That’s how many days until I get on a plane and start the long journey home…

I’m so excited!!!

I’m so sad….

I cannot WAIT to see my Peanut! Her sweet smile and giggles are like Sunshine, and I feel light deprived…I miss laughing with her Mommy, who has the most wicked sense of humor!

I long for evenings spent watching a favorite TV show with my Hubs, laughing, talking, just being together…I miss him like an amputee misses their limb, part of me is removed…

And as much as I miss them, I will miss my Eldest and her Son when I go home. Knowing it will be months and months (like 12) in between visits breaks my heart. My Grandson won’t know His Gram and Poppa the way his cousin does. Every year we’ll wait patiently while becoming familiar to him all over again…

I kinda feel like a Pushmi-Pullyu.


Anyhoo, here’s what we’ve done lately….




I do love Gab Gab beach at sunset….


A lovey dovey kinda place…

Two lovers point…


“The legend tells of two lovers who, forbidden from being together in life, leaped to their deaths from the cliff side so they could be together in eternity.”

Yikes, right??


I supposed this is where the two lovers would have landed…

Double yikes…

Tragic legend aside, the views are extraordinary!



The tradition has become for lovers to put their names on a lock and attach it to the surrounding fence…


Do you see an open spot?? No??


Yeah. Neither did we…

So we got creative!


The gynormous rocks that make up the island are full of holes, so we hooked our locks onto the rocks!


Dan + Vivi = Augustus!

Forever and ever!

Forever and ever!

Y'all KNOW I had to hang our lock in the weeds! Helllooooo!

Y’all KNOW I had to hang our lock in the weeds! Helllooooo!

Hubs couldn’t be there in person, but he was definitely there in spirit….

Vivi hunted and hunted for the lock she and Dan put on the wall years ago, she wanted to attach the new lock to the old….Could. Not. Find. It. It seems the older locks have gotten pushed to the back side of the wall (that you can’t access) to make room for new ones….


I could have stayed there for hours…except for the sweltering heat. When sweat from my scalp starts dripping into my ears, I’m done…


Gus agreed…

So we got the little family picture that Vivi wanted to frame for Gus’s room, procured the necessary mango/pineapple slushies and headed home!


God Bless air-conditioning!


The Grammy Whisperer…


My name is Gus and I melt my Gram’s heart…


It started the second I was born. I didn’t really try to steal her heart, it just happened…


I guess I’m naturally charming or something. She yells “MY TURN! MY TURN!!” so she can hold me whenever I wake up or I finish eating and stuff…

She doesn’t seem to mind changing my diaper, even when I make pee-pee fountains…she’s kinda weird like that…


And she’s always smooching me and sniffing my head and stuff…

She does make a pretty comfy pillow, I’ll admit that…

I think she really likes me or something…


The many faces of Gus…

Gus and his Mommy finally got to come home today after 3 days in the hospital…the Navy hospital is uber thorough and keeps all first time Mommies 2 days after delivery. Awesome for those without an eager Gram waiting at home!

Have I mentioned that my Grandson is the most handsome boy EVER??

He is, trust me!



See? Told ya…






Lil’ Man is such a happy baby, he also snores which is completely precious!

Mommy and Daddy are so glad to be home where they can be comfy…

Gram’s just happy to be able to hold the baby as much as I want!

Yes, I am a Baby Hog! Deal with it…


Welcome to the world Danger Bean…

Augustus Luke


8 pounds 7 ounces, 22 inches

Big feet!


Tons of hair!

Relentlessly precious!


The birth plan went right out the window; epidural didn’t work so it was an all natural delivery…

Mommy, Daddy, Sweet Baby Boy are all healthy and happy and sooooo ecstatic he’s finally here and completely exhausted…

As is Gram…

Nighty night!