My parents came into town and I pretty much threw caution to the wind. I think I opened up my laptop a total of 4 times in 10 days. Can I just say it was freaking amazing?
Want to know what else is amazing? Seeing family in your new hometown and being able to show them every little nook and cranny and all the things you love. There should be a way to bottle all that happiness and bring it out later, long after they’re gone and you’re missing them.
As soon as they stepped off the plane, we were go, go go–and more GO. I think we may have circled Oahu twice before the 3rd day, but we didn’t even care. Exploring with visitors is a bit like being on vacation yourself. Hint, hint–WE REALLY LIKE VISITORS.
I’ll let my pictures do the talking.
We spent an amazing July 4th together being thankful for family and freedom. I was also very grateful for my mom’s cooking and watching fireworks on the beach. We are lucky that our housing community set them off. Walking across the street, plopping yourself on the beach and watching musically choreographed fireworks sounds like my kind of party.
All too soon, it was time for us to put them back on a plane. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss them around our house already. It didn’t even make me mad that clutter piled up, our kitchen wasn’t perfectly swept and our car had more sand in it than usual. It was so perfect. Seeing family after a period of time and distance has a way of making you feel even more grateful. I’m happy to say they’re already planning another trip back 🙂