Sunday, April 28, 2013

back to present day

A little ABC singing from Lainey...with her rosy red winter cheeks.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

EP #8 - The finale

Our hike on the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse trail. That was probably one of my favorite overlook views on Oahu!
 A look back at Kailua, the Mokes, Kaneohe Bay and the Kaneohe Bay Marine Base Ulupau crater.
 Koko Head crater.
 The beautiful cobalt blue ocean! I miss that.

Monday, April 15, 2013

EP #7

I love these pictures! These patio furniture chairs were worn by the time we moved from Hawaii. Lainey loved to be outside (still does) and we would often go and sit outside to pass the time in the afternoon. We sat out there a lot, so it was funny to see how many pictures Ethan took of us sitting out there. Another entertainer was the cars that would drive by. We saw quite a few of our friends (that would cut through our neighborhood) on their way to Kailua or over the mountain to Honolulu. They would honk and we would wave. Good times!

 Ethan took tons of pictures of everyone playing in the backyard too. Now I know why they all needed baths EVERY night.

So glad spring is pretty much here. We can do a lot more of this outside stuff again.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

EP #6

What is the best part about having your own camera? Taking silly face pictures.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

EP #5

Ulupo Heiau State Historic sightings of the menehune for us though.
 Some lichen on a rock.
 Lainey-Lou spent a lot of time riding in that carrier.
 A neat root system
 Some snail eggs.
 Some tadpoles.
And a taro patch...where future poi might be made from.

Friday, April 05, 2013

EP #4

"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime." ~Martin Luther

I think my "walk down memory lane" came because of this very idea. Life was all around us in Hawaii (green plant life that is) and there is something about having life and color all around us that would brighten my mood, bring comfort and give me a visual picture of God's life-giving work. Having winter (a cold one that is) for the first time in 7 years was a hard adjustment for me. It's dreary, lifeless and I am longing for those first blooms and green leaves for the trees.

Monday, April 01, 2013

EP #3

The beautiful Ko'olau mountain range behind our house.