Dots and her friend Katie paddleboarding into the ocean
The girls standing up!
Note: Believe it or not, I went out in a kayak with Robert one afternoon and we paddled quite a ways out (he guessed it was a couple of miles) and saw a lot of whale activity. Sadly, no one took my picture so I have no *proof* that I actually participated in an athletic endeavor
Looking toward the front of the hotel from the tower where we stayed. Aren't the flowers beautiful?
"OMG, Mom, are you trying to take my picture again?"
(Dots, Hockey Boy and Hockey's Boy's friend Robert waiting for our car; to the boys' likely disappointment, the beer on the neighboring cart does not belong to them)
On an outing to Lahaina. After seeing this picture, I am abandoning the practice of wearing my shirt tucked out and am donning cute belts again
Dots and Hockey Boy at Cheeseburger in Paradise
Dots outside Cheeseburger in Paradise. Isn't the ocean fabulous?
Front Street in Lahaina. Lahaina, though quite touristy, is really a charming old whaling town
My mom and the boys by the banyan tree (if Hockey Boy is smiling and looking at the camera, a grandmother was likely nearby)
My mom and me
Dots taking pictures of the banyan tree
It runs in the family: "MOM! Don't take my picture!"
My mother thought this looked like something out of South Pacific
Me, my mom and my mother-in-law relaxing by the pool after returning from Lahaina. My mom and mother-in-law bought matching shirts for Saint Patrick's Day
Will with his grandmothers at Happy Hour
Me, my mom and my mother-in-law still relaxing, but now dressed up and at Happy Hour
Our sweet friend Zenith with Dots
Dots, Katie and Jeffrey
Hockey Boy and friends from his high school
Note: Tonight a group of ten adults from Dallas went out to dinner at the Four Seasons next door to our hotel while the kids stayed at the hotel and ordered room service. Each group thought they got the better end of the bargain! (With the word bargain used loosely, as no meals in Hawaii qualify as such, at least not at the Four Seasons or from room service!)
Walking around the resort at night - I love the tiki torches!
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
I unintentionally contaminated all of the pictures on my blog when I changed my privacy settings on Flickr. I am working backwards to correct them all, but it is quite a tedious procedure! If you encounter a post with error messages from Flickr where the pictures should be, then I haven't gotten to that post yet. Please let me know and I will update it immediately. Thanks for your patience!