We’re back! We have been in Maui this last week and had such a fabulous vacation! We left Kole in Utah with my parents (because taking a one year old on a vacation = no vacation) and just took the girls. Maui is one of our favorite vacation spots and this trip was our best trip yet. Our girls are finally hitting that magical age! They were so much fun! We also invited some close friends of ours and we all had an amazing trip.
Enjoying the view at our resort. The pool leads straight to the ocean and is simply breathtaking!
While in Maui…
We enjoyed beautiful scenery…
and woke up each morning to this gorgeous ocean view off of our balcony.
We strolled along the path from pool to pool.
The pirate ship pool was especially a hit and seemed to call our names at least once a day.
Fears were conquered when Addison went down the little slide…
and when Ellie went down the big one.
Kenny and the girls spent a great deal of time swimming.
I spent a great deal of time lounging and reading next to the pool.
Kenny made pancakes every morning for the girls while I exercised. Then the men were in charge of the BBQ at night. Minimal cooking was my favorite part of the trip.
Some nights the kids dined on our balcony.
Some nights we ate out. We made sure to go to totally unique Hawaiian restaurants.
Like Hard Rock Cafe.
We rented a convertible and cruised around the island.
We went whale watching and were literally feet away from five whales and two dolphins. The first hour was magical. The second hour (that I spent throwing up in the bathroom) – not so magical.
After years of enduring sea sickness an executive decision was made. From now on I will enjoy boats from the shore.
While in Maui we witnessed breathtaking sunsets off of our balcony.
The kids spent a lot of time by the water.
And in the water.
We enjoyed calm mornings at the beach.
And a bit rougher ones.
Kenny and I did a little snorkeling.
And managed to sneak in some couple time here and there.
We enjoyed a Hawaiian Luau. Because no matter how many times you’ve been to Maui, the trip isn’t official without visiting a Luau.
We learned the secret to the tasty pork…which made it suddenly seem not so tasty.
The kids learned how to “hang loose.” (sort of)
We shopped for souvenirs at Crazy Shirts. Because it also wouldn’t be a trip to Maui without buying a crazy shirt for someone. (Love that you can see Kenny at the cash register and me taking the picture through the glass. An unplanned family portrait)
I paraded around the island in my “Scarlett O’Hara” hat. Determined to keep the sun away from my face. Determined to keep the wrinkles at bay.
And truth be told, maybe just a little bit determined to resemble Scarlett O’Hara.
We missed our little buddy, but so enjoyed some special time with just our girls.
We completely relaxed and had a magical vacation… while in Maui.