Bites of Life (#8)

Noble Pig Spring Break 2014
Oh man, if there is one thing about vacation, re-entry is hard! If you have been following on Instagram, you’ll know I just spent a glorious Spring Break week in Hawaii (I don’t feel guilty saying that, sorry.). We had absolutely perfect weather and the 76-83 degree temperatures were divine.

Living in Oregon it’s really nice to get away from the rain and the cold during this time of year. We really look forward to it and Hawaii is definitely our place to indulge. The kids love it, I love it….it has always been perfection for our family.

Noble Pig Waikiki Beachwalk
We love staying on the island of Oahu in Waikiki. There is so much to do there. Waikiki has turned into a shopping mecca over the years. We love the nightlife it provides but enjoy spending our days on beaches all over the island. Having a rental car in Hawaii is a must for us!!

Noble Pig Beach time
We visited some amazing beaches during this trip.

Noble Pig Tropical Itch
And lots of tropical umbrella drinks were had!

 Noble Pig Spring Time
My boys love the water and much to my chagrin are always looking for the biggest waves. It scares the heck out of me. I am always on high alert when they are in the ocean.

Noble Pig Monchong
We had some amazing food on this trip too. More on that later.

Noble Pig Waikiki 1
In the coming weeks I am going to write more specifically about some of the things we did in Hawaii. So many people always ask me where to go or where to eat. I do have some suggestions.

While it’s good to get away and hard to come home, it is good to be back. The dog will not leave my side and nothing made me smile bigger than my boys saying how much they loved being back at home (even though they didn’t want to leave Hawaii). Go figure.

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Things I’ve seen around the web this week:

Weekend breakfast.
I want to make this cake just for the colors!
Baked is better on the waistline.
Cute Easter dessert.
The kind of pasta salad I love.
30 April Fool’s recipes to trick your kiddos.
I can’t wait to follow this journey.
Cake turned into cookies.
My kids will love these.
Is it five o’clock yet?
On my list of things to make homemade.
Adorable “movie themed” cupcakes.
More Eastery cuteness.
And even more adorable Easterness.
Mug cake is in and this is the one I want.
THESE burgers.
Cute food!
Deviled egg love!
I adore baked oatmeal.
5 Tortilla Snack ideas.

That is all friends, until next time. See other editions of Bites of Life.

Two Years Ago: Spicy Apricot Ginger-Lime Chicken
Three Years Ago: Potted Chocolate-Mint Puddings
Four Years Ago: Soft Polenta with Mascarpone
Five Years Ago: Sticky Peanut Butter and Jelly Wings
Six Years Ago: I Have This Theory…

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  1. So glad you had a great time, Cathy! You deserve the break! Gorgeous photos!
    Thank you for linking up my Easter bunnies. :)

  2. and good for you for no guilt – you work hard and deserve the break! as a life long Island Girl, I love living vicariously through your photos until I can get back there, soon!

    welcome home, maybe the sun will stick around for ya!

  3. so jealous of your trip–it looked amazing!

  4. Sheila 4

    Ken and I will celebrate 20 years in September! So to celebrate we are hoping to go to Hawaii but where to start…so much to do so many islands! I’m taking notes!

  5. I loved your Hawaii photos! They made me feel like I was back on the island! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

  6. Susan @ flavors by four 6

    Your trip looked amazing. I still haven’t gotten to see how beautiful Hawaii is. Thanks for mentioning my German chocolate cake cookies.

  7. Welcome home! Looks like you had a super fun, relaxing and well deserved vacation. Thanks for sharing some snaps!

  8. Looks like you surely had a lot of fun. The place is absolutely perfect for summer.

  9. Oh, your first photo there has me sooooo envious! I haven’t been to a beach in forever. It looks like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  11. Birdiebee 11

    Sounds like it was a great vacation. I have never been to Hawaii but hope that I will be able to go someday soon before I am no longer able to travel. The weather looks perfect and beats the snow we’ve had and likely will be having again tomorrow. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip.


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