Our time in NYC is over and we are in the Hawaiian sunshine for the time being!! As you all know we are building a home in Arizona near my family but since we are doing a custom build and going from ground up – it has been a long process! We are about to wrap up our final house plans which our friend Joe at Cardinal Crest Homes created for us! We are sooo happy with the plans — it is my absolute dream home!! But I didn’t realize how long it takes for plans to be approved, and we have to bring all the utilities to the lot, and more. This whole process has been crazy! Apparently you don’t just show someone pinterest boards and start building the next week 😉 just kidding. But anyways, since our home won’t be done for a while we have decided to come to Hawaii for 6 or so months until we are further along in the build process! We are on the island of Oahu and we had the most perfect first day here. We played in our new backyard with A’s new buddy, went to Pipeline and played in the tide pools, ate acai bowls, and watched the sunset on the beach! Atticus was really feeling the love yesterday and would come and give random hugs and kisses with the biggest smile all day long. The greatest feeling in the world is seeing your babies happy. I grew up in Arizona so I am not a girl who can deal with the cold and I think Atticus is the same haha so we are happy as clams here in the sunshine!
We had all of our stuff packed up and sent to Arizona and it is all in storage. The first thing I asked was if the storage unit was temperature controlled because I have boatloads of lipstick that I can’t have melting 😉 lol. A few weeks before we left we started packing up all our things to bring with us which added up to be 12 big tubs filled with swimsuits, hats, pajamas, books, and of course… David’s x box haha. And then it occurred to me, how are going to lug this around the airport? We also decided to bring our bikes! We decided that we did not want to be trekking through the airport with 12 tubs, bikes, and carry ons so Luggage Free came to pick up our tubs and bikes and they delivered everything to our doorstep here in Hawaii! They reached out to us a while ago and asked if we wanted to try out their service for free, we loved the idea of this since traveling can already get stressful and luggage makes it more stressful so we were excited to try it out. Pretty sure we would have needed an extra rental car just for the luggage so this was soooo nice.
And I know a lot of you will ask about Chauncey! Of course he is coming out here with us, but is not here quite yet! Hawaii has strict dog rules which we unfortunately didn’t know about until later on in our planning process. As soon as we found out we got his blood work done and sent it in. There is this waiting period that dogs have to wait after their blood work so he can’t come out for just over a month from now 🙁 he could either wait in quarantine or we could have him somewhere he would have a backyard to run around in so he is in good hands with lots of space to run around. We never have had Chauncey in a kennel so quarantine didn’t seem like the right option. Our hearts were hurting all day seeing dogs at the beach running around and we can’t wait for him to be here with us and it will have all be worth it once he is here digging holes in the sand!