Saturday, August 11, 2007

Maui, HA or Wood Village, OR?

We're back. I know you've all been waiting on pins and needles to hear how our trip was. You can't wait for us to share our exotic stories. You want to hear all the exciting tales of world travelers. You want to live vicariously through us because of the amazing adventures we experienced. And so I'll tell you. Highlight #1: I read seven books. Seriously. Seven books in eight days. Do you know the last time I read even seven CHAPTERS of a book? Actually, reading seven paragraphs uninterrupted is unlikely. Seven sentences, maybe. Ok, reading seven WORDS in a row without having to stop to change a diaper or prevent a flow of blood from Ty's head from staining the carpet, is more accurate.

So reading was seriously my highlight. Before I bore you to tears, you should know that we did do other things. We snorkeled and saw sea turtles and amazing tropical fish. We saw the Bourne Ultimatum twice (there's a nauseating story about why I only saw about 1/3 of the movie the first time, which I'll leave up to your imagination because it's probably shorter and better than the true story, and no I'm not pregnant again.)Take a breath. We ate fancy but also cooked in our oceanfront condo. And last but most certainly not least, we got tan. I'm talking T-A-N. Here's my before and after photos.

Yes, I was frightened of what the sun would do to my skin.

You can see that I got over my fear and embraced the sun.

Alright, you get the point. I'll wrap things up. We had an incredible time. So, you ask, how does the island of Maui compare to the 1 square mile of Wood Village, OR? Read on, my friends.

Wood Village vs. Maui, round 1: Wood Village has an air conditioned house. Maui has a hot sticky condo...but the breeze out on the lanai from the ocean 20 feet away feels pretty darn good.

Round 2: Wood Village has a down comforter and body pillow ready at bedtime. Maui has one top sheet that wraps itself around your sweaty legs as you desperately try to kick it to the sweltering ground...but there's also no one screaming at you to get out of that bed before you want to.
Round 3: Wood Village has watered down juice and PB&J's for lunch. Maui has Mai Tai's and Cheesburger in Paradise.

Round 4: Wood Village has Jake and Ty. Maui does not have Jake and Ty but also has no temper tantrums, no snotty noses, no split lips after tripping over toys, and no nap schedules to worry about except my own.

Round 5: Wood Village has a three year old telling me he loves me and missed me, and a 17 month old who wraps his chubby arms around my neck and puts his head on my shoulder.

Wood Village wins in a knock out.


Bec said...

So fun! You guys better not be tanner than me! :) And I have to tell you, yesterday was the first time that Jake told me he loved me without me saying it first!! :) Pretty much the highlight of my life...Can't wait to see you at church!

faith said...

Okay, rounds 1-4 made me laugh. round 5 made me a little teary. welcome home, glad you had such a blast..can't wait to see more pictures. and, as i've said should be a writer. you have a talent ang..i'm telling you! love ya..glad you're home safe. can't wait to see your tan-ness (not a word by the way:)

Anonymous said...

HI! Heck yes we are hanging out soon. I need to see you! I am so glad that you had a great trip. How about a play date or coffee for next week?? What is your sched? I will email you, K?

Marla Taviano said...

Great, great, great post! Welcome home!

Megan said...

Well welcome back to air conditioning, comfortable beds, and sweet boys! How about if our families get together sometime soon to compare vacation tans (but from the looks of your before and after shots, you will win) and to let the kids play together. In fact, I am going to call you right now...

Curtis and Jane said...

Wow, Bec, usually I say it first and silence follows...unless of course someone prompts the precious child to tell his aunt Jane he loves her too...but I still melt into the floor each time he says it, prompted or not. :) I know he does.

Curtis and Jane said...

ps-SO glad you guys had a wonderfully relaxing time. :)
We love you!

faith said...

check my blog..I tagged you!