A Week in the Sun

Last Sunday, we got a few inches of snow. The kids were thrilled and we enjoyed fun sledding time with friends.  The original forecast called for snow just on the weekend. Then the forecast changed and started looking worse….and worse….and worse.

I suppose all of that forecasted snow was a fun thought for most, but Dan and I had a big trip planned to Maui to celebrate our 15th anniversary!  I tried to not stress out that it would delay our trip.  And thank the good Lord, we were one of the last flights out of Sea-Tac on Tuesday night before a huge storm hit.

Within a matter of hours, Dan and I went from this….

and this….

…to this!!

I still can’t believe we made it out  of town on time.  Over a foot of snow fell that night.  The weight of the snow and ice resulted in a lot of damage to trees.  The kids missed a week of school and the streets were a mess.

Thanks to helpful parents, we were able to enjoy a stress free week in paradise (and thanks to good friends for housing our family while we were without electricity too!).  Fortunately, the weather didn’t affect our time of fun and relaxation in Hawaii.

Here are a few highlights from our week….

watching the sunset


body surfing and swimming


whale watching

This isn’t my best look (below) but when you wake up at 2 am to drive to the top of a volcano where it is 35 degrees, beauty isn’t at the top of your agenda.  Maybe it should have been at the top of my agenda…..maybe next time!

watching the sunrise from the top of a volcano


then biking down the volcano

And to help me remember this great week, I brought back some coral to decorate my house this spring!!  Not only is it pretty, it was free!!


Things were quiet on my blog this past week while I was away.  But I’m home now and ready to get back into my ol’ routine.  So make sure you come back in the next few days for new posts!  Thanks for reading.


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  1. This looks like an amazing trip. I have been trying to talk my hubby into a trip anywhere Hawaii-ish. I am so in love with the ocean. It’s so mezmerizing. I love your pictures. Newest follower. Found you on the Wednesday hop and will be back!


  2. Sounds like you picked the perfect time to go to Hawaii. Our cousins in Victoria got a few snow days during that storm! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. We spent a week in Maui in October. Hawaii is such a great place for a vacation any time of the year. So glad you had a super week. Hugs, Marty

  4. Wow! Whale watching is on my bucket list! Looks like fun.

  5. So glad you got to get away. Looks like y’all had a great time and were able to relax. Hawaii is on my list of places to vacation. Keeping my fingers crossed. Love your coral…I bet you smile every time you see it. Thanks for sharing at Show & Tell.


  6. You look pretty amazing at 2 am silly gal. How nice that you got to have this awesome get-away. The coral IS pretty too. Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  7. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Sounds like a wonderful get-away! You look happy and relaxed!

  8. Maui in January…Fabulous! Looks like you had a great trip and the coral is wonderful. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party. Hugs, Sherry

  9. Congratulations! I’m so glad your were able to make your trip! that coral is really pretty, and will always bring back some awesome memories. That bike ride down a volcano would have been so much fun!!! So glad you joined me for Pearls and Lace Thursday and shared your wonderful trip!

  10. Wow! What a difference! From snow to sunshine! 🙂 It sounds wonderful and congrats on the 15 years! What a blessing!


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