Saturday, November 29, 2008

I Am Thankful For...

If it weren't for "Cheesy Noo Noo's" I don't know what my five year old would eat.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are having most of my husband's family up from Indiana and our next door neighbors over for dinner. I hope to take pics of the preparation (and mayhem) and will post them later!

I am truly thankful for all that we have and for the good health of our family and friends. I am thankful that America elected Barack Obama for President, he WILL turn things around for all Americans.

From our my family to yours, may you all have a wonderful day with your families and friends. God Bless.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Pronunciation: doo-hik-ee; –noun, plural -eys. Informal. a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
a way to describe an object when your mind is in such a clutter you can't remember its' name because you are pressed for time. similar in meaning to thing-a-ma-jig.

I was working here in the family room while Michael watched "Word Girl" on PBS Kids when one of the words that Captain Huggy Pants said popped out and made me chuckle, "doohickey". I'm so glad that our young children are hearing words like this so they will live on for generations to come. Seriously. My Gramma B was a darling little Irish Lass and she had a seriously quirky vocabulary and a great sense of humor. She also made the best peanut butter cookies (with the fork tine crosses in the middle). I miss you Gramma.

Check this out

If you want to start or end your day with a smile and a few tears, please look at this video. It has been out there for a few months but I just saw it for the first time this morning. It just made me smile and pray that hopefully, we can all get along with each other. You might want to scroll to the bottom and turn off the Christmas Tunes. Enjoy!

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo it's amazing!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Aloha Kakahiaka

Good morning! As we start our day here in Illinois with the first snow of the season, I wanted to share with you some photos from our honeymoon to the beautiful island of Maui.

We signed up to Bicycle down Haleakala - the bad part was getting up at 2:00 a.m. - the nice part was the incredible views and watching the sunrise at 10,000 feet!

Here we are ready to bike down -wish us luck! It was actually a little frightening for me and I was happier on the second leg of the ride. When I was little, I had a major wipe-out on my bike on an oiled dirt road - I had dirt, rocks and oil embedded in my shins, elbows and palms.

I'm on top of the world!

We made it! Here we are 28 miles later at sea level, Baldwin Beach in Paia.

We had a wonderful honeymoon. We took our car on "the road to Hana" - what a blast we had! We went with another couple that we met at our hotel and stopped off at waterfalls and beaches along the way.

It was a nice day, watching the sunrise from 10,000 feet and watching the sunset on the beach in Lahaina!

Have a great day, Mahalo!