Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Potpouri...This n That...Bits n Pieces...

Hope that everyone is doing well!

Just been a wee bit tired here...

Sorry for being a little behind...

Photo by Anna Grist at Stock Xchng

Been busy cleaning teeth...

And immediately's straight home
for a shower...


& then sleep!

until the next morning!

(oops... don't remember the link to this one!)

Oh...I did make it to our weekly Thursday night bible study
and have been able to get some drawings done...
I'll post some completed orders, next time.

So...finally, I've been meaning to post about these latest "blog hugs" that were passed on to me.

Thank you Ave @ Made in Canarias.  It is such fun having a blog hug (award) sent my way.  Ave is such an amazing and dedicated blogger! I am in awe of the number of posts that she has done in the amount of time she has had her blog, especially since I am pretty pleased if I can get at least one new post up a week...and as you can see, I wasnt able to do that this time!

The rules to this one is: Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. This lovely award has been around, so you may already have it, but just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you!
I am picking these most recent followers:

& also, please pick up the other Sweet Award (aka "Blog Hug") that follows!
And here is another awesome award *a*la*Kathie* @ My Net Finds.  So Sweet! 
She created yet another fantastic award, not just how it looks, but the meaning behind it is sweet too! 

I am passing this one on to ALL my followers! Hope that I can link all of you all!  Kathie, I might need help! haha 
(I don't know how it works, but some of the followers profiles did not allow me to find their blog addresses to link up. BUT even if I was NOT able to post your link, please, please, please consider yourself a recipient of this SWEET award.  If your link showed up, I was able to post the link here:)
Live, Laugh, Love (Thank you for my blog design!)
Staci's Heart (thank you for my blog design!)

& my FIRST Follower (& also our FIRST born heehee!):
Thanks for introducing me to the world of blogging, darling daughter, aka GirlyTwirly...
Blessings & aloha!
Thank you everyone for following...and I appreciate each of your awesome comments...come back any time to visit!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

3 Beautiful, Heaven-sent Gifts...

Beautiful on the outside and also on the inside...
and these special gifts bring joy to those around them...
especially to my husband and I!

Thank you Lord, for blessing us with our 3 children.


Our son, Heartbreaker, is in the most diligent and caring hands right now.  Both his sisters are standing by him as "Nurse Nightingales".  Over the weekend, he had temp around 102, the girls brought him to the University's clinic and the doctor has him on some medicines and staying home from classes for about a week...from the flu.

(unidentified British nurses, 1899)

His sisters have been taking his temperature about every hour and jotting it down, making sure he's taking his meds and plenty of fluids.  Thankfully, this year, heartbreaker is renting with them in their duplex, so what a blessing to know that they are all together.  For now, he is in one half til this junky flu is done.  and there's plenty of lysol spray & hand sanitizer.  And plenty of handwashing all around!

Monday, Girly Whirly stayed home from her afternoon clinic/classes (she didnt have any morning sessions) and so she stood a watch.  About 3 this morning, Girly Twirly took Heartbreaker's temp and it was down to 98.0 (His and Girly Whirly's normal temps run about 97, which is lower than the average 98.6.). It's been at about 98.5 to 99.5 today.

Thanking the Lord for His healing touch.  Thankful for blessing us with loving, caring children!

We have so many photo of the 3 of them together, but here is a clip of some of the photos I have been able to find.
The 3 little monkeys, 3 amigos, aka 3 musketeers, aka Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, aka the terrific trio :o)

...Once upon a time...they were itty bitty...

Here is another clip... when they are older.
...more to love and with more love to give...

We are thankful and blessed that Heartbreaker is healed of cancer...
and thankful and believing for a speedy recovery from this flu!

Thank you for stopping in...
I do so appreciate your time and comments.

Blessings & Aloha!

(I do have more newly completed drawings to share 
and another lovely award (blog hug) that was passed on to me!
...but I will save those for my next post).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our Handsome Hawaiian Hero...& Thank you... all those who have served and are serving in the military!

Here are a few photos of our Handsome Hawaiian Hero... He looks and was a tough military man...but one with a big, soft heart...especially when it comes to little ones!

These little ones were from various deployments during his active duty service. There are more, but I couldn't find the other photos.  There is one little girl with beautiful eyes, that he had met when they were helping at one of the schools in Iraq.  He said when he was deployed and would see these little ones, he would think of our 3 he missed so much.


Throughout the years, I have been blessed to have a large number of orders that are military-related.  Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Merchant Marines...  Reserve, Active Duty and Retired...  And for every occasion, besides a personal gift for a loved one, such as farewells, promotions, thank you gifts, retirements... And everything from a military mascot to a tank, ship, insignia, patch, crest...  I love the stories behind them.  Most often given in celebration for a person's duty, honor and service and some given in remembrance...

This is a recent order completed and shipped twice... Thank you Janelle, for your patience when your first one arrived damaged (one end of the heavy duty shipping tube got crushed through the post office) !  I am so happy to know that your second one sent through UPS arrived perfect!

& 2 of these were ordered for the 2 wives of Army soldiers. Thank you Kimberly, for thinking of these to give as farewell gifts.

I am currently working on 15 drawings for a military unit out of Alaska that will be given as farewell gifts for their soldiers leaving.

God bless all those who have served and are serving our country!  And God bless their families, who are an integral part of the military community.  The military personnel and their families have given so much in order to support, protect & defend the rights of every citizen...

With a husband who served in the Air Force and Army, father who served in the Air Force and National Guard, brother in the Navy, father-in-law who served in the Army, uncles and cousins who served in the military... and our many dear friends in the military... our family thanks everyone who has supported our military members and their families through prayers, thoughts and actions.

Thank you!

Also, thank you for the great giveaways!
I recently won the UPrinting poster from Tara...
and the neat Pocket Dots from Naomi!
I will be posting their links, when I get back from work :o)

Blessings & aloha!

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