Sunday, October 24, 2010

Interesting (okay, RANDOM) thoughts from Hawaii trip

*After 7 days in a row of blow-drying out and straightening my hair, I can guarantee you one thing, I'll be getting it chopped soon.

*Much to the astonishment of my husband (and all who know me well), I was able to put make-up on 6 days in a row and not any yoga pants.

*I could possibly be the only human alive that went to Hawaii for 7 days and came back with not a lick of a tan. 2 empty bottles of sunscreen prove it.

*Honestly and truly, I only took about 20 pics while there...Monsanto hired a photographer who was at every event, excursion and even the beach/pool (CRINGE!). It was a fantabulous perk!

*It is almost as much of a language barrier to talk to the folks from the Carolinas as it was to talk to the people from S. America, India, Netherlands, etc!!! Seriously, I couldn't understand them!!!

*It only took Luke about 3 days to forget about me and start calling my mom, "momma".

*I am quite certain the twins missed us, oh, um, NOT AT ALL!

*The more formal the event, the more clothes the men put on and the less clothes the women have on.

*You'll see it all at the beach. The Indian folks dressed in full attire (and of course by that I mean the women, the men were stripped down and in the water) from neck to toe, never entering the water and the ladies of S. America in dental floss swimsuits.

*One drink at a Hawaiian resort will literally cost you $15. On the other hand, any Monsanto-related function means free-for-all on the booze so it all evens out.

*Seeing your man accept an award that only about 100 people get globally in a company that employs around 18,000 people is pretty awesome. I am super proud of him!

*And, even more proud of him when on Day 5 he looks at me and says, "I'm ready to go home and get our boys!"

That's all my brain-dead mind can handle for now. We were up for around 37 straight hours, minus a few dozing hours on the plane...FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE...absolutely delighted to get my kiddos and be back at home in Small Town, USA!!!

4 comments:

The Lundgrens said...

I love this post!!! How fun for you guys to get to do this! Can't wait to see the pics. I bet you were ready to get back to your so-cute-I-could-eat-you boys. :))
Boy, 7 days is a long time to be away, huh? I can hardly imagine. Ha!

Clinton said...

I laughed at the "I could possibly be the only human alive that went to Hawaii for 7 days and came back with not a lick of a tan. 2 empty bottles of sunscreen prove it."

I'll try to be the 2nd...

Tiffany said...

These made me laugh :) Sounds like your trip was fun & interesting! Always good to be back home! See you soon!

beth foster said...

love it!! I wear LESS make-up when I'm on vacation, but I guess you did have to go to functions. soooo rough!
welcome home! ;)