We have unofficially been informed we are transferring to Nevada. I say unofficially because we don't actually have the orders in our hands yet. We are looking forward to this move because we have been in Hawaii for 3 1/2 years. That is the longest we have ever stayed in one spot. Hawaii has been a great adventure. The homeschooling community has been wonderful. Homeschooling here has been full of support, field trips, activities, classes, etc. Sometimes our schedule has been too busy:). Living in one place for that amount of time has given us the opportunity to make some great friends and we've also had to say good bye to great friends too.
The great thing about living in Hawaii is it's beautiful almost everyday of the year. The kids have been able to play outside everyday and there is always something to do.
I have enjoyed every rainbow, every sea turtle, every unique and beautiful flower. The emerald green Koolau mountains, Kaneohe Bay (when you come out of the tunnel) takes my breath away every time. The enormous waves of the Banzai Pipeline were a majestic sight to see.
With all of that being said....
Something we have missed immensly is the ability to visit family. It makes me sad to think of the things we have missed back home in the past 3 1/2 yrs; baby's being born, weddings, gradutations, sick family, and the loss of my grandmother. Not to mention most of our family has never met or even know my Little Man. I hope when we get back to the mainland we are able to travel home every once in a while.
Moving to Nevada....
We are looking forward to wide open spaces. While Oahu is beautiful, it is an island full of people. The farthest you can drive is about 30 miles. Thirty miles doesn't sound far and it isn't, but the traffic is horrible. You really have to plan your day around traffic. We will not miss that. The town we are moving to is very small and has a population of about 8,000 people. I am looking forward to having a schedule that is not quite so full. We are going to be buying a house so we are excited about owning a home again. It is in the plans to do some traveling around the west but we'll see once we get there. Papa wants to take the family to Lake Tahoe, The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and other places he has already marked off on the map. The kids and I have never been to the West Coast, so it should be an adventure too.