Tuesday, December 29, 2009

{Maui Day 3}

THE ROAD TO HANA!!

Okay so everyone told us that the Road to Hana was super lame and not to do it. We did it and had a blast! :) Here are a bunch of picture from that day. Seriously, it is such a pretty drive! You have to do it in a jeep or something without a top though. Much better.

Started out our day early. I think it was around 7AM or so. We went and ate a delicious breakfast at the hotel.

This was our daily view at breakfast everyday! :)
Then it was time to get the jeep ready to drive to Hana!!




We made a few stops along the way. This was one of our favorite stops! Prettiest waterfall! I don't think we got a shot without us covering it though.. sorry!
We made it to Black Sand Beach! I guess there is a Red Sand beach somewhere close to this. We stopped and asked a lady where it was and she told us we would "break our FACE" if we went to it! Apparently it is quite treacherous??
Proof of the Black Sand/Rocks!




We were walking to this cave and all the sudden we were surrounded in branches!! It was like a spider web! So of course, we had to hang on them and take silly pictures!
***NOTICE MY SHANDALS!!***



Cheyenne and Dave had swam into this underground cave so you can't see them in this picture and Braun was about to head their way!
Time to head back! :)
We made a pit stop in Hana at a hole in the wall restaurant. We got some AUTHENTIC (yeah right.. they totally sell them at Costco!) ice cream filled coconuts! Yum! Look closely in Brauns glasses..

Then we made it to the 7 Deadly Pools! It was so fun! The water was FREEZING. I for sure wasn't going to get in but when I realized I was the only wussy one, I gave in. We hiked up to the highest waterfall and swam through this "Pool" (I swear, it felt like a lake.. I about drowned mid-POOL!) haha! It was awesome up there. Noone was up there and it was BEAUTIFUL!! Anyway, we swam over to the waterfall and the boys played in it for a minute while us ladies froze. Then we swam back and the boys did a little cliff diving!

See the waterfall clear in the back of this picture?? That is where we hiked/swam too!









That night we went to dinner at a place called DUO. There was a Kobe Steak at this restaurant that was $170!! INSANE! No, I didn't order it :) But seriously, this place had THE BEST Mac N' Cheese I have ever tasted in my life!

(WOW.. this post sure was picture heavy! There are about 300 more too! haha!)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

{Maui Day 1&2}

I really wished that I would have blogged my Maui trip (heck-even journaling it would have been awesome too!) last year so this year I will. (So {hopefully} if we get to come back next year I can look back and see what I did! So I will start with yesterday.. we woke up at 7am to get out the door by 8:30. I felt like I had been hit by a bus when I woke up.. Braun and I went to bed a little after 4am the night before!!! It was snowing like crazy which made me even more excited to get out of Utah!! We dropped the kids off at Grandma and Grandpa Thueson's and I didn't even shed a tear! :) I have been soooo busy lately I can't even tell you how excited I was to get out of there and relax with my hubby in paradise! We got to the airport around 9:45, ate at Squatters (like last year!--its delish!) and then boarded our plane. It was seriously exactly like the plane from THIS VIDEO which put that song in my head for HOURS that day. I really didn't mind though since I am obsessed with that exact part of that movie. I wish that I could get Braun to dance like that with me! Okay.. enough about the Brady Bunch! So anyway.. we had been sitting on the plane for about 30 minutes maybe (I had already fallen asleep!) when the pilot got on and said there was a part that they were waiting for and it wouldn't be in for another 5 hours! YIKES! There are about 60 of us in the group that got to come and they were going to try and re-route us. APX had chartered a few planes for us once we landed in Oahu to take us to Maui so it wasn't going to be that easy to switch our flights. They gave us a few free meal tickets and so we headed back to Squatters to eat some more! Somehow we got lucky and ended up getting a flight out of here after only a couple hours. I slept the ENTIRE time. Seriously, the stuartess asked me what I wanted to drink as I was half asleep and I know for a fact my eyes were totally crossed and before she could even hand it to me, I was back asleep! Yikes. That's embarassing. We landed in Los Angeles and ate some more food at El Cholo! (with the raunchiest waiter EVER!!!) I got to watch 500 Days of Summer, Four Christmas' AND The Time Travelers Wife on the plane. Why did I watch Time Travelers Wife on the plane? I was so embarrassed that I was bawling my eyes out as people walked past me.. but couldn't turn it off! We landed in Maui late last night. We all gathered around the luggage thingy and waited.. waited.. and WAITED some more! Finally we realized our luggage was not coming! They had no idea where it was. Awesome! Seriously.. us Thueson's have the WORST luck with getting our luggage. Poor Braun had to go an ENTIRE week long cruise with NO luggage only to find that it had been on some idiot girls couch the whole time! Anyway, we went and rented our Jeep and headed to our hotel! We are staying at the Grand Wailea and it is BEAUTIFUL!!

We pulled up and all of the trees are lit up so pretty!

It is so weird seeing all of the Christmas Trees and Holiday Decor here with it being as warm as it is! Christmas is supposed to be snowy and cold! I could definately get used to this kind of Christmas though :)

My hair is HORRIBLE in this kind of humidity! Seriously, why couldn't I be born with straight hair? My hair gets so huge and fuzzy here!

Our cute room with lime green walls! :)
You can't really see me in this picture but I am in there! (to the left of the fountain)
There are AWESOME nude statues all over this place. They are all of really large (SUMO STYLE!) ladies with large bosoms and bootays! Here I am being twinners with the hefty one behind me!
We went and bought some new swimsuits at our hotel so that we could lay by the pool at least! Our luggage finally got in today at like 4. Phew! I was so happy to see my things!

We hung out by the pool, got some lunch, and layed out some more today.. I came back to the hotel room and got a nap in while Braun went to the store with the guys! Tonight we went to Ruths Chris for dinner. OH MY GOSH!! Have any of you had their Sweet Potato Casserole?? Holy smokes. It is seriously like dessert. Wow, I am still stuffed from dinner but am laying in bed totally wishing I was eating some more like.. NOW!

Tomorrow we are driving the Road to Hana. We never did it last year because I didn't want to get hemroids from sitting for so long!! hahahaha!! I am totally being serious.. don't you remember?? I was super pregnant in Maui last fall? I heard you get those bad boys if you sit down for too long. And NO.. I don't know that from experience!

I saw these pictures tonight and just had to laugh! Wow.. can you believe I still had 2 months to go in these? And to think.. I was even bigger when I had Emery! WOW!


Want to see some of the swimsuits I bought for this trip?? Target actually has some cute ones this year!


Ooh! Target has the CUTEST black ruffley one piece! I can't seem to find a picture of it online though. Maybe I will wear it tomorrow and take a picture for you! It is SOOO cute! Ooh.. nevermind. Found it!

Can you tell I LOVE ruffles?



Cute lil' Betsey Johnson! She has the cutest swimsuits I have ever seen. I thought I was done swimsuit shopping but when I didn't have a suit for today, I had to go get these babies!

Drumroll please... look how dang cute this suit is!!! I saw it tonight and fell in love! It kind of reminds me of lingerie just not see-through! :)

I wish her swimsuits were cheaper.. cute one pieces and tankinis are SOOO hard to find and I LOVE these ones too!

This one is velvety!
(all of these swimsuits are at either Target or Nordstroms!)

Anyway.. this post was wayy longer than it needed to be. It is 3:30 AM (Utah time) and I can't sleep. Therefore I BLOG!! Be back tomorrow!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Greetings from Maui!!!

Oh it's sooo nice to be back in Maui. We got off to a rough start (to
say the least!) but after a 5 hour plane delay, no luggage until just
barely, and a cute new swimsuit (because I had NOTHING!) we are back
in business and ready for an awesome week!! :) I'm sure I'll post
random pica throughout the week so enjoy!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Funny Email!

I got a funny email that I thought I would share! :)



Fantastic. Greg sends along this DIY FYI:



"Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories....but two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard."

Friday, December 11, 2009

Last day for Headband Orders!!

Hey everyone!! Today is the last day you can order headbands in order to get them by Christmas! :) I am not going to be shipping any orders until the 21st of December (after today, of course!) the post office STILL says you could get them by Christmas if they are delivered on the 21st but I would still be a little hesitant!

I have a few new colors...The green is my NEW fave! I LOVE IT!





GO to www.bitsyblossoms.com to order!
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