|The Kauai Coastline - From Wikipedia Commons|
1. I've never been to Hawaii. For that matter, I've never actually been off the continent, either, so it's exciting to be traveling farther than I've ever been.
2. I'll get to scuba dive again for the first time in five years. Being pregnant twice and having infants during the summer months has made it impossible for Jim and I to take our annual trip down to San Carlos, Mexico. We both have full dive gear (sans tanks), so we took it all into the shop to get serviced a few weeks back and we'll be bringing it along to spend many a hours in the ocean. I've really missed it and am excited to see all the varied aquatic life in an entirely new geographical location.
3. We have built-in babysitters on the trip while we go and explore. Yes, the kids are coming with us, but the in-laws and other family members have graciously offered to watch our kids while we go 60-feet under. Which leads to number 4....
4. My in-laws are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and renewing their vows, and Jim will be officiating the ceremony, as he's a certified reverend. The in-laws have also been so incredibly generous, as they've financed the entire trip because they wanted the entire family to be in attendance for this monumental landmark in their lives.
The only thing I'm truly stressing about is the airplane ride. C-Dub is only two and in that manic I-have-to-be-moving-all-times phase in his life (parents, you know what I'm talking about). Our saving grace is that we have to wake him up at 2:30 am on Thursday morning to get us to the airport by 3:30 am, so we're hoping he'll be so bushed that he will sleep most of the entire time. And if not, I bought him a new Cars coloring book and will be bringing both Cars movies (he's obsessed) for him to watch on my computer.
So, when and if it gets totally quiet around here in the next two weeks, just remember it's because I'm off on a family vacation! I may post if we have wi-fi, but maybe not.
But if you want something else to read for right now, be sure to head on over to NA Alley where I've brought up the discussion topic of book promotion!