Thursday, April 30, 2015

Travel: Aloha from Hawaii...


Happy Thursday! 
We arrived in Honolulu Tuesday morning and have been having a wonderful time here on the island of Oahu. The weather has been treating us nicely, with temps in the low 80's, some light rain here and there, and strong trade winds to cool us down. 
We took the first flight out of LA and this was an optimal option since then we arrived in Hawaii around 11:15am and had the rest of the day to explore and play at the beach.
We are staying in Waikiki, a favorite spot of mine and my husband's. It's really a great spot with the kids since the beaches are mild and there is so much shopping! 
If you follow me on IG then you already know I had an accident while taking photos and sliced open my left foot on lava rock. Not cool. But for the picture I got, so worth it (kind of). And let me tell you, the flight over here was one of the hardest (ok the hardest by far) flights I've experienced with a baby, and I've been flying with kids of all ages for nearly 9 years. 
Baby J, who last flew when he was 5 months old, wanted to see/touch/put in his mouth EVERYTHING! He did not want to stay seated when the seatbelt sign was on and he most certainly didn't want to be quite. Oh my goodness, thank goodness my husband was there to help.
Oh, and he had 2 explosive diapers and a leak on the flight over, resulting in him wearing only a onesie and shoes when we landed. Yeah, I was that mom washing clothes at 30,000ft. 
But we survived and are enjoying our time now. More pictures to come.
If you are not already following me on IG or FB, do so since I'm posting pics on there!! 
Have a wonderful day! 
Aloha! 


 

48 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys are having a blast! Except for the injury--ouch! That's too bad--those rocks can be so sharp. We were in Hawaii last year and I fell off a paddleboard onto some rocks and had a few little wounds that took their time to heal!

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  2. It looks like you're having a great trip (you know, other than the plane ride and the cut foot)! I've always wanted to go to Hawaii, but just haven't made it that way yet. You're inspiring me to bump it up in my must-travel list!

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  3. I'm so jealous. Looks like a relaxing/fun time.

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  4. I was in Maui in February and it was so much fun! Hope you have a wonderful time!

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  5. Looks like a blast! Your kids are beautiful! Ahhh I'm so jealous..some day I WILL go to Hawaii!!

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  6. Wow, such beautiful photos and an unforgettable vacation!! Despite the setbacks, it looks like you all are having a lovely time. Also, what is that delightful creation at the bottom, on the left? Is it a waffle sundae??

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  7. So Fun! That fruit look delicious!!

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  8. The few "hiccups" you've had so far seems far overshadowed by the amount of fun you're having. I've been all over the world, but never to hawaii...one day!

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  9. Our kids love Waikiki! We try to spend a few days every time we fly back to the US. If you have time, you should hit the zoo and the aquarium, and your older kids would probably enjoy the Bishop museum. If you have a rental car, hop on the Pale highway and drive up to the lookout- it's only about 30 minutes and well marked. The view is amazing and it's really neat to experience the change in weather/temperature that happens when you drive up into the mountains.
    Hope you have a good vacation! Found you through the SHINE blog hop,
    Amber at OurCharmedLife.net

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  10. Great photos!! Sorry to hear you cut your foot though...bummer :( Hope you continue to enjoy the vacation!!

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  11. What great memories you are making! I love the picture of everyone in the giant pineapple. We are getting ready to go to Hawaii this summer, and all these pictures have got me itching to start packing now!

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  12. You're killin' me! It looks like such a great time. I've never been to HI, and I've never spoken to anyone who's been that didn't love it and immediately want to return. That picture of your daughter with the straw in the coconut is perfect :) Glad your trip is making the flight worth it!

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  13. GORGEOUS Photos!! I hope to get to Hawaii someday soon!

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  14. Great photos! My husband has been to Hawaii, but I've never been. He keeps telling me we have to go sometime and these pictures definitely prove him right!

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  15. Amazing! The hubby and I are planning on going next year for our 10 year anniversary! We CAN NOT wait!

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  16. omg the waters are gorgeous, reminds me of Seychelles, super super nice pics. My parents were married in Hawaii.

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  17. Great pictures! Good for you for that flight - you have my respect :)
    Have a great time!

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  18. Gorgeous photos! I've never been to Hawaii but used to live near the beach in North Carolina and it pales in comparison!

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  19. Okay- I am SUPER jealous. Looks amazing. I love that last photo to, so cute! Enjoy your time there!

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  20. Great pictures!! I'm going to the Big Island in August, I can't wait! Hope your foot feels better!

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  21. Such great photos! I would love to see Hawaii someday! Sounds like you had quite the journey to get there! Hope you have a fantastic time!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

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  22. LOVE Honolulu! Enjoy your amazing vacation :)

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  23. Beautiful pictures! We took our little family last February and it was all sorts of magical! Hoping to go back next year!

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  24. very beautiful captures!Seems all of you had a great time together...

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  25. Looks like a fun trip!!! Lovely photos!!!

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  26. Looks like so much fun! Thanks for linking up at #bloggersbrag Pinterest party!

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  27. I'm SO jealous - it looks like paradise! Maybe some day I'll get to visit there.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-bubble-man.html

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  28. Looks like fun. I love that surfboard photo.

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  29. We took a family trip several years ago on our way back from Asia and had a great time! We have some great family stories of riding through pineapple fields of black dirt right after all the fruit had been harvested. Happy to co-host WW with you this month!

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  30. #jealous! I've always wanted to to Hawaii and eventually I plan on it. Seeing your pictures only reaffirms that. Looks like you all had a blast.

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  31. Looks like you are having an amazing time and it looks fantastic little bit jealous to be honest enjoy yourselves

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  32. We just got back from a Hawaiian cruise two weeks ago! It was wonderful! I think the direct flight from Houston to Honolulu was brutal myself!

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  33. What gorgeous pictures! I love Hawaii. My hubby and I went there for our anniversary over eight years ago and it was the best trip ever.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  34. Your photos are incredible! I hope that the foot is ok, big bummer, but anything to get the shot! LOL Thanks for sharing, I have never been to Hawaii so I am vacationing vicariously through you! Enjoy the rest of the trip, and I hope the flight home is better! No more blow outs. Ug!

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  35. I havent been to Hawaii since the early 90s, Now I really want to go back and visit! Thanks for Hosting at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  36. Hi Ashleigh, you all look like you had a great time, its been a long time since I went, we were there for my daughters wedding, it was wonderful!!!
    Thanks for Co-Hosting with me again this week, I appreciate your help with comments as well!!
    Hope you enjoy your day!
    Karren

    xoxo

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  37. This looks absolutely amazing and I am pretty jealous!! have a fantstic day, Evija x

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  38. Aloha! I love your pictures! :)

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  39. Ashleigh, absolutely gorgeous photos! You all look like you had a blast! What wonderful memories you made! It's a pleasure co-hosting with you again this week! Have a fabulous week!
    xo Christine

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  40. Looks like heaven! Stopping by to say HI from a fellow WW co-host! Hope your family has a great time! Enjoy!
    www.dailydiyer.blogspot.com
    -Shannon
    The Daily DIYer

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  41. Love your pictures. One day I will get there and I can't wait. Looks like you guys had a great time. Thanks for co-hosting WW. See you next week.

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  42. I love Hawaii, looks like everyone had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  43. oooh my...I envy you...how I miss those beautiful beaches, warm breezy sunny day and white sand on my feet...

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  44. Hawaii is on my list of places to visit. I enjoyed reading your experience and viewing your photos. Look like your family made some awesome memories. It's been a pleasure co-hosting with you.

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  45. What an absolutely beautiful place — Hawaii on definitely on my wish list of places I'd like to visit! Like paradise. It's SO far away from the UK though!! One day — maybe when the twins are a little older — we'll go and visit! Thanks for linking up to #TwinklyTuesday — please could you add our badge to your sidebar or the post the next time you link up with us? Thanks! x

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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  46. Sounds like you guys are having a blast! I would love to make it to Hawaii someday. I just love seeing all of your adventures. Thanks again for sharing at #mommymeetupmondays!

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