Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tropical…oh, doesn’t that word just make you giddy this time of the year?

 

Mama’s Losin’ It Challenge

1.) A vacation to remember.

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The month was February in the year 2005, the time of the year for those living in cold climates that cabin fever is at it’s most unbearable.  I was 4 months pregnant at the time and most likely vitamin D deficient and in a desperate way in need of a photosynthesizing experience.  My parents must have sensed this because they decided to invite us on a trip to Hawaii with them, my sister and her husband, and my grandparents.  They had a time-share on Maui with room for us all.  The timing was so perfect that as I sit here once more in a cold climate in the middle of February,  the yearning for such another trip, almost causes me physical pain. 

This was my first, and so far only, trip to Hawaii.  The details are foggy as to where exactly we went, the names of the places we snorkeled, or how many turtles and humpback whales we saw, but the memory of peace, rest, warmth, light breezes, salty air, the sounds of the ocean, the colorful plant and animal life, and the overall feeling of tranquility, overwhelm me and I can almost imagine myself there again.

Hawaii 2005

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Dantzel with flower

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2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Those pictures are so cruel!! But glad you had a great trip. What would I give to go to Hawaii right now!

Jayne said...

It's all lovely and tropical until you realize you're fighting the skin cancer, wrinkles by your eyes and freckles on your cheeks battle. Want to know how many bottles of sunblock are in my stockpile? 20+! It's freakin' expensive here and since we all lather up DAILY I bought a bunch when it was 50% off. (Our 50% is probably your regular price 'cause who buys sunblock in Utah in the winter besides ski bums.)
Still, thanks for reminding me to count my sunshiny blessings. Our door is always open for a visit from you!