Palm trees? Love it.
Sunshine and blue oceans? Heck to the yes!
Vacations are fun, no doubt about it. Vacation on anything resembling an island? HOLLA!
What I hate about it though? The fact that as I run around packing sunscreen, clothes, and toiletries into bags there is a little, fluffy, four-legged creature sitting next to the luggage unpacking the extra socks I just packed away, staring up at me with her big button eyes saying "Mommy...you hate me, don't you?"
It's reassuring to know that my parents baby-sit our baby (yes, she's a dog to the world, but to us she's always be a baby) whenever we leave for a few days knowing she's in good hands. But even as I enjoy blue waters and sunshine, I can't help but miss the simple pleasures of throwing around a tennis ball for a little lady-girl named Kona Bean who will unpack our suitcase whenever we try to leave because she loves us.