Love this post!
I don't think you can go wrong with a Hawai'ian first name.
With the way that Anglo names are gendered, it makes it much easier to select a girl's than a boy's Hawai'ian first name that is easy for English speakers to pronounce (and won't get the poor kid tortured at school), since most Hawai'ian names end in soft vowel sounds.
I love all the wildlife and the great photos of each one that you took!
And other than adding more furniture, and making one of the rooms babyfied, is there much that you need/want to do with the house and garden?
No, not yet. The rooms all need a lick of paint, the roof could use some love and we need to get the damp-proofing looked at. Also, there's quite a lot of lavender in that garden and it needs some trimming! These things aren't unusual in an old house. We're probably going to make sure we at least get the roof done before winter.
awesomeness. hey just saw this funny post
made me think of you(r pending future). i had a real fear of diaper changes too but I can assure you it's the food going in part that's way more work lol. newborns feed often and overnight, ... then as kids get older it gets more interesting shall we say lol.
Wow, what a charmer that person is. Yes, I've heard the diaper-changing isn't that unpleasant while they're exclusively breast-feeding but once they go on solids, that's when the fun really begins.
Me too! These windows were made for it. (Telstar likes it too - he always tries to rub it with his face when I put it on the camera. Maybe it's the name?)
Pork bun! Yay! Trigger fish!
Send us a mailing address for you when you get a sec?
We went to a big garden centre last weekend and they had a tropical fish section with a humuhumu in it! The bloke very nearly used it as an excuse to get a fish tank there and then but decided against it.
Beautiful pictures. There've been some lovely sunsets lately, we got to see some from train windows this weekend and I realised how much I miss them, the sky's so small in London!
Everything's more enclosed in cities. I'm definitely still struck by the difference in the views here, having lived in cities for 99% of my life. I spend a good deal of my (rather limited atm) free time gazing out the windows, marveling at how much I can see.
Am especially impressed by your newt!
Is that the national fish of Hawaii, that you can get t-shirts of all over the place?
I was trimming back the nasturtiums and weeding the path when I found the newt! We were both equally surprised, I think.
It is the national fish. Dad & I caught one once, when I was little, and we tried to put it in the fish tank with our five other fish. Which became four other fish. And then three. When we got to two, we put the trigger fish back into the ocean. :P
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(Some time later:) Oooohhh... My head....
D'awww. I like your post preceding this one. And I like you. Here, have some paracetamol.
Newt! Your house is all kinds of awesome :). Big sky country by the looks of it. We don't have a view of sunsets unfortunately, being down a small valley with trees as well. One day, I will have an old house, with a conservatory, and lots of light! One day...
It is big sky country. I've lived in cities for 99% of my life so I suspect this will take some getting used to. I keep asking the bloke if he's sure we're not on holiday here. :P
You're right about the light, too! We've no windows along the wall that faces our neighbours, but somehow each room is still much brighter than in our previous house.
That is also my favorite Hawaiian word. But not my favorite word ever. That would be yammerschooner.
I like the sound of it, but what does it mean?