As I’m posting these on my family blog, I’m realizing that it’s way more than 5 days worth of posts, so I’m going to start posting our Hawaii trip today. If you want only craft related items this week, I’m sorry. Those will resume next week ;). Hope you’ll bear with me while I post about Hawaii.
We really wanted to upgrade to a Jeep, but we only paid for the lowest priced economy car that we could and didn’t want to pay the difference (bidding on priceline saved us loads of money). We told the lady at the car rental place that it was our anniversary and she upgraded us for FREE! Yahoo! Dillon was extremely happy about that. After getting our rentals, we all headed to Costco to stock up on breakfast and lunch foods to save some money, since we were in a condo with a kitchen.
Since we were still used to Utah time, we were out the door at about 6:00 am Hawaii time (9:00 am Utah time), and were able to catch the first sunrise there while we waited for some stores to open for a couple items we forgot to pack. I wish I had taken a picture of the guys hanging out in Walmart. There was one man playing a ukulele, right as we walked in. Very cool.
It completely threw me off seeing Christmas decorations and hearing the music played everywhere. Which, by the way, is way less annoying Christmas music than what you’ll hear on the radio where I live. And a ton of variety, instead of the same songs, same artists over and over.
Karl copied a CD for us with some of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole songs. You’ve probably heard is pretty version of Over the Rainbow. It was fun to see a painting downtown Kona of him. His picture was everywhere!
I’m a nerd in these next pictures, but I felt so peaceful, happy, and worry-free (thanks to the many many people who watched my kids so I knew they were safe!!!). Dillon and I decided that to have the best time, we needed to put life’s trials on hold for the week. It was a good idea. :)