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Aloha Friday! It’s been a crazy but amazing few weeks since we arrived in Hawaii! We flew into Honolulu on July 8th. We stayed at the Aston Beach Hotel in Waikiki for a week before moving to our condo. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, we picked up our new car on the 2nd day here in Hawaii. We worked with Military Car Sales while we were still living in Japan and had a 2014 Jeep Compass Latitude built for us! We love it. It is beautiful and is the perfect vehicle for us. We chose not to live on base here and it was the perfect decision...

We are coming full circle as of tomorrow morning, July 8th. We will leave Japan and head to our new home in Hawaii. It’s hard to honestly say I am sad about leaving Japan. I know so many who wish they could stay longer or that they will miss this thing, that thing and many other “things”.  I have been lucky or blessed, which ever you prefer to have been able to live in Japan. I would not trade it nor do I wish it did not happen. There are many great memories I shall leave Japan with. Friends, there have been a few great...

April is gone and May is flying by! So much has recently happened, all having to do with our move to Hawaii. Exciting times for sure. The photo above is of our stuff, all packed then sealed into crates which are now on their way by sea, to Hawaii! This happened on May 1st. The packers/movers came at 8am an they were done and gone by 2:30pm. That night was a very rough night though, I hope to never relive it,lol. We had no furniture or anything in the house but 2 blankets and 2 pillows…good times were not had. Made for a miserable...

So, with a very happy and excited scream…Our next move and duty station is to Hawaii! Be jealous, it’s okay. There are several people I’ve known over the years that got orders there and I have been envious! It is official now that we have our hard orders. We have about 4 months or so till we leave Japan and head to Hawaii. Everyone I know is so happy and excited for us and I am really hoping family/friends will get to come visit us there.  I am so ready to leave Japan. I have had a nice time here but my time here has...