ALOHA.. part I.

 9 hour plane... = sodoku for Aaron and coloring for me + movies.
I was in heaven with my princess coloring book Aaron bought me.
We flew into Honolulu and then off to Maui.
 Guava Juice. Best part of the plane..
We stayed at the Grand Wailea.. it was absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

Ok, excuse the "I woke up at 4 AM face and it's 8 o clock at night in Houston right now... But only 3 in the afternoon in Hawaii."
Yes that red bag contained every snack possible. I hacked it around the whole day.
Our room was amazing!
We had a balcony in the back of the room with a pond..
Aaron and I found a turtle!!!

We immediately went to Tommy Bahama for lunch/dinner.
Of course I was the one starving.
Baby doesn't last long without food.
Have you ever eaten there!? Oh my goodness.
I could live on their bread! I would totally recommend it.
We have one here at our mall in The Woodlands but had never tried it!
That night was a project keeping everyone up until 9 o clock (2 in the morning Houston time)..
But we got adjusted quickly and it was perfect!
My mother in law got me about 3 bags of these...
I was in heaven!
my cute in laws.
Prettiest sunset on our way to BUBBA GUMPS.
 My in laws bought me this mango lemonade slushy goodness!
It was in a flashing souvenir cup and you better believe I'm pulling it out for my meals!
Ok... This picture needs no words. If you go to Bubba Gumps. Get their cookie sundae.
Oh my goodness gracious.
Breakfast at the hotel might have been one of my favorite parts (besides the daily ice cream and shaved ice) This right here was probably the most expensive bowl of cereal I have ever eaten.
So I had to document it.
Day 2 was golf day...
My husbands favorite thing in the world...
Which means Karina and my mother in law drive the carts day.
 The course was absolutely stunning. Right on the beach.
 The cute golfers.
My cute father in law almost got a hole in one! it was amazing.
I had to document it!
We had half a pool/beach day after golf.
 Aaron and I bought cute Hawaii bracelets...
We did it on our Honeymoon and I still have them.. ha tradition I guess??
Catching some rays!
 I could have stood right there all day long.
My favorite thing ever.
 Our beautiful hotel

 The babes!!
The cute sunglasses my husband picked out for me.. he has really good taste
My cute second family.
love them.
 Beautiful sunset at dinner.
 Dinner- best sea bass ever.
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a ... Amazing restaurant..
Aaron finally taught me how to say it after 2 weeks.
We went to Lapperts Ice cream every single day... Literally. sooo so good!
Excuse the excessive amount of pictures to come... I had to document every move.
Part II to come!!

Karina Marie Powell


  1. gorgeous pics. so glad you guys had fun

  2. Okay, your swimsuit is ADORABLE! Everything looks so gorgeous!

    1. Thank you hun! I love it, because it grows with my bump. ha the tight ones are so uncomfortable!

  3. Humuhumunukunukuapua'a= best restaurant ever

    1. THE VERY BEST! so glad you have been there! oh my goodness gracious!

  4. Love the photos and oh my gosh how young does Aaron's Mom look?! She looks like she could be his sister or something, amazing! Glad to see you guys had such a great time!

    1. Thank you sweet girl! She does! She is so darling! Hope you are doing well! xoxo

  5. Oh my gosh you look GREAT Karina! When I'm a mommy I'm going to ask you where you got those swimsuits because they look so cute! I am so excited for your baby to come! Reese and I always say we want to watch one of our friends have kids before we do so we can "watch and learn" and I just want you to know that YOU are it for me! I have been keeping up on your whole pregnancy! Your amazing! Excited for baby :)

    1. Megan! You are such a sweetheart! This made my day! I hope you two love birds are doing well! I have so much to learn to be a mom though! I feel so inadequate!!!I miss you! Hope you are loving life! love you!

  6. you guys are the cutest couple

  7. I LOVE your swimsuits! May I ask where you found them?


    danibrooke42 {at} gmail {dot} com

    1. Hi cute girl! Thank you! Of course! I got them at a store called Everything But Water. It has all types of different suits! They have a store here in Texas but I know they have an online site! I hope that helps! xoxo