Vacation Highlights

Good morning!

It is Wednesday, and I am slowly on my way to reacquainting myself with the reality of being back from a much-needed vacation. However, before I let too much time pass, I wanted to share some of the scenic highlights from my trip home.

Enjoy!

Jessica

On the plane | Our view was such a comforting sight.

On the plane | Our view was such a comforting sight.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | Our room was originally supposed to be for newlyweds, but I guess the Housekeeping Staff didn't get the memo so we got free champagne.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | Our room was originally supposed to be for newlyweds, but I guess the Housekeeping Staff didn't get the memo so we got free champagne.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | This photo came out better than I expected. :)

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | This photo came out better than I expected. :)

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | The sunset on our first night.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | The sunset on our first night.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | I spent some quiet time in the morning soaking in gratefulness.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | I spent some quiet time in the morning soaking in gratefulness.

Ko Olina Resort, Oahu | Melvin and I on our way to the Aulani Disney Resort for breakfast.

Ko Olina Resort, Oahu | Melvin and I on our way to the Aulani Disney Resort for breakfast.

Aulani Disney Resort, Oahu | We took a quick photo with Mickey while waiting to eat at the Makahiki Restaurant.

Aulani Disney Resort, Oahu | We took a quick photo with Mickey while waiting to eat at the Makahiki Restaurant.

Aulani Disney Resort - Makahiki Restaurant, Oahu | I loved the Mickey Mouse waffles from the Kid's section.

Aulani Disney Resort - Makahiki Restaurant, Oahu | I loved the Mickey Mouse waffles from the Kid's section.

Aulani Disney Resort, Oahu | Melvin had post-buffet depression.

Aulani Disney Resort, Oahu | Melvin had post-buffet depression.

Aulani Disney Resort, Oahu | We passed by some of the pool areas on our way back to our hotel.

Aulani Disney Resort, Oahu | We passed by some of the pool areas on our way back to our hotel.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | I couldn't help but take another shot of the hotel.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | I couldn't help but take another shot of the hotel.

Ko Olina Resort, Oahu | This was just one of those photos that I really liked.

Ko Olina Resort, Oahu | This was just one of those photos that I really liked.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | Our view of the ocean from the hotel entrance was beautiful.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu | Our view of the ocean from the hotel entrance was beautiful.

Ko Olina Resort, Oahu | I, of course, took some time to relax on a hammock near the beach.

Ko Olina Resort, Oahu | I, of course, took some time to relax on a hammock near the beach.

Haleakala, Maui

Haleakala, Maui

Haleakala, Maui | Melvin loved it there.

Haleakala, Maui | Melvin loved it there.

Kula Botanical Gardens, Maui | My younger sister, Jennifer, took this candid shot of us.

Kula Botanical Gardens, Maui | My younger sister, Jennifer, took this candid shot of us.

Kula Botanical Gardens, Maui | My absolute favorite photo from the Botanical Gardens.

Kula Botanical Gardens, Maui | My absolute favorite photo from the Botanical Gardens.

Kula Botanical Gardens, Maui | A Nene goose.

Kula Botanical Gardens, Maui | A Nene goose.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui | We got lei'd!

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui | We got lei'd!

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui | One of the pool areas on the resort.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui | One of the pool areas on the resort.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui | The gorgeous view from our balcony.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui | The gorgeous view from our balcony.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui | A flowering ginger plant on the resort.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui | A flowering ginger plant on the resort.