Before I start this, I would just like to say Merry Christmas Eve to everybody.
This year is a lot different than last year. This is mine and Jeff's second Christmas together, but this time we are on the other side of the world, with oceans between us, and 6 hours time difference. I look out of my window and I see palm trees and mountains. It's paradise for the next person. However, it's extremely difficult for me to think of Hawaii as paradise today. I skyped with one side of my family, and I couldn't hold it together. My family is so very important to me. Growing up Christmas Eve with the family was the best, and it was my favorite holiday. It's the one time a year where family from all over get together and just laugh and have a great time. Seeing how big my cousins are getting, how much my brothers and sister are growing up, it kills me. I miss the feeling of a hug from my dad. I miss the laughter, and everyhing.
But, I have to be strong. I'm where I am because I WANT to be. I chose this life style when I said "I do." I should be thankful my husband isn't deployed this Christmas. I should be thankful for the life I live, the people in it, etc. I am. So before I keep rambling and rambling I'm going to get off of here and try to enjoy my holiday. It's a happy day.
Happy Birthday Jesus.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Hawaii is wonderful. We moved into our house October 4th. This is our first time living on a military post and I couldn't be happier. The location of our home is perfect. It's country, but not cow country. When you pull into our community, the mountains are on your left and the beach is in plain sight. I love it.
Since we've been here, we've gone to the beach, A LOT. We also went to our first luau! It was so amazing to see. We got to experience all cultures that made/make Hawaii what it is.
Thanksgiving passed. We invited some people over from Jeffy's company, and some friends we have made here on the island. It turned out to be a huge success. Jeff deep fried a turkey for the first time and I was terrified it would turn out to be like something from a Chevy Chase movie. But it was absolutely fantastic.
I don't really know what to write about now, but I will when I can think of something. I just wanted to update all of you! :]
Peace, Love, HI life. <3