One thing about being in Hawaii during December is we still have to get work done. It is a crazy busy time as a blogger and we are working to balance getting work done while still enjoying being on the island.
We spent the morning getting a ton of work done. As you can see we kind of blew up on the kitchen table in the condo. It looks like a hurricane of papers, Starbucks cups, camera equipment and misc stuff blew up on the table.
We are trying to catch up on photos, stories, emails and well life while we are here.
Don’t worry we are not working the whole time. That is what I keep promising John as often as I can. We did spend most of the morning working and answering emails.
But there was a sweet payoff!
After years of looking at Bleu Cupcakes in Kona we finally stopped in and enjoyed a cupcake. PLUS there is a Starbucks 2 doors down which was a double bonus. Check out the Raspberry Green Tea Lemonade they made for me. I may have a new favorite drink! I am trying to drink cold drinks since it seems a bit crazy to drink a hot chai while it is 80+ degrees out. I figure I will save those for when we are home buried in snow and cold next week.
Bleu Cupcakes was a great treat. The one pictured above is a chocolate cupcake with coconut on top! HELLO YUM! John had a maple bacon cupcake that had bacon baked into the cake. You can imagine how happy he was. 🙂
For sunset we hit up a very special to us beach. This is the beach that John proposed on a little over 8 years ago. He got down on one knee near the palm trees and asked me to marry him. I proceeded to become a blubbering mess of tears and of course said yes.
Each time we visit the beach I am reminded of how much life has changed in 8 years. When John proposed all I could think about was telling my office and friends that we were engaged, buying my first wedding magazine and trying to not dive head first in planning before we enjoyed just being engaged. I thought I would be retiring from my corporate job and we were set for life. Little did we know that a year later our lives would change completely. We would find out right before our wedding that my job was ending and my corporate career was over.
So many things have happened in the 8 years since John proposed. We got married in an amazing wedding, left my job, started an online diary which turned into a full time job and so much more. I am pretty sure if I had a crystal ball 8 years ago and saw the future I wouldn’t have believed it.
We finished off the night by hitting up the free hula show at the shops at Mauna Lani. We have been going to this show for years and absolutely love it. I feel like we are watching the dancers grow up each year when we see them. They have grown from small keiki to teenagers and adults. The show is about 45 minutes long and completely free. They do an amazing job of highlighting hula and dance from around Polynesia.