Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's Happening . . .

Those of you that know us well know that we love Hawaii. Something about the summer we spent there changed both of our lives forever. We both learned a lot about who we were and what kind of life we wanted to live. Besides the fact that the weather is great year round, it's pretty, and there is a lot to do, we love the chill attitude and how happy people there are. Ever since before we started dating we joked about moving back, opening a bed and breakfast, and becoming crusty old leather faces. When we started dating we continued to talk about it as if it were really happening. And ever since we got married, it has been "when we live in Hawaii . . . "

Well folks, it's happening! We are moving to Hawaii on July 21st. We already bought our one way tickets, put a deposit on housing, and are set to ship Tanya's car over.

This will be the view from our house
And this hot tub is in our yard.


This is something that we have to do. Who knows how long we'll be there, but we feel so good about it and are excited that we are making our dream come true! Although we will miss our friends and family, we are hoping that we can visit Utah enough and have people come and visit us too. We know we will grow closer as a couple and this is something that will be so good for us. If not now, then when?

Aloha!
Rod and Tan

18 comments:

Erin said...

Awesome!! That's so exciting! I'm so jealous of you guys having no fear and chasing your dreams. That's just so awesome! Looks like Laie point? Nice view guys, seriously! Save a room for me will ya? And advertise wedding photography for me over there, so I can come over and hang out and pay for my trip!! :)

I can't wait for your new adventure!!! Whoohooooo!

zarbocks said...

Are you living in Shars old house? thats sweet and that means you have room for us to come stay!!! woohoo. lOve ya beotch

Sarah K said...

That's so exciting! What island? Put more pics up of your place!

Allison and Josh said...

That is AWESOME! I am totally jealous and would love to live there for a while someday! That is so exciting and that will be fun for you guys!

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Mike and Crystal said...

We are so jealous!! But so happy for you and that you are living the dream :)

Gentry said...

YYYYYYYYYyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeesssss!! Can't wait for October ;)

Randy said...

Good for you guys. Do it while you are young. Enjoy it as I'm sure you will. We are already discussing a visit.

Lindsay Rasmussen said...

YAY!! That is big news!! You guys will be so happy there. And more of a reason for family to come visit you in Hawaii! It's a win-win. :)

Cam and Lindz said...

That is so awesome!! Congrats you guys!!

l + j said...

ugh... you make me so jealous! i guess we'll just have to come visit (like for reals). what are you guys going to be doing there? like for work?!

pennie said...

I am so excited for my little 'love-birds' to set out on their own... I will miss you both so bad, but can't wait to come visit! ... fly free little birds...

Kelli said...

So happy to see the amazing dream continue!!! I couldn't be more excited for the two of you! I hope that you have let Ali know since she is in the hot tub already with you! Love you both so much. Oh come get some prizes before you leave I would love to see you!!! Lots of Luck and mostly Love.
ALOHA & MAHALO, THE KELSON'S

Grandma Cheryl said...

Can we book a reservation for the first two weeks in December? Can we get that confirmation in writing? Can't wait to spend a few nights on the point!

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Suzi Q said...

Alright! I am totally jealous!You two are so adventurous! Every time I read you blog I get a little green with envy! Now you are going to live in Hawaii! Lucky! Well, I guys we can still be friends as long as you make me one promise...You'll soak up some sun for me! :)

DUSTIN AND LAUREN said...

Yea! Congrats you guys...I know you've been wanting to do that forever. I'm so happy you're making it happen. We'll miss you!

The Hallams said...

UH....TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!I am SOO happy and excited for you guys! I will live that same dream of mine, vicariously through you two! :) I am seriously so happy you guys get to make that dream come true! Next time we're out that way, we will have to come visit and see your pad! :) Best wishes to you two and have LOTS of fun!!!!!