Monday, August 30, 2010

going to Hawaii.....





So many of you know my mom is going to Hawaii in September with my dad's brother and wife ( Aunt Vonnie and Uncle Rod )She and my dad lived in Honolulu in 1956 when dad was in the NAVY stationed there and she hasn't been back since.

Well mom likes to be ready, so back in February when plans started she right away needed to get her clothes picked out... she went thru her closet and picked out what she already had that would be appropriate Hawaiian wear....and started shopping for the rest. Needed a swimsuit for sure an a cover up ( BTW mom never learned to swim and is a little afraid of the water, but it is HAWAII after all and she is gonna have to get in the water...)and this is my aunt and uncle with the sailboat and they sailed from the west coast to the east coast thru the Panama canal, so they LIKE the water....

Anyway by April mom was pretty much set to go, tried on all the clothes and accessories, had the right shoes.. made sure everything fit in her carry on, because you sure don't want to get to HAWAII without your suitcase so better keep it with you.

So that all done and 5 months to wait until the actual trip.... now the problem is she doesn't want to wear any of the outfits , because what it they got something on them then she would have to figure out a replacement...so that is what these pictures are all about. Here are the outfits just waiting to go on the trip...

And the countdown begins..... mom is going to be there for her 74th birthday...on September 30th...and she doesn't look excited to go at all.......

LOVE YOU MOM !! wish Mona and I were going too...........

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Janie this is for you...






got this beautiful bunch at the Grants Pass Saturday Farmers Market... they were a thank you to Janie for hosting "Wine on the porch" at her house...