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Which Way Photo Challenge…

Son of a Beach has a Which Way photo challenge each week on his blog.  He’s a great photographer and you need to check out his photos.   I decided to take part and here’s my photos for this week!

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Wordless Wednesday…

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Monday Musings, More Maui…

The Banyan tree in Lahaina, a town on the west side of Maui.  The tree sits in what is commonly called Banyan Tree Park, next to the old courthouse building at the corner of Front and  Canal Streets.  It’s one of the largest banyans in the U.S., all one tree actually.  As it grows, it puts down more roots from above that grow into more tree trunks and they all remain connected.

The tree was planted by Sheriff William Owen Smith in 1873 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American Protestant mission in Lahaina, a gift from missionaries in India.  The banyan is native to India, one of 60 types of fig trees to grow in the Hawaiian Islands.

It’s quite a sight to behold.  And nearly impossible to get a picture of the entire tree because it covers such a large area and is almost 60 feet tall now…  The photos are my own, taken a few years ago when we were in Maui with hubby’s brother and sister-in-law.

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Hair Update, Keratin Review…

Gentlemen, I won’t be offended if you just want to skip this post, it’s about my hair and more for the ladies.  But if you’re curious, feel free to read…

I don’t know if anyone remembers me talking about getting a keratin treatment on my hair, but the picture on the left is my highlighted hair that I would wash, blow dry and flat iron to look like that.  If I didn’t, it really would look like a lion’s mane 🙂

Picture on the right is same highlights but a little trim to get two hairdressers to agree on what looked the best after the treatment.  Right now it’s extremely flat and silky but they tell me it will be a little less flat in two weeks.  But after three days when I could wash it I just blew it dry, nothing else!  Keratin should last through about five or six cuts, so six to eight months.

I’m not sure if I really love it yet but it will be nice not to deal with heat and humidity and frizzy hair this summer.  But even with my length hair, process took three and a half hours, a pretty big time commitment, and they said it could take at least an hour longer for shoulder length hair.   Not to mention the cost 🙂

 

Monday Musings…

 

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Dinosaurs on a dishtowel, after swimming in the kitchen sink…

That’s just one thing I’m going to miss now that oldest son and daughter-in-law have moved out, taking my little JP and Tank, the English Bulldog, with them.

I’ll also miss saying goodnight every evening…

Sitting down to big meals together…

Just hanging out on the weekends…

A 3-year-old running naked through the hallway after bath time…

Snuggles with JP on the couch before bedtime…

Slobbery bulldog kisses and butt wiggles (no tail to wag!)

And the chance to relive that wonderful time when your children still live at home…

But they need their own space and so do we.  Their wonderful new home was finally ready and its only a 15 minute drive away so it’s not like we won’t see them often.   I’ll still babysit twice a week.  And even though I’ll be sad for awhile, I wouldn’t have missed our time together for the world!

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