My mom took these while we were in Park City haha. I had a photographer friend who was going to come and do them, but she got the flu and I didn't feel like wasting our new outfits. So, this is as close as we got to Christmas photos haha!
Christmas Eve morning we went to Kneader's for breakfast. I know everyone is obsessed with their french toast, but I truly love the steel cut oats. It's why I am obsessed with steel cut oats now haha.
The rest of the day was spent getting ready and watching T.V. We went to Jake's family's house for dinner and had the most delicious cheese fondue.
I FINALLY GOT THE HANNA ANDERSSON PAJAMAS. You guys, I have been waiting SO LONG for this. I got them on mega discount and they are so great. We'll probably use these every year, because they're just too cute.
Christmas morning we opened our presents! I kept telling Jake how cute we were and he was like, "We can be even cuter." and went and got Martenelli's ahhaha. It was fancy indeed.
Jake did such a good job wrapping my presents. :) I have no regrets about our kraft roll.
Trixie was the cutest every day. We bought her santa costume from Target on whim and it was the best decision.
The rest of the morning was spent building the coolest igloo ever. We're not done with it yet, but I'll post picture when we finish it. We had dinner and played games with my family later in the day. That night, we saw Concussion. It was so good and made me dislike sports more hahahahaha.
We went to bed with a Trixie Santa and all was well.
Saturday was my birthday, yay! I am now 22, aka I am now entering into the stage of life where no one can remember how old you are. Jake was like, "Yeah I know. I sometimes forget if I'm 23 or 24." HAHA. I feel like all the exciting ages are over :/ but whatev. 22 it is! And yes, my birthday song for this year was Taylor Swift. Could it be anything else?
We did my birthday with Jake's family earlier in the week and my birthday with my family on Sunday, so Saturday me and Jake spent the day together. We started with breakfast at Starbuck's, where I was too shy to tell them it was my birthday and get a free drink.
We finally saw Krampus!!!! It was so good haha. When we first saw the previews for it we were so confused, but the more we saw the preview the more we wanted to see it. It had some pretty LAWL moments, especially in the beginning. Also, I was not too shy to redeem my free popcorn email from Cinemark haha.
Jake surprised me with dinner at The Copper Onion! I have seriously wanted to eat here for FOREVER. I only hear good things.
Our verdict: The homemade bread - delicious. The steak fries - delicious. The cabonera pasta- Jake's favorite pasta he's ever had. The kale and walnut pesto - ok. The homemade honey and goat cheese ice cream - SO GOOD. THE BEST ICE CREAM I'VE EVER HAD. I was debating whether or not to get it because I'm not an ice cream person. (I know, I know.) But this ice cream was seriously so good. I would go there every day if I could!
I apparently didn't take any photos until lunch time this day haha. #worstblogger. Anyway, remember those delicious drinks I talked about earlier? Well, you can also get them IN A PINEAPPLE. I may have paid $20 for this, but it was worth every penny.
On our way to the pool we saw Minnie haha! I loved this guy getting a picture just the two of them. (Side note, I really wish you could enter emojis in Blogger.)
Ok so I literally laughed out loud at this photo. We all did the chin shelf and MINNIE DID IT WITH US. My friend was like, "Of course she did... she's a real person!" But I don't know. I guess it was just funny that she played along haha.
After dinner we explored around the lagoon and watched the sun set. We originally tried to walk on that rock barefoot but we almost died, so we had to go back and get shoes hahaha.
We ate at Monkey Pod again this night. The first time we ate there I was literally falling asleep at the table, so naturally I took zero photos. The second time I got the spinach, fennel, and ricotta pizza and it was SO GOOD. We also tried the garlic and truffle oil fries, as well as the house fries. They were both delish, but I prefered the house.
We were going to go to the spa until we saw how expensive it was lol. So instead we an at home spa night and I finally finished watching Bridesmaids. (I feel asleep during it every night before lol.)
The next morning, I was so sad this was the last time I could go to Island Vintage Coffee haha. I went there THREE TIMES THIS DAY.
Ugh this book was terrible. It's literally the first Stephen King book I've read that I didn't like.
The second time I went to the coffee shop I got this most delicious strawberry, feta, and spinach salad with balsamic dress. It was seriously soooo good. I tried to recreate it at home and I just failed, miserably.
The third time I went back I got all these macarons! They had oreo flavored and they were literally the most delicious macarons I have ever had. I miss them terribly.
We went to Roy's again for dinner our last night in Hawaii. When the waiter found out I didn't eat meat he had the chefs make this delicous veggie stir fry! It was so good and considerably bigger than my last meal there hahahaha.
Ok, also, if you check in at their restaurant on Yelp and leave them a review you get a free molten cake. A WIN FOR ALL.
And that's the last of the Hawaii pictures! It was so fun ! I've never been on a trip with friends before and I loved it!
I woke up at like, 4:30 am this day haha. I LOVE waking up early, so I counted it as a win and went down to the local coffee shop as soon as it opened.
I got an açai bowl and went back for breakfast every day after that haha. Needless to say, you should all add Island Vintage Coffee to your list of places to go.
After breakfast we pretty much just had a chill beach day. It was nice just to relax by the pool and get tan. My main goal on the trip was to get tan and I think I met it like 60%.
I finally finished this book! I thought it was really good. Stephen King is my forever favorite.
We ate at one of the restaurants at the resort and got these really good drinks! Mine was like a pina colada made with guava and it was SO GOOD.
Needless to say, day 2 was a good one! I love having days where I do literally nothing haha.
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Day 3 started out with breakfast on the beach again.
I went to Island Vintage Coffee... again haha. This day I tried the mango and peanut butter sandwich. It was really good! It was a lot for the morning, but I would hands down get it for lunch.
How cute is this Mickey Mouse pretzel?
I didn't take many pictures this day because we went on an excursion on a catamaran. If you know me you know I have a fear of open water and basically avoid boats at all costs. So, I'm pretty proud of myself for getting on this one. I didn't go snorkeling or eat any food, but I did make friends with a 3 year old named Dylan who was also scared of the water haha.
Isn't this the cutest bridge? If I had to propose I would do it here hahaha.