Friday, February 17, 2017

Our Hawaiian Adventure

Honeymoons, does it really matter when you have one, as long as you have one?  After my husband and I got married 2 years ago in November (2016) we weren't sure if we'd take a honeymoon or not.  After just spending all our money we had saved on our wedding, a honeymoon wasn't even something we thought of going on right after getting married.  I knew we'd take one just wasn't really sure when, we'd talked about going to Hawaii or somewhere tropical just the two of us.
So when my husband pulled out all the stops and I mean all the stops to surprise me with an anniversary/honeymoon trip, I was super excited to be spending 5 days of alone time with him.  He did good, I'll give him that.  He surprised me in November and here we are in February just getting back from our Hawaiian adventure.  Jason's cousin Justin and his gf had been to Kona a few times so we thought it would be fun if we all went together, and I'm so glad we did, it was so much fun!  We got up really early on Friday morning 2/10 (4:30am) to head to the airport, we made it to the airport, went through security and got some Starbucks while we waited to board.  I hate flying so I didn't really eat or drink too much of my Starbucks.  We boarded the plane and much to my surprise I didn't feel like I was going to have an anxiety attack, I made sure to talk to my husband and joke around to keep my mind off the take off.  The flight was about 6 hours, we landed in Honolulu where we had a 3 hour lay over.  We got some very over priced lunch in the airport and then got more starbucks and then waited.  Our lay over turned into 4 hours, after 4 hours had passed we finally got to board the plane, where we then had to sit for an additional 30 mins cause something about condensation in the back they had to check on.  They determined it was fine and we were finally able to leave Honolulu to make the 35 minute plane ride to Kona.  It was so nice to finally be in Kona after being in a plane for what seemed like all damn day.  Our bags were waiting for us after we got off the plane and the shuttle to take us to our car was waiting as well, hallelujah.  We loaded our bags into our rental jeep and headed to our condo.  The condo was amazing, it was on the bottom floor at the corner over looking the ocean, so beautiful.  Our remaining 4 days were spent exploring the island, trying new food, visiting 3 different beaches, snorkeling, diving, watching sunsets and having the best time ever.

Being a mom while traveling that far did give me a little anxiety but knowing they were in good hands did ease my mind.  This was the furthest and longest we've been away from the girls.  It was the perfect amount of time and I was so excited to be back with them.  I wasn't really excited about having to get up early the next morning to take them to school!  I was still on Hawaii time wishing I was laying in bed listening to the waves crashing instead.  Now on to planning the next trip but with the girls this time!

Enjoy the picture overload!

View from our balcony

Black Sand Beach

Double waterfall

Green Sands Beach

Sunset from our balcony


mini hermit crab

lots of mini hermit crabs

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I've got a CRUSH on you

Being a mom of 3 girls I knew the day would come when they would get there first "crush" on a boy.  Well that day has arrive and I didn't really anticipate that it would come as early as 2nd grade. In the beginning of the school year Kaylee would come out of class, point me out to her teacher and then walk over and we'd leave.  Lets fast forward to the last couple of weeks, she walks out of class and stands with her "crush" and pretends like she doesn't see me standing there waving at her.  She's got the full on heart eyes for this boy.  In the line at drop off she's trying to find him on the playground, she wants to go to the park after school so that they can play, and she blushes every time his name is mentioned.  She doesn't like to talk to much about him at home cause daddy will hassle her too much.
As cute as it is to see her get all bashful, laugh at everything he does and give him hugs when she leaves, I'm not sure how I really feel about it.  To me it means that my first baby is growing up, growing up a little faster than I want her.  A first "crush" is a big deal, I remember having my first crush on a boy, the only difference was that I was in 4th grade. .
I know its just the beginning I have 2 more daughters that will be there, just hoping not anytime soon, this mama can only take so much.  I'm not ready for my little ladies to have crushes and like boys.  Kaylee now wants to make sure that her hair is just right and that she looks cute, slow down little lady, slow down!  I know there dad is not ready for this at all, I mean what dad is!  We've tried to tell the girls that boys have cuties and they don't go away till they move out, and at first they agreed and "boys were gross", well that's now out the window for the oldest girl in my house.
After school yesterday, her crush came to the park (she begged me to go cause he promised he was going) and brought his library book, they sat on a bench together and read it before running around the playground, chasing each other and laughing (other kids were playing with them, but they only shared the book between them).  Her crush has a crush on her too, they gave each other a hug when we left the park, oh to be young and "in love".  As a parent its bound to happen, I just didn't think it would happen this soon.