November 30, 2012

November Edition: Living in the Moment

Our HUGE November happening was our family trip to Kauai.  And the biggest (and arguably, best) portion of our trip was spent on the beach at Moloa’a Bay.  Beach before the sun rose.  Beach in the morning.  Beach in the afternoon.  Beach in the evening.  Beach as the sun set...IMG_8528It’s the first place we headed upon arrival (if you don’t count our obligatory grocery stops at Costco, Walmart & Vons).  Littlest Dude was bound and determined to find a coconut that he could stick a straw into and drink out of.  first coconutIMG_8118Mission accomplished.  coconutsIMG_8129All of our beach time – and I mean ALL – involved sticks.  Rocks.  Digging.  Throwing.  Building.  Observing.IMG_8147IMG_8140433IMG_8360IMG_8373
Truth be told, Big & Middle Dude logged some swimming/snorkeling time, but I was too busy reading my book to bother myself with walking down to their end of the beach to take pics.
425big stick teepeeIMG_8362IMG_8572IMG_8586IMG_8582stacking rocksIMG_8620swingWe were at the beach daily.  Multiple times.  This particular night was all about stick throwing.  And I must admit that “playing catch” with the sea is far more reliable than playing with Dog Dude;  the waves returned those sticks almost every single time.IMG_9018big dude big stickIMG_9060IMG_9079IMG_9035IMG_9065IMG_9090IMG_9094IMG_9074IMG_9121IMG_9122teenIMG_9103middle dude2IMG_9150middle dude3waves and stickssunset sand2The light.  Always changing.  Always glorious.  The waves.  Every bit as amazing as the light.moloaa middaySunrise.  We watched this particular one from 40 minutes prior to 30 minutes after.  The moon was still high and bright.  The light changed from dark purple to magenta to peachy gold.  All while the waves serenaded us.  I need to go back.  Now.  [sigh]IMG_9398purple pre-sunriseIMG_9400IMG_9423me at moloaaIMG_9465

Oh, and in case you'd like to be serenaded by some sunrise waves ... enjoy!

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10 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh, Susan!!! Pure unadulterated bliss! So beautifully capture. I think my blood pressure went down a few points just from taking in your beautiful images.

Anita Johnson said...

I'm speechless. WOW!

photography by anika alonzo said...

I agree, this leaves me speechless. So much beauty in one little place, just amazing!
How's the book?

Lucy said...

It looks lovely - what a special family holiday, and great photos to remember it by :)

Robyn said...

Those are amazing!! I absolutely love the perspective of some of them!

jude said...

*gasp* what a glorious vacation! gorgeous skys wonderful captures of your dudes enjoying life on the beach. you've made many wonderful memories for years to come!

Angela King said...

so jealous! these are amazing. so gorgeous....it looks like you had a fantastic time! :)

Irene said...

Wow - yes I am ridiculously jealous!!!!! Did you have that beach all to yourselves??? Have you been there before? I was in Oahu, when I was 18 (many years ago...cough cough) and just loved Hawaii, but really wanted to go back and see a much less commercial island. This looks perfect!!!!!

I also love the photos you are in!!!!!

stacey said...

Oh my. I will never tire of seeing your Hawaii photos. Just beautiful!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so excited you got to go on this trip Susan! Sarah just told me some of your work was in Pottery Barn and I was FREAKING out with glee for you! I told Kaish and Sabria and Kaish. None of them knew what pottery barn was. I told them you were a star. I called my mom and Dad to tell them and they also did not know what it was. I told them you were a star and they were happy for you : ). I called my sister betsy and she KNOWS what Pottery Barn is and she LOVES it. She thinks you are a star. We all think you are a star even though we don't all know what Pottery Barn is. I am super happy for you Susan. Super, super happy!