Hawaii Was More Than I Dreamed It Could Be

I did some research a long time ago on the name of Hawaii Big Island, and I knew even before I was done reading a fraction of what I had found that I wanted to go there one day. That was years ago, and I never lost my interest in going there. That opportunity came after my husband and I were married nearly six years. He asked me if I was ready to go to Hawaii one day. I thought he was joking and said yes. Little did I know that he had already made the reservations for a luxury home there.

The second surprise about this trip happened just a few minutes later when he told me that we were not going to be there by ourselves. That really confused me because I thought his work was involved somehow. I was still excited to go, but I admit feeling sad that it was going to be a working vacation. That is when he told me that it was going to be a group of ten, which would include my sister and her husband, who is my husband’s best friend, along with two of my cousins and their husbands and our neighbors.

The ten of us are super close, and I was so excited that this was going to be a group adventure. We have all done things together before like go out for a meal or have a family day at the park, but we had never gone on vacation together with all ten of us. Being with this particular group for my first trip to Hawaii made it that much more special. The home he had rented for the week was nothing short of amazing as well. The views were gorgeous, and there were so many things we were all able to do, both at the rental house as well as the cities around us. Hawaii was more than I ever could have expected, and being in this rental home was a huge part of that.