I have been blogging about our trip to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii since December (I think I have two more posts to complete the story). I want to share the special display my husband recently completed, showcasing his treasures from our two trips - one for our 25th anniversary, and the latest for our 35th.
During the first trip, DC discovered Koa wood. This is a beautiful, dark, luxurious wood native to the island. He kept finding things made from this wood, most of which were beyond the budget. But he did come home with the little oil lamp bowl on the right of the shelf, and the tiny canoe model on the left. (Here is a picture of a koa tree).
This trip, we found a wonderful shop run by a very talented couple. The husband, a native of the island, was a master carver. He created the miniature canoe paddle on the right of the display shelf. The painting was done by the wife. It showcases the paddle, the hats they wore at their wedding, and several other paddles as well.
Now - for a few candid shots of the teeny tiny twins, who are growing every day. They are quite able to let their needs be known. They do not like to be wet (which could be a very good thing in the future). They do not like to be hungry. They DO like to be held! This can often be a problem, when there are other things that need to be done. Here they are in a bouncy chair we got at a garage sale - we have one for each, but right now they fit quite well together.
They sound just alike when they cry - sometimes it's in unison, and sometimes they harmonize. It's always an adventure to try to figure out which one has awakened you in the middle of the night.
I think this is Kate - totally unaware that she looks like perfection personified.
Kristen is fearful that you think I have them at my house all the time. I just take advantage of every time I do - and take lots of pictures! She will be going back to work a week from Monday, so they will be here every afternoon. I'll work from 7-11, we'll do the changing of the guard, and she'll work from 11-3. It'll be an adventure! Please keep all of us in your prayers - Feisty has become quite accustomed to having her mom at home, and quite happily so. She may have the hardest time adjusting to this new routine.
Don't forget to keep praying for Cynthia, Ladybug, and all of the siblings!
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