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MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: JULY 15–21, 2019!

My family is off to spend a week in Maui, Hawaii on the occasion of my mom and her sister’s 70th birthday.

Enjoy!

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I wish I got better photos of the potluck, but please enjoy the huge bag of chili and the tupperware of rice that I brought to this work lunch feast.

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Threw relatively similar cups at pottery studio.

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Not really sure how I got slip in my hair

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We started at one table, then Zach spilled water all over me and we got to move over to another table.

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Ramen and katsu sando!

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Treating ourselves to a $1 oyster happy hour

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Yes cats in boxes on my socks

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Orchids still doing their thing!

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Two potential dresses arrived for an upcoming wedding, decided to try both and send back one.

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Wearing my new dishrag looking shirt which I love

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Enjoying some German sausages to welcome Rob back to the states.

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Painting for my mom’s upcoming birthday

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Friday and my parents are over to stay the night so we can all hop on a plane together in the morning. So naturally while Marie is over working, my dad has to show off the family history book.

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Family dinner at local Burmese place before our flight in the morning.

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Mini harvest including this very mini tomato

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Off to drop the kids off at Kiki’s (including the doggos, Glenn, and a few plants that need closer watching). Kiki is a true hero.

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We’ve touched down in Maui, Hawaii! We are here for the week with a part of my family to celebrate a big birthday milestone.

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Never seen my mom so delighted. We went from the airport straight to Paia Fish Market in Kihei.

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Blackened cajun ahi tuna

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My mom was amazed by the size of the pothos that were just naturally growing around.

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Made it to the beautiful rental in Kihei!

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The family is starting to arrive, and we walked down to the beach front.

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Collecting coconuts from the yard

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Gecko!

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Taking in the warm water as the sun sets on our first evening.

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Finding sea shells

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Mama-san

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Told her this was a “sea belly button”

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Spent the dusk waiting for the honu to come out of the ocean, and they showed up with style. These are long exposure photographs, so imagine it was much darker.

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Sunrise in Kihei

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I rushed out to the beach to see if any green sea turtles at sunrise, there were a few returning to the ocean.

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Coffee on the coral at sunrise, a special moment

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A little while later we were ready for our first morning swim

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Tried snorkeling a bit, but this area wasn’t the best.

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Some food truck goodies for lunch

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Baby chickens around the island

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Then we hopped in the car with my parents and drove out to Kula.

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Today is my mom and her sister’s actual birthday and my mom wanted to visit the Kula Lavender Farm, so we obliged. My poor auntie wasn’t feeling well, so she and the rest of the fam hung around the rental.

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There’s a lot of lavender, but also gardens to explore on the hilly property with views of the island.

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Dragon egg?

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Bought a lavender scone and added some lavender honey and lilikoi jam on top. Truly amazing.

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Farewell lavender farm

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Grandma’s Coffee House in Kula

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Thompson Road, a private street that is just a lovely stroll. Apparently Oprah owns a lot of property here.

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Zach said this area looked a lot like Ireland.

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Back to the rental—we had a few sick kids among us so everybody was taking it easy.

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Kids organized a scrabble tournament for the adults

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Dinner with a view

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Then the scrabble games started

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Kicked my mom’s butt in scrabble on her birthday sorry mom I love you.

And so concludes this week. Next week is a full Maui explosion, so I hope you are ready for hundreds of photos.

Thanks for reading!

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A question that you may or may not feel inclined to answer? So! Let’s do it. I invite you to answer in the comments:

If you could go back to school and study something different, what would you do? (For me, I fluctuate from feeling like I want to learn a trade or craft, and learning something like urban planning).

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Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

2 replies on “ARRIVING IN KIHEI, HAWAII

  1. Such beautiful photos! Happy belated to your mum and her sister. 70 is so important a birthday.

    My master’s degree is closer to what I should have studied as my Bachelor’s. I wish I had done International Relations or Political Science.

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