Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Countdown to Disney World Begins! 222days to go!

Yep! you read that correct! We are now counting down the days until we make our first trip to Walt Disney World as a family!

I can't believe that Bo has finally agreed that we should take the plunge and take Trent to Disney World! YAY!

Ok it's time to review, how did we get to this point? It's been a long while since I've posted anything on my blog!

I finally graduated from UH Manoa with my Master's in Nursing and I did a dual degree in Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and Public Health Nursing. Shortly after graduating Bo finally proposed!

I landed my first job at Kauai Medical Clinic as a Geriatric NP (not my specialty) in February, it is my first job as an NP and many people tell me the first jobs are usually the hardest. I will soon be leaving this job at the end of October and I will start my new position at Hoola Lahui Hawaii as an outpatient Family Nurse Practitioner and I couldn't be more excited. Yes there was a pay cut but what is the cost of your happiness especially fulfilling your lifelong dream and following your passion?

We got married May 10, 2015 and it was one of the best days of my life (right next to holding Trent for the first time). You know we made lots of the decorations ourselves! I will post another blog with the crafts from our wedding and other fun things we did. We went on our honeymoon to Alaska in July, it was both of our first times on a cruise...I will also post a blog on our tips and how amazing it was!

Trent started Kindergarten at Kawaikini, a Hawaiian language public charter school. I am beyond blessed to be able to share my schooling experience with him. He is learning from all my past instructors and he will even be learning from one of my best friends when he reaches 1st grade. He is enjoying school and is learning so much, he is still slow to make friends but he is getting there :).

It is now October, almost the end of the month already! I can't believe that time has flown by so quickly! Trent has decided our costumes for us and I am more than happy to oblige. This year we will be a cast from Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas. Trent will be Jack Skellington, I will be Sally, and Bo will be a ghost (it's a t-shirt! it's all I could talk him into this year). We will be decorating the house during this week so that Trent can enjoy the festivities more, We might also have a pumpkin carving day with him and Hayden this up coming weekend. Trent asked Hayden if he would like sleep over with us and next weekend is the only one this month when Bo and I are both off, so we will be doing some fun activities, I will try to stay updated and post about them as we do them.

And now onto our super exciting news! After years of contemplating if we could do a Disney trip we have finally found ourselves in a position where we can actually go and enjoy ourselves. Also we found out that Hawaiian airlines has decided to make airfare ridiculously overpriced ($172 one way to Oahu) that a trip to Oahu is out of the question for us this holiday season.

Earlier this month I was looking into booking us a trip to Oahu for the holidays to spend some time with my Mother, Ethan and his family (oh yeah my brother had a super cute baby girl Olivia in January and he and Malena got married in March of this year) and I found out the price for the three of us to go to Oahu would be over $1,000 which got me much would it cost to go to the mainland?

I started looking up how much it would cost for a Disney trip as we have talked about this for years. and I learned the airfare for this trip would be under $3,000 for all three of us! Bo said that I should look it up more and so I did a lot of research over the next 2-3 weeks and I finally was able to show Bo that we could afford this trip. There was some back and forth about why we should even go, and my final answer was that now is the best time since Trent will only be 6 when we go, we don't have a mortgage to pay right now, and it would be a good opportunity to go before I get pregnant again (yes we are talking about having another baby within the next 1-2 years).  After we discussed this further he finally said that he will support me and that it was a good point that we should go before we have to wait another 5 years to go.

So yes folks we are now 222 days away from our Walt Disney World trip. I have placed a deposit on the trip and I will be booking our flights within the next 2-3 weeks!

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