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August 16, 2011

The big island

It’s one of those weeks again. You can tell because I completely drop off the face of the internet. So for those of you who have sent me nice emails, I’m totally reading them and I’ll totally get back to you! But I might be delayed a bit.

Now, how about a few photos of Hawaii before it’s been so long that no one cares anymore?

It was such a perfect spot to vacation with family. Tons of kids running around the resort, and parents drinking beer, and people swimming in the big bay. We’re planning to go back for sure. But I have to say, I do not love Hawaiian (vegetarian) food. It doesn’t really seem like a culinary destination, or did we miss something? Except for the fruit. That part was amazing.

Featured: the hubs, my parents, my brother, my cousin, my grandparents, and the cutest nearly 18-month-old ever. And for the curious, the red-eye home was horrendous, culminating when I tripped while walking off the airplane, up the ramp, carrying Dashiell in the Ergo after picking up our gate-checked carseat. It’s a miracle I didn’t entirely flatten him between myself, the carseat, and the ground. That was fun. Never again will I fly without each member of the family having his/her own seat. I say now.

Also while I was away I neglected to mention that I have a guest post up on new mama Bridget’s blog, and a Q&A on my friend Jamie’s blog, who I’ve known since way before blogs.

More soon!


  1. Maria @ Orchard Bloom said on August 16, 2011

    Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a lovely vacation.

  2. celia said on August 16, 2011

    that last photo KILLS me. and yes, you have to eat meat (specifically pork) to enjoy hawaiian cuisine.

    glad you guys had a good time!

  3. Tabitha said on August 16, 2011

    Such great photos!!!

  4. kat said on August 16, 2011

    Those pictures are precious. What a wonderful place!

  5. Becke said on August 16, 2011

    If you don’t mind….where in Hawaii did you go? We are hoping to take the family but do not know where to start in terms of “where”. Thanks

  6. caroline said on August 16, 2011

    As always … your photos are beautiful!!!

  7. Kristina said on August 16, 2011

    @Becke – we stayed north of Kona in a condo at the Manua Kea. Honestly, I planned nothing. My grandma and mom sorted everything out, and we chose the place we were staying because my grandparents have been going to the Mauna Kea since the 70s. It was definitely a great set up. Hawaii is all about families so I bet you can’t go wrong!

    Thanks, the rest of you!

    @Celia – where are your pictures!? I’m not going to lie, I was wildly glad to be 17 months postpartum, instead of 4. Though you probably look totally amazing, very unlike I did.

  8. Hayley Mann said on August 17, 2011

    Those pictures are amazing! Such a cute family you have!

  9. jamie said on August 17, 2011


  10. Ridgely's Radar said on August 18, 2011

    So beautiful!

  11. Tanita said on August 19, 2011

    Beautiful photos and beautiful family :)

  12. Ros said on August 19, 2011

    Wow gorgeous and what an amazing cardi that lady is rocking!

  13. Kim said on August 22, 2011

    Wow! these pictures are beautiful. It looks like it was a marvelous holiday.

  14. vanessa said on August 24, 2011

    Hello, I just stumbled on your blog and I must say these photos are beautiful. I love your son’s hair. I love my oldest son’s long shaggy locks.

  15. laura said on August 28, 2011

    he really is the cutest thing ever. he makes me want a little boy and that’s saying something considering all i’ve wanted for the last 26 years is a girl! beautiful photos.

  16. Rachel said on September 11, 2011

    I LOVE this post. I am going to Hawaii (Maui) in November for my honeymoon and these photos have just increased my excitement ten fold!!

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