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For five weeks last summer my family and I swapped houses with another family and we lived on Kauai! I made a list of almost everywhere we went and it’s been sitting on my phone for nearly a year, so I thought I’d leave it here for future reference.

Kauai Β 

Princeville πŸ’š

Sleeping giant πŸŒΊπŸ’š

Kountry kitchen 🌺

Shipwreck beach 🌺

Common ground garden cafe πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Waipoo falls

Anini beach πŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸ’š

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Cafe Coco πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Moloa’a sunrise juice bar 🍌🌺

Work it out shop kapaa 🌺🌺

Poipu beach park πŸŒΊπŸ’š

DΓ©jΓ  vu shop kapaa

The root shop kapaa🌺

Coco pink shop kapaa🌺

Small town coffee kapaa πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Wailua falls lihue 🌺


Java Kai kapaa 🍌 🌺

Hoku foods market kapaa 🍌🌺🌺🌺🌺

Mermaids cafe kapaa🍌🌺🌺

Kapaa creamery 🍌🌺🌺

Farmers markets 🍌🌺🌺🌺🌺

Living foods market poipu 🍌🌺🌺🌺

Da Crack Mexican food poipu πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Puka dog poipu 🍌🌺

Puka dog Hanalei 🍌🌺

Papalani gelato lihue & poipu 🍌🌺

The coconut cup kapaa 🍌🌺

Roys poipu 🍌

Verde kapaa πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Papayas natural foods kapaa 🍌🌺 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

Rainbow living foods kapaa🍌🌺🌺

The heathy hut natural food store north shore 🍌🌺

Kilauea bakery 🍌

Banana joes πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Harvest market 🍌

Red hot mamas 🍌

Hawaiian blizzard kapaa 🍌🌺

Waimea canyon- 🌺

Hanalei beach πŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Pono market kapaa 🍌🌺🌺🌺🌺

Tunnels beach -🌺 or Makua πŸ’šsnorkeling beach north shore

Polihale beach state park

Gopal’s creperie kapaa food truck πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Sushi girl north shore πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Aloha Aina juice bar koloa 🍌 🌺🌺

Ono Ono shave ice 🍌🌺🌺

Passion bakery cafe 🍌🌺 kapaa

Kauai mini golf Kilauea

Kauai pasta 🍌🌺

Kauai juice co πŸŒπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸ’š

Kee beach 🌺

Kalapaki Lihue beach πŸŒΊπŸ’š

Kaelia beach 🌺

Fresh shave 🍌🌺🌺

Pictures from our tropical trip~

Eliot chasing a beautiful island girl!

Chasing Sky

Hawaiian Blizzard Shaved Ice, our favorite by far. The texture was completely unique!

The Best Shave Ice in Kauai


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Puka Dogs- a hot dog and veggie dog stand in Poipu Beach

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Banana Joe's, North Shore- they had vegan banana smoothies that were more like ice cream, locally made products, local produce and art!

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Baby NeNe bird, less then a week old!

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Old cemetery

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A cave!




The waterfall we jumped off of:

The Waterfall We Jumped Over

Like mommy:


Monk seal, we got a little too close!



Sign in Kapa'a:

Kapa'a Signage

Smooches Kauai!

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Kauai is magical and beautiful. We spent ten days at the Sheraton on Poipu beach, south shore. Andy snorkeled, zip lined and ate the best seafood ever. I loved almost daily trips to Lotus Bar and Blossoming Lotus, drinking Lava Flows and the waterfall jump! Eliot went on a train ride with his grammie and gramps, and Riley. We swam in pools and in the ocean. Eliot had a fast crush on an island girl named, Sky. Can you stand it? It is crazy beautiful and relaxing.

We had a birthday party for Cooper, our anniversary dinner and celebrated grammie's birthday too! We saw a sea turtle, big and small tropical fish swimming around our feet, chickens everywhere, and a monk seal came to swim with Summer and Mary! Watching Summer in the ocean gave me the courage to really go out far and swim in the ocean. It was exhilarating because I was a bit scared but I loved it. I stayed in that salty water until my eyes burned! A big wave even pushed me down the beach filling my bikini bottoms with sand!

We have great pictures to share. Here are some from my sis-in-law and Andy's cousin, Mary. More later!

yes, that is andy and ami jumping off a cliff.

Andy and I jumped off of a waterfall cliff 20 feet high!


Kauai, north shore

ami. love this shot!

Me, taking a photo of Gina!

ami and her body art.

I don't get to see my tattoos very often!

still night, shakey hand.

I love this one.


At Cooper's party at Brick Oven Pizza.

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We just got home from ten days on Kauai and we are beat and tan! 

The other night I asked Eliot what his favorite thing about daddy is and he replied: playing games. And fav thing about mommy: hugging. Ahhhhhhh. I'll post more soon. In the mean time some sweet pics taken by Lavender!

Play! by lydiafairy.

more fun at the park:

Get Ready!


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What are you most looking forward to in August?

So much! We've got a lot planned for August.

*day trip to Seattle- i'll call you about it miss lav!
*friends coming for a sleepover- smooch to lav again!
*trip to Kauai
*Roz Savage will arrive in Hawaii!!!
*San Francisco trip and then a road trip through California all the way to Disneyland! Celebrating our anniversary and eliot's awesome potty training!
*our 9th wedding anniversary
*lots of family birthdays! mother-in-law, nephews, sister-in-law, father-in-law, and some baby friends! smooch to viv and liv!
*zine symposium
*andy's speaking at ROTFL conference, seriously
*more yoga
*progression of marathon training
*pineapple express in theaters- looks really funny
*tom robbins book, B is for Beer was supposed to arrive this month but i think it was pushed to february- boo hoo
*andy's meeting one of the writers of Comic Book Tattoo next week, that is just cool

I'm so excited and so grateful for all of these things and people and experiences!

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