Saturday, March 21, 2015


When I found out we were moving to Oahu 3 years ago my plan was to explore the other 5 islands surrounding ours and experience them all. 
Then life gets in the way. 
I was lucky enough to spend the day on Lanai 2 years ago. 

And last year we explored the Big Island when I was 7 months pregnant. 
Mike let me choose which island I wanted to visit before Emma was born for my babymoon.
I was finding it really hard to choose between two. 
The Big Island and Kauai.

 The Big Island had two things on it that I really wanted to see. 
The volcano (lava) and the manta rays.
Kauai is amazingly beautiful. Waterfalls galore and the 11 mile Napali Coast hike that is breathtaking. 

I decided to choose The Big Island just because when else am I ever going to be able to swim with manta rays and see a live volcano. Arriving on the island and learning that the lava was not flowing at that time was a little disappointing. We still had a amazing time at the volcano with unforgettable memories. But what really made me sad was snorkeling with the manta rays. I have seen countless Youtube videos of the beautiful creatures. It didn't matter that I get extremely sea sick just looking at a boat, I still would suffer throwing up and being "that girl" that smells at the end of the tour.
I recap my whole experience here.
But when you look forward to something so much and you only see two (from far away) it made me wish I would have chose Kauai instead.  
 (we had a amazing time on the big island and will never forget all of the other amazing experiences that we were able have) 

OK. I'm getting to the part as to why I am writing this. 

So, my family is leaving this beautiful island very soon. We are heading on a new adventure and leaving behind this beautiful island that we will never be back to (military life at least). 
Mike knows how much I my heart will hurt once my life changes from living aloha to the hustle and bustle of the main land.

A few weeks ago, Mike walked in from work. 
Handed me a peice of paper.
It was a print out of a reservation.
I cried. I come!


  1. Oh I love it, Im so happy for you. We loved loved Kauai so much!!! Enjoy it!!!!

  2. heck yeah!!! what a good man!! enjoy and take pictures!! i'll have to live vicariously through them.

  3. Awesome! Can't wait to read all about it.

  4. Awww! Congratulations! We hven't explored any of the other islands yet. I also really want to see lava and we hopefully have plans for the Big Island in August.

    1. I hope you get to go! Hopefully the lava will still be flowing when you're there! Be so cool. I recommend staying at the KMC when you go. They have everything you need there and you are right in the heart of the volcano.