October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween, friends! I hope that you have a great week dressing up, celebrating, and eating all of the candy you want. I thought I’d pop in for a coffee date.

If you are a Hocus Pocus fan you will ask why I dressed up as Mary instead of Sara or Winifred, since Nick was Billy. Two of my friends and I decided to dress up as the Sanderson Sisters for a Halloween party. Nick was supposed to be working the night of my party, so I didn’t think anything of being Mary. I wanted to put my hair up like hers. When Nick’s schedule changed at the last minute, I just made him this Billy costume. We had so much fun dressing up over the weekend and Nick won “scariest costume.” I took full credit since I made the entire thing.

Anyway, what else is new with you? Nick finally came home from deployment and it was the best day ever.  I posted a bunch of pictures of the day here. Nick got some time off after he got back from deployment and we used that time to go to New Zealand. We had the best time and I can’t wait to share some pictures from our trip.

Having Nick home has been amazing. We don’t really have a routine yet because there really is no way to have a routine with boat life, but it’s just so great to have him around. He’s been cooking lots of food which is great because I can’t tell you how many peanut butter sandwiches I ate during deployment. While he was deployed, I made a list of all of the new places in Hawaii I went to that I thought Nick would like. We got to check a hike off of the list last week with the Kaneohe Pillbox Trail.

We found out that we might be leaving Hawaii earlier than expected, which is both good and bad. It’s good because it will get Nick onto a shore tour, which has better hours than a boat. It’s bad because I will miss my friends here so much. It took me two years to build up my community, my work, my routine, and the idea of starting over is really hard for me. At the same time, the idea of having Nick around is amazing. It’s just a bittersweet time and hard to process because nothing is official yet.

I’m glad to be back to blogging. I missed it. What’s new with you?!


9 responses to “Halloween Coffee Date”

  1. Audrey says:

    I LOVE YOUR COSTUMES. You definitely get all the credit for Nick’s costume 😉 I’m so glad you guys are enjoying this time together. New Zealand sounds awesome!! Yay for you guys going away and spending some time together! Where are you headed? (If you can disclose that…) I’m so sure that your Hawaiian memories and friendships will last a life time!

  2. Jen says:

    I absolutely love the costumes!!! It makes me so happy when I see adults dressing up too. 🙂

  3. Julie says:

    Fun costumes!! I failed to dress up, guess there is always next year?!?! How was NZ?? I’m still itching to go so hopefully next year I’ll cross it off the list!

  4. Oh, New Zealand! What an incredible place, isn’t it? I was there 11 years ago and I still think about me trip there quite often. It made a big impression on me.

    Visiting from What’s New w/ You

  5. Nadine says:

    Your costumes are so cute! I am sure wherever you guys land next, it will be great <3

  6. kristen says:

    i don’t know if my previous comment went through, so sorry if this is a duplicate 🙂 NZ is so beautiful, i hope you loved it! and sorry you may have to leave Hawaii, i’m sure moving around like that is hard once you’ve set down roots and made friends. but at least you can visit one day!

  7. jennab124 says:

    great costumes! Billy is such an overlooked character1

  8. love your costumes!! thinking of you and your upcoming change! you’ve got this!

  9. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip! It was so well deserved after deployment! And I love that you dressed up as The Sanderson Sisters during Halloween! Hocus Pocus is the only Halloween movie I have to watch every year!

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