High Fives - We're Home!

Well, hi there! Look who's back in the blogging saddle -- this gal!

Our vacation was seriously the best. It was everything I'd hoped for, and then some. You know sometimes when you go on vacation and by the end of the trip you're ready to head home? Well, that wasn't the case for me. I could have stayed a few extra days (weeks? years?).

Anywho… More to come on our trip next week. There is no way I can sift through three different cameras and 900+ photos for Fridays top five. So, instead I'll focus on the highlights from being home.

Here we go!

1. Though we left the beaches of Maui we didn't have to go far to get to our favorite "home" beach. And, with temps at 100+ degrees for the past few days we've made a semi-permanent residence at said beach.
2. While at the beach we often look for sea shells to bring home. Usually the shells are about this size, shape, and color:
 However, on our last trip to the beach we found a few gems:
I see a Pinterest project in my future…

3. Ok, so maybe this post *will* have a little about our trip to Hawaii in it…
When we vacation we alway look for Christmas ornaments that reflect where we've visited. Usually we pick just one. But, I had to have both of these.
What says Hawaii like a pineapple? And, the manger scene is made out of a coconut, fabric, and shells all from the island. Side note: the manger ornament was made by a 17-year old Hawaiian girl who sells the homemade ornaments. She is saving her earnings from her pieces for college. I love that our purchase is not only going to complete our tree, but it's helping to do good as well.

4. THIS lady and her family are coming to visit us next week!
Anyone notice the creepy inflatable on the right? Ha!  
We can't wait for Ashely, Jordan, and their littles to join us for some SoCal fun!

5. While Ashely and fam are here we're couldn't pass up the opportunity see our FAVORITE celebrity, again…

While vacation was fun, and I didn't want to come back to the every day realities and responsibilities, it really is good to be back.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Welcome back! So jealous you have beach weather already! Love the oranments - especially the pineapple!

  2. Can't WAIT to see more Maui pics! And, just so you know, I had to wear my ears today for my walk as the wind chill was 41 degrees. Oh and it snowed in Michigan today. I NEED some 100 degree days!!!

  3. Welcome back!!! Y'all are just having the best time with so any adventures and it isn't even summertime yet!!!!!

  4. I can't wait to see your Maui pictures!! I bet you all had a blast!!

  5. Welcome back! Hawaii looked like a blast and I need a beach vacation so I'm coming to visit haha

  6. Welcome back! Hawaii looked great (I saw pics on your IG). I've been there a couple of times but from NJ it's a 10 hour flight! I so did not want to come back after the honeymoon that I cried leaving the resort :(

  7. oooh i love those ornaments! i would have chosen them both too!
    jealous of your beach picture and warm temps! counting down the time til i arrive!!!

  8. I'm so glad to hear that you wanted to stay on vacation! My past couple have definitely been the omg so glad to be home type. I need one of those ahhhh this is the life types soon! Super fun that you pick up ornaments, that makes the tree so much more fun...ours is mostly just stock balls and what not. Boooring. I'm super duper excited you guys are going back for a Mickey visit too! I think we are going back next weekend =) Fun and exhausting yay.

  9. Can my favorite part of this post be the creepy inflatable?
    No? Okay, I guess my favorite parts are the amazing ornaments you picked up!!

  10. I mean...how fun is your life?!? Hawaii, the beach, Disney Land...I'm jealous! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!!!

  11. Everyone seems to love Hawaii. It looks gorgeous there. I know a few people who are living there, and they always have great stories about what the islands have to offer.

  12. Welcome back! I loved, loved seeing your pictures on Instagram!

  13. Welcome back! Can't wait for a vacation recap/photo dump so I can live vicariously through you :)

  14. I love you little pineapple family!!!