ALOHA!!

I’mmm baaaaackkk!! Ahh, Maui was exquisite. That’s truly an understatement considering that by day two Steve and I were already making plans to move there. We didn’t do anything touristy except find a different beach to lay out on each day. We swam in the ocean, took long walks on the beach, and didn’t touch a computer once.

 

The wedding went off without a hitch thanks to the amazing coordinators Gabby and Sandy who kept me hydrated and wrangled guests for group pictures. The couple had an awesome turnout of 47 people which is impressive for an away wedding. Most everyone flew in from Seattle. I have more than a couple gigs worth of pictures to sort through from the wedding alone. I think they turned out great and I’ll share some of them here later next week.

 

I haven’t even gone through all my personal pictures from the trip yet but I did manage to get a few uploaded last night to satisfy some of my eager readers.

 

 

These are my favorite flip-flops. I’ve had them for 5 years and I’ll be so sad when I finally have to retire them.

 

 

We came home sun-kissed and thankfully not burned courtesy of SPF 15 every 1 1/2 hours. “Can you get my back babe?” Heehee…sure…giggle giggle….

 

 

So, Steve and I are going to move to Maui. He’s going to make miso and tempeh and grow lots of organic vegetables to sell in the markets while I photograph weddings and surfers and families. We’ll have a sailboat and take our friends out when they come to visit and I’ll be in fabulous shape because I’ll lean to hula dance and perform every other night for anyone that wants to join us for dinner at our home up in the hills overlooking the ocean. Consider this your official invitation….

 

 

 

This is the horrible view from our hotel room. I tried to get us something better but the staff just laughed and handed us another Mai Tai. We were forced to sit on our deck in comfortable lounge chairs with a bucket of ice, a bottle of vodka and soda.

 

 

It was also Steve’s birthday during our trip so we went out to a fancy sushi restaurant and broke our veg rules for some fresh raw fish. Our server was fantastic and let us sample lots of different sake before we chose our favorite to drink for the night. We sat on a patio overlooking the ocean and watched this beautiful sunset as we dined.

 

 

This is a harbor in Lahaina where we discovered our favorite breakfast joint and watched surfers and body boarders in the mornings. This is also where I got camera lens envy when a guy with a monster telephoto lens showed up every morning around 10am to shoot the surfers. Isla (my camera) got shy and stuck to the boats.

 

 

How cool is this crashing wave!? I sat on these rocks for 15mins waching and waiting for some good splashes. I never imagined I capture one quite like this.

 

 

This is Big Beach and a big ol’ kiss captured with a timer. The water was so clear here we could see our toes while swimming. Awwww, we’re so cuuuute.

 

 

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll try to get more up later this week. In the meantime, I’m off to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day with my fellow admins over lunch. I’ve got chocolates, cookies and flowers in my office from my amazing coworkers. It’s so nice to be celebrated. Be sure to thank an admin today!

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BB - Consider us your first guests when you move :) lucky you im already a hardened sailor!

Georgia - YAY!!

welcome back!

what a great {and very long} post! it must have taken you forever to do! but it was so worth it.

these are great pics! i knew they would be. my absolute favorites are the flip-flop shot, the sunset shot {stunning!} and the last two—water crashing on rocks and you two love birds. so sweet. what a cute picture and great perspective of the water!

can’t wait to see the rest.

{ps. i’m still jealous.}
:)

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Peter - Oh, I could help you guys crew the boat. I’ve sailed the length of lake Eerie in the early April freeze, I’m sure I could handle the warmth of the Pacific.
Really great photos!

charlane - super fantastic shots. I’m totally jealous.

charlane’s last blog post..earth day, flea markets, thrifting…and other semi off-the-cuff thoughts.

renee @ FIMBY - what a fabulous trip! I’m happy for you.

renee @ FIMBY’s last blog post..Hanging laundry is fun

Johanna - Awesome!!! God it looks so effing gorgeous….I want to see all the photos when you visit! :)

Kim - Wow! Awesome photos. Did Steve really get a tan like that? Ha Ha. I love the wave shot, it pays to be patient!

Andie - Ok the sunscreen on the back?!
How hot is THAT!
:)

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