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Air Force One....

We saw President Obama's plane today!  What a perfect day for a  picnic too.  Even more amazing, as Bob and I strolled to the spot we picked for our lunch, we noticed a wedding taking place.  As we got near, we realized it was Bob's big boss, the commander of the medical unit!   They chose this spot to get married because her hubby proposed to her at the location  Awwwwww......    Just a few pics to share:

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mele Kalikimaka - Merry Christmas. The words "Mele Kalikimaka" are a phonetic translation. When the missionaries and other Westerners first brought the custom of Christmas to the islands the Hawaiians had difficulty pronouncing Merry Christmas and turned it into words that rolled more easily off their tongues.  The hawaiian language did not have a word for Christ.

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou - Happy New Year. The western Christmas and New Year fell during this same time of the year that the Hawaiians traditionally honored the earth for giving them plenty to eat. This period of resting and feasting was called Makahiki (mah-kah-HEE- kee). It lasted for 4 months, and no wars or conflicts were allowed during this time. Because makahiki also means "year", the Hawaiian phrase for "Happy New Year" became "Hau'oli (happy) Makahiki (year) Hou (new)"(how-OH-lee mah-kah-hee-kee).

I got my NEW camera a few weeks ago and…

24 days 'till Christmas!

Just a few more pictures to post while I have some free time.  Bob also took some cool pics of a full rainbow and a submarine on his cell phone which came out decent.  I made some Advent gift bags to adorn our Christmas Tree and the boys are busy assembling the tree now.  More pics to past later tonight of their progress.

One of those rare complete rainbows!  Too bad view is of parkling lot LOL!

US submarine Bob happened to see on the surface leaving Pearl Harbor.

Japanese sub Bob saw on another day.  Strange, Japanese submarine steaming INTO Pearl Harbor!

These are Advent bags I made up today for our tree.
Each day contains chocolates, some small surpises, Bible verse and an ornament for the tree.

Done!  As the bags are opened, the ornament will be placed on the tree.  Lights are bright multicolor which are not showing true to color in the pic.  Close quarters but it fits!

A day would not be complete without Mick and a bug....

4 Patch Posey

The boys left early this AM for a boat dive and I jumped right in and started sewing.   Today I worked on a pattern and fabric that was sent to me by my "secret sister" which turned out to be Maia in San Diego.   The pattern name is called "4 patch Posey" and is made by cutting out 4 pieces exactly alike and stitching them together to create a spiraling pattern.  More sashings and borders will be added at a later date.  I brought in a patio outdoor table which Mick has been using for homework time while I re-coup from surgery in my bedroom.  As I looked at it, I thought that this was the perfect height to sit my little machine to keep my arms down nearer my waist and not up around my shoulders.  Worked great as a little sewing table!   Also included a picture of the adorable electronic small machine Bob purchased for me here in Hawaii.  It weighs less than 13 pounds and is the perfect machine to take to classes or for travel, the camper @ home..... 

close up view of…

Enjoying a long Thanksgiving Weekend.....

Finally, I downloaded the pics from my camera.  The last few weeks have all been based on pictures from Kris' awesome camera (that I am promised one just like it for my belated BD present from the boys - just not one on the island and we have not ordered one yet.  I should be checking prices this weekend for a good deal!).  Wanted to get a few more cute pics of the boys on the blog....   Included are haircuts, falling asleep, dancers, Secret Sister Thanksgiving box from a quilting friend from online quilt group, Mickey's Thanksgiving tabletop decorations and then finally, the Santa's Toybox golf cart parade held Friday after Thanksgiving.  Some really great carts!