All Good Things Come to an End

Goodbye, family.

Goodbye, friends.

Goodbye, breathtaking sunsets.

Goodbye, endless feasts.

Goodbye, lazy days in the sun.

Goodbye, summer of fun.

Goodbye, Hawaii.

beach, hawaiian beach, pictures of beach,

All good things come to an end.


  1. by alicia on August 14, 2012  8:54 pm Reply

    Aww... must have been so hard leaving. Beautiful iphone pics!

  2. by Anna on August 14, 2012  9:02 pm Reply

    i feel your pain!

  3. by Annie @ Mama Dweeb on August 14, 2012  9:07 pm Reply

    Awww!!!! If I was you, I'd hate to leave that beauty and return home to the midwest. That shot of them in the pool made me smile. Such fun, carefree memories!

    • by Kristi on August 14, 2012  11:19 pm Reply

      It was definitely hard to leave! We had an amazing summer and I hated for it to come to an end, but the kids definitely need to get back to school. :) Hope you're doing well, Annie!

  4. by Suzanne on August 14, 2012  9:22 pm Reply

    Oh man, it must be SO hard to leave such a beautiful place full of friends. At least you're coming back to a beautiful time of year - the end of summer/early fall is the best time of year (in my humble opinion!)

    • by Kristi on August 14, 2012  11:24 pm Reply

      Oh I looooooove autumn! I can't wait for the leaves to start changing. It's one of the things I love about *not* living in Hawaii, though being apart from family and friends is tough.

  5. by Sarah on August 14, 2012  9:28 pm Reply

    Love these!! So sorry it is over. Gorgeous photos.

  6. by Tabitha Blue on August 14, 2012  9:41 pm Reply

    Oh what a gorgeous place! It would be really hard to say goodbye. Amazing captures though! :)

    Oh and I'm TabithaBlue on instagram... I'll have to find you!

    • by Kristi on August 14, 2012  11:25 pm Reply

      Thanks, Tabitha! Found you on Instagram and am following you now. :)

  7. by Dagmar ~Dagmar's momsense on August 14, 2012  9:53 pm Reply

    I bet that must have been hard to leave, you were there for quite a while! Glad you and the kids had a wonderful time. Do you think you'll come to BlogHer in Chicago?

    • by Kristi on August 14, 2012  11:27 pm Reply

      It was really hard to say goodbye. We cried our way through the airport and my poor parents and everyone else cried too. It always kills me to see my parents cry. :(

      BlogHer... Yes! I'm going to plan on it, for sure. I don't have any travel plans next summer and I'm dying to go to BlogHer and Chicago. I'll let you know as it gets closer.

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  8. by Ai Sakura on August 14, 2012  10:28 pm Reply

    looks like a fantastic holiday. good byes are the worst!
    I'm following as @AiSakuraHaruka on Instagram. keep in touch there :)

    • by Kristi on August 14, 2012  11:30 pm Reply

      It really was a great vacation! Thanks for leaving your Instagram username. I found you and am following you now. :)

  9. by Christy Ann on August 14, 2012  10:40 pm Reply

    Aw, so sad! It's so hard to say goodbye!

  10. by Valerie on August 14, 2012  10:54 pm Reply

    It's so hard to say goodbye, but I"m happy to say goodbye to summer! Just noticed you're living in a small town in MO. I just moved from KC, MO to a small town in IA. That was hard to say goodbye, there isn't anything remotely related to KC around here.

    • by Kristi on August 14, 2012  11:55 pm Reply

      Awww, moving is so tough! :( I hope you're able to settle in soon, make some new friends and get to know the area a little better. Moving to a small town (population 110, no kidding!) was a huge adjustment, but two years later and we're managing just fine. It's taken a lot of getting used to, though. lol Best of luck to you, Valerie!

  11. by Kimberly on August 14, 2012  11:06 pm Reply

    Looks like a wonderful time! Your photos are beautiful! I really hope to visit Hawaii some day. It looks like such a gorgeous place.

  12. by Maya on August 14, 2012  11:29 pm Reply

    Must be so hard coming home in some ways! We head home from my mom's tomorrow too :-( Sad to leave her, but I've missed Mark too.

    Not sure if we follow each other on Instagram. I'm MarfMom, of course. lol

    • by Kristi on August 14, 2012  11:40 pm Reply

      I don't think we follow each other yet on Instagram. What a shame! I'll go fix that in a minute! And yes, the return home is bittersweet. I missed my husband and our home and just being in our own space, but I miss my family and friends so much. I wish I could take the best of both places and smush them into one happy ever after home. :) Safe travels to you tomorrow, Maya!

  13. by Amy on August 15, 2012  12:20 am Reply

    That last photo is just gorgeous.

  14. by Karly @ Three in Three on August 15, 2012  12:38 am Reply

    Aww, it's always sad to go! I'm a follower on instagram: threeinthree!

  15. by Verena on August 15, 2012  4:37 am Reply

    Aww, Kristi I know how you feel! It must have been so sad for you to leave. Hopefully you´ll have the chance to see them again soon. Your photos are very beautiful and I hope to have the chance to visit Hawaii some day.


    • by Verena on August 15, 2012  4:37 am Reply

      Oh and thanks so much for adding my button! :)

  16. by Nancy on August 15, 2012  6:03 am Reply

    Looks like you had a wonderful time -- perhaps another visit in the near future? :)

  17. by Stacy Uncorked on August 15, 2012  6:39 am Reply

    Awwww! So bittersweet to have to have such good times come to an end. At least you took some awesome shots to keep the memories alive! ;) I'm not sure if we're following each other in Instagram yet - I'm StacyUncorked of course! :)

  18. by MixedMolly on August 15, 2012  7:05 am Reply

    What a fun summer! You children will have wonderful memories.

  19. by Gina on August 15, 2012  7:18 am Reply

    What a beautiful summer you have given your children Kristi- one that they will never forget. That is great!

  20. by Satakieli on August 15, 2012  8:12 am Reply

    Love these, especially that last one Kristi. It's hard coming back after being "home" for so long, I know xx

  21. by Amy @ Love Bug on August 15, 2012  8:12 am Reply

    aww that's so sad!! What a great summer you guys had. It just makes me want to take a nice vacation like that. I know you'll miss all your family but what wonderful memories you have!

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  23. by Danelle on August 15, 2012  8:20 am Reply

    I've loved seeing all of your pictures from Hawaii this summer. Too bad it has to come to an end--but you have so many great photos to remember it all. :)

  24. by Molly on August 15, 2012  8:23 am Reply

    I really love that last image. It seems to fit with the goodbye theme so well. It just seems to sum up that "end of the day when you are holiday feeling" so perfectly.


  25. by Leslie Estes on August 15, 2012  8:50 am Reply

    I love your sunset picture and the last one!!! It looks like it is hard to say goodbye to such a beautiful place!

  26. by Ellie A. on August 15, 2012  8:58 am Reply

    OH man I would be sad too. I'd want to see if I could extend my stay just a tiny bit more. Loved seeing all your pictures so much fun!

  27. by Adora @ Gingerbreadmum on August 15, 2012  9:49 am Reply

    Love the gorgeous view! Thanks for hosting this WW party! Happy Wednesday :)

  28. by Veronica on August 15, 2012  9:55 am Reply

    I loved living vicariously through you while on your trip. The photos are all so beautiful and so is your family. Im going to miss it too :( signed, your friend the creeper.

  29. by LaShawn on August 15, 2012  10:24 am Reply

    Looks like a great great time! The photos were so beautiful! I didn't know you were on instagram!! (DUH???) I'm rosesdaughter!!

  30. by Katherine on August 15, 2012  10:47 am Reply

    I am so sad it's over too! Really enjoyed all of your posts and especially the pictures. Aloha!

  31. by Susi on August 15, 2012  10:59 am Reply

    Such wonderful pictures. I loved following your adventures on Instagram. My username is bocafrau...

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  35. by Run DMT on August 15, 2012  3:51 pm Reply

    Such gorgeous photos, mama! I loved the simplicity of your text with the photos. Man, I would be so sad to leave Hawaii, too.

  36. by Honey Mommy on August 15, 2012  5:13 pm Reply

    I have never even been to Hawaii, but I would love to go someday. I can imagine that leaving is SO hard.

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