Wednesday, December 30, 2009

. . . . . . . . . Days in Paradise

We have now been in Hawaii for 17 days...ahh, the sun and warmth has penetrated my soul and I feel warm all over. It will be hard for me to return to the cold and snow next week.

Tolan and I just spent the last couple of days at the Marriott Ihilani. It is a beautiful hotel and our room had a large lanai overlooking the ocean. We spent hours talking, eating and looking at the ocean and listening to the waves. It doesn't get any more perfect than that. Even when it rained today, we enjoyed the surroundings. Outside our room were ponds, one with sting rays, the other full of hammer head sharks. The grounds were exquisite and the lagoon bays were picture perfect.

I feel stronger and healthier now than I have in over a year. Tolan and I went out each day for "power walks" and we went all over the property and shore walkways. We explored, talked and enjoyed the scenery, stopping to check out the tide pools and bays. Yesterday we laid on the beach and read books...and slept on the beach! So relaxing and wonderful!

This is truly a paradise, and for me, it has been rejuvenating in so many ways. I hope to go home feelings stronger and better than ever! My love to all!


wjmom said...

Hawaii sounds marvelous. But "Paradise" is Tolan. Lucky you!

MeMyselfAnd..I (Taylor) said...

Oh that sounds fun Jodi! I wish we were there with you guys. Keep enjoying while it's there.


britt said...

Oh how I miss our days on the beautiful hawaiian beaches. It seems like such a distant memory for me now! It sounds like it has been exactly what YOU needed!! I am soo glad you are having such a fantastic time :)

Tami said...

I am glad you had a good time...I kept thinking of you on your little get away. I feel like I haven't talked to you in forever!

Jackson said...
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Jackson said...


I dreamt that I went to your home to clean it ready for your return, but everything that I touched, I broke! Then with six children helping me clean, the home was actually far worse than when I walked in!!
I would like to offer to clean things for you - but with this - I decided that it was better to mean well and stay away! So I will not offer to clean ANYTHING!!!
I am soo glad that you are having a marvelous time and wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Love B x

Deb said...

Sounds much better than the cold cold cold here. Glad you had a great Christmas. We miss you, but happy to hear you are getting the rest and fun that you needed. Happy New Year!! Hope its a much better one than last year.

Soak in beautiful Hawaii for all of us!