the ocean & grill'n

We watched these surfers everyday. They were most entertaining. If you click on the pictures to enlarge them you will see the determination in their eyes. . . well you almost can.

I couldn't stop taking pictures of the water. Everything that went by was photographed. I kept one eye on the page of my book and one eye on the beach and the waves.

Feel the spray?

Hear the crashing against the rocks?

I'm rushing out the door this morning and seeing these pictures makes me groan. Was this only a few days ago?

We had a few really nice dinners out. We went into Whalers Village for dinner several times. We had one firm rule and that was .. . .never ever eat indoors.
Very firm.

Most days,
I had my personal chef .. .
run out to the grill.

Grilling chicken while the sun was setting.

Candle light dinners that lasted hours. . . .
Only coming in doors because we couldn't figure how to get the bed on the patio.
Sorry to rush, but I'm late, . . .
I'm still not wearing a watch .. .
I probably should be.
I already am confessing now that I'm not wearing my pedometer until next week.
Have a wonderful day my friends.


  1. Oh.. I agree, Lovella !!
    The ocean is a 'book' all its own and the story keeps on telling!

    Your photos made me feel maybe I'm in the wrong place...considering that it is snowing here !!!

    Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos.. What a beautiful place in God's earth!

  2. What a wonderful relaxing holiday you had - and at such a great resort. I hope the memories will carry you through until we finally get our warm weather here! Lori

  3. I think we are all just soaking up the beauty of your vacation! What gorgeous water pictures! i can't wait to show my mom -- she'll love them!

    That is all that comes to mind. Kathy

  5. Wecome home Lovella! I missed you while you were gone but am glad that you had a fabulous time! You even had your own chef...lucky gal! We also would have had that firm rule about never eating indoors.
    The pics are awesome and now I want to go to that beautiful ocean and while away my days!
    Today I am 'purging' my house of unnecessary things! Oh my what a job!!

  6. You took some fantastic pictures...yes! I can almost feel the spray.

    You two look great, too!

  7. I can almost smell the sea...great pic's. We also stayed in Napili once upon a time...however, we had a lot of rain so I never spent much time relaxing in the sand! I remember browsing Whaler's Village...and the shops of Lahaina. Sounds like you had a great time...enjoy the memories!

    So how were the John Grisham books?

  8. Hi, Lovella, My daughter Shawna told me I must skip over to take a look at your blog. How dreamy!! We are leaving shortly for vacation at Kaanipali Villas. God sure knew what He was doing when He created Maui...just takes your breath away! Thanks for the photos...I can almost feel the warmth of the sand. Blessings to you and your hubby on your anniversary.

  9. I'm just catching up with my blog visiting and have so enjoyed reading your last few posts! Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us! My husband used to live in Hawaii and why he ever came back to the mainland is beyond me!! Just beautiful!


  10. You took some gorgeous photos of paradise! What a wonderful place to vacation. Makes me want to buy a couple airline tickets for Hawaii!

  11. Can't hardly wait. Reading your blog is the best vacation brochure ever! I think I'm going to start packing now!

  12. Okay, I oogled over your pictures and must go take a look at mine in Italy to remind myself not to be jealous. I think God's allowing man to create cameras was a great idea! How quickly we can forget other parts of our lives! Gorgeous settings!

  13. Boy Lovella you took some gorgeous pictures. It sure all looks familiar. Nothing seems to have changed. We are so looking forward to going back. We're glad you had a good time!

  14. Well I must confess that my waves are in a draft, waiting to be posted, so I'll just wait a bit more and choose another route.
    I have a real thing about waves. I can see you got some good pictures.
    It's just so beautiful and warm out there eh?
    Every day I think about the ocean.

  15. Oh Lovella,

    These pictures are just wonderful!! You captured the natural beauty of the tropics. thanks for sharing the memories of your vacation.

    After travelling extensively over the last 11 years, Hawaii is STILL my most favorite place in the world! Actually, I got to live in Honolulu for 3 and half months while completing a YWAM DTS school back in 1996 - during my DTS I met my hubby! 2 years later we got married and went to Maui for our honeymoon. Last year we vacationed in Honolulu. It's been 12 years since my DTS - seems just like yesterday. Hawaii will always hold a special place in my heart =)

  16. ok ok ok

    I confess

    I am jealous :)


    My son spent a DTS in Hawaii. I'd love to go there but it is so far from the east coast.

    And my very sweet husband doesn't LIKE the beach! what is up with that??? But he loves me so I may be able to persuade him to go someday.

    In the meantime I'll enjoy my Island beaches and your pictures!

  17. Awesome. Just awesome. I love watching surfers, too. They dare to do something I would be too scared to try.


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