February 28, 2008


Posted in Buggle Bite, family, Motherhood, Parenting, toddler, vacation tagged , , , at 2:45 pm by Momma

I could totally get used to this! Beautiful 80 degree days, plush accommodations, no socks… It is absolutely beautiful here. Not as plush and green as Kauai, but they have done a great job with the man made beauty.

The drive from the airport was a bit shocking. The entire 18 mile drive from the airport to the Wiakoloa Resort area is dark lava rock. There are no houses, no buildings, no Starbucks–nothing but rocks. I started thinking we had made a big mistake, until we turned into our luxurious gated accommodations! Our condo is a 3 bed, 2 bath unit with top of the line amenities. There is no 80’s brown here folks! πŸ˜› Ironically there are enough bedrooms for all of us to have our own, but instead we all sleep in the master! We’re leaving the back “wing” for Jazzie and her fam!

Total Bliss

Yesterday after we all got settled in we took Aidan to the pool for a bit. There is an 18 inch toddler section that we thought he’d love, but turns out he likes the 6 inch section that has these special water chairs for sun tanning in the pool. We just moved them to the side a bit and he had himself a perfect little area to belly flop and slash around.

Pool Party

Aidan was such a good boy on the plane. Thanks to Tiffany πŸ˜› we had the middle seat blocked and Aidan sat and read books for a while and then watched his movie a bit before taking an hour and a half siesta. He woke up happy and smiley and ready for some PBJ and Backyardigans! We had to collect our luggage and re-check in at the Honolulu airport and then endure another 35 minute flight to Kona. It was not ideal, Alaska Air needs a direct flight from Seattle to Kona. Maybe I’ll write the CEO!



  1. laura said,

    nice. enjoy! and keep the pictures coming!

    laura’s last blog post..We’re up!

  2. Pam said,

    I miss warm sand and nice water! Do some snorkeling for me.

  3. Randi said,

    80 degrees!?!? UGH! I’m SO jealous:( I wish I were on vacation with you! Glad your having fun though. Aidan looks SO big in that water! Love his little trunks;)

  4. Auntie Lar said,

    😎 Buggler’s little happy face says it all Jen! He is cute as could be playing in the water………looks like he might even be sporting a light tan already πŸ˜‰ Believe me, you, the Nellis Fam is definitely ready to settle into our own “wing” in let’s see……exactly one week πŸ˜† It is truly the final countdown to warm weather, sunshine, and a little Aloha livin’!!! 😎

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