Sunday, April 7, 2013


Miss me? I'll give you one guess as to where my family and I have been hanging out for the past few weeks. I have a lot of photos to sort through, but I just wanted to stop in and say 'hi' so you don't think I've completely abandoned Poppyprint.  If you are not on Instagram (where I was posting regularly), here's a little taste of what we saw, and did, on vacation.

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Green sea turtle enjoying a sandy snooze - we felt very lucky to see this old fella on our first day!

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pahoehoe lava

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It's about to get really pointy...a'a' lava

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Got Kapu issues? Place offerings in their mouths at Pu'uhonau o Hanoaunau

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It's geck o'clock!

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Pololu Valley

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A cacao pod - yes, this is where chocolate comes from!

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late afternoon nap for this guy

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Mauna Kea cinder cones

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This is what my family looks like at sunset in 50 mph winds and 9000' elevation. We hiked up to the sunset lookout at the Mauna Kea Observatory Visitor's Station. I haven't laughed this hard for a very long time, we had so much fun despite all the grit in our eyeballs.

Did you guess Hawaii? The Big Island? YES.

Regularly scheduled sewing to commence tomorrow. I've had a tough time with jet-lag and recovering from a traumatic flight home (all is well), plus I had a full schedule of family commitments beginning the day we arrived home.  I am definitely looking forward to turning my machine on. Although I brought some teeny hexies along in a pouch, I decided to keep them safe from sunscreen-laden fingers and I read 5 books instead. Oh, the luxury!

Did anyone else take a Spring Break or Easter vacation? What did you do?


karen said...

You visited my home! I never tire of the awesomeness that is the Big Island! Hope you made it to Hilo!

DianeY said...

So glad Madame Pele (and the weather) cooperated! Looks like you had a great time! Awesome pictures!

Nicole said...

Lovely pictures. Does your husband look like Hugo Weaving in real life, or just in that picture?

harmony and rosie said...

Loving your pics Krista. Special seeing the turtle!

Heather D. said...

Well, to be quite honest just today I was wondering where you have been!!!

Looks gorgeous there. Where are YOU though???? Behind the lens I'm guessing... ;)

Amy Friend said...

Beautiful pictures Krista.

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

Man, nothing that exciting. You northern hemispherers have all the fun! Love the turtle and the geckos are just gorgeous (the ones here are beige/brown, so the green is fantastic).

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never been to Hawaii - the big island sounds like the place to go

Elsa said...

Lovely photos ~ the Big Island is a wonderful place to visit and surprisingly a lot of things to do there for such a small place.
I've got friends that live there and go every now and then to visit.
Glad you're back ~ I've missed your posts.

Krista said...

I've loved seeing all your pictures. But I'm glad that you're back (safely). What happened on the flight???

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

I am too jealous xxx

What Comes Next? said...

welcome home! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

Katy Cameron said...

Welcome home! I wish I'd had a break like that...

Dianne said...

More awesome pics - sweet! Glad you are home safe and sound, look forward to deets about the flight and your time away. TTYS!

Tracey Jacobsen said...

4 words -- WISH I WAS THERE!
Amazing! Hopefully the adjustment back home won't be too rough!

Sarah said...

Looks like a great family holiday! You came half way to Australia! The jet lag would be horrible. What happened with the trip home? I always get ear problems from the flights which have affected my balance for days after.

PinkGranny said...

Wonderful pictures. I was beginning to wonder but am so glad your family had a nice trip! Welcome home. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.

Rene' said...

Welcome back! These are gorgeous pictures and I enjoyed living vicariously through you and your IG posts.