Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dental pics, Drawings, and Da Kine...

We are back in Georgia! Thank you for stopping by my past posts while we were visiting family in Hawaii. It may take a bit...but I will be sure to stop by and return your lovely visits!

Lots to share on this post. 

FIRST "D" topic- I do link up with some weekly meme's once a week...

....Joining in with:

for this week's letter "D". 



I'm posting these "D" related in DENTAL Visits...
Here are some past photos taken at some of our children's dental visits when they were little...

Now, as some may know...our older daughter (aka Girly~Twirly aka theluckiestmrs.) is a dentist and our younger daughter (aka Girly~Whirly) is in her 3rd year of dental school...
Heartbreaker isn't looking into the dental field...although his sisters have teased him about joining them :o)

Girly~Twirly: 6 years old.

The next year in October...

...All 3 were seen at a Pediatric Dental Office...

Girly~Twirly: turned 8 years old
Girly~Whirly: 4.5 years old
Heartbreaker: 17 months old

Now...19 years brother's daughter and son had their first Dental visits. :o)

SECOND "D" topic- Drawing giveaways.
I really appreciate all of you that entered for my 100th post giveaways. And thank you for your patience. Here are the names of the winners. Please be sure to contact me by email, so that I know that you are still interested. I want to be sure, since some of you may have kindly commented without the intention of entering.  Any of the giveaways that are not claimed within 48 hours, I will draw again from the comments on those posts.

**edited note added Oct 15** Those of you, whose comments were drawn, Please at your convenience let me know when possible, if you are still interested...I know that some of those selected have or are going through some very serious issues, so I do understand that this is very trivial and pales in importance. Prayers go out to you and your families. 

Giveaway #1 8x10 Eagle: Kathie@Just a Happy Housewife's comment:
Maria, congratulations on 100 wonderful posts! I'm so glad that I found you and your blog :-)
I would love to have the monogram one with Joshua and Kathie plus our last name :-)
You are such a dear to have this giveaway, the bloggers who win these are very very lucky!

Giveaway #2 8x10 monogram: Mo's comment:
and i've visited the beautiful luckiest mrs

i hope she's doing well!

Giveaway #3 8x10 Military insignia: Miss Sweet Tea's comment:
Oh boy, so excited for this giveaway! I would love to win a piece of your art to give my parents for Mom would just die!

It's tough to choose, but I would go with either the eagle because my parents are very patriotic and this would fit in perfectly with their house, or the rank insignia for my Dad. But then again, my parents anniversary is December 7, and the monogrammed drawing would be a perfect gift for that occasion. So basically, I would pick any of them! Ha :)

Giveaway #4 8x10 Baby design (your choice): Teresa@Grammy Girlfriend's comment:
Congratulations on your blog journey...What great giveaways...I am a follower and a Blogerette...I am going to visit your daughter right now....and will post your good to hear from you

And for the additional 8x10 Giveaway of your choice for comments left on my Sept 22nd post: Michelle A'etonu's comment:
your drawings are simply amazing. and you gals are all so gorgeous!

For the 5-20% gift certificate Giveaways (to be used towards YOUR choice of image, with YOUR choice of name, in YOUR choice of size (8x10 or 11x14).
The following:
1. Mrs. G's comment: Hey Maria

What a wonderful give away for your 100th POST!!!
Congratulations my friend I LOVE your blog and your work!!!
I'll be back with my next comment!!!
Hugs Tracy

2. Angela's comment: I love your work! It is amazing! Congrats on 100 posts!!

I would love the monogram or the military insignia.

(if the other comment I just tried to leave worked please delete one. I got an error when I posted it)

3. Bacardi mama's comment: I'd follow you anywhere and I have been for quite awhile now.

4. Debbie's comment: Aloha! I already have your button on my sidebar on Heart Choices.

Congratulations on your 100th blog post. I'm so glad you joined our blogging community. 
Love you, Debbie

5. Kel's comment: I just visited your sweet daughter's blog. She looks so happy in the top picture! :) Isn't love grand!

It's exciting to me when I learn that my name has been chosen for a giveaway that I have entered. And I was so happy to find such an overwhelming number of comments on those two posts, so I also picked 5 more names from out of the comments that did not get selected (from both posts combined), for 5 more 20% gift certificates.  

These are the additional comments:
1. xinexThe newspaper picture is precious. You all look so pretty and the recent pictures are even more precious. How wonderful to be all together. Enjoy your trip to Hawaii!...Christine

2. LVYou know how I feel about your work and family. Tell "Heartbreaker" he did a super job on that rainbow scene. That is an awesome sight. That would have made a perfect feature for Sky Watch Friday. You and family have such strong ties and love, I do not blame you for sharing them with us. We need more families like yours. I am not sure about doing some of the things to enter your giveaway. At least, count me in as I will take anything I can get from you. It took awhile, but you finally made that 100 mark. When you have so many irons in the fire, you cannot do post everyday. You have done very well in all the things you are involved in. Thank you for being such a good friend.

3. KristinThose are some good genes lady. All three of you are just gorgeous!

4. JennyI always think you look like a sister, rather than a mother to your kids!

You are very talented and I did not realize the picture was made with the name. Really neat talent! These would be great for a new baby. Now I just need someone I know to have one!
Thanks for the happy link to Alphabe-Thursday.
I always smile when I come here.
Have a wonderful and safe trip.

5. SueWhat a beautiful family you have! Thanks for sharing them with us.

I think I need to get myself in gear and order these for my grandchildren. I need to think about what the pictures should be and then I will be in touch.  =)

& last of all...IF you had left a comment on either of those posts and your name was not selected for the previously mentioned giveaways...I do want to extend to you in appreciation-10% off the regular price of any one order. IF you are interested, please contact me, so that I may best give you a time frame as to when an order may be completed. especially if you are interested in these for Christmas gifts. 

I did put a deadline on the 20% certificates as to when these need to be placed, since this is the time that I do get very busy with orders for Christmas. But please contact me, and we can discuss the details.

Again...I cannot express enough how much I appreciate all your comments. 


THIRD "D" topic- Da kine......which I added, along with a short video clip of the first photos taken on our way to visit family...

da kine
(duh kai-n)

Definition: much like the word Aloha, da kine has multiple definitions, meanings and uses. Mostly, it is used when trying to explain something when you can’t think of the words.

"Da kine" is a word in Hawaiian Pidgin, derived from "the kind", that usually functions as a placeholder name (compare to "whatsit" and "whatchamacallit"), but can also take the role of a verb, adjective, or adverb. Unlike other placeholder names in English, however, which usually refer specifically to a device (e.g. "gizmo"), person (e.g. "so-and-so"), or place (e.g. "Anytown, USA"), "da kine" is general in usage and could refer to anything from a person to an abstract concept. It can be used to refer to something nonspecific, or given enough context (especially when used in conversation between native speakers of the dialect) to something very specific. As such, it appears to be unique among English dialects, at least in its centrality to everyday speech.
(source: wikipedia)

DA KINE (da KINE) Da kine is the keystone of pidgin. You can use it anywhere, anytime, anyhow. 
(source: Pidgin to Da Max)

Trever Cralle's Surfin'Ary lists da kine as "the word you use when you don't use the word."

"da kine" is an example of a very common Pidgin word/phrase...
As is quoted from "Pidgin is a beautiful, expressive language. It was originally created so that the immigrants, the Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Filipinos as well as the Hawaiians and the Americans could do business. What evolved is a true language. Almost all people who live here weave some pidgin into their daily conversation, education and upbringing notwithstanding."
Example: da kine. The kind. The ultimate pidgin phrase. Can mean virtually anything. 1)Eh, you get any da kine? 2)Ho, brah, dat's da kine. 3) She wen da kine foa get da kine foa da kine.

"da kine" can also be a descriptive word like "great/awesome"...

"DA KINE wen broke in DA KINE and den we wen miss DA hea, DA KINE pictures on DA KINE...some at DA KINE..."
(ok...yes, I admit that I really exaggerated the use of "Da kine" in that sentence :o)

translation: "Our airplane was grounded due to hydraulic malfunctions in Salt Lake City, Utah.  We missed our connecting flight from Oahu to here are some great pictures taken on our start of our vacation...some at the Hale Koa Hotel..."

LAST "D" topic... some "D" drawings:
I have shared this one on an older post, but think these Dachshunds are just so aDorable!
These are the Darlings of Colorado Lady.

These Doves were for a 25th Anniversary gift.

This Dinosaur was done in 1989 for a customer's son
and then another one for this customer,
for her son's son in 2008!

This one was for a gentleman that worked for Du Pont.

This Daisy was for a baby gift.

This was given as a gift from Dr. Jones' office staff.

(Hawaiian for Thank you!)
( should I say...Danke!...Deutsch for Thank you!)

Signature for blog


Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow! This is a rich "D" post! Learning about da kine was very interesting.
How fun that you daughters have turned out to be dentists!

Betty Townsend said...

Beautiful slide show. Makes me so homesick...the music was great too.


Bacardi Mama said...

Thank you so much Maria. I'll have to give this some thought and then I'll contact you. I'm very excited that Teresa won. She can use something fun right now.

Debbie said...

It looks like you had a great time in Hawaii. It's just so beautiful there! I had to laugh at your comment about closeups. I agree but I have to add that you look great.

How exciting about the discount and also congrats to the winners.

Love you Maria,

Mrs.G said...

Welcome back Maria!!!
All your dental pictures look great! I say that because any of the ones I took of my grandson turned out very bad...he did not sit still at all, and he needed work done...poor boy eneded up having surgry.
Your video was great,the song that played is so lovely, gentel sounding. The "B" tree(I cant remember how you spelt it;) looks amazing!!!AND you do take a beautiful close up!!!

Thank you so much... I do except the 20 percent off my drawing...I will e mail you right away with my info:)))I'm sooo excited about winning!!!
Many hugs to you

Kel said...

Oh Hawaii! Love it, miss it, and can't wait to go back and visit the family. Thanks so much for the 20% discount. I will definitely be taking advantage of it. I will email you later.

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!

I have been anxiously awaiting this post and I am so happy that I won! Thank you so much sweet friend. After 26 years, I finally will have a gift for my dad that is original, unique, and 100% awesome! I think it's safe to say that of my three brothers and myself, I will have the winning gift this's about time :)

So glad you had an amazing trip to Hawaii...but how could you not? It's paradise!

Sue said...

Great D post!

And of course I'm interested in the discount my name was drawn to receive! 20% off? You'd better believe it!

If you don't mind emailing me, we can discuss the prices for three of these "name" pictures. I'd like one for each of my grandchildren, but I need to think about what they would want them to be of.



LV said...

Even after all the delays, it turned out to be great trip for you. It is a problem now days with planes anywhere you go. I am glad you are back and sharing your trip and sketches with us. I loved the video.Those people that won the big prizes just do not know how lucky they are. I hope I can come up with something to use my discount. Will be in touch.

Michelle A'etonu said...

hi maria! i'm happy to announce that you won my giveaway! and i think it's cool that i won yours :) i believe i already have your email address, so you should see something come in for you soon. i'll keep you posted!

Anonymous said...

an award for you:

xinex said...

Hi Maria! Am I late for my prize? As you know my mom had an accident and I have been busy taking care of her. We just got home last night. I am so excited to win and of course, I am interested. Let me know what I am supposed to do. You had a dream vacation! Love Hawaii and love the sceneries and love looking at your pictures. Welcome back!....Christine

Xmas Dolly said...

Well, I can see that you really put some time into your post today. I totally love your video. I can see and hear in your words you were truly happy to be back there. Hawaii is so beautiful everywhere. Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed mine at least half as much as I enjoyed yours. I also have a new meme, "Monday's Music Moves Me" hope you stop by and check it out and maybe even play along. It's tons of fun! Have a great weekend.

Alicia said...

Those are great pictures, Maria! What a coincidence about the lady on the plane! But, that's what I love about Hawaii, everyone is so friendly anyway!!

I bet the time flew by when you were there!! I miss it there now...

Veronica Lee said...

Welcome back Maria! We missed ya!

Thanks for sharing the beautiful video. Love the dental pics too.

Have a wonderful weekend, sweet lady!

DT ~ RDH said...

Aloha! Welcome back! As usual, I am loving the post, esp the slideshow ~ fun!!
I am in Louisville at this very moment! We were at the game too! Although the Cards lost, it was a really great time. My hubs has been able to see so many close friends from college, including several who still live here. We are heading back home tomrw, but this has been a fun birthday trip (his) for us! I have a few pics to post once we return.
Glad u had a great trip to Hawaii! And thanks for the sweet comments on my graduation year post. I def think I'll also be one of those 60 year olds who feels 20 still!
~ Dee

DT ~ RDH said...

PS! The book Baker Towers is indeed set in the WWII era ~ it's about a family living in a mining town in Pennsylvania, and the changes each member goes thru over the years. I really like it! Same author wrote Mrs.Kimble, which i also really liked!

Kristin said...

Oh shoot, I won't be able to place an order right now. Hopefully another time! Thanks for thinking of me though lady. Your work IS beautiful!

Vicki said...

Oh Maria, I'm sorry.. I didn't realize you were in SLC for that long, I could have come to see you! That's what happens when you don't blog like you should! My bad...
Love that you shared Hawaii with us. You both look so happy. And your kids are cute at any age. Hopefully I can get back to regular blogging soon. You know all about the moving just seems to be taking longer as I age :)

Take care

Mumsy said...

What a lovely D post! I'm always too nervous at the dentist's office to take pictures of m kids..

Congrats to the winner!

He & Me + 3 said...

Love the dental collages. My kids love the dentist...I know. crazy...but they do.
Congrats to the winners.
Love all the drawings too. you are so talented.

Jenny said...

The dental collages were really cool, although I did get a bit of dentist anxiety just looking at them. ha!

I am going to figure out what I want you to make for me. It will probably be a week or so, I've actually been thinking about it for some time anyway.

Thanks for the wonderful stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday.

You always have the most amazing pictures to share.


shopannies said...

I am a person who does not care for doctor visits the drawings are very well done

Xmas Dolly said...

Thank you for stopping by. I know about playing catch-up. I haven't been to my email in two days, so now I'm afraid to open it. Talk about my cup runneth over!!!! Have a good one!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just had to stop by and see what you have been up to. Love these pictures and video. Sounds like a wonderful trip. I keep praying I will make it there someday.
Hate I missed your giveaway.
I am so far behind with all my friends.
Take care and your family is lovely

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Goodness! So many D's! I especially liked the info on pidgen and all the D pictures. Thank you! And welcome home!

yonca said...

Welcome back! Enjoyed to read you 'D' post. Lovely pics as usual.
Have a great weekend!

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