Sunday, November 9, 2008

love aloha.

if you were wondering if we had a good time in hawaii--

today we walked into church and on the stand was the utah polynesian choir. a couple dozen polynesians in conservative suits, bright red leis, and beautiful voices. they performed in our sacrament meeting, and sang in hawaiian and english. during the first song they sung in hawaiian, jayson cried.

i unpacked after church. i opened up my suitcase and smelt the salty, sandy, wet hawaiian smell and i cried.

[taken from our patio our first morning at sunrise]

i'd go back tomorrow if i could. and i might never come back.

maybe someday i'll get around to telling you all of the wonderful things we did while we were there. but talking about it might be too painful. i know that sounds extreme--i tell you, i love that place more than i can explain here.

we're already planning december 2009. and 2010. and 2011, 2012, etc. anyone want to come with us?

16 comments:

buttercup said...

We wanna come! I know how you feel. I was trying to find ways for us to move there when we went. I was trying to figure out if Aaron could work at BYU-Hawaii or something. I loved it SO much! I'm glad that you had a good time.

janae said...

Count me in!! In fact, I say we all ditch everything here and move to Hawaii permanently. I bet a hot dog stand there would be a big hit!

ps. I'm still wondering what you wanted to comment about on my "fyi to commentors" post.

Maddie said...

count me in! sounds like your trip was fun. i wish i could go fun places like that but i don't see how i could. i would move there if i could.

Jamie Meacham said...

You can count us in one time, I ahve never been, but I know what you mean after being on a fabulous trip it is hard to come back to reality!!! i miss you, love you and am so glad you had such a fabulous time!

Garner Family said...

We would love to go! We went in December of 2005. It was perfect!! Will never forget that trip.

LisaJ said...

Take us! Take us!! Dave and I will so ditch the kids and be there! I'm jealous that we didn't get to go this time! :)

Ryan and Hailee said...

What a blast!! And what a nice break from day to day work and being a mom 24-7. I'm so glad you had such a great vacation!!!! I would love to go back to Hawaii someday.

HILLARY said...

I know what you mean. I was going to do a whole different blog with pics and notes from our trip to Hawaii.... it's hard to put it in words. Make a iphoto book! They are super easy and then you can revisit your trip when ever you need a pick me up!

austinamasandra said...

Please,Please, please can we see more pictures!?

jordan said...

The real world has settled in over here too. It was so nice to meet you guys. Next time we are in Utah we're going to go find one of your hot dogs.

Sheli said...

Count me in too! Are you paying as well???? :-) Someday I will blog our trip to Hawaii....after I sort through the 600+ pictures I took while I was there. Glad you had a great time.

Bridget said...

i.am.so.jealous!

Jonathan Canlas said...

honestly, if i could make it work, i would live there.

you married one good dude. seriously.

and one of these weekends i am going to steal him on a plane for a wedding in some random state.

if that is ok with you :)

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Hi Heidi... I popped over after I saw your comment on that girl in Brazil's blog. I'm so glad for you that you got to take a fun vacation. And yes, sometimes nothing makes you love your kids more than spending a little too much time without them. Your little girl looks so big and pretty. Mine turns two this week. (Hoping we can still be friends even though our toddlers fought over sippy cups. LOL.) :)

shannon said...

I am SO SAD we missed Drew's farewell! We are STILL out of town!
My Mom said it was wonderful and what a TREAT to see your Mom!
Your famiy is in our thoughts and prayers.

xoxo

Janelle said...

I had the same withdrawal you did when we came home from Hawaii in June. If I could afford to move there, I would. There's something about that place.