...kinda. So I was one of the original authors on this blog circa 2008. Proof: SM's Ramblings! Ok so I know two posts is kinda really lame but it was hard for me to commit! Not because I was lazy but because I was already commited...to xanga so I felt like I was cheating on xanga with blogpost and it was eating away at my conscious. Anywayyyy, in between all that drama, I got married, graduated, said bye bye the the midwest, hauled my butt over to the east coast because the husband lives here (*throws up east coast sign*) and VOILA, here I am...again.
So what have I been up to since the big move? A lot actually! The husband and I went to Hawaii for our "honeymoon." That's in quotes because IIIIIIIII don't consider it our honeymoon. Why? Because we initially wanted to go to Malaysia. Malaysia didn't work out because his cousin (who lives in Malaysia) was in America during the time we wanted to go to Malaysia (in July) and she really insisted we only visit when she's home so she can entertain us....But on the real, I think the reason it didn't work out was because everytime someone asked me, "Where are you going for your honeymoon?" I'd say, "Malaysia, Insha'Allah (God Willing)" and they'd be like, "Ohhh wooow" So I think me telling everyone before it was even confirmed and all those "ohhhh woowwss" jinxed it. Seriously. I have this thing about jinxes. :| But that's ok, there's always next year..or the year after that...or...whenever.
So back to Hawaii-- it was great! I loved it! Even convinced him to move down there once I earn my degree but move back to the mainland before we had kids! It was beautiful, subhan'Allah. Everyone was nice and I learned a lot of Hawaiian words: Aloha, mahalo, wahini to name a few. And I'm a very lucky to have "The Husband" as my husband because he loves sightseeing and travelling, something I've always dreamed of doing and now Allah has granted it (Thank You).
We visited 3 different islands: Oahu, Kauai and Maui. By the time we got to Maui, I was exhausted and just wanted to sleep in, which we did and that was great too. And I think we drove around the coast of Oahu and Kauai. We visited the Dole Plantation (where all the pineapples come from), we took a boat ride out to the NaPali Coast (too bad I couldn't really enjoy it because I was seasick, first time I found that out!!), we went on a helicopter ride in Maui (got motionsickness AGAIN! didn't learn the lesson the first time), visited Pearl Harbor, ate at Romys and Giovanni's Shrimp truck (2 separate places) and did lots of other things. Kauai was breathtaking. And I was blown away by the natural beauty of the Hawaiian natives: no makeup fakeup cakeup...just beautiful sun kissed skin. sigh.
This is in Oahu. See the water? Yeah, that's the Pacific ocean. BEAUTIFUL!! And yeah that's me :)
I got leid for the first time in Kauai. It was so cool and I was so excited. And the view from our hotel room in Kauai was A M A Z I N G!
RIGHT BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN. Alhamdulillah. We found ourselves to be very lucky and totally undeserving of such a great view/great hotel/great stay/great trip. Sorry I didn't capture it better, ocean was a lot closer than it looks. And yeah, that's the husband.
Anyway, this trip was only a portion of what I've been doing since the big move and I would talk about more things but for now, I think this should be the end. I don't want to bore you guys to death and plus, I'm sure you all have LIVES, right? (So get back to work!!) :)