Friday, February 20, 2009

My #1 Grandson

The little boy in *this layout* is now a whole foot taller than his Gma, who is a mere 5'4"! She can remember the day he was born as if it was yesterday and not fifteen years ago today. She can remember when she could change his diaper on her lap. She can remember rocking him to sleep out back on the swing on warm summer nights while listening to the frogs and crickets sing. She can remember how he used to wrap her hair around his fingers as he fell asleep. She can remember watching Thomas the Tank Engine and Pokeman videos with him. She can remember camping out in the living room with him. She can remember sitting in church with him on Saturday nights. She can remember all this and so much more. What she can't remember is where the time has gone.

*The pictures were taken five years ago, but I just made this layout today. Better late than never, right?

BTW, the pictures were taken on the Oregon Coast. In the summertime. Why the long pants and sweaters? Because, pretty as it may be, it ain't Hawaii!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Read any good books lately?

Why yes, I have!

John and I both read a lot while we were on vacation. As you can see, he caught up on Harry Potter. I like to read books about Hawaii while I'm in Hawaii. Books that give me a better understanding of its people and history. Books like,
  • Moloka'i, by Alan Brennert
  • Song of the Exile, by Kiana Davenport
  • Poisoned Palms, by Dorothea N. Buckingham
And just for fun on the flight home,
  • Such a Pretty Fat, by Jen Lancaster
And just because I can't get enough of Hawaii, as soon as I got home I ordered this one from and read it right away,
  • Makai, Kathleen Tyau
(BTW all of these books are available on Amazon)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day My Sweeties

Would you? Pretty please...

{I love these little Whitney Made Valentines. The verses are and font are so sweet. Don't you agree?}

Friday, February 06, 2009

52Q - 3 & 5

#3 - Do you believe in fairies? (No, but it's fun to pretend)

#5 - How do you feel today? (Like I could use another day in Paradise)

Check out Emily's blog or our flickr group if you'd like to join in on the fun!