June 5, 2012

Kauai - Part 4

 We're back!  The vacation of a lifetime (for me), has now finally come to an end.  If you've kept up with my Kauai posts (1, 2 & 3) then you know that Matt had a work project on the island and I got to tag along!  What was supposed to be a two week trip, turned into a total of seven due to project related delays.  I can't even believe we got to be on Kauai for so long.  It all feels like a hazy, warm, sunny dream...
{Tunnels Beach}  Our favorite spot to snorkel and lounge on the white sand with breathtaking views of the Na Pali Coast.  This beach is a must see! 
{Sleeping Giant}  A trail through the forest with great views!
Lena Medoyeff Dress, K+M Belt, DV by Dolce Vita Wedges
{Tidepools at the Grand Hyatt}  We celebrated our 10 year "first date" anniversary at what became my favorite restaurant.  I highly recommend the mahi mahi.  I wore my (now shortened) wedding dress! 
Matt couldn't stand watching surfers any longer and bought a board on craigslist. 
{Maha'ulepu Beaches}  An unmarked stretch of beaches that can only be reached by driving down a long dirt road.  
I hope you guys aren't tired of Kauai photos because I have even more favorite places that I want to share.  Returning home after seven weeks is overwhelming - bills and mail piled up, a yard that is overgrown and a bridal shower to get ready for that I am hosting this weekend.  Did I mention that we are still finishing up our remodel...  Those seven weeks were totally worth it, though!

17 comments:

  1. Kel, LOVE all the photos! So glad you guys had enough time to explore the island that I now call my favorite too! What a magical place and glad you took advantage of the trip of a lifetime : )

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  2. Wow! SEVEN weeks in Hawaii? You are so lucky, and I am so jealous! Ha! I told my fiance that I want to go to Hawaii for our honeymoon! All your pictures are great! It looks like such a beautiful place. I wish there were views like that in Delaware. And even with piled up bills, I would definitely think it was worth it, too! And your shortened wedding dress is beautiful (love the back!), and is such a great idea, so you can wear it again!

    Lauren

    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm sure it stinks coming home to reality with the bills, yardwork, etc... I know it would for me! I've really enjoyed all your Hawaii posts - your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Welcome Home!

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  4. tired of Kauai?! not possible. these photos are INCREDIBLE. you have more than a few framers here. tidepools was by far our favorite restaurant on the island as well! so ridiculously good!!

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  5. These photos are incredible! It's so amazing that you were able to spend that extended time there, a memory you'll cherish I'm sure! Also, I love that you shortened your wedding dress, I think that's so romantic to be able to wear it for special dates! :)

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  6. oh my gosh incredible!! that water!! and love love that you shortened your dress! its beautiful!

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  7. 7 weeks?! Ah lucky you! I love your short white dress.. and the fact that it's your wedding dress, so awesome! Gorgeous photos!

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  8. Wow! Kauai looks absolutely amazing! How awesome to experience it for seven weeks! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at all jealous. Ha. What a fun adventure for you and your hubby! Your wedding dress looks stunning. I love the open back-so breathtaking! Welcome back to reality :)

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  9. What beautiful photos, Kelley! Happy 10 yr anniversary too :) P.S. - love the photo on the rocks with the view - beautiful!

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  10. Oh my goodness, Kel! How amazing that you got to be there for so long, what a fun time just the two of you. I just realized that I completely forgot to reply to your Facebook message, but it looks like you guys were plenty busy and found lots to do! Can't wait to see more photos!

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  11. I long for the day that a work trip for my husband stretches like that - although knowing our luck, it won't happen in a place as beautiful as Kauai!
    By the way, I love your shortened dress. You looked stunning!

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  12. 7 weeks in Hawaii??? I'm so jealous. And that picture of you sitting on a rock totally scared me! You're a brave girl. And your dress is so beautiful!

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  13. Omg i can not be more jealous! 7 weeks in pure heaven!?!? how unbelievable! I love all your photos! And your newly shortened wedding dress is stunning! what an awesome idea x

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  14. SEVEN weeks in Kaui... paid for due to a work trip. What a dream!

    Excellent photos and can't wait to see more of your remodel. I'm so impressed that you guys just went for so many thing to remodel all at once - we can only handle one project at a time!

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  15. Oh these are so so gorgeous! Hawaii is so magical!! Makes me miss it. Love your shortened wedding dress! What a great idea. So happy you got to have such a long vacay to hawaii!!

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  16. That dress is unbelievable! You look absolutely gorg in it!

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