Thursday, November 11, 2010

H is for Hawaii...

Here are a few more photos from when my Hubby and I went to visit his family in Hilo, Hawaii.
In October of this year.

Taken before crossing over the bridge to Coconut Island.

On Coconut Island there are other amazing trees.

Fun branches to climb on!


I thought I would share a few of the "past and present" photos I wanted to take of a couple of places.  My Hubby so nicely accommodated my request and we took a quick drive to a few of these places.

So...For these next photos... I say "Hana Hou!"
*meaning in Hawaiian for: Once again, encore, repeat....One more time...
pronounced: "Hah-nah  Ho"

These from 1982, I shared on an earlier post. 

Hm...even the coconut tree looks older... (The leaves you see are from a different tree that was nearby). You can see the same hotel in the background.


In 1982, sitting on one of the rock walls.

Here's pretty much the same spot...



 You can see the buildings in the background in all three photos.


Oh and of course...this photo of my Hubby "back in the day" wearing those short military physical fitness shorts :o)  On the bridge going over to Coconut Island.


The same bridge and hotel in the background, but the handrails are new... and so are my Hubby's style of shorts :o)   (Still my Handsome Hawaiian Honey! :o)

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Also,  We Honor and thank all those in the military...past, present and future...

Happy Veteran's Day!

Here are a few past posts,  that make mention of some of the military men in our family...
If you do get a chance to take a peek at any of these past posts, please leave a comment at the ones you do stop at...


(This is neat to me that the title to this second post also has a lot of "H"s in it)
That is one of the things that I find I do a lot without realizing it...use a lot of alliteration!




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Linking on with:


Jenny's
for this week's letter "H".

&
Alicia's
Friday Photo Flashback.


Here are some past drawing orders completed.

Thank you Amy for your order for your boyfriend.  Please send our thanks for his service in the Fire Department! (My hubby, when I first met him, was in the Air Force as an EMT/Crash/Rescue and Space Shuttle Rescue Crew member.)

Amy sent me this email:
"Wanted to let you know that the sketch came today...that was quick! I figured it would be here tomorrow. It was in perfect condition. Thank you so much! I love it & I know Josh will too."


Thank you Nancye, for ordering this one for a wedding gift. 
Nancye has been ordering Personalized Sketches art for wedding gifts since the 1990's,
 as well as these for graduation gifts.
This is the War College Chapel that the couple was married in.


Thank you Susan for your order of this Major's insignia.
"I recently saw some of your beautiful work displayed in my neighbor's home.
I would like to purchase something as a promotion gift. 
Would you please tell me how I do this.
Someone in my husband's office is being promoted to major and I thought it would be nice to have the major's leaf with their name on it.  Is that possible?"



"I received my order today!! It is beautiful!!
Thank you so much for the wonderful item.
I'm sure it will be a special promotion gift."



*Added on Nov 12th*
I tried to add these last two photos before I published this post, but the upload was acting up, so I am adding these now... (Mr. B had Veteran's Day off. so while I was at work, he stopped and left an unexpected surprise for me...this beautiful rose and sweet note....a "thank you" for supporting him throughout his years of military service :o)
Thank YOU, honey!


Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. 
I will be sure to return your visits :o)

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28 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

i loved seeing all the before and after photos.
you both are still so beautiful and handsome.

what a treat for you to retrace your sweet
memories.

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

what great pictures!!!

edshunnybunny said...

I love the old and new photos! Girl, you are lookin' good these days! Not older--better :)
There is an award for you over on my blog if you'd like to hop over and pick it up. Have a great evening, Kathy

Jo said...

It's nice to see your blog again, i think i must have missed it last week ... those shorts your husband is wearing ... they are short short! i like the second pair of shorts a whole lot more!

LV said...

Thank you Marie for letting us tag along on your trip. You two have not changed much in the time frame. You and family are great looking.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That rose was so sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed your before and after pictures. What a great idea!

yonca said...

You both look great before and now:)Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Jingle said...

a handsome H post,
you are super creative.
xx

Pondside said...

I always enjoy before and after photos!...and these were very sweet.
Hawaii is on my list - one of these days!

Eileen said...

a fun post with your before and afters!! your drawings are so fascinating and wonderful...such a great concept!!

Michelle A'etonu said...

these are such great pics! love the recreations of the older pictures too. where has the time you. you and your hubby are such a beautiful couple!

Betty Townsend said...

Fantastic post, Maria...I celebrated my daughter's 41st birthday yesterday...my Veteran's Day baby. Can't imagine how quickly the years have gone. There's a post on my blog if you care to read.

Aloha,
Betty

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I've never been to Hawaii and I am thinking that I need to address that situation sometime in the next year or two....

Debbie said...

Love your Hawaii photos! I have to say that both you and your husband look so good today as you did in years gone by. Age has only made you better.

I wanted you to know that I've been thinking of you and praying for your dad's recovery.

Love,
Debbie

Grandma Becky said...

Loved the then and now photos of Hawaii. Thanks for sharing! Have a good day, my friend.

Jen said...

What a lovely tree! I have a giveaway on my blog you might want to check out!

Brenda said...

I love your then and now photos. And what a sweetie to leave you those roses on his day. You make a beautiful couple.

Ames said...

Love that e pictures were taken in the same places. You both look very 'H'appy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!~Ames

froogal said...

Your drawings are really amazing! I have never seen anything quite like them. I think that amazing tree would make a beautiful subject.

Sorry my butter molds were all sold but I will keep my eyes open and let you know if I find another one.

You have a beautiful family!

H said...

Happy Veteran's Day. It's good to look back and remember. I enjoyed your photos.

Mo said...

i always love your posts! such a great idea to retake those photos! those drawings are so wonderful!!! and the thank you gesture was so sweet....beautiful gift ;)

hugs,
mo

Alicia said...

Hi Maria! I loved how you took pictures in the same spot! Wow...not much has changed, has it???? Even you and your hubby! Gorgeous!!!!!!!

So happy to visit your blog!!!!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How fun to see the photos! love those military short shorts! Maybe we should go back to that style....
I've been to Kauai, Maui, and Oahu, but not the big island.

Jenny said...

Love those same spot photos. What a neat way to see the surroundings change and you two stay the same! What is your secret? You both look amazing.

This was one of my favorite posts this week. It would be fun to do pictures like that of the Grands!

Thank you for linking.

A+

PS. How is your Dad?

One Mama said...

I love "then and now" photos! Its so funny to see how much things change, especially when you don't notice as its happening.

xinex said...

Your before and after pictures are so neat, MAria. Your honey is so sweet!...Christine

Leslee said...

AWESOME before/after shots - great idea!!!

Looks like a fabulous time and your hubby is SO sweet to leave you the note & rose...

~ Regan said...

The Past/present pictures were so cool! I also really liked seeing the pics of you and your dad. Looks like it was a great visit!

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