Hawaii in Snapshots

Hawaii 1Hawaii 2We had such a lovely time in Hawaii this past week! Here's a little photo diary of all the fun things we did together…. 

Hawaii 3Lots of beach time! We stayed in Oahu and had plenty of time to drive around the entire island several times during our stay. We found a lot of pretty beaches on the North Shore. 

Hawaii 4Hawaii 4This giant sea turtle was so amazing! 

Hawaii 6Hawaii 6Hawaii 6Hawaii 6Hawaii 6Hawaii 6Hawaii 12Hawaii 12Jeremy and I planned this trip to celebrate our one year anniversary. We invited Emma and Trey along because we thought it would be fun to have a mix of alone time and double dates. 🙂 It was perfect. Most days we had breakfast together and dinners on our own. 

Hawaii 14Hawaii 14Hawaii 16Hawaii 16Hawaii 16Hawaii 16In the food department, we made a point to try as many local things as possible. Delicious + fun! 

Hawaii 20Hawaii 21Hawaii 21On our anniversary we had the most indulgent day ever. Lunch by the beach and for dinner we had the best sashimi of our lives. YUM. We drove around the whole island and stopped at every little shop we found. It was magical and sooo relaxing. We made a new list of a few important marriage goals for our second year of marriage. This is a tradition, we made our first list on our honeymoon. :) 

Hawaii 23Hawaii 23Hawaii 25Hawaii 25Hawaii 27Hawaii 27Hawaii 27Hawaii 30Hawaii 31We're so thankful that we got to take this little trip together! It was so much fun and we'll never forget our first anniversary! xoxo. elsie

In case you are curious, here are some clothing details: My dotted swimsuit is c/o ModCloth, Emma's striped swimsuit is c/o SimplyBeach and Trey's sunnies are c/o BonLook. 

  • I’ve just started reading your blog–love it. I actually grew up on the North Shore and am currently spending the summer here, hostessing at Jameson’s. Made me smile to see that you enjoyed the North Shore!


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  • Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page.

  • beautiful pictures! ♥ looks amazing.
    so funny, I just bought that anchor towel that’s in one of the pictures! what a coincidence!

  • I live in Hawaii!!! I hope you had the nice weather.. looks like you did 🙂

  • Wow, I admit these photos made me a bit jealous, in the good sense though, coming home from a picnic in a park close by, where we like to hide away from London’s noisy side, my boyfriend and I decided to close our eyes and imagined that we were just walking down to the beach…we were on our way :)) Then an ambulance came, and the police and then the firefighters…We woke up instantly! :))

  • Looks like you had a great time and hit some of the best places! Do I spy Matsumoto’s Shave Ice in your photo? 🙂 Love your photos!!

  • This trip looks right up my alley – sunshine and beaches! Love the photos!


  • aaaww~ your apple sunglasses is sooo cuuutttee..!!

    ♥ purii chan

  • I was in Hawaii last October and hit Fumi’s and had the best shaved ice with sweetened condensed milk at Matsomoto’s. I see you were at both! The spicy garlic shrimp was my favorite at the “scary shrimp bus!”

  • Adorable photos! You look so sweet together! Very happy for you!

  • Elsie I’m crazy about the filter you used for these photos – amazing!! Would love to know how you edited these.

  • I am from O’ahu so it is so cool to see these pictures from your holiday here!

  • Where is your sister’s dress from? Its adorable, as are your photos! Congrats on your anniversary!

  • Happy 1 year anniversary. I wish you would have done a meetup would have loved to have met you in person….

  • Oh wow, I live on the island of Oahu and your blog is my favorite, I can’t believe you two were here and I didn’t get to take a photo with you! I’m glad you had a good time and happy anniversary. <3

  • Goodness! Those photos are all amazing! I love Hawaii, we’ve been a few times, and I’m convinced you can’t get enough! Such a lovely place!

    xo Kayla

  • I love every detail od this post! And your bathing suits are gorgeous!!

  • This looks like it was so much fun! The photographs are gorgeous too. (Loooooooove, love, love your swimsuit!)

  • So fun! My girls went crazy over your sea turtle picture. We just learned about sea turtles, in homeschooling, last week! 🙂 Miss you friend!

  • Love your swimsuits, and it looks like you both had a great time!

  • Love the apple sunglasses! I was just talking to my husband the other day about living in an “intentional community” in Hawaii. I doubt we’d actually do it, but I love the idea! You all looked like you had so much fun!

  • I LOVE this post! I’m kinda speechless but the photos are fantastic, thank you so much for sharing!

  • these photos are amazing, looks like the perfect time. I’m dying to visit hawaii someday!

  • Hi guys! The marriage goals are a little more personal than some other goals I’ve shared here on the blog, but here are a couple examples… last year one of our goals was to set up our newlywed home and host some dinner parties for friends (actually a lot of work considering we both work a LOT…. so that helped motivate us) and this year one of our bigger goals is to find a home we love, move and settle in! 😀 Just making priorities together about how we’re going to spend our time! XOXO

  • hiya! I really appreciate you sharing so much of your lives with us. I was curious about the marriage goals. Could you do a blog post on what this is, why you do it and some examples. I love your marriage tips and really enjoy seeing how much you guys love each other and plan for the future together. May you grow more together in love each day, Katho xx

  • What a wonderful, lovely trip! I’ve been looking forward to seeing some pics since you left! I rarely comment on blogs (because I am usually reading them from my phone on google reader) but I just had to comment today. Love, Love, Love!! 🙂

  • These photos are beautiful. But, what’s even more beautiful is your outlook on life. I admire you and am inspired by you.

  • Hawaii is the best place for couples, I can’t wait to go back! You guys look so relaxed, I’m happy for you that you had the opportunity to go. 🙂

  • This looks amazing – I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii and now I want to go even more! One day!

  • Such beautiful pictures! Now I defininetly want to go to Hawaii too!!


  • sounds like an awesome vacation 🙂
    and after seeing your pictures i want to go back to hawaii so bad!
    it’s such a beautiful place ..
    xo, cheyenne

  • Wow, Hawaii is best place for vacation. pictures are so beautiful and she looks fabulous.

  • Q: I’m going to Honolulu next week for the first time. Very excited! I would really appreciate some recommendations of must see, go, and eats!

    A: You should definitely rent a car and drive around the whole island. It only takes half a day. There are tons of cute shrimp trucks and shaved ice places. I honestly can’t remember the names of the spots we went, but we used yelp to help each day. 😀 Have SO MUCH fun!!!

  • Your pictures are always so beautiful 🙂
    Where did you get your apple framed sunglasses? I found a similar pair at ModCloth, but they are sold out and the stems aren’t green.

  • Thank you so much for sharing such a personal event in your lives!!! Looks like you had a wonderful time – LOVE the bathing suits!!


  • I love this post! such beautiful photos, and your swimsuits are so flattering!

  • Beautiful snapshots and so glad you went local with your food choices, I think that tiny food carts and fair is always the most interesting choice whilst traveling! We might be movin to Hawaii soon, so this is a great inspiration for perhaps what’s yet to come…

  • I am in love with your swimsuit!

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  • wow, what beautiful pictures! Happy Anniversary and here’s to many more years to come!


  • I totally agree with you… North Shore has the prettiest beaches. I loved Oahu! It’s such a diverse and beautiful island. Love all your pictures. And how amazing that that sea turtle came to shore!


  • Gah, I have to ask : where do the bathing suits come from ?! 😉 They look really good ! Nice encountering your blog !

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  • You went to Kahuku shrimp?! Arent they just the best? Thats the town where my highschool is.

  • I got that same suit! Is it from Unique Vintage?
    What a great trip.

  • Love the photos! Looks like it was tuns of fun!:) What an awesome way to spend your first anniversary. Your apple sunglasses are absolutely adorable!
    Love it all!

  • Looks like fun.



  • GORGEOUS photos! Hawaii is definitely on my list of places I’d love to go to someday, and your pictures only make that desire stronger!

    What a good idea, taking a trip to celebrate your anniversary! Looks like you guys had fun!

    My fiancé and I weren’t planning on going to a honeymoon, but lately we’ve been thinking we might just change our minds. I’m sure after all that wedding stuff, as well as the fact that my family is there for another week after the wedding, we could use a few days on a lovely island somewhere – just the two of us!

  • OMG you’re so lucky 😉
    still reading your blog, four years now!!
    Thank you so much for putting a smile on my face every single day I come here.

  • lovely, lovely photos!!!!!!
    nice bathing suits! love yours!


  • Wonderful pictures! I’m going to Hawaii next month and you guys have got me so excited! Hope I see a sea turtle too!

  • Happy anniversary! 🙂

    Glad you had an amazing time. Hawaii looks like such a fun place to visit!

    Ammy x


  • What a trip! looks like you guys had an amazing time 🙂


  • I’m going to Honolulu next week for the first time. Very excited! I would really appreciate some recommendations of must see, go, and eats!

  • amaaaazing photos! you inspire me and now I want to visit Hawaii)

  • Looks like paradise! I would love to go to Hawaii one day 🙂


  • Oh my god the pictures are so great!
    I want to go there, too!……..


  • Love all the pictures!
    I need summer more than ever!


  • love your photos!!! …and the apple glasses are soooo cute!!! peppermintia

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  • I was just there in November for my honeymoon! Your pics are making want to be back there right now! There is just something about Hawaii…. sigh 🙂

  • I’m so jealous of anyone in the sun at the moment!

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  • Ah, Hawaii! Such a great place. Lucky you! Your photographs are beautiful! And I adore your apple sunnies, too cute! XO

  • I never even thought of going to hawaii until now. Haha, those pictures make me so jealous.

  • It’s magical !
    Would you share some of your marriage goal list ?
    I wish you a second year as good as the first one !

  • I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and I think this is the first picture of Emma’s other half that I’ve seen! He’s lovely 🙂
    Looks like you had an amazing time, I’d love to visit Hawaii one day.
    Also, what sort of marriage goals do you make? I’d never thought to do something like that. Very sweet idea!


  • love this photodiary!!


  • Thanks for sharing, it´s almost like being there! 😀

  • I love all the pictures, it looks like all of you had such a great time there!


  • I would love to go to Hawaii and love how you captured the small but important memories in your shots. Wonderful post. I love it.



  • Looks like y’all had a wonderful time! I love the shot of the sea turtle and Elsie in her adorable sun glasses. I hope you had a nice and relaxing trip!

  • I love your life:) haha…. no but seriously, that trip looks amazing! and I love all the little traditions you and Jeremy have…

  • aww i really love the colors of your pictures……… *thumbs up!*

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  • Wow! Now I wanna go to Hawaii too! 😀

    Enjoy your second year of marriage, I’d say!

  • Looks like you’re having a wonderful vacation!

  • aww i want to go to hawaii! i love the idea of a list of goals, sweet 🙂

    katie x

  • OH MY GOODNESS, this seems like the most amazing holiday ever. TURTLE!

  • Looks like you really had a perfect first anniversary! I absolutely love both of your swimsuits, so cute!


  • It’s sooo beautiful place, I’m a little bit jealous again:) Congrats on your first anniversary!
    PS: cute suits!

  • WOWO !!!!! Very special pics!!!

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  • My friend went to Hawaii last year – I was so jealous of her and I’m pretty jealous of you guys!! Looks like you all had a really rad time! 🙂

  • Too cute! And I adore your tattoos!


  • Looks like you really had a great time! I wish you all the best and many-many more anniversaries to come and find you in love and as happy as now!

  • I LOVE these photos! Your suit and apple sunglasses are too cute!


  • Waw, Hawaii is soo amazing. I’ve been wanting to for ages!

  • UGH, I NEED to go there!

    Congrats! =D

    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze


  • Wow, such a lovely looking vacation…I love your photos, they really inspire me. I think its the coolest idea to invite your sister, you guys make me try to be a better sister 🙂

  • I love how relaxed I am just looking at these! Beautiful photos, your joy is contagious!


  • Ah! I’m so happy to call this place home! Wish I could live on the North Shore, but I’ll settle for Diamond Head area! Haha great pics, so fun to recognize some great spots. Looks like you guys had a great time!!!

  • we lived up on the north shore of oahu for 6 months as newlyweds…if there’s one place you should live after you’re married, hawaii is certainly it! glad you had a great time!

  • Q: I love your apple glasses. Do you know who makes them?
    A: Brenna, hi! they’re from Urban Outfitters! Have a great weekend!

  • I have that polka dot suit. ‘cept it’s never been anywhere so cool as hawaii. Just the local cement pool.

  • Oh wow these pics are so beautiful! Hawaii must be amazing and it looks like you guys had a blast! Glad your first anniversary was memorable and fun 🙂


  • Looks like you had just a wonderful time. You look so cute throughout these photos and not sunburnt! The photos are so lovely.


  • You were in my neighborhood and I didn’t even know it! Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

  • You all look wonderfully happy, lovely and handsome. Smiles and blessings

  • Looks like you’re having a wonderful vacation!


  • I want your bathing suits!!! And I want the striped shirt one of your hubby’s is wearing!! Beautiful pictures-beautiful women…here’s to a beautiful marriage!!


  • Omg, Hawaii! I totally miss this place. It’s sooo beautiful and I wanna go back! I remember being in the water and there were sea turtles surrounding me! Pure joy. xx


  • Looks like such a great time! I’m hoping to go there sometime this summer!

  • what a dream! happy anniversary!
    i love that you two sisters are good friends. makes my heart happy and long to rekindle that with my 2 sisters.

  • Glad you enjoyed it. I live on Oahu…thus I take it for granted. Did you see any monk seals? Eat any poi?

  • I wish I would have known you were coming! This is my home! I would have loved to have met you. The North shore is really the best place in the world. I see you made it to Matsumotos’ shaved ice, very good call. 🙂

  • I’m super happy for you two and I have always loved reading about all your adventures! Here’s to many more! Congratulations 🙂

  • I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii! It looks amazing!!! Great pictures!!

  • ahhh! would love to go right now!


  • Oh this makes me so happy! I’m going in 2 weeks and your post was the perfect thing to get me excited! Happy 1 year!!

  • Lovely photos, Hawaii is so beautiful and love your swimsuits they’re incredible cute!

  • love the tone you gave the photos, suits the subjects perfectly. looks like you had a fantastic time. 🙂

  • Wow HAWAII that is amazing and surreal. 🙂
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  • Fun! It’s funny you mention the sashimi, because I’ve always said that if I ever make it back to Hawaii (Kauai 2004 ), I vow to only eat fish and pineapple! And drink lava flows :). Gosh, I miss it!

  • weeee we have the same polkadot bathing suit! modcloth? and congrats for your 1 year annie 🙂


  • Love your blog!
    How do you get such nice pictures?
    Camera, editing? 🙂

  • Did you get to visit the island Kauai? It’s the most beautiful place..

  • Your trip looks amazing! I hope to go back sometime soon.

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