Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Resting Place

Through the good and generous spirit of Wayne Fox and his sweet wife, Marsha, Randy and I find ourselves in Hawaii this week. We stopped off in Oahu and enjoyed the hospitality of Denny and Marjorie (Randy's brother and wife) at their home at the Koa Lina resort in Kapolei.

At first light on Saturday morning, we sailed around the edge of the island to a beautiful and special location Denny had picked out just for Grandpa (Randy's father who passed away in December). Just past Paradise Cove, there is a spot of pure white sand on the ocean floor.

Denny spoke a few words to his father; Randy dedicated the area; Denny kept the boat over the chosen location; Randy spread his ashes.

Then we spread flowers.

We sensed that Grandpa was there too.

I'm so grateful we were able to be here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paisley turns ONE!

Our sweet little Paisley had a Birthday!

 We gathered at Thanksgiving Point's Farm Country to celebrate.

Kylie chose the BIGGEST horse to ride. 

Paisley was a bit nervous about the experience.

She preferred her own two feet. 

Oops! Kylie, I think you're losing your drawers! 

 That's better!

Which way is this chicken facing anyway? 

 Look Matt! You've already got Audrey eating out of your hand!

Lily, are you in trouble? 

 And after Farm Country, a little more barnyard fun at the house. (Such an adorable cake, Katie!)

And from me? A little Gammie knitting, of course.