Wednesday, October 28, 2009

paradise

What is it about coming home from a trip that makes you feel like a really do need a vacation from your vacation?

Could it be going from 10 uninterrupted hours of sleep each night, right back to stress-induced insomnia?

Or maybe it's all those peaceful naps on the beach one week, then fighting a resistant toddler napper the next.

Whatever the deal is, I spent the last two days doing NOTHING.

Tired, achey, and pouting at the reality that life's no beach. It's not easy coming home from a trip like this...

Aside from lots of sleeping, eating, long walks, trips to the gym, and massages, we spent most of our precious time in Kauai...

Enjoying the incredible views from our room:
Surfing:
{and by surfing I mean me being able to finish two whole books alone in silence!}
Kevin was really in his element here and even tried paddle surfing with the locals.
Four-wheeling:
We had the coolest tour of Kauai, off the beaten path, via ATVs.
That's right, we did something dirty.
Beach-hopping:
We made it to eight amazing beaches.
And mostly, just feeling blessed to be alone together:
It's so important to make the time to "recharge" with your mate.
Thanks to good friends Tom & Carol,
my mom & stepdad,
sister Holly, and
brother-in-law Bobby & sister-in-law Amanda
for making this happen for us.

16 comments:

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

what a trip! couldn't you just stop time and stay there?

Jessica said...

Paradise is right! So glad you had this time it's so important!

mel said...

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! LOVE the pics!!!! Looks like a wonderful vacation in paradise! So jealous! Glad you had an awesome time!

kkmom said...

Great pics! I am so glad that you two were able to get away alone!
I am so needing something like that here soon!
Love the hair!
YOu will have to tell me more about it ;) ( your trip that is)

Sarah said...

Beautiful doesn't even describe it!!
Love that last picture of you two.

Tanya said...

One of my dream destinations for sure!! Looks like it was amazing :)

Trish said...

you two are so stinkin' cute :)

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Awesome pictures!! Kauai might be *the* most magical place in the world. So glad you guys had fun, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about it tomorrow!!

the monkey's mama said...

What gorgeous pictures. Welcome back! 1-on-1 time with the spouse is SO important and I'm so happy you got to take this vacation.

Laura said...

need to do that
looks amazing

we finally got out to a DINNER alone last night
and I actually remembered that I DO like my husband after all
there is just never that alone time anymore

glad you got to recharge
sorry you are back to reality...
but it is worth it...
cant wait for more pictures
there ARE more, right?

PamperingBeki said...

What a GREAT trip!! So glad you guys got to go.

jord,ali,hal,kam and grae too! said...

Any tips on where to stay?

Tegan and Tage said...

Looks amazing Heather! I love your hair! And, by the way, my favorite picture is the one of you on the ATV-- covered in mud. :)

meg duerksen said...

jealous.
jealous.
JEALOUS!!
i need some tropical alone time with my hubby.
bad.
this is so awesome heather!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Wow. I am so happy (and envious) that you guys got to have this trip together!! It looks beautiful!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

Poipu is the best...We've done the same "Something Dirty" a couple of times and loved it. Hope you got the t-shirt:)