Hawaii is one of my favorite places on earth. I have fond memories of family vacations bronzing my skin in the land of surf and sunshine. Ever since we started going, my Mom has been collecting shells & vintage postcards to display in our home. I'm lucky enough to have three in my bathroom reminding me everyday of our snorkeling and hiking adventures in the beautiful islands. As somewhat of a "you guys haven't seen each other that much in 4 months & congrats on completing the boards and interviews", my parents have graciously gifted Derek and I with a trip to the islands. I have a feeling a hammock, pina colada, and a good nap under the swaying palm trees is exactly what we need after a stressful couple of months.