kauai almost 15 years ago and have yet to go back. We stayed at the Princeville and loved it. Your hotel looks gorgeous too! Maybe next time! It's hard for us to get to Hawaii from New Jersey since the flights are so long. We usually end up going to the Caribbean because that is only 3-5 hours away. Thanks for sharing your beautiful vacation!
-Shelley

michele said...

hawaii is our family's fav place on earth, and we go as often as we can! the pic of the seal's face in the sand just melted me, and i loved seeing this personal glimpse of your life (and seeing your gorgeous self in your denim shorts and wife beater...omg that is my summer uniform, and you have made me long for it now!).

smiles.

michele

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Just gorgeous. Such beautiful family memories. So cool about the whales.

lafamiglia said...

So beautiful Miss M!! The landscape & your family....
Welcome home!
xxo Monica

HeatherF1 said...

Such great pictures! 9 days sounds heavenly! The one time we were in Kauai we stayed at the same place- beautiful. The last several times we've gone to the Big Island.

Brandi said...

Beautiful pictures! So glad your family had a wonderful time.

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Looks like you had a great time!!! The photos of your vacation are beautiful in Kauai. My neighbor across the St. from us has a home also in Kauai Hawaii. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Anonymous said...

Looks like heaven!

Heather

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a trip! Looks like yal had a great time. I lovvve the sea lion pic.

Anonymous said...

Any vacation that begins and ends with "Aloha" is guaranteed fun!!! Beautiful photos!

Cheers!
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P.S. Thank you so much for the party this morning! I wrote up and linked you on it.
Mahalo!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Beautiful photos! So glad you had an amazing time! Wish I was there!

Kaara A said...

I love Kauai! Your pictures are beautiful, it is just gorgeous there! I can't wait to go back ;) it's nice being only 5-6 hours away, but still kinda a long flight for me :/ hate sitting that long! Anyway, you look gorgeous ;)
Kaara
http://inthekitchwithkaara.blogspot.com

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Melaine it looks like you had a wonderful trip with your beautiful family! We also just went, to the big island, and it was magical. My kids are similarly aged to yours and it was a great place to go for an active vacation…so much to do! And such a beautiful and interesting place.

Between You and Me said...

your pictures are absolutely beautiful, friend.
nothing like a vacation to bring rest for your soul and fun to your family.

Stephen Saint-Onge : Designer Dad Blog said...

Love, love your pictures. Magical for sure. Good for you and your family.

Now back to your great creative works.

Have a great one!

Best,
Stephen "Designer Dad"

Debbie Z said...

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Debbie

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