Sunset from our Lanai at the hotel
After enjoying a stay in Keauhou, Joshua and I were blessed with a trip to Kauai. This was the one island that we both really wanted to experience. With my mom in town and free flights through Mokulele, it was the perfect opportunity. We were blessed to have friends of our church offer their time share. We also found a ridiculously good deal on a rental car.
This was the first time ever, that I had been gone from the kids for three whole days. I thought I would struggle with not being in control of their care, but I was able to totally relax and enjoy the lack of responsibility!
While eating our yummy food at THE FERAL PIG, Joshua and I did have a conversation about leaving Hawaii. We decided we wanted to wait another month before leaving Hawaii. First, because Joshua felt like the job in Minnesota should be coming through any time and second, because we needed to get some medical stuff done for the boys, that I neglected to schedule earlier. So the decision was made that the boys and I would leave the Big Island in early November.
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
(The Grand Canyon of Hawaii)
Kauai Coffee Plantation
Kailua Pork Hamburger at
THE FERAL PIG restaurant.
Kīlauea Point Lighthouse
This was the only place I desired to visit on Kauai.
The goal was to see the blue footed booby.
We believe we were able to see one, but
not up close.
We were sure that while Gram was visiting, Ethan would lose his first teeth. Just days after she left he let Joshua pull the first one out and then a week later he pulled the other out himself.
The one and only thing on the Big Island left on my bucket list, was Makalawena Beach. It is a beach that is hard to get to and anyone who has ever been there will tell you how AMAZING it is. We were able to borrow a jeep from some good friends and headed out for a day of fun.
To make the month even better, I was able to take a trip to Maui to visit good friends and meet their baby boy for the first time.
September ended with a job offer for Joshua to be a First Officer flying small jets out of Minnesota. Joshua woke me up early in the morning to tell me that he received the job offer. He also told me he was not sure he wanted to take it and then left for work. All day long, I prayed like mad for him, that he would make the right decision for us. He came home and told me he was just kidding and that he already put in his two weeks and accepted the job offer. Let the packing and adventure begin!!!!