we survived the trio of flights home, and have unpacked and are now settling into the rhythm of our daily summer routine.
in the meantime, i still have several posts' worth of photos to share with you all.
here are a few from last friday at emi's house. we've been friends since mililani baptist preschool days, which is clearly longer than anyone should have to put up with me.
all the kiddos:
em's beautiful daughter:
i had the felicitous opportunity to hang out on several occasions with the talented wendy of waterfalls n rainbows, and i have to tell you, she is the sweetest thing and has SUCH a gorgeous smile.
in case you're hankering for some back story (and, well, even if you're not): my bestest bud from high school, gina, is also good friends with wendy (they both teach ukelele at roy sakuma studios), which is how wendy and i met. wendy has an extensive background in designing, so gina showed her my stuff online and said, "wendy, you should do this." and wendy, who already had quite a lot on her plate, said, "are you crazy?"
little did she know just how unbalanced we are.
so gina got us in touch with each other, and we convinced wendy to come over to the crazy side, and i'll bet she's muttering under her breath about us both every time she's satin-stitching at 2am.
wendy, i feel like i've known you forever. i thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you, even though we never convinced our hubbies that karaoke in gina's sauna of a garage is actually a good idea. maybe next year. ;)
left to right: wendy, me, em, gina
gina's adorable niece (if she looks familiar, it's cause she's wendy's primary model)
and a few more...
thanks for a lovely lunch, em. i miss all you gals already.