so i've been toying with you and showing you photos of partly beach and mostly me so far, but finally here are a few photos of our amazing trip, these may come in a couple of posts seeing that we came back with over 700 or so, including videos from the gopro's (which we haven't even started looking through yet!) but here are a few shots of the beautiful island that we were so lucky to spend all of last week on.
in other good news- i started feeling the first strong kicks from baby girl the first morning we woke up in hawaii. it was definitely harder and much more noticeable than the flutters and pokes i had felt before and they were even enough that hubs got to feel her kick a few times. it's honestly like nothing i have ever felt or experienced before and for the first time i truly connected and felt like there was a real human inside there. between the not being sick and not really showing (totally not complaining, i promise! it's been heaven for the most part) i haven't truly felt pregnant quite yet, but those first little kicks completely did me in! i am more in love with this little human than ever and after seeing hubs' face that he made when he felt her for the first time, i knew she was already a daddy's girl. 100%.
anywho, enough of the sappy baby stuff. here are some pictures! :)
suit: c/o albion fit
we may or may not have gone back for these amazing giant snow cones. twice.
on day three we had heard from a local that iao valley was a definite must. similar to hana but a much shorter drive, we of course weren't going to miss out on the seven sacred pools, but figured iao valley sounded like a must either way! it was absolutely beautiful and between the fog, waterfalls, and all that amazing green mountainside, it was one of my favorite parts of the trip!
after iao valley we made a stop by a roadside market for some fresh fruit and a pina colada smoothie.
and we'll finish off this post with one of the many amazing sunsets we saw. ahhhh....