Sunday, March 25, 2012

~Bali Ho~

 Aloha and Welcome to Bali Ho~Last October 2011 we took a family vacation to Oahu Hawaii and stayed at Bali Ho, its a georouse and amazing home that belongs to a Doctor who our daughter works with. You can read about this beautiful rental here Bali Ho 

 A private driveway leads you through the hand crafted gates.

 Once behind the gates you are taken in by the beauty of the ocean and private beach. We even had our own pathway. You can see our flip flops and our grand kids sand toys.
 Pathway to our beach
 Our home for the week on the beach...I still dream of the sound of the waves.
 Looking back onto the house from our beach. The balcony has a walk around and the views were so pretty! We slept with our sliding doors open every night.
 See the walkway to Bali Ho.
 Aleena our grand-daughter coming out to the beach.

 I must say that walking in the sand is very tiring...I was so pooped out!
 The sunsets were created by God! they took my breath away!

 Just look at all the orange in the sky as the sun set. I don't think I can even finds the words that describes the beauty.
 We have many visitors..

 Gary spent many a long hour taking naps in the hammock, the hammock was right out our bedroom door.
 Bali Ho is very close to Turtle Bay located on North Shore Oahu..We were blessed to have experienced the turtles coming onto the beach..there were several and many came in twos...this guy was right in front of our house just taking a nap.. He didn't  move and look very sad..Our grand kids thought he was dead..We told them that the turtle was just sleeping and would go back into the ocean when he woke up.

 Just look at the size of this guy..amazing creature...

 This is a night shot our turtle was on the move...back into the ocean he went...

 So I know taking a picture of a phone booth seems silly...but I haven't seen a phone booth since I was a kid. No kidding!

 Aw! such beauty from
 the Floria that was  in full bloom.

 Driving in our car, the weather changed and we had tropical rains..

I long for Hawaii and the sunsets..the peacefulness of the ocean and the sand between my toes, and the drinky-poos...yummy!!!
So guess what Gary and I did today? We booked a trip for May to the island of Kauai Hawaii!
I can't do you think I can lose 35 pounds in a Month LOL....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

~Tweet Tweet~

 Happy Monday Everyone! Gary and I had a wonderful weekend. Mom made her (family famous) St. Patrick's Day corn beef and cabbage dinner including her homemade soda bread. It was beyond delicious! We had a great time eating and talking..our family loves to eat!.
Even though we had rain all weekend Gary and I ventured out to the cutest town only about 10 miles away from us called Oakdale. Oakdale is full of antique stores and one of my favorite lighting stores called Northern Lights. While browsing a little bird called out to me tweet..tweet..tweet HEY YOU! take me home and so, being the good girl I am, I did what the little birdy told me to do. Can you find the little birdy?

 Photo of the white chandelier that now is hanging in my bedroom setting room.
 The new chandelier is back iron and hangs from forged hooks. I love the red berries so much.
 Another photo of the white chandelier now in our bedroom.

 Aw there's the little birdy he is perched high on the branch. How darn cute is he.
 A closer look at tweety, I fell in love with this chandelier and when the little birdy called out to me to take him home, well he just stole my heart. I told him no pooping on the kitchen table..LOL

 I love how fun and whimsical this chandelier is and you all know how much I love happy colors. The red berries and the red hats just called my name.

 It's almost like the little guy is hiding, but you can see his silhouette. He just makes me smile!

 I hope the birdy likes the smell of the lavender..I know I sure do.

Hope you all have the best week ever.

Linking up with the following girls

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Cindy- My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Courtney- French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

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