Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy First Birthday to the New Year's Baby!

Sydney was born in Honolulu, Hawaii at 11:09 PM on New Year’s Day, 2010, making it another one of the happiest days of this Grampa and Gramma’s lives. With MJ (our first grandbaby) and Sydney being only two-and-a-half months apart, we have lots of joy in our lives. God’s awesomeness is proven once again when you realize what […]

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Megan - December 31, 2010 - 11:05 AM

Oh gosh…our baby is ONE…what happened??? Thanks for such a sweet recap of the last year…some of the most adorable and beautiful pictures were taken by you…thank you for that also!!! Here’s to another year of adorableness (and no tantrums, please!)

Aubrey Archuleta - January 2, 2011 - 10:47 AM

The sight of those 2 blonde babies together melts me! Happy Bday Syd!

botut - January 3, 2011 - 9:11 PM

Wow, New Year’s Day?! How special and what a great collection of moments….LOVE it Mary!

Hawaii Sights

The above picture was taken from the 41st Penthouse Suite of Megan and Robby’s building overlooking Honolulu.  The kids live on the 14th floor so while they have a view, it’s not like this! While in Hawaii, we took a nature walk almost every day and one morning we got a rare sighting when a […]

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Megan - December 29, 2010 - 5:40 PM

Hawaii always looks so much different through your lenses…more beautiful. Funny how you can look at these pictures without ever being here and think- ‘WOW…that place is so gorgeous’…and then you get here and see all the junks everywhere!

Hawaii: Marathon Madness

In the last post I told you that my husband surprised the kids with his visit to Hawaii. Well, part of the reason for doing that was so that he could join us in watching our daughter run her second marathon – 26.2 miles — on December 12.   We are extremely proud and impressed with […]

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Megan - December 28, 2010 - 5:49 AM

Well, gee, thanks Ma. 😉 Gosh, reliving it through this post makes me even more glad that it’s over!!! It was so wonderful having you here to experience it and root me on…and now to have such cool pics to look at- thank you!

Aubrey Archuleta - December 30, 2010 - 12:51 AM

Yea, what to say about this insanity! Having a bay is a marathon in itself! You go Megs! You are amazing 🙂

Aubrey Archuleta - December 30, 2010 - 12:52 AM

*baby* not bay, although that would be challenging too 😉

"It Never Hurts to Ask" Family Portraits

Sometimes you meet the nicest people at the most unusual places.  Take for example the Hilton Hawaiian Village playground.  I was photographing my daughter’s family and we stopped for a few minutes to let Sydney play on the slide when a lady came up and asked if I was a photographer and could possibly photograph her family.  […]

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Portraits of My Hawaiian Kids

My mom and I spent 14 wonderful days in sunny Honolulu the first two weeks of December with my daughter, Megan, son-in-law Robby, and granddaughter, Sydney.  A week into our trip Grampa showed up at their door surprising everyone but me (since I was in the loop from the get-go) so it was fun to see the kids […]

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fairlycandid - December 18, 2010 - 2:58 AM

What a sweet post- it was a pleasure having you here and I love the pictures!!!

Linda Johnston - December 19, 2010 - 7:38 AM

How cute–I just love babes in stripey bottoms! Megan and Robby look so happy, job well done grandma X 2.

Aubrey Archuleta - December 19, 2010 - 9:23 PM

Oh man! I LURVE these!!!

Hawaii: Ko'Olina

The kids took mom and I to a new place I’d never been … to Ko’Olina Beach Park which is on the southwest part of the island.  There are resorts all around but this is a tiny public beach sandwiched in.  It has parking for about 8 cars and if you are lucky, like us, you […]

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Christine Ellis - December 11, 2010 - 12:56 PM

How amazing!! I think I would scream if the turtles were that close to me though. Beautiful pictures as always!

Aubrey Archuleta - December 13, 2010 - 10:15 PM

JEALOUS. So jealous. And…lookin’ good Granny! 😉

botut - December 14, 2010 - 5:16 PM

I love turtles – how awesome! What great photos!!!

fairlycandid - December 16, 2010 - 8:16 PM

Gosh, can you believe the entire two weeks is already here and gone? 🙁 At least we are left with awesome memories and some AMAZING photos. Love you Mom!

Aloha from Hawaii!

The cold and snow hit Boise, so my mom and I headed for warmer weather — Honolulu, Hawaii!  Okay, we had it planned before the snow fell, but it sure was good timing on our part!  We’re here visiting my daughter, son-in-law, and adorably sweet, funny, smart, cute granddaughter, Sydney, of 11 months.  She met us at […]

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Aubrey Archuleta - December 5, 2010 - 11:00 PM

Love it! So jealous, I wish I could escape to Hawaii 😉 And your mom! Wow, she looks great.

fairlycandid - December 7, 2010 - 6:58 AM

I’d be jealous too if I was home in the cold and snow. It’s beautiful here and Mom and I are having so much fun with Sydney. What a silly sweet girl she is. I gave your compliment to my mom — thank you.