On Tuesday, August 28th, Tim and I will be heading off for 6 days and 5 nights in...drum roll please...
Can you believe it? Because I still can't. Hawaii. I'll tell ya how it came about. Around a month and a half ago, Tim and I got the great idea to go to Hawaii...alone...all by our "lonesomes". We priced some stuff and realized that it was doable.
For YEARS, we've been talking about going to Hawaii. We actually wanted to get married there in a quaint little ceremony on the beach, but that didn't happen. And since then, that is all Tim can talk about. Especially since he lived there for a year and a half or so. I call him my gypsy
woman man, because the guy has lived everywhere. He used to just pick up and move, all for good reasons of course, but the man has lived everywhere. He always says how he would move back to Hawaii in a heartbeat if I was down with it.
Well, I'm not sure about moving there, but visiting the place, I'm definitely down with. And, this will be my first time. And, this is like the honeymoon we never got. We have also discussed possibly having another baby, and if that happens, which if it does, it will happen sooner rather than later, we would not be able to do a trip like this for at least another 4 years. So, I mean, we just had to do it, we had to be selfish and just do it! I'm so excited to spend such a wonderful vacation with my best friend. I'm sure we will have the time of our lives!
Of course there are a lot of things to get done before we leave...
But I have a lot crossed off our list. I'm getting super nervous about leaving the kids for so long, but we can't look back now, we decided to fly Joy down to watch the kids for us, and she flies in tomorrow morning. We can't wait to see her.
Especially the girls. Riley knows that Nana will be with me to pick her up from school tomorrow and I think she had trouble falling asleep. The kids have known that we were leaving for a couple of days as soon as we booked the trip. Riley says that she is going to miss us, and Madi says that she's not. I'm kind of thinking that those roles might be reversed.
Riley is so sweet, they went to the library for the first time a couple of days ago and Riley thought about Mommy and Daddy when she picked out her book to borrow.
She said, "Mommy, I borrowed a book for you and Daddy to take to Hawaii with you when you go. It's a book on Hawaii, and I think you are going to love it."
How cute is that? I know it's a book on palm trees, but she was pretty darn close! I'm gonna miss my girls!! But I know they will have a blast with Nana, and Grandma too. Grandma will be around a lot to help out Nana, or maybe just to check in on her to make sure that the girls have not tied her up and put her in a closet or something ;)
We just have a few more things to do before we head off. Like neatly packing our suitcase. I've been throwing in clothes and bathing suits that we have been buying for our trip very unorganized like in our suitcase for a month now.
Just got to get that baby packed up nice and we will be ready to go. I can't wait! And I just have to say how thankful we are that God has put Tim in a position that actually allows us to do this. Paid vacation is a wonderful gift. And we are truly blessed!
I'm bringing my laptop, so I'm hoping to post a few times while we are there, in our "downtime"...Ha! We'll see about that!