Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Yes, it's 75 here today.....we've spent the last two days out in the sunshine. It was so warm yesterday Kainoa reminded me to bring the sunscreen! It's been fun getting another few days out of our favorite summer clothes.
We're also trying to get ready for Christmas. I am committed to mindful spending this year....no impulse shopping that totally sends me over the budget EVERY year. I'm not yet at the "frugal" stage...but I'd like to be. I really want to teach Kainoa about all the wonderful traditions and stories of the season, not the over-spending and "gotta have's" that seem to permiate our society. Last year, I remember franticly searching for "that toy" I just had to get, but never found. This year, it's more simple. This year, we will enjoy the lights. We will enjoy reading the stories. We will focus on family, baby Jesus' birthday, making yummy treats for the neighbors, making presents that mean something and will capture this particular Christmas.
We also tried to take advantage of the glorious sun and get our Christmas card picture...here's a sneak peak (through 'out takes'):
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Regardless your political views, please remember to take the time to perform your civic duty (how lucky are we!!!) today. Please be thoughtful and intentional in your decisions. Please think about the impact of your decisions, not only on yourself, but your children, your neighbors, your friends and the rights guaranteed to all by our constitution. Polls are open 7 am - 8 pm. To find your polling place, go here.