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I’ll Miss You, Kauai

After an incredibly long red-eye (thank you VERY LITTLE, headwinds) and a near miss of my carefully-orchestrated Overlapping Layover Plan in Phoenix, in which my saintly mother flew with Wito to Phoenix from Oklahoma City to assist in the Official Toddler Tradeoff, we’re home!

I’m sorting through six days of photos and videos and receipts, but I have tips. Lots of tips! And hundreds of photos of scenery that I won’t bore you with, I promise.

(I also never told you the results of $300 Kauai shopping excursion. 7 tanks, 3 dresses/coverups, 2 bikinis, 2 chemises (ooh la la!), 1 pair of earrings, 1 pair of sunglasses and 1 pair of shoes later…the grand total equaled $320. I lost the challenge, peeps. And I honestly could care less.)

Until then, I will leave you a photo of the best drink I have ever had the pleasure of sipping, the Lava Flow from The Beach House.

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The first, but definitely not the last.

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  • beyond

    April 2, 2009 at 8:26 am

    you look lovely here, relaxed and happy. and your hair is gorgeous!

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    April 2, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Go look at my post from yesterday, beyotch.

  • Becca

    April 2, 2009 at 8:50 am

    You look gorgeous! Love the sunshine in the background. That drink looks to die for. I’m jealous! I hope you can share more pictures with us!

  • Angella

    April 2, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I have said it already, but it bears repeating. You are breathtaking in that photo.

  • Christy

    April 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Go me! Those condos you can barely see in the background? That’s where I stayed on my honeymoon! Man, now I’m all nostalgic. We were there over Christmas, so all the rich people who fly their entire extended families there for the holidays EVERY YEAR cracked us up with their whole, “Oh your honeymoon, that’s wonderful! Will you come back every year to celebrate?” Yeah, I WISH.

  • natalie

    April 2, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Oh, VACATION. You look so relaxed in that photo.

  • L

    April 2, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Ok, maybe not all 300, but can you post a few?? However did you get so much for only $320?! I wouldn’t feel bad either!

  • Rachel

    April 2, 2009 at 9:51 am

    yum! I got some sort of coconut/macadamia/banana drink at the Beach House when I was there. Hands-down best drink of my LIFE! I’m glad you had fun, can’t wait to see the pictures!

  • Kristabella

    April 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Welcome Back!

    You look hawt and like you enjoyed your time there!

    So jealous!

  • sharrison

    April 2, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Lovely, and I dare say that I would love to see all 300 photos! Ok, just a few? Please?

  • sizzle

    April 2, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Girl, you know how to vacation.

  • Miss E

    April 2, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    So glad you had a good time! Can’t wait to see pics!

  • kate

    April 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Love that photo and your beachy hair! You are glowing with relaxation. Post photos (maybe only 298) please, for those of us who woke up to MORE &*$#@& SNOW today.

    Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • Marin

    April 2, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    You look lovely.

  • am'ti b

    April 2, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    love to see pics and in your spare time can you make a daily video of wito, duke just can’t get enough!

  • Miss Virginia

    April 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    What a fantastic escape. PLEASE post pic’s so I can live vicariously through you. i’m stuck in snow and dreaming of the day I can go back to Hawaii. And obviously, The Beach House will be our first stop. The menu looks as amazing as your cocktail.

  • Sarah

    April 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    That drink looks delish. Plus, your hair still looks fab, even while on vacation!

  • Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    April 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I wish my hair looked like that. Mine is much flatter.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the trip =)

  • Momo Fali

    April 3, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Sigh. I am insanely jealous.

  • kat

    April 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    you look beautiful and so happy!

    i hope you got the recipe for the drink – it looks yummy.

  • Metalia

    April 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    What is in that drink? I NEED ANSWERS. And also, at least two of said drinks. What, it was that kind of week.

    (You look so perfectly beachy in that shot, by the way. I love it.)

  • chirky

    April 3, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Wait – you ARE going to tell us about each of those tanks and dresses and bikinis and where you got them and include photos of each, RIGHT?

    Because I’m going to the beach soon, and I haven’t found much that I want to buy for the trip. And I need to buy things for the trip.

  • Miguelina

    April 4, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    You’re back! I’ve missed you, lovely girl!

  • Lara

    April 8, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Oh! I have had that SAME DRINK at that SAME PLACE. (as have many others, but still! yay!) Also: deeelish.

  • Kerri Anne

    April 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

    You look so! happy in that picture. I love that.

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