Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Meets and treats and in betweens...

Tuesday Morning Laziness!!! yep, that's me.... LOL.... Holy moly, my weekend went by so fast... lots of running around and prepping, not much sleep, last minute happenings, celebration and then back to school!! phew, i'm surprised i didn't already collapse... hehe.... but i did enjoy the weekend!!!

Finally got to meet a good friend that i met a year ago when i first initiated my blogging adventures.... She and her family came to visit Hawaii from California this summer and we had the pleasure of spending some time together.... Thank you so much Colleen for visiting with us!!! Here's a pix of my family and Colleen's family on our Maui Ocean Center adventure on Saturday...
Our kiddies enjoying their time together as well... haha! they're looking all over the place....

Colleen and I at the end of touring the ocean center.... can't really see my big belly... hehe.... this part of the island was a little windy, although the sun was out, i was in good comfort with the breeze...
Colleen surprised me with this RAK.... she knew how much i LOVED the embossing folder she used on one of her cards that she sent to me and got me my own!!! i was SO excited and happy!!! and i can't wait to create with it... look at that beautiful flower she made too... and that card is so adorable! Thank you VERY much Colleen!!!
My baby shower was on Sunday and for some reason my camera went missing that day... so i have NO pictures of that to share with you... =( i have to see what pictures my sister took and try and get some from her.... but all in all, even without the camera, we had lots of fun among good company.... everyone had thrills playing the clothespin game... remember those clothespins that i tied ribbon to?! anyway, everyone had a clothespin and the secret word was "baby"... so if anyone heard you say the word, they could steal your pins.... oh my did we have good laughs with that one since here in Hawaii, we call almost all the kids baby... my oldest DD had the most pins at the end of the game... a total of 8 she was able to snatch... fun, fun, fun! Food was yummy and family and friends made it extra special... we were showered with lots of loving gifts, but the most special was just having everyone there....

Yesterday marked the first day back to school for my DD#1!! and i made an effort no matter how tired i was or how wobbly i walk to take her to her first day of 2nd grade... i think she was ecstatic about that as well! She said her teacher is really nice and that she thinks she'll enjoy the new school year... i hope she does too.... school really matters... among all the exhaustion i still had to clean up my big mess from opening presents and go through the gifts and make a list of things we still need... mission accomplished and now it's just picking up the last necessities we don't have and prepping for baby to arrive... i'm pushing my self to get into nesting mode... last night ended with a nice dinner with Colleen and her family before they leave Maui today... only one missig was my dear hubby who is off island again for work... but it was nice to spend one last time with the Kwan family... Thank you very much for dinner Colleen and Benson!!!

Now that most of my stress is relieved, i hope to find more time in the craft room.... with only my baby (ok, she's not a baby but a toddler) home with me i think i can manage keeping up with the house and having some me time too... there's so much i want to do.... just not enough time in a day... but wow... i think i've shared a lot with you and should be letting you go now.... eek!! sorry, i can go on and on... haha!

so before i let you run off into blogland, be sure to check out the new blog at Lollipop Crafts and play along with our debut challenge!!! it's an easy one so why not?! okay.... toodles for now!! and some big hugs too!!

36 comments:

  1. Such a nice pictures! TFS Hugs :)

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  2. Awww Kris! How wonderful to hang out with Colleen and her family! :) May I say that you look amazing! You look great Mama! Baby Boy will be here in just a matter of weeks . . . how exciting! :)

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  3. looks like you all had a great time! and you look like you are going to POP any day...lol! hope all is well with you. take care and have a happy hump day!

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  4. Oh you look GREAT Kris!! Baby will be here soon!! So glad you had a chance to spend some time with Colleen.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  5. Sweet family pictures Kris :o) How exciting to expect a baby. Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  6. Hey Kris!

    Looks like everyone had a really good time! Especially the kids!

    Glad you had a nice shower and can't wait for the new little one to be here!

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  7. Wow Kris. You look like guys had a great time! I have to say that you just look so adorable pregnant...I can not believe that you are almost full term. I hope that you are getting some rest and feeling good. Hugs, Lisa

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  8. Looks like the families had alot of fun at the Maui Ocean Center! You look great Kris. Take care!

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  9. My family and I had an awesome time hanging out with you and your family. Thanks for making time to spend with us. We can't wait to see all of you again one day soon. :)

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  10. Looks like you guys had a wonderful and fun time. How exciting that your little boy is on it's way. Congrats again.

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  11. Thanks for sharing Kris. Looks like everyone had a good time. I must make a note to go there the next time I come to Maui. So excited that your new little one is almost here. Sending you lots of hugs from the mainland. Take care!

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  12. What gorgeous pictures Kris!! The kids are darling and you look great. Looks like you all had a great time. Best wishes on the arrival of your little one!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  13. Hey Sister! You're a beautiful mommy and you have a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing your pix w/us! Sending lots of love and hugs your way ... Linda

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  14. Best wishes on your new baby!!!

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  15. Best wishes on your new baby. I love babies TFS Patti Jacobs

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  16. Congrats on your new baby boy.

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  17. Hey there! You also have a baby shower on blogland! Wish you a very healthy baby and much happy time wit him!

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  18. Hello there :-)
    I've been visiting your Blog Hop Baby Shower and having so much fun looking at the great cards. Congratulations on your new Blessing!

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  19. Congratulations on your new little addition!

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  20. Congratulations on your new baby Kris!! Can't wait to see pics!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  21. Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby boy!!! how exciting. we'd all love to see some pics when you get a chance!

    hugs
    juli

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  22. So wonderful to meet a blogging friend and her family. You both have beautiful families and congrats on the new addition arriving anytime!

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  23. Wishing you the best on the new addition to your family.

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  24. Good baby wishes! Enjoy getting to know your little man.

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  25. Sounds like you had a good time and got some yummy goodies from Colleen! Good Luck

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  26. Hi Kris,

    How awesome is blogland huh? There are so many great friends to be made and it looks like yours and Colleen's families had a blast together! I'm glad your baby shower went so well...can't wait to see pictures of your new little boy!! Congratulations! Hugs!!

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  27. Congratulations Kris! Just sending you my thoughts on this very special day. :-) Hope baby is doing well and hope soon.

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  28. Kris,
    I want to wish you & your family congrats on the new addition to your family! I hope all goes well and everyone is healthy & safe! Your family is in my prayers.... and I can't wait to see that little cutie!

    Congrats!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  29. Hi Kris! Congrats on the birth of your son! Hope you have a healthy, happy baby! Looking forward to seeing some photos!

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  30. Such a nice blog and sweet story! Loved looking around. Congrats on the new baby boy and thanks for sharing.

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  31. I think it's so great you got to meet a blog buddy!! :)
    I wish you and your family all the best and lots of rest as you welcome your new baby boy! Congrats!

    Loved attending you Blog Hop Baby Shower!!

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  32. Congratulations on your baby boy Kris!!! Hope you had an easy delivery. Enjoy your new bundle of joy!!!

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  33. Here visiting on the baby blog hop that your sweet friends planned for you!! Wishing you all the best with your new addition!! Robin

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  34. just finished the blog hop and wanted to wish you the best on your newest addition to the ohana! hope all goes well and cant wait to see you around again. take care...hugs :)

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your wonderful and sweet comments keep me going! Thank you so very much!! Have a blessed crafting day! Hugs, Kris