Two weeks from today my husband and I are leaving for a week long vacation in HAWAII!  And the kids are staying with my parents!

We haven’t been on a vacation – other than family trips to the beach – since our honeymoon in 2003.  I am beyond excited.  I never imagined we woud be going on this trip this year.  Normally we are practical people who feel guilty spending money on a reasonable rental in Ocean City.

But our dear friends are getting married in Hawaii so we are going!  I nearly got down on my knees to thank them for their choice of venue.

I think the kids will do great with their grandparents.  My parents live about 5 hours away so they are looking forward to some quality time with the kids – although they might need a Hawaiian vacation when the week is over!  I just hope my husband and I can make it through the week without missing the kiddos too much.

So here’s where I need your help.  If you’ve been to Hawaii (specifically Oahu) I would love to hear your experiences.  What are the must-do activities?  Most importantly, what the heck should I pack?  I’m feeling like pack it all – to heck with baggage fees!  Not so thrifty.  I need help girls!

There’s wi-fi at the house where we are staying so get ready for a week of gorgeous Hawaii photos!