|layover in salt lake city, utah|
The flights were uneventful. I am not fond of flying so for this, I am happy. The girls were excellent on both legs of the trip. Fletcher, well, he was our wild card but much to my delight, he slept for 1/2 of both of the airplane rides which meant only 2.5 hrs and 3.5 hours of keeping him entertained so his loud screech or scream wouldn't startled any of the passengers near us. We went from some cold weather in Boston to arrive on a lush green, warm island. It was an amazing difference.
|Kailua beach, first day here|
The first and second day here, the weather was pretty agreeable but since we have actually moved into the house, it's pretty much been raining and incredibly windy but yet, not too humid. What I love is that you can drive up the Pali Highway, or head up the H3, drive through the tunnels and the other side of the island is sunny and a bit warmer. So the sun is never truly far away. I am told this has been an unusually wet "rainy season" so maybe in a few days it'll clear up again.
The house is really cool. It's mostly 1 floor but the master bedroom has it's own level. From the master bedroom balcony, on a clear day, we can see the most amazing mountains. Watching the sun rise, you see the orange reflection on the mountains. It is absolutely inspiring.
|Our master bedroom has such a green tropical view, and mountains just off in the distance|
Our yard has beautiful lush trees, an Avocado tree, a Papaya Tree and a Soursop Tree (http://www.collective-evolution.com/2012/11/23/can-soursop-really-cure-cancer/) as well as a Kona coffee plant! We have had two Gecko's take up residence in the house already but they have disappeared from our view so maybe they decided we were too noisy.
|Soursop tree in backyard|
They are anxious and excited. Such troopers. It must be hard to get up and move every 2 years, have to make a new set of friends, find your way around a new school and worry if your teachers will be super nice. But they have such beautiful personalities that I am sure they will make friends quickly and as for teachers, I tell them to always be nice to their teachers because it's a tough job. I remind them that I sometimes get mad at them and I only have to deal with 3 kids...not 18+ children.
Well, we have been on island now for 4 1/2 days and jet lag is still getting to me. I've been trying to go to bed later each night but I still keep getting up very early in the morning. At least it's not 3 a.m. like the first day here, at the hotel nonetheless. At least now that we are home, I can relax, catch up on my posts, and have a cup of coffee before my chaos begins.
Have a beautiful, creative day!