Hawaii : 36 Days of Adventure on Oahu

-- ALOHA --

And we're back from another exhilarating trip to Hawaii!!

When I was a kid (or more like, my whole life), one of my grandest goals was to visit Hawaii. I wanted to swim with the dolphins, go to a luau, make a lei, and learn how to hula dance. Since we moved to Huntsville for JD's job, we have been able to visit Hawaii three times together and experience WAY more than my small wishlist entailed. God has blessed us in such a beautiful way - most of the trip is covered financially since it's a business trip and we are super intentional about saving money throughout the trip so that my plane ticket is covered by what we save. Of course, the greatest blessing has been to share these amazing trips with my sweet husband. In fact, I can't imagine these trips without him. 

This particular adventure was the longest trip we've been on - about 36 days. We stayed at a hotel in Waikiki with a kitchen suite so that we could cook the majority of our meals (i.e. noodles, soy sauce and canned fruit - I was serious when I said we saved aggressively). Our trip consisted of several interesting hikes and beach bumming (for the first time in three years) when JD had days off. We'll give you more details over the next few posts but we wanted to leave you with a few of our favorite photos and places from the trip until then: 

Kailua Beach : Oahu, Hawaii

Waikiki : Oahu, Hawaii

Waikiki Beach : Oahu, Hawaii

Pali Puka Hike : Oahu, Hawaii

And, of course, my favorite photos always end up being of my sweet and handsome husband...

Mokuleia Beach : Oahu, Hawaii