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Catching up with Grandma Malia
June, 2006
It 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.


Journal Updates

INDEX

2007
Columbia, SC
Savannah
Blue Ridge Parkway
Computer Crash!

2005 - 2006
Happy New Year
Hawk's Message
I'm Published!
Sharing Spring
Ways of Writing
Goodbyes
Edmonds, WA
Degenerate Neck
Desert Depression
Post Quartzsite
Albuquerque
Grandma Malia

2003 - 2004
Oregon
Alaska Planning
Canada
Alaska 1
Alaska 2
Alaska 3
Alaska 4
Alaska 5
Alaska 6
Alaska 7
BC & Alberta
To Lower 48
2004 Recap
Giving Thanks

2001 - 2002
Inspiration's Off!
Maine
9-11-01
To Charleston
Charleston
N. Carolina
To Orlando
Florida Tour
Back in Austin
Albuq. to WA
Washington

 

Certainly the biggest news of 2006 for me was the birth of my second granddaughter, Annabella, born on June 13.
The 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???
Here with her mom (my baby Keala) on her first Christmas - my baby has a baby!
Can't you just hear the little squeals of delight under her first Christmas tree??
Growing Up Pics...

Mom 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!"

We 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!
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Catching up to 2007 - getting to: Columbia, SC
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