Thursday, February 9, 2012

time....Hawaii 2012

It has been 2 weeks since we rose before the sun and drove to the airport.

For weeks leading up to the trip, I worried about so many things. Of course, flying on the death machine was at the top of my list. Although I have flown on airplanes since I was a kid, I have never learned to overcome my freakish fear as irrational as it may seem.

But a little "edge remover" made it more doable....


No shame my friends. No shame at all!

I stressed over filling backpacks with new activities for the boys. I worried about adjusting to the time difference and how it would impact the boys' sleep schedule. I spent countless hours tossing and turning over the daily plans.

And now, here I am two weeks later. I survived the death machine. My kids had toys that were left untouched in their backpacks because they were content to play with their long established favorite toys. They slept just fine.

Our plans changed from day to day and yet the new plans always turned out to be the best plans.



Even with 3 sick kids, including one who threw up twice on the flight home, the trip was just what we needed.





It doesn't take much to fill this mama tank of mine.

Just time with these fine gents.


Soaking up time together on our last two days is what we did like it was going out of style.

I didn't realize how much we needed this time together.

Time for the spontaneous to overrule the agenda.

Time for simple fun.


Time for togetherness.


Time for observing 3 little guys having the time of their lives.



TIme is a gift. How are you using it today?

Much love,


Flor said...

such a sweet post and i love all your pictures! i have to admit, i really don't manage my time well.. i really need to get better at that. maybe a vacation to hawaii will help :)

hannah singer said...

lovely, katie!!
so glad y'all had a fun trip!

emailing you soon:)

Small Town Joy: said...

time and food are my love language... so we like to squish them up together in our weekends.

Emily said...

I LOVE all of your photos!! Hawaii is so amazing! I'm so glad that you all had a great trip {even though the kiddos were a little sicky} :)

Marie said...

i'm with Flor...

bad at time management, thinking Hawaii would help that:)

katie, you are such an encouragement!
bless you, sweet mama!

Janna said...

Gorgeous photos Katie!!! Sounds like a dream trip to me. I'm the same way with flying since a trip from JFK when the plane blew an engine while taking off after sucking in some geese resulting in a fuel dump and emergency landing. So I get it girl! But you handled it - way to go!

Lesley @ the floyd boys said...

I have flown so many times and I'm still terrified each time! So glad you guys had a nice vacation. Looks like so much fun :)

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

Great pictures...time, time, time.. love it. Oh and i love the first picture too. I'm such a chicken when it comes to flying.

Kelly said...

katie i'm so glad you had TIME. it's the best.
missed you!

Susan said...

Time is SUCH a gift. My husband reminds me of this all the can replace $ he says, but never time.
Love your pics. LOVE you in that hat!!! And love how you panic {almost} as much as I do. Is that Ativan I spy? :o

melanie said...

sooo jealous! i need hawaii.

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

amazing pictures!!!

theolivetree said...

looks like a great trip! We went to Maui last April...Jude did so good on the plane and then the last 30 mins of the flight he threw goodness we were almost there!

ahhhhh the warmth...perfect weather there!

Heather said...

looks like a fabulous trip!!!! i'm jealous!! we need to go back to hawaii soon!! now that we live in az, i'm sure it will look like paradise lol ;) thanks for linking up, girl! xo

Linda Z said...

Love your togetherness time! I love trips... one of my favorite things to do as a family!

Laughing at the "edge remover"

Drooling over the "shave ice" :)