I can’t believe it’s Wednesday Morning. only three more days of school this year. I feel an urgency to plan our entire summer’s worth of activities. why is it that I am such a control freak that needs a list, itinerary or something before I can do it? I don’t know. Jeanne asked why Jalen had a 2ND grade graduation… The school Jalen goes to used to go from Preschool to 2ND grade. This year they added a 3rd grade class, and I guess because of the tradition of holding a 2nd grade graduation, they held a 2/3 grade graduation ceremony. I think it’s silly to have a graduation for 2ND graders since 3rd grade is now an option, but most of the kids are moving and Jalen is only one of 4 third graders enrolled next year. Today is PJ day and he is wearing Lightning McQueen PJs. I just feel weird sending him to school in pjs. and they are not the pjs he wore last night either. Is that weird that I made him change from one set of PJs to another? Probably. oh well. we all know i have issues.
Thanks for all the kind words about the puzzle pieces, I got those out in the mail yesterday :)
I also received the sweetest RAK from Mary Lou (mll) on CK MB… some sweet Making Memories goodness, and can you believe, I didn’t have any of that?! I Love it!
I also received a Borders Git card from my friend Liz the other day and I finally got a chance to head down to Borders at Windward Mall this weekend. I love gift cards! The opportunity to pick out your own goodies, guilt free! I also am a member of their discount club so I had a 25% off coupon to use with my gift card, and I got the cutest book ever!
I ordered from Amazon.com this week a book recommended by the apron swap leader A is for Apron. http://www.amazon.com/Apron-25-Fresh-Flirty-Designs/dp/1600592015/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212001316&sr=1-1 OH my goodness, I could barely resist all that rickrack. rick rack, ribbons, buttons and pompom trim hold me in their hypnotic grips… :) I also got a little pocket book called apronisms to send to my apron swap lady! :)
I have two baby cards and gifts to get made/packed and mailed out (both boys :)) a hybrid project, 2 teacher gifts… hmmm the list is getting longer every second. I also have 2 ispys to catch up on and a olw layout I’d like to do….
Yesterday I got a sweet call from my hubby saying, did you know there is a carrier in port? I thought it would make a great ispy or picture of the day or whatever…. Isn’t he the sweetest to think about my daily photographic escapades? I just love that man! :)
hmmm, where can I park to get a picture?
just park on the bridge
uhhh, i think there are no parking signs,hmmm, i’ll go check it out.
so Jordan and i pack up in the van and head down to the USS Missouri memorial and park (and I think of Christie=Missouri)… we get out the stroller (absolutely necessary to keep everyone safe!) and the camera gear and head down to the pier to see if I can get some shots… here they are… This is the USS Missouri:
I love these. this is what the ships tie up to when they are in port. When Troy was assigned to ships we’d always go down to the pier and watch the ship pull in and the sailors tie up the ship. This to me means the ship is in port. Troy gets to come home. Just a little happiness. :)
this is the Arizona memorial and the USS Nimitz.
here is another shot of the Nimitz. It is HUUUGE. this shot is a little deceiving because it’s from one end and it’s hard to grasp the enormity of it. Look closely. do you see all that gear on the top? those are planes!!!
Here is a side view shot as I drove by on the bridge. NOTE the no parking sign. he he!
Now this is an amphib ship. also known as a gator freighter. the USS Tarawa was getting underway and headed home. They had a tiger cruise, where family and friends can fly out to Honolulu and ride the ship home. Pretty exciting but strange concept I think to allow civilians to ride a ship for possibly the first time. It’s hard to grasp the enormity of these ships… until you take a close look at the details!
Troy tells me, look at that square door right there… it’s 12 feet high!
and look at all those people just on the very end. it really is amazing something so huge can still float and go so fast!
I also got a few shots of the USS Okahoma (and I think of my friend Susan and picher, ok) Memorial. It really strikes me that each of these pillars represent a person. a human being gone.
I have never had any veggies actually grow, so i am very excited about my cucumbers! Here is a shot from yesterday and today… :) and the pumpkin seed is sprouting too!
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