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So much has gone on in the past 4 weeks, I got married to the love of my life, went to Hawaii for 3 weeks and had an awesome adventure, and now I’m back! Where should I start?
I Got Married!
Our wedding went without a hitch, or maybe just one. Wedding planning was definitely more stressful than fun, and I’m actually relieved that all the excitement is over for now. All the stress and planning amounted to the most perfect day imaginable (there were hiccups of course, but it really didn’t matter). I had the most wonderful day with friends and family and I’m so happy to treasure these memories forever.
I Went to Hawaii for our Honeymoon!
After that, we headed off to Hawaii for an epic 3 week honeymoon! The last time we were overseas was 3 years ago, so we decided to make the most of it. We spent 5-6 days on each island, visiting Big Island, Maui and Oahu.
Here’s the highlights:
- Snorkelling at Molokini crater and amongst sea turtles on Maui
- Hiking into the Kīlauea Iki crater at Volcanoes National Park
- Seeing the sunset from the summit of Mauna Kea Volcano, the tallest mountain below sea level
- Stargazing at Mauna Kea and seeing Saturn and its moons
- Driving to the summit of Haleakala Crater in Maui, and seeing the sunset amongst the clouds
- Ziplining down the Kaanapali Ali mountains in West Maui
- Swimming at the most beautiful beaches in the world.
If you ever get the chance to go to Hawaii, I would definitely recommend it! It was such a stressfree, relaxing holiday with lots of adventures to be had. Everywhere you look there are beautiful views and scenery, and the people are so lovely there. We loved our holiday and I already want to go back!
I Hauled Some Books!
I must have visited Barnes & Noble almost everyday when I was in Maui and Oahu. After all, it’s my natural habitat.
Check out the books that I bought on my channel!
I also got heaps of book mail when I was away, which I’ll put up on my Youtube channel once it’s up. Make sure you’ve subscribed to my channel to check it out!
So after such an exciting year, what is in store for the rest of the year? I want to just relax and catch a breather, maybe join Nanowrimo and also focus on my career.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the following blogger guest posts when I was away:
- Fandoms as YA Novels by Sarah @ Written Word Worlds
- 5 Reads That’ll Take You Back To Primary School By Sofia Casanova
- 10 Book Recommendations To Diversify Your TBR By JM @ Book Freak Revelations
- Mental Health In Books By Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight
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AHHH FINALLY THE WEDDING! Congrats Jeann, I’m so glad it went as planned and you had tons of fun! <3
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YAAAYYY!!! Congrats on getting married!!! I hope you both have a lovely honeymoon!
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Thank you! We definitely had a lovely time away!
Congrats on your wedding! Your honeymoon sounds blissful!
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Thanks Sam, we had a lovely time!
Congratulations! You both look wonderful and you’re just glowing. What a wonderful way to begin your journey together with a trip to Hawaii. Much happiness my friend!
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Thank you Kimba! It was such a perfect month for us, now back to reality.
Aaaaaaaah!! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! <3
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Thanks so much Poulami!
Congratulations Jeann so happy for you!
Thank you Susan!
Congratulations again! And this sounds like just the best week in your life, pretty much 🙂 so happy for you!
Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks recently posted…Sunday post #29
Yessssss it was definitely a very memorable time for us!
Those pictures are all so beautiful, and you and your husband look so happy. Congratulations!!!
Thank you so much Sam!
Congratulations Jeann, on your wedding. You are looking beautiful 🙂 I am glad you had such a good break.
I hope you enjoy all of your books. Happy reading!
Thank you Sim, we had a wonderful day! Happy reading too!
I’m so glad you had such a lovely break, Jeann, congratulations again on your weddng – it seems like it was such a gorgeous wedding despite the stress it might have added to your life for a litlte while before. The pictures are absolutely stunning <3
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Thanks Marie, we had a fabulous time and it was all worth it in the end. I’m super happy with the photos too.
Yay, congratulations! So happy for you. I hope you had a wonderful time. Enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week. ❤️
Thank you, there’s lots of books for me to catch up on!
Glad you enjoyed yourself in Hawaii, Jeann! It looks like you had an amazing time 😀 And got a bunch of books hahaha! (Also your honeymoon was LONG and I’m jealous)
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Thanks Val! I had a few people say it was a long vacation too! What is a usual time for a honeymoon there?
Like…3, 5 days. I don’t know maybe it’s just that the US doesn’t want people to take off all the time…
For our next vacation, my family plans on going to Hawaii. Y’all looked like you had so much fun! Congratulations on the wedding!! I wish y’all the best <3
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Oh my gosh, that’s so exciting! We would go back in a heartbeat. I hope you enjoy it when you’re there!
Big congrats, Jeann! Your wedding looks beautiful, and Hawaii looks amazing
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It was such a beautiful place Tammy, we would definitely go back!
YAYYY I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK I MISSED YOUR WONDERFULNESS ON THE INTERNET!! But also glad you had such a good break and a beautiful and gorgeous wedding!! And omg Toby got to go to your wedding!! That is so darn CUTE. I love it!
(Also Here Lies Daniel Tate is AMAZING and so mind twisty. And I’m trying to work up the courage to read Godsgrave.)
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I’VE BEEN THE SAME WITH GODSGRAVE. it’s like I’m conserving it or something. We should buddy read to just get into it! I missed you too Cait and what fabulous news to come home to!