Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Grandpa Gray

This is Grandpa and "Kady Bug", and she is screaming her little head off. Being born into the world is not a very fun thing, but look at grandpa he don't care he is just happy to be holding her. Rob's face lights up everytime he is around one of his grandkids. My husband was such a great help with the kids, always changing diapers and holding them and taking care of them even after working all day. God gave me a great helper.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I just love soccer.

I like this picture because I loved watching the kids play sports, especially soccer. All my photos of the kids playing soccer need to be scanned (before we had digital), but all of Willies are on the computer.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I love this picture, because well need I explain why. Sorry Briana......Gotcha.

"Talking Story"

Willie is always making faces
Look at the beautiful couple and am I really wearing overalls what is wrong with me?

Briana not able to hold back her excitement

James and his choo choo tracks, he still smiles all the time

Brothers, need I say more

This was our families favorite place to have breakfast. It was also a favorite spot to hang out after church on Sunday nights. One of our pastors used to love to go and have pie there. Some of our favorite times were there. Everyone could as we say in Hawaii, "Talk Story". What does it mean to me? Well for one, not having to cook, and for another thing some of my best memories of our family seem to happen around the dinner table. We did not have a lot of money to go out to eat all the time, but when we did we did not care how loud we got and we always had a great time just spending time together. I love my family.

Friday, April 9, 2010

This is Rob's graduation. I was so proud of him, and so sick, but I wanted to watch him graduate.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Romeo and Juliet

These pictures are of Willie playing Romeo in I believe 8th grade. What does it mean to me.
Joy pure joy. I was so proud he wanted to do this play so bad, and talked a teacher into letting him and the other kids do it. They worked really hard. After school practices and rehearsals and in the end it was truly wonderful, and it was funny at the same time, they through in a little comedy while they were at it.
It was a good distraction from my cancer, but more than that it was a wonderful feeling to know at that moment in my life I knew Willie could do anything in life and he would succeed. He had no fear, he knew what he and the other kids wanted and with his termination there was no telling him it couldn't be done. Willie is fearless, always has been.


I have decided at least for a month to focus on my pictures. I will try and post a picture every time I get on and tell you the story behind it. My story and what it means to me. We will take a little journey and glimpse into my little warped mind. Now remember this is my story the way I see, some of you won't see it the same way, but that is okay, this is all about me. In the end there will be smiles, laughs and probably a lot of tears for me. I have a great family and there is a lot of love. Let the games begin, lol.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pictures, pictures, pictures

I LOVE PICTURES! Okay and my mom will say too much (sorry mom love ya, she hates clutter) clutter in my house, but I don't care. Nothing makes me feel better, than looking at all the pictures all over my house. It warms my heart....it tickles my fancy.....it lightens my load. Like I was telling Briana the other day, they don't mean the same thing to everyone. I can have a really bad day and come home look at my pictures and be transported to where that picture was taken, or be with that person in my spirit. Someone else would not have the same reation to a picture I would have a reaction to.

I even have them all over my desk, and under my glass on my desktop at work. Everyone always comes by and looks at them, and asks about them. I even have a picture there when I was hairless (chemo don't you know), it is a reminder to me of where I was, and where I am now. Pictures are not only for looking at they are for sharing. My children always share pictures with me, it is amazing that when we get together the first thing we do is say hey, I let me download those, I want those too.

So I say thank you Jesus for all my pictures.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Resurrection Day

Rob and I got up at 5:00 and went to sunrise service this morning. Every year we get together with another church and have a sunrise service for Easter. We all bring something to share for breakfast for when we are done. I hate it.....but love it too. I hate getting up, but I love getting done with church early, watching the sunrise over the Makaha mountains (Hawaii has the best sunrises), singing beautiful songs to my savior, and talking to everyone. See there is more I love than I hates. We also get done early and have the rest of the day.

James and Willie have to both work so I gave them some See's Candies for their Easter present before they left. Happy Easter I hope you all had a wonderful "Resurrection Day" Remember Jesus gave us the bestest Easter present.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sorry, but I just haven't felt like writing. Rob and I have been busy working on the den. We finished the painting and Rob finished the wood floors, now we need to buy some new items. You know furniture and things. I really need to get things thrown away. I am so sick of all the clutter.

I have been really focused on my looking into my family tree lately. I have bought some software and some books and I am looking into it. My mom has a sister out there somewhere, and I think it is about time I helped her, so if any of you have any hints let me know. There are some things I know already, but it is shall we say just a glimpse.

On my mothers side thanks to some of her great-aunts we already have a book, that goes all the way back to our first ancestors here in America. I got really interested when I found out that we were Jewish on my Grandmothers side. The gene I have (the cancer gene) comes from Russian Jews, I never knew it, neither did my grandma, but her father stowed away on ship to get here. He then proceeded to bring his family over a little at time. Because back then there was a lot of persecution going on with the Jews in Russia, and a lot of them became Greek orthodox because of it. He did, there are things we will probably never find out about him, especially since that side of the family is pretty much wiped out because of the cancer.

I don't know much about my fathers dad either, except they came from Missouri originally, but I really want to find out. The problem is my short attention span (a little ADHD). I do have trouble following through, I lose interest easily especially if things get complicated, so we shall see how it goes.

Also we (okay me) have decided to go to California and see my Mom for a visit, cuz I miss her to pieces. James and Willie have decided to come too, so it should be a lot of fun. I am really looking forward to it.