Friday, March 27, 2009

Our Love Story: Getting Ready for Hawaii

We parked the car at a lookout point stared at the spectacular view and talked about our exciting trip to Hawaii. Honey suggested extending our trip for a couple of extra days and visit another island. I called my family and best friend right away to tell them the good news. They were excited for us and proud of Honey for his award. This was going to be my first real vacation in years.

During the next 2 and 1/2 months, I accepted a new job at an Advertising Agency. Everything felt like it was starting to turn around for me. During my agency interview, I let my new boss know that I would love to accept the job if it was OK that I leave on a trip in only 3 weeks. He asked me where we were going and then said I could go as long I went without pay. Since the upcoming trip was paid for by honey's company this felt to me like a win win. I got to start a new job and go on a great trip.

* Photo was taken over the islands.

But still the dark cloud over my soon to be umbrella drinks was Honey telling his parents. They were not happy with his decision that he was taking me and so Honey couldn't be completely happy with his award. We made the decision to be honest with them and we didn't want to keep our trip a secret.

In my first 3 weeks of my new job, I had a count down to vacation. I was enjoying my new co-workers and learning about the advertising world. I kept my secret Hawaii adventure secret until we only had three days to go. I confided in an executive assistant 'Tammy' my good news. She was supportive and I made a mental note to bring her back a thank you present.

Not a lot of things are needed to pack for Hawaii. A camera, dress, hat, suntan lotion and a new bathing suit. I really should have packed nothing and bought my necessities there. I wondered where I could find a perfect hula skirt?!

Our trip to Denver had gone well so I wondered how our first real vacation would turn out. We also booked to go to Kauai for 3 days before flying to the Island of Oahu to join the rest of Honey's company. What islands have you been to sweetie?


Char said...

Hawaii sounds like heaven!!

Namine said...

the pictures are beautiful! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story. nothing like leaving us hanging!! :)

Laura said...

Hi Char: Can we go again soon?

Namine: I am a sucker for suspense, but I promise to not leave you hanging :)

Tricia said...

I lived in hawaii for 5 years and why yes its great to visit I hated it lol

Laura said...

Tricia: I feel very sorry for you. How ever did you make it through living in Hawaii for 5 years? Which Island did you suffer on?

Agume Atlas said...
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kari and kijsa said... be on a plane to Hawaii!!
kari & kijsa

Agume Atlas said...

Think Big. Think Positive. Think Smart. Think Beautiful. Think Great. I know, that is too much for u, so here is a shortcut. JUST THINK ABOUT ME!

Debbie said...

I love Hawaii. And I really enjoyed doing your 5 questions post.

Laura said...

kari and kijsa: it was so exciting and I can't wait to share it with you.

Debbie:and I love your answers. Thank you playing along. You're the best!

Underfunded Heiress said...

Oooh, Hawaii sounds so good right now!

Congrats on your new job. Pretty cool.

Bummer about your honey's parents being unhappy.

Laura said...

Hi Underfunded: this was over two years, but thank you so much for your congrats.

Gloria C. said...


I'm so jealous :)

Laura said...

Gloria: It was wonderful and glad you can help me relive it. Thank you for your comment.

Atlas said...

At this time of the rising tide,
Always remember God is by your side,
guiding you through that steep hill,
while you let him do his will.

Place your burdens in his hands,
though might be as grains of sands,
trust in him and he will do the rest,
for he alone, knows what is best.