Sunday, April 10, 2011

Aloha!




A week in paradise is good for the soul.  I highly recommend the "Big Island" of Hawai'i to all, it is breathtakingly beautiful and relaxing in every aspect.  Just a few shots to prove my point...








We stayed in Kona for 1 week, and saw so much.  Drove to the Volcano National Park, snorkeled LOTS at the beach, Place of Refuge, and Captain Cook's cove. Took a helicopter ride along the Kohala Coast to see the valleys and waterfalls.  Most of all, we RELAXED, and came home "reset" and ready to rejoin the world.  No, it wasn't all "crazy expensive" and the customer service can't be beat, as everyone we talked to was so nice and welcoming.  My brother was generous and shared his time-share condo with us, and Grandma babysat for the week... otherwise, this trip would not have been possible!  If you haven't been to Hawaii, you need to start a "vacation jar" for it, as you'll never see anything like it.

Apparently, my sewing "mojo" came home with me, as I am ready to wrap up the Communion dress, and have lots of other lovelies coming soon, too.  A prom dress for a student, inspired by Mila Kunis's Oscars dress...

Along with more "evening wear" for my nieces's upcoming May wedding!
Misses' Evening DressesMisses' Evening DressesMisses' Dress or Top. SUEDEsays Collection
Eager to get started, so I'll catch up with you all soon.  Thanks so much for sticking around during the "doldrums" of Febuary and March, I was a real bummer there for awhile, but that's over with now!

7 comments:

KID, MD said...

Welcome home! It looks like you had an amazing time.

Big in Japan said...

TOTALLY JEALOUS!!!

Gorgeous Things said...

I'm SO glad you had a great time!!! Is Kona recovering from the tsunami? My friend's coffee shop on the water was really badly damaged.

Kristine said...

We only saw a few places that were still in repair, like the Keauhou boat docks and the King's Palace downtown. Seems like some places were hit harder than others depending on the depth of the shoreline and the location of the reefs. Which store is your friend's?

amber said...

Welcome back! Hawaii is our favorite place to vacation and I'm so glad you had a great trip. :)

HeathersSphere said...

Welcome back, Kristine! It looks like you had a lovely time in HI. I am looking forward to seeing your sewing creations.

Gail said...

Hawaai looks so beautiful. I love the Mila dress - but can see lots of challenges. I'm sure you will do a fabulous job as ever.