(these are pictures from her camera... boo.. hoo... my camera is still MIA.)
It is interesting to raid someone else's camera... see what kinds of pictures they take... what is important to them.
I knew she had some things on her "Must Do List" while here in Hawaii.
#1 picture of a sea turtle
#2. picture of a rainbow- we've had plenty of rainy days to fulfill this request.
#3 See the boys doing what they love.....
I don't think she was prepared to see the boys play hockey 6 days a week though.
#4 Bonding moments and making memories with grand kids
Here she is warming up with son #4..
Unplanned but pleasant Surprises to her trip....
#1 Falling in Love with Princess.
She really is the sweetest dog , we've never owned.
(She a local stray that has kinda adopted us and a few other families in the community. She's like the Tramp in the movie Lady and the Tramp- she eats at multiple homes.)
#2 Helping with home improvements! She didn't know she would be stripping my floors and painting walls! I try to down play that part about staying with us.
We have a To Do list posted in the guest bedroom.
We let our house guests pick jobs to do while they are here.
I find it makes them feel less home sick and more apart of our family life. (bah!)
It was funny- my mother actually volunteered to take my curtains down and wash them.
But I've been wanting to paint for a while and figured..if the curtains were down....
then it would be a perfect day to paint.
So by 9:30 am I had gone to our local ACE and bought the paint- had all the kids helping out and a few neighborhood kids. We only painted the eating area.. but I love the splash of color. It's bold and bright.
(Martha was my role model for that one- she painted
the inside of her whole house last spring break- and ALL the neighborhood kids were in there painting! My 5 year old was outside painting closet doors... and a little bit of their wall. It was CRAZY- but turned out well.)
Looking forward to all our summer guests....