If you go to Oahu you have to rent a car for a day and drive around the island. These swings are everywhere and it is so fun to stop at random beaches and just walk along and find these. This would be a perfect spot to watch the sunset too….I wanted to go back there to do that but we ran out of time. I swear I could spend a year on that island and still barely make a dent in my bucket list beacause there is so much to do and see. I think I had at least 90 things on my bucket list that I was hoping to do while we were there. We probably got through at least half of it. I guess there’s always next time! 😉
We stayed in an airbnb on the North Shore and spent a few days in Waikiki at the beginning of our trip where we stayed at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach which was amazing!! The rooms are brand new and gorgeous. We had a suite on one of the top floors which had incredible views and it was close to everything. Waikiki will always have a special place in our hearts because that is where we spent our honeymoon. We got married young and when we got there we had a hard time because neither of us was technically old enough to rent a car or hotel room at the time but we got it all figured out eventually. On our honeymoon we lived on ramen and shave ice while we were there and mostly just beach hopped because we were too broke to do much else and all we had was a hand drawn map that a local gave us on the plane ride over. But don’t get me wrong….we had an amazing time and if I could do it all over again I would do it exactly the same! ❤ (Ok….maybe I would wear make-up to our wedding this time and get a really pretty white dress and not have hair straight out of the ocean and hire a photographer but I loved our low key super low budget wedding). It was really fun to go back and bring the kids and stay somewhere really nice this time.
This month has been so crazy that’s why I haven’t had much time to post on here….birthdays, last minute trips (we planned out trip to California 24 hours before our plane departed 😳), so much work to get caught up on (I feel like our real estate business is expanding faster than we realized so we have been putting in a lot of extra hours lately) and all of the Halloween and fall festivities. I’m currently writing this from my phone while I’m getting my hair done which is so overdue so please excuse any typos. I think I finally have our Halloween costumes figured out…they are easy and not exactly what I was going for in the beginning but the kids are happy and picked theirs out so I just went from there. California was awesome and I’m so glad we decided to go at the last minute. (Posts coming soon!) The kids had that Friday off from school and Jonathan was looking at a Lamborghini (yes…seriously…crazy I know!) that he wanted to buy there so we decided to make the trip so he could see the car in person and we could have a little getaway and do all of the touristy things with the kids. They both want to move to Santa Monica now. 😉 We will be going back in January so if anyone has any suggestions for LA, Disneyland, and San Diego I would love to hear them. Also, on a totally random and unrelated note, I’m completely obsessed with getting one of those robotic vacuums. I’m not sure which brand to go with though so if anyone has one that they love leave me a comment and let me know. I have a Dyson now which I love but having time to vacuum everyday with everything we have going on is just not happening and we have 2 cats (and 2 messy boys) so that is something that really should be happening. Well….Jonathan ended up buying the car and it arrived yesterday (I will post some pics soon!) ….he has worked so hard to get his dream car and I’m so proud of him. No one works harder and deserves it more than he does! I hope everyone has a great weekend!! We have the boys’ soccer games tonight, their fall festival at school tomorrow, and Sunday we are hoping to have time to take them to do some fun fall festivities. Happy Friday!! xo
*Please ignore the date this was posted. The original post date was 10/20/17 but due to losing some of my blog content when switching to a self hosted blog platform I had to manually re-post.