Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Brandon and I got to spend some time in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. A church we were once a part of when we lived there, has a conference each year so we decided to try and make it to this one. We also thought it'd be a good time to get away for our anniversary since we are coming up on our 10th one in November! We rarely really "celebrate" it in any big way because it usuaully falls on Thanksgiving. But we've always said we'd do something special for our 10th one.

We stayed at a hotel within walking distance to the beach. Visited and ate at all of our favorite spots. Hiked a huge cliff on one of our first days that I was pretty proud of myself for doing, being that this body of mine has barely seen any physical activity since I got pregnant and stopped running. Felt good to take this (then) 16+ week pregnant body of mine up a giant cliff and look back at what I had done. That was probably one of my favorite memories from our trip. I was just glad I still had it in me.

Also, the one night we walked to dinner, stopped at the Cheesecake Factory on our way back to the hotel and then laid in bed watching movies for the night. That was my favorite too. I mean yeah the beaches and beauty of Hawaii were amazing, but that cheesecake and that hotel bed?...heaven ;)

We went to the Dole Pineapple Factory just for the pineapple ice cream, visited our favorite beaches...spent one of the days driving around the entire island in a convertable, shopped, ate...then spent the last night there watching the sun go down. One of my favorite things to do and one of the most beautiful places to do it.

I'm so glad we were able to take this trip together. It was so special to go back to the place where it all began for us 10 years ago and reflect on where we are now. Can't imagine what the next 10 years will bring but I feel like it's gonna be good.

..I have to say though, it is always nice to get away but even better to come home to your own bed...am I right? :)

 ((17 Weeks!))