Exactly one year ago, after several delays and a long day of travel, our family landed at the Honolulu airport. It felt like a dream. We were one of the lucky military families that was actually going to get the chance to live in paradise for the next few years.
Driving around, I was in awe of how beautiful the island of Oahu was. The blue water was some of the clearest I’ve seen in my life. Everywhere we stopped, the sand was powdery and white. The swaying palm trees against the background of the bright blue sky was unlike anything I had ever seen before.
In our first year, we’ve explored quite a bit. I’ve been able to knock a good amount of items off of my Hawaiian Bucket List, but we still have plenty left to do while we’re here.
We spent 45 days living in the Schofield Inn, the hotel on post. It wasn’t the greatest, but it could have been worse!
On one of our first mornings on island, we explored some of the beaches on the north side of the island.
Waimea Bay Beach Park quickly became one of our favorite hangout spots.
So far, I’ve been on one hike, the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse. The hike proved just how out of shape I am.
We’ve been to two different luaus, which I still need to post a comparison of.
This sweet little bundle was born at Tripler Army Medical Center. Probably my favorite birthing experience out of the three.
We’ve had lots of family and friends visit, and we’re still expecting a few more visitors before the end of the year.