Day Four

Friday, January 27, 2012

Although we spent an entire week in Maui "Day Four" will be my final vacation post. Later in the week during our vacation M and I decided to give paddle boarding a try since the wind died down. We rented one board from a shop in Lahaina for $30 for the whole day. They were renting at the resort for $35 for an HOUR!!! I was happy with our bargain. We strapped that bad boy onto the roof of our rental car and drove down to a beach called "Launiupoku" (or as well called it, the "L" beach). It was great for paddle boarding with tiny waves however it was only 18 inches to 2 feet deep and the ocean floor was covered in coral. This was enough to keep me on my knees while boarding (my sense of balance is gone) but M was brave enough to stand up. I can't wait to try paddle boarding again minus my belly so I can stand up! 

M riding in style
learning the ropes

I caught one!

workin' hard...thighs are BURNING!
Although this wasn't our last day I do have some fun facts about the end of the trip...

1. M and I totally got our dates messed up and almost missed our flight. Oops. Lucky for us the hotel called and was like, "Um, you were supposed to check out today..." So we did the mad scramble and raced back to pack and then drive to the airport. Good times. I hope we don't forget Blair at the hospital...

2. Flying the red eye is horrible when you are NOT pregnant. It is HELLISH when you are pregnant and can't get comfortable. I may have cried a little bit because I was SO tired and just wanted to sleep and couldn't...ahhhhh hormones are so fun. I will NEVER do that again! Back pain can be brutal.

3. We successfully brought home a Christmas ornament! This is remarkable for us because when we went to Tahiti for our honeymoon we left our on the plane. Same with our trip to Alaska. Ooops. Third time's a charm!

Here's a few more random shots from our trip...

dinner at Mama's Fish House. Hands down the BEST meal I have EVER had. Macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster. Served with a lobster tail on top, with rice pilaf, and asparagus. All surrounded by an amazing sauce. TO. DIE. FOR.


Ulua Beach in Kihei

a woman said, "I sure hope you're taking lots of pictures!" I got nervous that I wasn't and that is what inspired this last bikini shot! Little did I know we should have been back at our hotel room by now packing. Live and learn! 

I'm having one of my (4!) showers this weekend and I am beyond excited. Many of my closest girlfriends are coming to town and I just can't wait to spend quality time with them all! So so blessed. :)


  1. Love the last shot!! You are one beautiful mama-to-be!! :) Have fun at your shower this weekend!

  2. LOVE Mama's! Lobster stuffed Mahi is my fave!

  3. OMG. Are you really rocking a bikini while pregnant? Yes you totally are!! You are awesome!! You lookk so amazing. I could never post a pic of myself in a bikini!!!

  4. hi Natalie,

    I've been looking for blog posts about Maui to feature on our site. If you're interested, you can drop me a line at Kate (at) Dwellable (.com)


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