Thursday, May 28, 2009

Maui memories.

The past five days i have woken up to this. Breakfast on the balcony as the sun rises. I ask you. Does it really get any better than that? The hotel's specialty was eggs benedict. It was as good as the view. Well, almost. (in case you were wondering. The two islands you see off the coast are molokini and lanai.)
Bright and early we headed down to the beach. The most amazing thing about this resort was that it is secluded and quiet. Just what the doctor ordered.We spent our days reading......


....snorkeling(there were two sea turtles that came to eat on these rocks right in front of us. They are so beautiful),




but mostly just reconnecting.
when we needed a break from the beach, we headed up to the pool.


ahhhhhhh. lunch anyone. i want to put 2 of these on my back patio.

I research a lot on what hotel to stay in. I like to check out the other hotels that i was considering. This is the Marriot on Wailea. I loved our resort (the maui prince) way more for the quiet and beach, but this sure looked fabulous.

I totally envisioned this shot. I coached dave through it. It took many tries. He wasn't liking me by the end. that's ok, he'll forgive, eventually. smile. But I sacrificed too! I was dying standing on that tree because I stepped on a bee on the beach and my foot was all swollen and in pain. But it's worth it to have a picture of my little baby bump. so sweet.
Also.......i think we decided on a name that we both agree on. Ammon Joseph Ives. At least for now.

love you hawaii. You know just how to soothe my soul. Thanks to my lover dave (the doctor that prescribed it and filled that prescription.) You really are the best.
P.S. In case you were wondering. Dave and I are travelaholics. When we die, we will not have a dime to our name, but we will have seen the world and have the best memories. Dave suggested a trip on Monday, we bought our tickets to maui on Tues., hotel booked and babysitter found on Wed. Did all the millions of things that you need to do to get things in line to leave our life for five days, on Thursday and Friday. Flew out Saturday. That's how we do things around here. Hence our past family blogs name.....The Crazy Ives. smile.

12 comments:

ali said...

I'm a little jealous ;)

Jon and I are like that too, but we can't find a babysitter that fast (?!) so count us double jealous!

We've been trying our very best to save our tax return instead of spend it on a European vacation, but it is very hard!

kelly said...

that's where you've been!

you look 25 in the baby bump picture, seriously. it could be your first.

heather said...

i love it when people ask me, "is this your first?" their expression is priceless when i say it is my 6th! It's not because i look young, but because people just have babies later in life now! But i will take the compliment!!!

Amie said...

it's a tough life, Heather Ives...a tough tough life... ;)

Glad you had fun. It (and you) looks gorgeous.

Jay, Jen, Matt said...

Beautiful pictures! Jay and I got married at Makena Cove - just south of Wailea- three years ago Oct. 23. If wish was able to attached a pic of the beach we got married on. I didn't love the photos we had, but eventually we will do a vow renewal and have pictures I love!

You pictures make me so happy!

heather said...

thanks Jen!

Teri said...

you look beautiful Heather!!!! such a cute baby bump :)

GRodenberg said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Wish I was there right now. Yay! Ammon is my favorite!

Kendra said...

Heather, that is the most beautiful picture I've ever seen! You are so beautiful, and so is your cute baby bump.

ABlack said...

I have a brother named Ammon! I love that name, I think we've talked about this before. Great pictures and I'll try not to be too jealous! =)

Britt said...

Awesome pictures! Really! Nothing could lure travelers to Hawaii more than those amazing pictures you took! I, too, have a brother named Ammon. He is the youngest of nine children. He was a bit of a surprise to my mom, but my dad always knew he would come. He always said he would have a son named Ammon someday. Ammon came five years after my parents assumed they were done. They had gone through some pretty heavy trials in those five years and then they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy whom we all love and adore! So, I would say that is a perfect name!

Tessa Nelson said...

great photo of the bump:) You are beautiful!