This was the awesome view from our hotel room, we had a great patio with two loungers and a table with chairs. I loved waking up (fairly) early in the morning and going out to read, listening to the waves crash on the beach....SO relaxing!
One really fun thing we did was to go golfing at one of the gorgeous courses by our hotel. It was my first time and I totally loved it! I want to take lessons so this spring and summer I can go out with Paul. It was a great place to have your first experience, just driving around the beautiful course in the cart was fun!
This is what we saw when we came out of our hotel every day...isn't it just amazing! I was constantly saying to Paul, "I can't believe we are in Hawaii! We are golfing in Hawaii! Can you believe we are whale watching in Hawaii?!" It is just so incredibly gorgeous.
The final night we were there we attended a Hawaiian Luau at a stunning villa RIGHT on the beach. It was rented out for the night and is officially my new dream home :)
One of the coolest things about going to Hawaii right now is all the whale watching you can do! We were lucky to go out 2 times, the first time was a combination whale watching and snorkeling excursion...we liked it so much we went back out again a few days later to see more whales. I loved this catamaran that we rode on...it was so fun!
Paul's favorite activity in Hawaii was learning how to surf. He was REALLY good at it, I was very ipressed. Since I am really uncoordinated and really bad at swimming...I layed out on the beach and took pictures :)
One of my favorite things about Hawaii?! Getting all dressed up! As a busy mom I am usually the last one to get ready, it was fun to take the time to get all ready to go out on the town with my guy :) And the shopping before Hawaii was pretty fun too :)
The best part about our trip was spending so much time with this guy. After almost 10 years of marriage and 4 beautiful children, he is still my best friend. I laughed every time someone asked us if we were on our honeymoon, but really, I still feel like we are. Every marriage has its struggles and is a lot of WORK, but all that work makes for the best reward. An eternal companion that I would never be complete without, I love you Paul! :)
Thanks for indulging me and all my pictures! I am excited to get back to real life and post some fun things I have had stewing in my head while I was gone. Thank you so much to everyone that emailed me or left comments while I was gone, I try to respond but I am sure I missed some of you. Stay tuned for lots more fun stuff at Blue Skies Ahead!! :)