A Hawaiian Babymoon

You can always tell how crazy our lives have been by the lengthy breaks between blogs. 😉 June has been slightly insane, and we’ve got another few weeks of life being pretty busy, but I wanted to catch up while I have the chance!

I imagine everyone who visits Hawaii thinks at one time, What if I lived here?? We pondered that frequently on our little babymoon. We spent six days on the island of Kauai soaking up every ounce of sunshine. And can I brag really quick at how adult we are because our pale little bodies did not get one single sunburn!

I took roughly 2,000 photos, so we’re going to narrow that down to 70-ish and knock it all out in one post because I’m lazy. 😝

 

I love a good waterfall.

A must do if you go to Kauai is Waimea Canyon.

This is my favorite spot on Kauai. It feels so magical!

That tiny speck in the distance above the middle left of the mountain is a helicopter.

When we booked our babymoon, I was afraid I would be too big to fit in a swimsuit. I’m still waiting on that bump to look more pregnant than “she must have just had a large meal.”

A Hawaii onesie for baby!

If you’re looking for a good hotel in Kauai that won’t break the bank, check out the Courtyard by Marriott. The staff is great, rooms are nice, and it’s affordable. And it’s surrounded by palm trees and ocean and good food.

We are very passionate about hotel breakfasts.

One of our nights was spent on a catamaran with Captain Andy’s for a sunset tour of the Na Pali Coast. It was soooo awesome, even though I got pretty queasy on the ride back. Haha.

THESE VIEWS.

Rainbows everywhere.

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Balcony view. 👌🏼

I wear this dress a lot because it shows off the bump the best. 😉

Another must do and one of our favorite places is Hanalei Bay. The weather was PERFECT.

He. Is. So. Cute.

He loves boogie boarding so much. 😊

My other favorite spot in Kauai is Kountry Kitchen, home of pancakes bigger than your face.

Look how happy he is hahaha.

The first time I felt baby move was right after this pancake. 😂

One of our favorite activities was our tubing tour with Backcountry Adventures that took us through some old irrigation tunnels in Lihue. I wish I had video or pictures from the ride, but YouTube it if you’re bored. ;)

Apparently only 20% of the people who live on Kauai get to see this view because it’s a private road owned by the company.

The whitest people. 😂

Our last day and a half was spent soaking up every second at the coolest hotel we’ve ever stayed at – the Kauai Marriott Resort. This is the dreamy road that leads to the parking lot.

Escalator to the lobby? Ok.

VIEW FROM OUR ROOM. Yes. Absolutely worth every penny.

Before we checked in, we ate a place on the hotel site called Duke’s.

Andrew said the burger was amazing, but he was most in love with this “hula pie” that we got for free since we were “celebrating.” Lol.

The hotel comes with its own mini mountain and beach. Haha.

Good view, good book.

We spent our last night having a fancy dinner at a place that I didn’t dare try to pronounce. Hukilau Lanai.

My favorite thing in the world might be patio hotel breakfasts with this looker.

Last day faces.

But we spent all of it at the pool and beach. 🙌🏼

Alright, Annie. We have to wait to go on another adventure until you join us, so hurry up, kid. 😉

Happy weekend, friends! ❤️

-Cait

Real Life

Let’s be real.

One of our suitcases sits still unpacked on the living room floor, mocking me and my laziness. (To be fair, we’ve had some kind of event or party pretty much every day since getting home.)

My appetite has definitely returned, and I polished off three bags of Famous Amos cookies in one afternoon this week. And PANCAKES are back in my regular routine again! 🙌🏼

I’ve had random fits of uncontrollable, hormonal tears ever since finding out it’s a girl and not the boy I thought it was. (We love her, I promise. 😜 Haha.) Mamas who’ve been there, ease my guilt and give me your wisdom! Lol.

Andrew has done WAY more laundry, dishes, and housework than me the past three months. He also brings me orange juice (or chocolate milk) and my prenatal vitamin in bed every morning because he’s a rockstar husband. 💪🏼

My belly is at that stage where strangers have to stare for a second and wonder if I’m pregnant or just tubby. Some days I think about wearing a pin that says, “I’m pregnant. Please feed me or give me free things.”

There are roughly 10,000 photos on my computer that need to be edited in the next month. 😬 Is it October yet??

The day after we got back from Hawaii, I slept until 11:00 AND took a nap at 3:00.

The employees at Johnny Carino’s all know me now, and when I called after getting home from our trip, the curbside guy answered, “Back from your vacation??”

 I re-gifted a gift card without checking the back to see if it had my name on it because pregnancy brain is real. 🙃

 We are already planning a family trip to Disney World for late 2018, and we’re forcing our parents to come so they can hold baby while we ride Space Mountain. 😉 I have a feeling Annie’s really going to connect with Animal Kingdom.

I had a dream earlier this week that I was searching for a lost narwhal with Tim Allen. 🤔

My decision-making ability of what to purchase and what to put back at TJ Maxx requires an absurd amount of time – like 20 minutes worth of holding things in my hand and staring at them until I can decide.

My go-to mode used to be researching and planning things like a madwoman, but lately it’s been “eh, I’ll figure it out.” I have got to find motivation to read a parenting book or something!

I wish I was still here and not blogging quickly before heading in to work. 😉

 

Great book by the way.

I’ll post more Hawaii pics and catch up on everything when I have a little more time. 😊 Happy Wednesday, friends!

-Cait

Baby Boswell Update

Due date: October 20th!

Foods baby is ok with: We have Johnny Carino’s salad and bread basically every day. (PSA – they have curbside pickup, and a side salad is $2.99 and comes with free bread. Praise Jesus.) Pizza. Rotisserie chicken. Fries. Chips & queso.

Foods baby refuses to let me eat: Goldfish. Chocolate, except in the form of chocolate milk/malts. Most sweets are still off limits.

 Gender: I clearly don’t have “mother’s intuition” yet, because we were SHOCKED to find out this baby is a girl! 💕 And truthfully, it’s been harder to adjust to that reality than I thought it would be. We are overwhelmingly grateful and SO excited to meet her, but I’ll blog more soon about the mom feelings that have been really weird the past couple weeks because I know I’m not the only one. ;) Haha.

Jack was surprised too. 😜

We had an epic gender reveal party with our families and a heap of water guns filled with pink paint to spill the beans. BIG thanks to my BFF Kristi for taking pictures the whole time. I’ll share more when we get back from vacation!

 Babymoon plans: We leave tonight for a week in Kauai, Hawaii! 🌴 Hallelujah. 🙌🏼

Most excited for: ALL THE PHOTOSHOOTS. And the break from all the photoshoots. Haha. And I might be even more excited for trips to the zoo! ❤️

Least excited for: Wiping boogers. Being gifted pink things. 😝 Give us all the turquoise!

Ultrasound: Definitely convinced all babies at this stage (18 weeks) look like little dinosaurs. Haha. I’m ready for her to get fat and squishy! I’ll tell you all her precious name some time after we return. 😊

Have a happy week, friends! Aloha! 😉🌴🌺

-Cait