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)


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!


Linking on with:

for this week's letter "H".

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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Saturday, November 6, 2010

G is for our Georgia home...


The military brought us to the beautiful area off the Georgia coast in 2004. 

We have taken so many, many photos since we first moved here,
but I decided to share some photos that show our Georgia home being built 
and some of the events during when it was built.

...and the next slideshow of our home is one that I had on a past post... 
(so some of you may have already seen this, but I thought it would be fun to see the "after")
Friends... the welcome mat is set out to greet you.
Come on in...
 Since this slideshow was first done, we have done a little furniture changing/rearranging...

Also...thank you again for everyone's thoughts, prayers, support during my dad's surgery and hospital stay.  He was able to go home Monday.  And he has family that will be taking turns to stay for the next several weeks. My hubby and I will be able to go up the week of Thanksgiving.


Linking on with:

for this week's letter "G".


Oh & here is a fun Blog hop...a great way to meet other bloggers!
(Hosted by Kel of Between the Lines, Survey Junkie, & Kindred Spirit Mommy)

I've done other state inspired drawings, but since this is a "G" post...
here is a drawing of the state of Georgia.

And here are some of the latest orders that have been completed and shipped out. 
Thank you to all those that participated in my Giveaways a few weeks back. 
These orders are from some of those winners and what they have to say.

Thank you for your order for your father-in-law. 
And please say thank you so much him for his military service!

  "I just wanted to let you know that I received the sketch today.  It looks great!!  I know my father-in-law is going to love it!  Thanks again for creating such unique and personal pieces of art!"

Angela from Sweet Tea Diaries
Thank you for choosing this for your Dad's Christmas gift.
Please let him know we appreciate his military service!

"Thank you so much for the amazing drawing! My mom received the package and was amazed by your work. She is having the drawing framed, and I can't wait to give it to my Dad for Christmas! Thank you again for everything!"

Angela from A Day in the Life
Thank you for your order of your Christmas gift for your mom.
This is Angela and her brother that is in the military.
Please let him know that prayers are lifted up for his continued safety.

 "I got it today! I love it! Thanks so much!!"

Thank you for your order of your husband.
It was fun to draw this exquisite Sevres egg from his beautiful collection.
Christine sent me this photo of the beautiful matting and framing she chose for it.
"I love my artwork! I can't wait to see John's face when I give it to him. I know he will be amazed because it is so unique and truly magnificent. Thank you so much, Maria!"

Thank you for your order for your son and grandson.
Wishing all the best to your son in his decision to go into medicine.

"Very well done and a perfect gift for my son."

And I hope your grandson enjoys his dragon :o)
"Looks great, and I know my grandson will love it."

There are some other orders to share, 
but I'll wait until they receive them in the mail, before I share them here.
And I am working on some more.

Oh! I also want to extend a big thank you to Veronica from Of Mice and raMEN
for featuring me on a recent post!
I love to see what fun things she finds!
So to be amongst some of the unique and creative finds out there,
I was honored and humbled.
Thank you for picking out some samples of the art that I do.

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