I am sitting in Hawaii right now. I can't tell you how far I feel from my family. As I was on the flight and it felt like it was taking FOREVER to get here (six hour flight from Salt Lake City, which was a three hour flight from home.) It's just difficult knowing that I am so far from everyone I love.
HOWEVER... having said that, Hawaii is GORGEOUS!!! I'm trying to figure out the island and it's more confusing driving in a strange city when you don't have a navigator. I'm starting to think I should not have declined the insurance on the car. Luckily, I have finally gotten my navigation running.
I looked at a house yesterday that was totally amazing! My husband said he thinks I will "know" it when I see it and this one was totally a house I could see us living in. I have some photos, but you really can't get a feel for the house from the pictures. This house had two walls, opposite one another, that completely open to the outside. A breeze was blowing through the house and I just can't explain the feeling I had when I was in there. I could literally see my boys running in and out of that courtyard. I could picture Liam and Connor playing lego on the lanai (which, best I could tell is a fancy word for porch.) :)
It's very fun seeing the difference in homes and the different type of culture that is here. This particular house was more than just the house, the community seems really neat. There were tons of people out walking. I saw one little girl and her dad walking home from school. The Y was just around the corner. There were two parks nearby and it is only 1.5 blocks from the beach. Wow, it feels alot like Provision to me. The only down side is that it is the absolute MAXIMUM rent amount that I am allowed to spend. Brian was really hoping to get something that was not at the top of the rental amount, but we'll just have to see what else I find today that can compare to this one.