The later flight was such a blessing, because then my mom wouldn't have to leave her house at 6am to get us to the airport. We had been preparing for weeks: deep cleaning the house me making lists for Olivia, doing all laundry, packing, buying maternity things for the trip, Jack getting our business set up for when we were gone, etc. I woke up with Olivia, we ate breakfast together and took a shower together. Jack came down and played with her and held her while I finished packing my toiletries and the things I had used to get ready that morning. I came into the living room to find him looking at her with tears in his eyes. It was really sweet. A month before I had almost considered not going. This was by far the longest we had ever left her and it was hard. I had spent many sleepless nights, but now was adequately prepared thanks to prayer and the support of Jack and my mom.
Jack's sister, Amanda, was so sweet to take us to the airport so that my mom could just stay at the house with Olivia and make the transition easier. We loaded our bags and walked out the door while Liv was playing with her toys.
glasses and braces? What am I, thirteen years old?
I was excited to be traveling again! It was so great to be in the airport and on the plane, just the two of us. The flight went by quickly. We ate snacks and lunch, watched a movie on my laptop, read magazines, and played Monopoly on Jack's ipad. Soon we were disembarking in Honolulu! Jack bought me a lei and we drove our rental car to the Hilton Waikiki Village. Once there, we bought tickets to the rooftop luau and took our bags to our room. We each took a quick shower to rinse off the flight and then I dressed in a bright orange sundress and fixed my hair.