Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hawaii in photos - at the resort




Watching the sunset in Hawaii is positively dreamy.

We went down to the beach as a family to enjoy it one evening. I'm glad we did because the rest of the afternoons were cloudy and there wasn't much to see at sundown thereafter.

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We didn't find ourselves alone too much...

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But that's perfectly ok by us....

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Night time at the resort was magical.  They played Hawaiian music and the warm breezes would blow...ahh I can still close my eyes and feel it.

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Darsy loved the freedom of being able to explore the resort 
when it was quiet and still.

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Days at the resort were filled with lots of pool and beach time.
The lazy river was one of the best things at the Aulani.  You could float peacefully down the long, winding "river."

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Aerial view of part of the river


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Duke's beach attire was always so cute!

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And the boy loves to eat... pretty much anything.

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That smile.

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Shave ice was a daily occurrence :-)

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They even make a Mickey one 
if you're willing to shell out an extra dollar for the ears.

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Apparently we went the budget route this time.

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Lunch delivered beach or pool side suits us fine, 
thank you very much.

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"Virgin" pina coladas were also a given every day too...

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And just for the record, 

they taste WAY better in the jacuzzi
 or "hot pool" as Darsy calls it. 
You should try it.
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And a little Dole Whip no matter what time of day it was, 
was always welcomed.
(Uncle Drew shared this one with her around 10 am)


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Her cute little body gives me all the heart eyes.

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Sisters :-)

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Sunnies all around

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This is pretty much what Violet looked like the whole time.

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Unless she was being serious for a selfie with Grammie.

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Truth be told, Pop Pop was CLEARLY the favorite...

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And you know what, he's my favorite, too.  He's been my favorite for more than 30 years and even obliges my elevator selfie.

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Dying over this- she rocks it.

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And I have no words for this.  Love her!

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hawaii in photos - traveling and our first days



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On the way to LAX early Saturday morning- yay!

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Steadman family

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You can see the excitement!

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Grabbing some breakfast 

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Finally on the plane!!

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How you feel when you have your own pink headphones :-)

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Duke and his parents are ready to GO!

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Steadman girls napping :-)

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We are definitely not in L.A. anymore!


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In true celebratory Disney fashion --- LOVED this upon check-in!

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First things first - checking out the beach

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Calm little cove in front of the Aulani

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First toesies in Hawaiian sand for Duke- I think he's likes it.

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Darsy's happy place is always the beach...

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Violet is just happy to snuggle wherever she is!

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Someone is just a little tired from his big travel day.

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Our Villa - kitchen/dining

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One of the bathrooms (doubling as a kids' room)

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One of the bedrooms

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Living Room

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The other bedroom

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The view from our patio

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Even though we chose a pool/garden view room, we got a bit of ocean view too :-)
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In Disney PJ's and ready for bed!

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On the first morning, Rich and I woke early so we went for a walk around the cove.

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And look who we happened to bump into!  Some little girls were still on California time, up and ready to go :-)

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Let's go enjoy this resort!

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A little visit with the fish

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Infinity pool 

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Since our second day there was Mother's day... pedicures for the mamas at the spa that afternoon were in order!  It was quite nice.

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Now... let's get those pretty toes into the sand!

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This was sent to the room by my travel agent friend, isn't it cute?

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Someone enjoyed the "choc-wit" :-)



 



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