Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Saying Goodbye is So Hard

This is Betty.

Or, maybe you know her as Elizabeth.

Or, Betts.

Or, Grandma Betty.

Or, Aunt Betty.

But no matter how you know her, she is still my sister Elizabeth Walker.

And she moved.

For almost 3 years she lived right next to us. We shared more than just a cup of sugar from time to time.

As we all must move on to new adventures in life, she took her adventure up north to live near her kids.

I miss you Betty! And good luck with your new adventure!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Do You Have a Movie Group?

What girl doesn't want a group of friends to watch good movies with?
Well, I've been lucky enough to enjoy some fun movies with this fabulous group of women! Lunch is included, too!
Movies we have watched:
How to Steal a Million
Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer
Lost in Austen
Strictly Ballroom
Friendly Persuasion
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Move over Darling
My Favorite Wife
What's Up Doc?
Woman of Substance

Unfortunately, since Betty moved the Movie Group has fizzled.

Anyone up for good movies?
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ringing in the New Year 2010

Guess where I started off my new year??????

Thanks to my dear friend, I was granted a job as "driver" in my favorite place on earth....Hawaii. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it!

I mean, waking up to THIS every day, was a little hard to swallow!

Here we are at the Waioli Tea Room having tea with friends.

Here is my sweet Kailua Beach. I had to cleanse this beach since Obama was just there before me. "Get off my beach buddy!"

North Shore these little guys!

This is our beach house we stayed in! Thanks Debbi!

Macky's die for!

Debbi and Maci building sand castles.

Noah and Mike, Matt and Delea

I love this place. It's a little piece of heaven on earth. Thank you for this gift Debbi!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


We love Christmas at our house.....

Nativities the grand kids can play with....

The Stockings were hung...

Merry Greetings....

Nana and Papa's Tree...

Snowmen from around the World...

Why we celebrate....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


"TIS THE SEASON"....Now that Thanksgiving is over (I love Thanksgiving!) and it is December 1st, I mean please, what is taking me so long to get my Fall/Thanksgiving decorations down and my Christmas decor up and ready ?? These stockings...have been keeping me busy and behind just a bit....The story behind these "fun, cute and the gift that keeps giving, stockings"
is.... I saw them years ago at my sister-in-law's home,(like 1988-ish) had to have the pattern. So, then everyone that saw them at my home wanted one. I decided to start making them as wedding gifts for close friends and family. I thought that would be the end of it, but no, all the newly married couples started having babies and of course they would need a "fun, cute and the gift that keeps on giving stocking" for all their the rest is history. Every year, the first week in November, my daughter, Natalie and I get all our orders in and make these, "fun, cute, and the gift that keeps on giving, stocking". We love it and have enjoyed our tradition making event...and that's my story. What do you think about that???

These are just a few I made this year...


Thursday, November 26, 2009


HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.... Here is how we started our day....Natalie and Brig were in a mini-Triathalon( 2 mile run, 12 mile bike ride and 400 meter swim)

And then Thanksgiving dinner(over 20 guests) and a celebration for Ken's birthday....

May I always remember my many, many blessings each and everyday, especially on this day of Thanksgiving....Love and best to all!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Sandy Rodriguez!

SURPRISE! It is your birthday and we came to celebrate with you!

It was my sister, Sandra's birthday, so with the help of her husband, Bob, we planned a surprise trip to be with our sweet sister, SANDRA. It was a great time and we are so glad we did it! Sandra, you're not getting older your getting better....

Sisters at Church-Donna, Gail, Sandra, Elizabeth

Sandra and Bob with Sandra's awesome (Shutterfly)
Tribute book, her son made for her.

It always seems to find us!!

What would a visit without shopping be? BORING!!!

Or pedicures......
We love you Sandra....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
We had a great just went by too fast!