Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kauai, Hawaii

At the beginning of this month Eric had a business trip to the best place you could have a business trip, really: Hawaii! AND I got to go! It was so great, best vacation place ever. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii and it was everything i'd ever imagined. It's so relaxing and beautiful there. Eric was supposed to have 2 days of meetings but they ended up cutting it back to one so it was perfect. I could've stayed there for another few weeks (but i'd have to have shipped Sierra out. Eric's awesome parents watched her for us while we were there and we definitely missed her a lot by the time we got back.)
OK, now on to the pictures! (which i didn't take enough of because i'm pregnant and no one enjoys pictures of themselves while they look hideous)

At Duke's with their famous Hula pie

Eric enjoying lunch, poolside

At Eric's work reception dinner thing (looking rather whale-ish)

Dinner at Kintaro-a japanese steak and sushi place. We went with Eric's boss and another friend from work and their wives and basically ordered everything off the menu

This was hilarious because a guy offered to take our picture for us and told us he had the perfect spot because the lighting was really good. We thought the setting was kind of hideous.

We went on a catamaran ride/dinner cruise with Eric's work to the Na Pali coast. Eric felt sick the whole time (7 hours) The dolphins were so pretty swimming along with our boat and we were SO close to them, it was really cool.

It was a little windy haha

Eric lasted for about 5 minutes snorkeling because the waves were making him sick. Poor boy. So I snorkeled around like a loner for a while. haha

One of the Indiana Jones movies was filmed here.

Eric thought it would be attractive if I did the same thing as this guy for a picture. It was a little difficult to get my knee up so high.

The beautiful pool and resort

Eric loves his Jamba Juice

Our pretty room

On our last day we went on a kayak/hike adventure to a waterfall on the wailua river. (Thanks for the recommendation Michele!) It was so worth it, probably our favorite part of the trip.

Us with our sweet water shoes and hiking sticks.

Our crazy guide, she was SO out there, but fairly amusing. She told us that she planted all of her children's placentas under trees at her house so that when they eat the avacados or whatever kind of tree it is, it has their dna in it and keeps them healthy. she also has all of her kids umbilical cords in her freezer and told us to do the same with our next baby.

Someday we will definitely go back. The flight is torturous but it was well worth it. Sierra was so cute when we got back and still tells me a couple weeks later a few times a day "I missed you mommy!" So cute!


The Pierce Family said...

Okay, still jealous since the last time we talked about you guys going to Hawaii. Why can't David be sent somewhere cool. Actually we did go there on a work trip once and it was a blast but that's been forever ago...Hillary, I don't think you could ever look hideous! Pictures were amazing; I definitely want to visit Kauia...I hear it's the best island to visit.

Heather said...

Sounds like so much fun! And you look so cute! :)

Megan and Jonny said...

How funny--that's EXACTLY how I got to Hawaii: husband's work plus a pregnant belly. And I totally agree--I deleted almost every picture of myself from that trip. But better Hawaii pregnant than not at all, right?

Serena Cherry said...

You dork!!! You do not look bad AT ALL pregnant! You look so cute. Not "whalish" at all. You are so funny. But truly you look beautiful! How fun to go to Hawaii! I love it, it looks so beautiful. So sad that Eric was sick the whole time! I get really bad sea sick, so tell him I feel for him! It looks like an amazing trip, I am so glad you guys got to go before #2 coming along. What a fun memory!

Mel said...

What AMAZING pictures!! I love Hawaii too! I hope next time I go back that I'm not pregnant either. You look SO DANG cute pregnant! You definitely don't look like a whale! Do you know what you are having or are you not finding out?

brandenandrobin said...

looks like soo much fun! Branden and I want to go there for our 10th anniversary if we can afford it by then. And you look adorable pregnant lady!

Justin and Shaylee said...

I LOVE kauai!!!!! I'm pretty sure I'm going to live there someday

Sommer said...

Oh your trip sounds so perfect and wonderful! What a wonderful opportunity for you guys. Eric has the coolest job and gets to go to the coolest places!!!

Jared, Brittany and Ethan said...

what a fun trip!! you look awesome!! how much longer until the new baby comes??

nichole said...

We did the same thing a couple years ago--Greg had to go to Kauai for work and I tagged along. It was amazing!! Your pictures make me want to go back SO bad!