Holiday in Kona Hawaii

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We recently returned from a relaxing vacation in Kona, Hawaii. It was absolutely glorious and exactly what I was hoping for. I had been bothering AJ to plan a trip sometime later this year and when we found out he was starting his flight training program earlier than expected we bought our tickets and flew to Hawaii as quickly as we could. We literally planned the trip within 1-2 weeks of leaving but somehow everything worked out in the end.

Twenty-four hours before our flight I caught a stomach bug and was so afraid it was going to ruin the trip. Luckily, by the morning of our flight I was feeling well enough for the 6 hour flight to Oahu followed by a hop over to Kona. AJ woke up the first morning in Kona with the same sickness so we spent the first day laying low, taking naps and lounging poolside.

We spent the following days exploring the island and found one of the most beautiful beaches either of us had ever seen. It was secluded with gorgeous white sand, and clear blue water; exactly what I had pictured for this week away. The bonus for AJ of course was that the airplanes coming in to land would pass right within view so he could happily call out which plane and airline it was from.

Spending the vacation with Cohen was definitely more difficult than when it was just us two but it was so fun to experience all the new things with him. He was so scared of the waves and would cling to us whenever one hit his tiny, chunky legs. He loved eating the sand and splashing around in the pool. He had so much curiosity for other people and it was so fun when someone would take notice of him and say how cute he was and make him smile. “Hello young family!”

The entire trip AJ and I kept saying to each other, “isn’t this great?” “this is such a fun trip!” It really was. I am so very, very grateful that we were able to go and spend the week together as a little family before AJ has to give all his time and attention to his training and we won’t see him as often.

I hope you enjoyed seeing a small glimpse into our little vacation and to anyone on their way to Hawaii or there right now, lucky lucky you (;



  1. Stephanie-Ann Seguin
    July 16, 2016 / 5:27 PM

    I love seeing your tutorials on Youtube but just started looking at the website. The videos have saved me from bad hair days!
    Love the pics from your Hawaii trip. You have a beautfiul family.
    I love the ruffled red flower print dress you wore. Can you tell me where it’s from? :)

    • Missy Sue
      August 5, 2016 / 7:52 AM

      Thank you Stephanie-Ann (: I found the dress at a little boutique in Hawaii (:

  2. Maddie
    October 12, 2015 / 8:43 AM

    Cohen is so precious, and the pictures are gorgeous. It’s nice that you were able to take a nice, relaxing family vacation to such a breathtaking island. Love these<3

    • Missy Sue
      October 13, 2015 / 8:12 PM

      Thank you so much, Maddie! (:

  3. Etta
    October 8, 2015 / 6:10 AM

    What beautiful photos! How was traveling with your little guy? You have such a beautiful family!
    Also, where did you get your gorgeous black and pink swimsuits!??

    • Missy Sue
      October 9, 2015 / 11:23 AM

      Thank you so much! It was more difficult than just us two but it was so much fun! The black and pink suits are La Blanca from Nordstroms (:

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