So mom and I secretly planned her trip. From then on I had to call our other friends while I wasn't around Aaron and tell them not to come that week, haha. I told Aaron I was supposed to meet with a friend and went to the airport to pick up my mom (so sneaky). When I came back and Aaron saw us walking toward him his jaw literally dropped, and then he smiled and hugged my mom for a few minutes. To give you some background, Aaron's a huge family guy. And he hit it off with my entire family from the moment he first met them back in 2008. He had been asking when my mom would come visit (because he knew that she would want to), and I just told him...I don't know, I guess she's busy. I'm guessing not all wives have the luxury of surprising their husbands with a trip from their mom... and for that to be a happy thing... but it most certainly was for us!
Parents of airline employees have access to unlimited stand-by travel, so we figured we'd take advantage of it. Not only did we go around to different parts of Oahu that my mom hadn't been to yet, we also went to see the volcano on the big island of Hawaii, and we went to a lavender field in Maui.
|Hanauma Bay - Oahu snorkel spot|
|In front of the Lava Tube on the Big Island|
|It was drizzling for half the time (not cold... just wet)|
|The Lavender field in Maui is up on a hill|