Time for another Friday Favorites link-up with Erica, Andrea, and Narci! The theme of this week’s post is our 10 year anniversary trip to Maui.
My first FAVORITE is this guy. In some ways I can’t believe we’ve been married for 10 years and in other ways I can’t remember what life was like before we met. Though I would’ve told you it wasn’t possible on our wedding day because I loved him with all my heart then, I’m even more in love with him today.
For our 10 year anniversary, he surprised me with a trip to Maui. He told me in January and let me pick the date so we would have plenty of time to coordinate with work. Of course I picked the week of our actual anniversary because love. <3
My next FAVORITE is the resort we stayed at in Maui. It is the nicest hotel I’ve stayed at by far. We found it via my favorite travel blogger, Lauren from Aspiring Kennedy.
The staff were all so kind and helpful. The rooms were sparkling clean. The food and drinks were fabulous. I could go on and on, but instead I’ll just share a few photos highlighting why I liked it so much.
All of the relaxing we were able to do is my next FAVORITE. We spent a ton of time laying by the pool reading (for me) and playing games on the iPad (for Mark).
For the first time ever on vacation, we also 100% disconnected from work. I’m feeling so refreshed and grateful.
All of the food and drinks we had in Maui were fabulous. Mark couldn’t get enough fresh pineapple (his FAVORITE), and of course we ordered macadamia nuts on everything when it was an option.
Speaking of food, I do not recommend weighing yourself the day you return from vacation.
I must’ve asked my husband at least 5 times on this trip, “Why don’t we live near a beach again?” It’s hard to imagine choosing anything different when it’s so beautiful, making the beach my next FAVORITE.
On the evening of our anniversary, we went to a luau in Lahaina about an hour from where we were staying.
I wanted to check out the road to Hana, but didn’t want to dedicate a full day (or more) to doing so. Luckily our resort offered a guided hike through a bamboo forest on one part of the road to Hana. We got part of the experience without the big time commitment, win-win!
I adored Maui! I’m so grateful to my husband for planning this awesome trip to celebrate our 10th anniversary and to God for giving us each other and the opportunity to travel.
That’s it for my Friday favs! Hope you have a lovely weekend.