Aloha from Maui

Aloha from Maui! We successfully did our first binky-free flight with Lucy (high fives!) and she was such a champ! We got to our layover in Seattle and she was so excited saying "We're here! Let's go to the beach!" Hahahha little did she know we still had a very long way to go... Brad and I looked at eachother like, "Who is going to break the news to her?"

Our only slight regret from our honeymoon in Maui was that we didn't rent a convertible so we decided to just go for it this time! Especially because we have a second baby coming so soon. SO we picked up our rental, and totally didn't think about how much luggage we had!! There was a crowd watching us puzzle a sleeping baby, a pregnant chick, and all our luggage into that car -- I'm seriously still in shock how we managed to make it work!? Hahahaha we were so beyond smushed in there! And poor Lucy was in fleece pajamas in the 80 degree weather -- and she still somehow slept through all the chaos!

We had the next morning to ourselves (my in-laws went on an excursion) so we went to The Gazebo for breakfast and got our food to go! That was he best advice, because we have stood in that line for an hour before. Plus it was so fun to sit on the beach and eat. :) Lucy didn't care about the food, and just kept pulling us to get in the water! Ha! So we went and found a spot down by the water and she sat and played in the sand while we were getting our stuff all situated and this sweet man started to holler at us, pointing at the water! We seriously had turned our backs for TWO SECONDS and she was out there waist deep! I seriously still feel sick about it, and am forever thankful for the sweet man to grab our attention! 

We went swimming and Lulu had the time of her life. We got her a puddle jumper floaty, and she swam back and forth from me and Brad for easily an hour. At one point, I looked over and there was a huge shadow next to me and it freaked me out!! It was a three foot big turtle! It was seriously massive. So that was our own little exciting excursion for the day. ;)

On Tues morning (yesterday) we rounded everyone up at 4am to drive up to Haleakala for the sunrise! Haleakala is a giant crater above the clouds at 10,000 feet elevation! It was one of my favorite memories from our honeymoon and still one of the prettiest things I've ever seen in my life. I felt so bad because Natalie (Brad's sister) who is expecting around the same time as me, got so motion sick and threw up a few times on the way up... AND we barely missed the sunrise by about ten minutes! I felt so bad because the whole thing was my idea and plan! But it was still so gorgeous to see the sunrise above the clouds on our drive, and once we got up there we just had to laugh about it. Lucy is obsessed with her little cousin Rosie who is six months younger, and it has been so fun to watch them run around with each other! Rosie runs and squeals while Lucy chases and tickles her (we're teaching Lucy to not push when she gets excited haha)! We laugh about how they have the exact same curly top hair-do, just salt and pepper version. :) We are thinking of doing The Road to Hana tomorrow... Wish us luck with so many weak stomachs haha!! I'll take any and all advice that you guys have. :)


  1. Her baby sunglass are just adorable!!

  2. Buy the CD that is your own personal tour guide in the car! And don't get the smoothies from the trucks in the side, terrible.

  3. Welcome to Hawaii!! I actually live on Oahu right now but went to Maui a few months ago and dream about it ALL the time, it is so amazing. I did the Road To Hana when I was there and wrote a little bit about it if you want some places to stop! []. I went in the winter months so the pools and waterfalls weren't swimmable like they are now. My best tip is to just stop lots! That way you won't be driving down a windy road for long periods of time. I cannot wait to see your pictures and video!! Have fun and good luck!

  4. Lucy is so cute with her little cousin and you have the cutest bump I have ever seen. I loved the video :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  5. Loved this video! I'm adding all these places to my Hawaii list for sure.

    Emmy Jake NYC



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