might seem like I've lost my inspiration to work on Inspiration's
Journey since I haven't posted any updates here in so long. It's mainly
just that Malia's
Miles has received much more of my attention over the past year.
Maybe it's because it's easier to just write campground and activity
reviews and post pictures of where I've been as opposed to delving
deeper and writing personal journal entries.
It was a lot easier to
write that way when I first got started - I wanted to remember every
single moment so when I was a little ole lady sitting in my rocking
chair I could savor these times again. So after six years of fulltiming,
did I start taking my lifestyle for granted? Did the places I've
been all start to run together and I ran out of ways to say how
neat they really are and how much fun I'm having? Nah -- I'm still
having fun and there's really no other way I'd like to live my life,
so I'll just catch up with myself a bit now.
the biggest news of 2006 for me was the birth of my second granddaughter,
Annabella, born on June 13.
hardest thing is not being there for the milestones, like her first
Halloween. Thank God her mom catches me up with pictures and movies
- Is this not the cutest little Tigger you've ever seen???
with her mom (my baby Keala) on her first Christmas - my
baby has a baby!
you just hear the little squeals of delight under her first Christmas
couldn't quite believe she was a great, great grandma again, so
we had to settle the news with a bit of wine. My cousin, Melinda,
handles the marketing for Duckhorn
Vineyards in beautiful Napa Valley. She arranged this very
special tasty day for us where we were treated like royalty. It
was a blast acting like we were wine connoisseurs and that we
knew what we were talking about. "Yummy, yeah, this is great
- those oak barrels really make the difference!"
also checked out San Francisco - this was mom's first trip across
the Golden Gate Bridge and down the crookedest street. It's always
fun to watch my 80 year old mom act like a little kid at new experiences!