weekend in photos. staycationing.

we had a quick overnighter in waikiki this past weekend...a last hoopla before the minis started summer school. it started with a family day/graduation party at ala moana beach where we ate and swam, played cards, rode scooters around the park, and walked on the rocks. then we checked into the hotel and ate
and swam some more.

unfortunately, i grabbed my camera but not my battery that was charging in the outlet. so the weekend was photo-documented
with my iphone.
we got here bright and early to set up camp and get parking.
by mid-morning, we were hungry so burgers went on the grill.
still recovering from last week's sunburn,
i took cover when i could!
tried to get jump shots with diamond head in the background.
obviously this one was a #fail.
stocked up on a couple tanks for the weekend,
got the hat below free with purchase.
it was perfect for keeping the sun out of my face.
first stop? pool.
evening panorama from the balcony, 24th floor, #nofilter.
a couple friends came by for drinks on the balcony.
have no idea where this shot came from...possibly a failed panoramic, but it's pretty cool.
and the morning view.
refueled with a hearty breakfast before our last swim at the pool.
 mini-she & friend.
 checked out of the hotel and headed to the beach
for some standup paddling.
this would have been a great panoramic shot if it weren't for
the tent in the middle of the beach!
we had a wild time...
...but all good things must come to an end.

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  1. Oh my goodness you guys live in Hawaii! We've been to Maui and Kauai, and ever since then my husband has been trying to bribe me to move there... ANYWHERE in Hawaii. haha. It's such a beautiful place, I'd love to be able to go to the beach everyday! You guys looked like you had so much fun, your little ones are so cute!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm glad it lead me to yours! You have a great site here, and can I tell ya how much I LOVE your style?? Amazing!

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  2. Wonderful post!
    I love the pics!and its an amazing place!
    thanks for the sharing!

  3. No kidding. Why go anywhere else if you already live in Paradise? Luckily we have beautiful summers in Seattle, and we also go on Staycations here in July and August. Come November though - a different story.

  4. looks like you had a great time. I so need to go to Hawaii one day

  5. Amazing weekend! I like the strange photo)

  6. I love riding Scooters! LOL It does not look like a staycation at all, or that is not what mine would look like. It looks like you had a great time and the pictures are absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the share.

  7. Wow that looks so nice - and you can't beat Hawaii - although - it then becomes very expensive to get anywhere else from there. Thanks for sharing - I love the photos.

  8. Sounds like a careful weekend full of
    fun and laughter c; I love your cute
    tanks! And I think your iPhone makes
    good pictures! Xx

  9. Becks, I'm wild about your hat! hahaha You look so cute! Your son's swimming trucks have the cutest patterns. Looks like everyone had a good time and great eats. It's so beautiful there.

  10. I am sooo Jealous! looks like you had a great time and I love the pictures. Hopefully one day I'll get there!

  11. I am going to say that I am so jealous. It looks so amazing there and like you had a great time.

    Tracy @ www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

  12. These are so great! Loved seeing them. Almost, ALMOST feel like I was there! xo

  13. Looks like so much fun! I visited Waikiki for the first time last summer and I fell in love! so lucky that you live there :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. You live in such a beautiful place! Your staycation looks great :)

  15. So cute! Looks like you had fun! It's funny, what you got at IHOP, I always get!! Similar tastes! ;)


  16. Oh!! I imagine a "stay" cation is all you would need living in Hawaii!!! Gorgeous photos, LOVE your morning view, wow!!!!


  17. Looks like you had a fantastic time! Love the pics!! WOW!!!

  18. looks like such an amazing weekend! love your photos.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  19. Wow ~ wonderful pics and lovely place! It sure makes me want to make sure that we do something fun this summer! Thanks for sharing!

  20. What a great weekend!! Don't you love playing tourist?! I feel like you can rediscover or even discover things about Hawaii!! Fun!! I hope to vaca in waiks this summer too!! Love the hat and the tanks!!

    Happy Summer!!

  21. Looks like a wonderful weekend!

  22. Nice place. Seems you have a wonderful Giveaway.

  23. Cool photos! :) Lovely weekend you had. :)

    Jewel Clicks

  24. Looks like an awesome time! Every one needs a staycation once in a while!

  25. take me on a vacay with you!! i love that trucker hat! i love keeping cool in the summer and anything that gets the sun out of my face is an instant winner in my book haha :) thanks so much for your feedback on my last post. i think i'm going to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 :) hope that everything is going well for you sweetie!

    xx james

  26. This looks like a fun weekend and the "failed" panoramic is still pretty bad ass!


  27. I would love to visit Hawaii! And I love the shirts you bought! =)

  28. Oh man, I'm loving these pictures! Looks like a pretty perfect weekend. And that view from the hotel makes me want to hop on a plane right now!

  29. What a great way to spend the weekend! We'll be taking our grandson on his first trip to Hawaii next year. He's excited to spend some time on a warm beach and learn to surf!

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