Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Kauai {in pictures}

We had an amazing vacation with Martin's family and are now back to Colorado with its dry hot air filled with wildfire smoke.  We are dreaming of the cool sea breeze and turquoise waters filled with sea turtles with nothing to do but put your feet in the sand and stare at the white wispy clouds moving quickly across the sky.  

I had such a hard time sorting through the hundreds of pictures I took. Sorry in advance for the picture overload :) 
We spent our time on the north part of the island in Princeville- where the beaches are pristine and very quiet. You are surrounded by tropical rainforest on one side and blue waters on the other. Everdeen loved the ocean...and the sand. We told her the last time she had heard the ocean was at her Auntie Kate's wedding and she was still in my belly.  She seemed to have remembered it well :)    

It was a little hard to relax with an almost eleven month old on the go every second of every day.  But we loved showing her the beautiful surroundings.  After a day or two we had a new routine in place. Every morning we brought Everdeen into the giant king sized bed and snoozed a little longer until the roosters woke us up again. We ate breakfast on our porch that overlooked the ocean and in the afternoon we opened the windows so Everdeen could hear the waves as she took her nap.  I don't think it could have gotten much better than that! 
It had been almost four years since we had been on the island for our honeymoon.  It was fun going to the same beaches and sights a little more grown-up and with a baby in tow. 


  1. Wonderful photos! Looks like everyone had a great time.

  2. What a wonderful Hawaiian vacation.

  3. I feel so relaxed just looking at these gorgeous pictures. Dustin and I went there for our honeymoon and I still can't get the images out of my mind 6 years later. I hope we can return with our family someday!

  4. What a dreamy trip! Your photos are gorgeous.

  5. Love these pictures! Makes me miss Hawaii. :-)

  6. wow! i'm blown away. such a dream to stay there with your darling babe this time. she is toO CUTE in her little bathing suits...and i notice your hubby practicing the back float with her, very nice. lucy hates that but we try! your dress in the last photo is so cute. personally i think you chose very well with each one of these photos, they are amazing and took me on quite a little journey! love your descriptions of morningtimes there too.