Monday, March 11, 2013

Maui Getaway

I love Hawaii, it's one of my favorite places on the planet.
We are so fortunate to live in California... where we are only a 5 hour plane ride from paradise.
This trip, we had nothing on the agenda... except relaxing, eating, and just being together. 

When people say February is a great time for whale watching in Hawaii, they aren't kidding.  We were there last February (on Kauai) and saw many... but from Maui, they were jumping just a few hundred yards off shore.  We didn't have to get on a boat to see them.  We saw more than 30 whales, easily, many of them putting on shows for all of the people looking so closely for them.  It was truly amazing!!

It was fun to be there with my big ol' belly...  I was nervous at first, but relaxed after I saw how many pregnant people flock to Hawaii.  TL and I both walked and worked out.  A lot.  I walked at least 3-4 miles everyday, and it sure made it easier for me to splurge on some of the amazing hawaiian desserts - oh my gosh, they're good!  We stayed at a condo with a kitchen, so we were able to make breakfast and lunch - and even made dinner a few of the nights!  We did visit Sansei Sushi for their great early bird sushi special (if you're on Maui - it's really good and the prices are fantastic before 6pm... make reservations, there is a long line!), and we ate dinner at Duke's, Tropica, and an italian place at the hotel called Pulehu.

We are so fortunate to have been able to get away for our last big hurrah before the crazy and amazing life change of this baby girl arriving in our life.  We talked a lot about how much we are looking forward to her arrival and how truly lucky we are.  It was so nice to be together... and the moments we spent doing nothing, playing games (we did a lot of that), or watching the sunset - are some I will always remember.

 TL is way out there swimming.
playing yahtzee and watching the sunset
She looks huge in this picture :)
love this guy
28 weeks!

Dinner on our last night in paradise... it was a gorgeous sunset!

Have a beautiful week!

42 comments:

Treasure Tromp said...

yahtzee and sunsets? some just about perfect!

Lauren said...

did you stay on Kaanapali Beach?!? This was where we took our Babymoon as well and it's so beautiful there! We stayed at the Westin and had an amazing time...I'm just so jealous that you are only 5 hours away!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Love the babymoon recap! We need to get together ASAP! I'm trying to plan a trip to Daffodil Hill with Wendy so she should hopefully be up here soon. I'm swamped this week with lots of stuff before a mini vacation this weekend.. If anytime the next two weeks work for dinner lets get together!

Brandi said...

I love Hawaii!! I've only been to Kauai but my next stop is Maui..what condo did u guys stay at? I love all your pics!!!!! So cute!!!! And a baby girl...fun!!!!!

Jessica said...

OMG what a gorgeous place and how cute are you?!

Ash said...

how LOVELY! we love going to maui- it's the perfect vacation spot- especially ka'anapali (:

you guys look so blissfully in love! can't wait to meet the babe!

LuLu said...

You Look GREAT! What a wonderful trip.

tiarenie said...

Your babymoon sounded perfect! Glad you had a nice time.

Cara said...

Ah I miss Maui so much. We were just there last summer and it is seriously amazing, I never get sick of it. Love these pictures!

Lindsay Alexis said...

Looks like a relaxing, gorgeous vacation!!! so glad you and the hubby enjoyed yourselves :)

Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) said...

I love Hawaii. I want to go back so bad.

Jodi said...

So awesome that you were able to take a beautiful vacation before baby girl arrives. You look great! I'm glad you had a nice time and were able to relax and spend time together.

Jenna said...

That second photo is just incredible! Totally magazine worthy :) So glad you guys were able to slip away for some couple time and enjoy such a beautiful place together.

xxx
Jenna

Caroline said...

Your photos are beautiful and I love the one of you in the sunset.

Ashley said...

Beautiful pictures Tracy!! Love the shot of TL kissing the bump :)
You look amazing! Hawaii looks gorgeous.

Carolyn said...

OMG! You're totally making me want to go back to Maui! HAHA :) I'm totally craving the Hula Grill fish taco now. YUM! Such gorgeous pictures! And what an amazing last trip before baby girl gets here!

Nicole Marie said...

omg seriously you guys are the cutest. i'm not sure you're going to get any chance to hold that baby girl cause i'm willing to bet tim so going to be hogging her all the time!

ps. you are beautiful!

KRISTIN said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! Such gorgeous pictures!!!

Adrienne Gomer said...

That trip looks amazing! Always remember it because years from now you'll be asking each other, as Justin and I do daily, "what did we do before we had kids? Man that must've been nice to have so much time alone together" because you won't have much for at least 18 more years and even when you do you'll be worrying about, checking in on or talking about the kids, haha! I'm so glad you are able to cherish these last few moments as a couple.

Adrienne Gomer said...

That trip looks amazing! Always remember it because years from now you'll be asking each other, as Justin and I do daily, "what did we do before we had kids? Man that must've been nice to have so much time alone together" because you won't have much for at least 18 more years and even when you do you'll be worrying about, checking in on or talking about the kids, haha! I'm so glad you are able to cherish these last few moments as a couple.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

You look sooooo cute and you're just glowing - love your bump! Did you stay at the Westin Kanappali?! That's where I stayed!

CMae said...

Love Hawaii!! :) I can't wait to go back (someday) haha :) You look so happy in all of your pictures! Can't wait for baby Andie to arrive!

mrandmeatless.com said...

Isn't Maui beautiful? How special you got to go on such an amazing last just-the-two-of-you trip with your husband. Congrats on the new addition to your family!

Jessica said...

Looks and sounds like a perfect babymoon! So glad you two got a chance to relax and enjoy some alone time before baby girl's arrival! You look amazing!! And now I want to go to Hawaii!

BunBun said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the silhouette shot of you three!! Glad you had a safe and relaxing trip!

ashleigh said...

you look amazing
just down right gorgeous

Leslee said...

Lovely recap of your babymoon Tracy! That silhouette shot is awesome...

Baby Mama said...

What a beautiful baby bump! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

Anna said...

What amazing pictures!! Looks like you had the most perfect time. I would looove to get to Hawaii some day - on my list!

PS - You are such a GORGEOUS mama to be!!

Lisa said...

What an awesome trip! You look fantastic.

Shannon Dew said...

Gorgeous! You look absolutely AH-mazing!

Lori said...

What a wonderful trip Tracy ~ you are truly glowing! Love that silhouette shot of the two of you. xo

Brittany Pigg said...

I love your blog! I found you on the greek bloggers website. I'm an Alpha Gam too. :)

Catherine said...

You look amazing. So happy you and your hubby had a wonderful getaway. We have our timeshare where you stayed and we enjoy it every year!

Allison said...

I loved all your Instagram pictures and love seeing this post! You look absolutely incredible and I'm beyond happy for you and Tim. You two are going to be the most amazing and loving parents, because you clearly love each other so much.
My Poppy had a house in Hawaii, and he would always say that he never wanted to leave - your pictures definitely illustrate why it's such a hard place to leave! :)

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

So glad you managed to enjoy this baby moon with your hubby! You look amazing preggy mama x

Ashley said...

Gorgeous pictures. You look great, Momma!

Just call me Skinny B... said...

Love the pics! Looks like a great and perfect vacation to me :) Came upon your blog through the KCRA A-list was checking out some of the local bloggers before I made a selection!! Very excited to have found you...hope you have a wonderful day & Congrats to you and your husband on the lil one :)

lori said...

this trip looks like perfection! im 14 weeks and am currently trying to plan a babymoon and the flight must be under 5 hours, which unfortunately excludes hawaii for me- since we're in georgia!

congrats on your baby girl, and good luck with the delivery!! :)

Hilary said...

Such pretty pictures and you are too cute. :-)

Jessica DeFord said...

Now I want to take a trip to Hawaii!! Where did y'all stay?


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Ashley Brickner said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! Excited to follow along!

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