Yes, we moved again.
From Honolulu back to Maryland.
This is our 5th move in 8 years.
(Honolulu to Maui to Maryland to Kauai to Honolulu to Maryland)
And true to form, our Hawaii family and friends sent us off so generously.
Parties with delicious food, heartfelt pules (Hawaiian prayers), gifts, leis and love, lots of love.
Hawaii will always be a special place for our family.
It's where Joe and I met and where all of our babies were born.
We feel lucky to have spent so many years in Hawaii.
But..."Wherever is your heart, I call home." (-Brandi Carlile)
Joe and I have the wanderlust gene (and seem to be passing it on).
We've finally found a job that will pay us to move every few years.
I'm sure to some, this sounds like a nightmare.
But to us, it sounds like a great game plan.
We're back in Maryland for a year or so while Joe trains for his new job
and then we'll be moving abroad. I'll let you know when we find out which country!
Since Joe grew up here and we lived nearby for a few years,
we're lucky to have lots of friends and family around.
The girls have had a really easy time moving,
due to outings with old friends and cousins.
We're also enjoying the perks of living so close to Washington D.C.
Besides having access to all the amazing museums ourselves;
an added bonus is that everyone wants to come visit so they can see the sights too.
My oldest friend Sarah, who I grew up with on Maui, came to visit this week.
We had a great time getting our families together and
watching the next generation make new friendships.
Joe and I got invited to a rooftop cocktail party a couple weekends ago.
The views were spectacular!
We were dressed up and childfree on a beautiful summer evening in the city.
It was a great start to this new chapter.