We did it.
We gave our children an adventure for Christmas. It was their only present. And it was so awesome.
We spent the past ten days on the island of Oahu in Hawaii with the Hubby’s parents who are serving a mission for our church there.
Hawaii, well, it pretty much rocks the planet Earth forwards and back. Don’t believe me? Take a look at that picture up there. Where does that happen? A tiny boat on a big blue sea with the sky and the clouds all joining together in one humongous Aloha!?
It happens in Hawaii. Where I happened to catch it on my camera.
We are exhausted. It is the best kind of exhaustion though. The kind where your face hurts from smiling so much and your mind hurts from being blown away every day by the sheer beauty of a place and your stomach hurts from eating way too much delicious food and your feet hurt from walking on so many lovely beaches.
We are all suffering from a severe case of the jet lag. As I write this it is 1:35 in the morning and I can’t sleep. I have to get up in four hours to get my Big C off to school. Who makes kids go back to school the stinking day after New Years? I’m sure they don’t do that in Hawaii.
So, I’ll be chronicling bits and pieces of our trip in the next week. There’s too much to share. I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I wanted because my camera battery died and I forgot to bring the charger. But I remembered the sunscreen!
All this to say, I’ve missed you. And I’m glad we’ll be back together in 2013.
PS. At time of posting, I got three whole hours of sleep. YAWN.