Friday, February 22, 2008

Lunch with the Turtles

This past weekend we had a picnic on the beach with some sea turtles. One was there when we decided to picnic and then we were able to see one come out of the water and join us. The kids were pretty amazed. The one closest to us in this picture has a tracking system attached to its back because it is about to lay eggs. So Asher says "That turtle is a BIG Mommy like you". OK, I know he didn't mean it like that but we did get a good laugh.
Here we are enjoying a famous Hawaiian delicacy, Shave Ice. It is like a snow cone, only much much better! A perfect beach day delight.

This weekend and week, Joel will be TDY to Korea. I am a little nervous about being alone as we still don't have a support group established. For those who knew us in Boston, you will remember how the world always seemed to fall apart when Joel went away...let's see, locking myself out of the house in 20 degree weather, sick kids, the car breaking down, shoveling snow while being 7 months pregnant (well, I don't have to worry about that one here!), etc. Joel said to me "please don't kill the kids while I am away because I love them". HA! Please keep us all in your prayers this week and you may be receiving some sanity phone calls from me as well!!
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  1. Sea turtles lay their eggs on the coastline of Gabon. I have been on two night time outings to watch them lay eggs, get measured and get tagged. They are fun to watch.
    Aunt Carolyn

  2. Me again. Have you checked out my new blog?

    Aunt Carolyn

  3. OH Mary, I am sooooo jealous. I know I'm not supposed to be, but I am. I miss Hawaii so much. You are doing all the fun things I used to do (and a lot of hiking I would've liked to do). I have to just live vicariously through your blogs.
    On a happier note...I am FINALLY caught up on Lost. This week I get to watch my first episode in real time. I'm not sure how I feel about it...I've not had to deal with commercials or waiting a week to see the next one.
    I also wanted to let you and Joel know we have paid off 2 accounts, we are working on another one, our gas and electric are getting paid, and our last house payment is April 1st. We are enrolled in Financial Peace University at the church and it is helping us to get more on track and giving us accountability. Thank you so much for helping us get started.
    I guess I should get to bed now.
    Take care.
    Kiss the kids for me, and keep in touch.