Maui: Day 2

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

I mentioned in my Day 1 post that we were not on the lucky receiving end of the Maui weather, but we did not let that stop us from enjoying all Maui has to offer.

On day 2 of our trip my sister in law and I started our day with a run along the boardwalk. The boardwalk is a path that runs along the beach in front of all the resorts in Wailea. This was the BEST way to see the most luxurious resorts Maui has to offer!

After our run we all headed to the beach for a day full of relaxation. Chris and my father in law had gone to the beach early to set out our beach chairs. Once we made it down to the beach, we grabbed our books and got to relaxing.

It was freezing. Like, cover yourself with a towel freezing, yet Chris stand-up paddle boarded for an hour! He rented a paddle board from the resort and it was so fun watching him go back and forth.

After a few hours at the beach we decided to pack up and walk back to our condo. The next few hours consisted of us doing nothing but reading, drinking fruity drinks, eating, lounging, napping, and more lounging. It was amazing.

At one point my mom called so we got to talk to Graham and that woke me up out of my nap, so I was all charged up and ready for an adventure. Chris and I snuck away to go explore some of Maui’s top beaches and they did not disappoint! We were so sad that the weather wasn’t great, but we loved exploring how different each beach was.


One famous beach in Maui is called Big Beach and Little Beach. I had read about how big beach was just that, big, and super family friendly. Right over a rock was little beach and that was for the more free-spirited, I should say. Since we went all the way there we had to check out both beaches. Big beach was huge and beautiful and on a sunny day I am sure it would have been packed. We trekked over the rock to Little Beach and saw just what people had warned us about :)

After our little excursion we headed back to the condo and did more lounging. We finally all managed to pull ourselves together and head to dinner at Nick's Fishmarket which is located in the Fairmount. The food was delicious and it was another perfect day in Maui!

New House Update!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Monday was a rough one as Chris and I got to bed really late Sunday night after our friend's wedding. Then, yesterday afternoon G started ISR swim lessons for the second year and he was just as happy as....well, as a cat in water, ha! I feel like all kids scream for the first few days/weeks and then they become little fish. Here's to hoping!

Moving on! Way back in February I told y'all we were building a new house. This will be our third house in six years and we are ready to really plant roots because we will have plenty of room to expand our family and we see us being here for many, many years. 

Our expected move-in date is August, so I have all summer to pack and gather inspiration!

The house will have 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. We bought a huge corner lot, so we also plan to do a lot to the back yard. I'm thinking fireplace, outdoor dining, lots of string lights....

We have already sold our house, so we are renting it back and hoping that the timeline lines up in our favor! We can't wait to get moved in!

Here is a look inside!

I am obsessed with those tall ceilings!!

Weekend Recap

Monday, May 21, 2018

This weekend was a busy one!

Friday night my aunt and uncle were in town, so we spent the evening at my cousin's house swimming and grilling out. Graham got in the pool and I made sure to explain to him that, starting today, he would have to get his face wet because he starts ISR swim lessons this afternoon! We shall see how this summer goes :)

Saturday was another fun day with family. We went to brunch and then we took everyone over to our new house to look at the progress. I can't wait to update y'all on how far the house has come. It is supposed to be done in August and I can't wait!

Saturday night we went out with all our friends for Chris's best friend's birthday! This group of friends are our people. They are the people we will raise our kids with, go through life with, celebrate the good and the bad with, and we couldn't be more thankful them. We celebrated at Legacy Hall which is this new indoor/outdoor dining hall in Plano. It is amazing and if you're ever in the DFW area, you should definitely check it out!

Sunday was slow moving thanks to a late bedtime. We watched church online then got ready to go meet Chris's parents and sister for lunch. Chris's sister and her husband live in Ft. Lauderdale, so we try to spend as much time together when she is in town. Her husband is doing his residency there and we are hoping when that is over they will be in the DFW area!

We had a wedding to go to Sunday night, so Graham stayed with Uncle Sam and Aunt Callie (his favorite people in the world) and Chris and I got to enjoy another night out! The wedding was so fun, even though today I am struggling.

This is the last full week of school and I can't believe it! This year has flown by and I am so excited to spend the summer with Graham!

Happy Monday!