Memorial Day Weekend

As a college student, three day weekends are a lifesaver, and although most kids are already out for the summer this little break was a much needed one. Finals are coming up next week and I will be in the library for the next 96 hours (I hope you are proud of me dad).

It seemed like the entire BYUH student body went island hopping for the weekend, but due to insufficient funds and very poor planning I stayed on Oahu. Nonetheless, I made the best of being stuck on a beautiful island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a hard life living in Hawaii.

Saturday started off strong with some epic paddle boarding up the Anahulu River. Super pretty, super fun, super cheap. It’s my kind of party. I’m not the most graceful person, but I can manage a paddle board, which makes my confidence go through the roof. Next stop was food, which is a big deal to me because I can hardly function without proper nourishment. Ladies and gentlemen, if you are ever on Oahu do yourself a favor and eat at Kono’s. They call themselves a BBQ place which is pretty misleading since they mainly serve breakfast food. At first I was disappointed, but then I tried my first bite of a biscuits and gravy burrito and from that moment on I didn’t care what kind of restaurant I was at… as long as this was on the menu. We were all so stuffed we found a nice shady spot to take our siesta. I don’t really remember anything else that day but I covered the most important parts.

Sunday is the day of rest, which I do pretty well. I probably wouldn’t have left my bed if Emily didn’t make breakfast for everyone at her house. (I really love breakfast food so if you ever need me to do something, persuade me with pancakes, bacon, and hot chocolate). Homework, a lot of Netflix, church, a good ol’ Hawaiian sunset made it for a pretty average, yet spectacular Sunday.

Monday, Memorial Day, a day I should appreciate much more than I do. I am so thankful for the sacrifice our troops make to defend our country, I could write pages and pages of why I am grateful to live in America, but that is for another day. I will however express my gratitude for the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. It is possibly the most beautiful, little corner of the world, especially when spent with good friends. I don’t even know how many sea turtles I saw, at least six! You will never be bored when on the North Shore. I spent the day swimming, cliff jumping, napping, eating, snorkeling, playing volleyball, and hanging with some rad dudes. I’ve learned life is about the little things, and that those little things add up to be big things. I’m sad that my weekends here are coming to an end, but there will be many more to come.

I hope you all had an amazing Memorial Day weekend! Check out the video I made on my Videos page!!! Please don’t forget to thank the people who are the reason for this day.