Saturday, May 10, 2008

Kauai Day One

Aloha from Paradise!!!!!!

We had a long day on Thursday getting here but we had a perfect trip - all of our flights were on time (even early) and we didn't have any travel troubles. We got up at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday and we got in our room here around 3 a.m. Arkansas time so we were exhausted. We went right to bed and were up by 5:30 this morning. (We couldn't sleep)
This is the view out of our hotel bedroom. Isn't it unbelievable? We had a quiet time this morning by our window and then went down and ate breakfast. (Scott's favorite part).
After we ate breakfast - we headed out to the local grocery store and got a cooler and some water and cokes to take with us and then we headed to the North Shore beaches. It was extremely windy at the beaches today. But we hung out at one of our favorite beaches for a while.
And then we had lunch at Bubba's Burgers

These are pics from our favorite beach. We went back there after lunch until it started raining. So we packed up and stopped for a pineapple smoothie before heading back to our hotel. We laid out by the pool for a little bit and then got ready for dinner.
Tonight we had dinner at the Hanalei Dolphin. Scott had fried shrimp.
And I had grilled chicken
And then we shared this. Ice cream pie with banana and coconut ice cream. Yum!!!!

It has been a wonderful first day. We are having the time of our lives. We have a BIG day tomorrow so I'll be updating tomorrow night.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm SO jealous right now! I hope you have a wonderful vacation! And by the way your hair looks fabulous!
Micaela

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly,

I am a new reader of your blog. My friend, Shelley Hodges, told me about it and seriously . . very entertaining. I am an OBU grad myself and our lives are TOO much alike. Anyway, I know you are having a ball in Hawaii right now . . my husband and I were there in November . . in fact, our condo was VERY CLOSE to the Princeville Hotel. We actually went to a Luau at the Princeville. AND, Bubba's Burgers are great.

Anyway, enjoy your vaca . . glad you are continuing your blogging from HI. You are definitely an addict. Aloha!

Karen Wood Black
1998 OBU Grad

Marc and Charity said...

Kelly!! It's beautiful there and I'm trying so hard not be jealous! Our 10th anniversary is in a few weeks and we would love to do something like this, but it's not going to work out!! :(

anyway, hope you have a wonderful trip! can't wait to see more pictures.

Jenny said...

What fun! I'm glad you're blogging while your there! I loved seeing your pictures. Have a great week!

Candy said...

HOW EXCITING!! I love that your blogging while you are there. That will save lots of time when you get back. :) It looks like ya'll are having a great time. ENJOY!! Praying for you!

Robyn Beele said...

I am so glad you are having a good time! It looks beautiful. I am glad your flights were on time. You never know with flying. Can't wait to hear what you are doing today!

Stephanie said...

I love it! Looks like so much fun! And that dessert doesn't look too bad either!! Praying for a sweet day today for you guys!

Love,
Stephanie

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

What a view!!!! Glad you had safe travel and a wonderful first day. :)

The hair is looking great!!!

Enjoy your time together!

Blessings,
stephanie

Faith said...

Kelly, it looks absolutely gorgeous there! I know that y'all are having a great time. I'm so glad that you are going to keep us updated on all the fun you are having! Oh, and the food looks delish!
Can't wait to see more! And, you guys look so cute together =)
p.s. I figured that it was you! Thank you for your prayers...I am praying for you too, sweet friend!
Love, Faith

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Mmm, the food looks delicious! No more Lean Cuisines this week! Have so much fun!

Jenna said...

Yay!!! I know y'all are having SO much fun and that makes my heart so happy!!!! Everything looks amazing--the beaches, the food (I could kiss that ice cream pie), and that great lookin couple!! Y'all have a GREAT TIME my friend!

RachelM said...

It looks like yall are having so much fun! That pie looks so yummy! Can't wait to see more pics!
Oh, and I still absolutely love your hair! It's perfect for Hawaii and summer!

Katie said...

Oh, I'm SO jealous!!! Soak it up!!!

Leigh Ann said...

I'm so jealous!!! It DOES look like paradise! Your hair just looks adorable! I love it!

Hillary said...

I love the first picture of you and Scott!!!
The dessert looks fabulous!

Staci said...

How fun! What a beautiful view!! Enjoy :)

Laurie said...

OHhhhhh....I wish Steve and I were there too! Maybe one day. I hope you will continue to have a WONDERFUL time. That dessert looks soooo good!

Betsy said...

OOOOoooooo--FUN! It looks like you are already having the BEST time!!! And your hair looks GREAT even with the humidity! (Alot better than mine would, that's for sure!)

It's fun living vicariously through someone else on vacation!! I can't wait to see what else you have coming up. Even just sitting in a chair and reading a book sounds like heaven to me! haha

Enjoy every minute!!

petrii said...

Kelly,
WOW It looks Beautiful and so do you and Scott!! You look like your having so much fun ~~ Trying real hard not to be jealous :)

I was thinking about you and Scott this morning and the Lord put on my heart to pray for you.

Have a blessed time with your husband ~~ Love, Dawn

Julia said...

I'm so glad you are updating us, it makes me feel like I'm almost at the beach myself!!!
That food looks so awesome, and what a blessing from God that your travels were good.
I'll be lifting you up tomorrow. Have a great day!

karamy3sons said...

So beautiful! I am so glad that you guys got there on time via airplane. Have a wonderful week and get lot's of rest!

Kara Jer. 29:11-13

Katie said...

Oh my stars! That view from your room is fabulous! I would love to be seeing that right now. And the picture from your favorite beach...I can see why it is. That pie looks delish...ooooh, banana and coconut ice cream...sounds so tropical!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful island!!! Enjoy it! Arkansas is cold and rainy. Ha! : )

Caroline said...

oh I am so glad that yall got there safe and all your bags got there too!!!!! PTL PTL!!!!! you both look so beautiful and relaxed and in love and just so joyful!!!! have a great time. the whole family now wants to go to hawaii after seeing your pic from your room!!!! we love the beautiful views!!!!! miss you miss you!!! have fun!!!!!

His Doorkeeper said...

Well, as I sit here in my sweatshirt and socks on and watching the COLD rain and wind blow.....I'm so glad you and Scott are having a wonderful time in HAWAII!!! har har

As I celebrate Mother's Day tomorrow I will think of how very blessed I am to be so highly favored of the Lord that He sent me you as my very first baby! I love you Kelly! MOM

The Garners said...

I'm super excited that you're updating from paradise...it makes me feel (almost) like I'm there! I'd like a big bite of that ice cream pie! Glad you're having a blast.

P.S. I'm off to Target soon...not quite as exciting as your Saturday night!!!!!!! :)

Keri Campbell said...

I am so glad that your first day was soooo wonderful! Everything looks so beautiful there...especially your cute hair! I agree with Sunni, aren't you glad your aren't eating Lean Cuisines in such an amazing place? I bet the food tastes that much better since you ate them so much prior to your trip!
Have fun!
Love,
Keri Campbell

Anonymous said...

Hey I am a lurker that kind of foun you thru russian adoption blogs somehow - anywho look like you are having lots of fun - wish I could be there we live in San Antonio, TX and it's HOT here - looks so amazing there - have fun and look forwar to more info. Trayce.

Meag said...

You lucky lucky girl! Looks like you are having a blast! Eat some extra pineapple for me!!!!

Heather said...

I am so glad you made it safely. It looks like you are having so much fun there! It looks beautiful there. I'm praying for you!!! Have fun!!

Jennifer said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love your new hair 'do'. :) And the pie looks dee-lish!

Stay safe!

Heather said...

I too love your new do...have so much fun and eat lots of yummy stuff!!

laura said...

You look amazing! I am so glad you guys had a good trip and are already enjoying yourselves. Praying for you.

Lindsey said...

How beautiful are those beaches!!!???

Megan L Hutchings said...

How I wish I was there! The beaches are so beautiful!!!!!