My dream vacation and #1 item on my bucket list is to go to HAWAII.
My husband, Phil has known this about me forever.
Most people watched LOST for the plot, but I also watched for the Hawaiian scenery. So beautiful! I enter any and all contests I can find about going to Hawaii, and anytime I see or hear anything about Hawaii, I get all excited. Just this weekend, I saw an ad for a trip to Hawaii, and a license plate on a car from Hawaii (how rare is that!).
I want to go to Hawaii for our 10 year wedding anniversary, which is in 2 years. But every time I talk about how much I want to go, or start figuring out a way to go cheaply, Phil gets very realistic and basically tells me that we should wait until our 25th wedding anniversary.
Wait until our 25th? I don't think so....we might not ever see 25 (God forbid!), we'll be old and wrinkly and fat by then, and we'll be paying for our kid's college tuition.
If we wait for a perfect time to go, we'll never go. I strongly believe that we should enjoy life and not just suffer through it. If we work hard, pray hard, do good deeds, raise children in the faith, then we should get to PLAY hard!
So I was super surprised to get this email from Phil today:
I was checking out prices for flights to Hawaii and it is less expensive than I thought. They are just under $1000 per person (round trip)!! Maybe we can set it up so that every time one of us gets a paycheck $15 dollars is automatically deposited into a Hawaii savings account. We each have 26 pay periods so we both would have deposited $780 after 2 years. We could also take a few hundred from our next two tax returns.
Love you, Phil
I immediately set up a savings account called "Hawaii Fund" and it will automatically take $20 from each of our paychecks every other week. My sister has a timeshare condo in Hawaii, so I'm gonna be extra nice to her for the next two years too :)
I'm so excited Phil is finally on board because otherwise I would have had to take my boyfriend ;)