Friday, December 28, 2007
Congrats to Josh and Regis on their new job offer in Tampa.
Peace and Prosperity in 2008 to each of you.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
As always, I'm most thankful for my family. Harry, Josh and Sarah are the blessing and calling of my life. And they each bless my life in their own way, by just being who they are. And this year I was blessed to be able to take a trip to Texas to see my grandmother, my uncle and Josh and Regis. I also got to meet Regis's family. And I got to meet my Dad for an hour in the Detroit airport. I'm so thankful for the moments God gives me, and for all the joy He brings into my life. Even living on an island in dire economic conditions, there is beauty and joy and friends around. I'm very thankful for that.
Thanks to my Saipan family for once again sharing Thanksgiving with the Blalocks. Oh and Sarah, awesome cranberries this year!
Check out Harry's blog for more pictures from Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Brief visit with Dad at the Detroit airport. Flying over Russia.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
This next picture is some hammock time, you can see the lake house in the background. f
Lake house, notice the Texas star and the wild flowers on the side. Everything was very pretty.Dogs and Josh enjoying a swim.
On our way home, we had breakfast at Blue Bonnet Cafe. Notice our big plates of Texas breakfast.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Some Riverwalk scenery.Here's the girls. Regis (daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, and granddaughter in law), Sarah (daughter, sister-in-law, great-granddaughter), Nani (grandmother, great-grandmother), Kelli (mother-in-law, mother, granddaughter). We bought ourselves a bouquet of fall flowers.
New haircuts for the girls.
Crab at RED LOBSTER for Kelli.
I'll post more pictures of the trip later. I wanted to take pictures of Whole Foods in Austin, but they wouldn't let me. It was beyond belief, especially to those of us who have lived on Saipan for very long. Yes, I'm eating plenty of fresh fruit and veggies. YUM.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I never realized how many mixed emotions you go through while getting ready to leave on a big trip. On one hand I am so excited to travel to Texas to see my grandmother, my son, my daughter-in-law, and my sister's family. Plus knowing I will get to hang out in fall weather (I miss that so much) and I'll get to go shopping in real stores, and eat real fresh fruit and veggies. Then on the other hand, I have to leave Harry for a while and won't be able to share the adventures with him, and I'm rushing to get things done at work, arrange for someone to look after some things, get the house clean, get my bags packed, and get a project finished. But I guess that's the nature of living out here - the coming and the going, travel, planning ahead for the finances, animals (Harry says they will go hungry while I'm gone - ha). This picture is my son, Josh. He's been waiting for my arrival for 2 months now. He has been counting down the days, calling every other day or so, to let me know how many days are left before I arrive. I have to admit, it feels nice to be wanted so much that someone counts down the days until you arrive. Makes me smile. He's a great son, and I really look forward to this visit. My grandmother is traveling from N Carolina to Texas to meet with me. It's a very long trip for both of us. I am so thankful for this opportunity. I'm also thankful for God's timing in allowing my sister to be able to visit. She is moving down to northern Louisiana, closing on her house at the end of the month. So that puts her in our vicinity right while I'm there visiting. Very nice. So I'll try to take a lot of pictures while I'm there. And I'll share my trip adventures with you, as soon as I can.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Well, I've been enjoying my responses (to previous blog) from friends and two family members. Some made me laugh, others brought tears to my eyes with their stories. Thanks for sharing. I have thoroughly enjoyed the renewed contact and hearing more about your lives. I miss you all very much. Perhaps you'd like to come out for Thanksgiving. Let me know, we'd love to have you.
I have been reading other Saipan blogs, as I normally do when I have some time. The common theme I am seeing lately is a few "anonymous" bloggers out there leaving cruel, untrue or uninformed comments on people's personal blogs. How sad is that? Cowardly and mean, quite the combo. But I can the see the core group of bloggers have all come to the same conclusion. Block the losers. Good for you guys. Keep up the posts - I enjoy reading them.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
We'll post that one when it's done, with pictures and the story to go with it. Thanks for sharing our quilting adventures.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Here's a picture of the dessert group.
For our last picture, here's Harry relaxing on the couch, which is currently located in the kitchen because the tables were all in the living room. He worked hard, grilling fish, chopping, stuffing and making his stuffed mushrooms, and telling people to look in the pantry at my new rack- you'll have to read about that on his blog. Thanks again to my Saipan family that celebrates fall with me here on Saipan, as if that were a perfectly normal thing to celebrate on a tropical island.