Yes, I live in “paradise”, but its still hard some days.
(NO. I have not fallen off the face off the earth, just haven’t felt like blogging. I really want to to start back. It helps me keep track of all the babies are doing.)
We went back home to visit family in February. We actually pulled off a HUGE surprise. No one knew we were coming except my sisters. It was great. All four us were happy to be back home. I think Jason was the happiest to be back. He is the one struggling the most with living here.
My husband. He’s an odd one. He hates the water. The beach. The sand. And we live in HAWAII. He’s in the COAST GUARD. Figure that one out.
So, enjoying the beautiful beaches? We are not. It gets hard to go somewhere, where your husband gets all freaked out with the sand. Or is scared that a shark is going eat him when we are knee deep in the water with the kids. (Can you see my eyes rolling?!) But, he said he would make more of an effort to not complain so the kids and I can enjoy ourselves. He tried surfing, and loved it. (yes, Jason, you said you loved it) He won’t do it again. I think he is scared to admit that he could enjoy doing something at the beach. 😉
We are enjoying the beautiful scenery. We enjoy going hiking, and try to get out the house every weekend to do something with the kids. That is a wonderful thing about Hawaii. There is always something to do or a new place to explore. We are taking our time exploring so we can avoid “island fever.”
Speaking of island fever. I HATE being so far away from family and friends. I hate that I am going to miss my sister’s wedding. I hate that the kids can’t have a close relationship with their cousins. Yes, we call and skype, but it was so nice for the kids to play with their cousins. In person. I want to go home for Christmas.
And we got a great deal on airfare last time. It cost us a whole $1200 to go to NC. I got a great deal on priceline and used our reward points with our Discover card. Now flights have gone up SO much. It would cost us three grand to go home. IT SUCKS. That does not include our rental car or gas costs.
Anyway. I’m just feeling sorry for myself. I miss my family. I miss my friends.
I haven’t attempted to make a lot of friends here. It just makes me sad when they leave or we leave. It is my own fault.
Next time I post, I’ll update everyone on the kids. They are thriving here. And speaking of kids, they are begging me to feed them.