Friday, May 28, 2010

waiting for summer

we spent so long waiting for summer and now it's here. we live next to the elementary school and today was their last day, so it is starting to feel more real. now i just have to finish out spring term and figure out my thesis topic, so we can go play with everyone in california.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

a note from Haim

The Palmer family saved my life.  You were all influences on my growth into the teacher, person, Christian, and breadmaker I am today. Quite literally Paul saved my life with a priesthood blessing when I was in the ICU at Queens Hospital 12 years ago.  I celebrated the 12th anniversary of my 2nd birthday (the term I use to celebrate May 15th 1998) this past weekend and started a new blog to continue sharing my life in a meaningful way.  My memory of the skateboarding incident is still slightly fairytaleish but I distinctly remember Kaity eating a mango as she gracefully skated down the hill.
Love and Aloha,
Jamie, Haim, Nichols

Monday, May 17, 2010


For this class I'm taking we have to have people do this survey about me. Its long (30 questions) and they are hard to answer. but if you want to help me out, I have to have a bunch of people do it, here it is

the password is aspring
its anonymous if that matters, if you cant answer, guess.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mimi's Mother's Day

Our cards, including watercolors from Miriam and Gwyn--
also school pictures from Mikey and Minami

"The Teacher" (or Mother) from Andy and Charlene

Grimsmans came for the whole day
new shell jewelry from Pam and Colleen
work on the fort continues
cousins and friends

Mimi planned her own party. She got a new phone (free) for hearing impaired. She can make calls and pretty much hear the person (even Pammy--the acid test). SO she made her list of family and assignments and did the calling or delegated it. We had 30 people. Jakob L. was the surprise guest. He came solo as his family was in Oregon. It was a good day.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dog Jammies

We put Lilikoi in the dog jammies Gio had when he was a baby fully expecting her to look exactly like Gio, but she didn't. She looks like a girl, like herself. The boys are a little older in their pictures and the lighting is really bad in their pictures, so we're going to take another one of Lili a little older and in a dark room and see how it looks.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

we've got ourselves

another rice cake lover. Looking at this picture is total Déjà vu.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Yosemite Here We Come

I've been reading about this family (dad, mom, son, daughter) who took a trip around the world, 28 countries in 52 weeks. Basically my dream come true. The only difference is that they tried doing it as cheap as possible and so pretty much never ate anywhere nice. Traveling the entire world and not eating good food? sounds like my worst nightmare. Anyway... I am telling you all this because before they went on their trip they did a practice trip to Switzerland to see how the family handled each other and their traveling budget for a month. We can't go to Switzerland but we can go camping an hour and a half away from our house. I thought it would be a nice practice run for our Yosemite trip.

Has Bo, Minnie, or Lilikoi been camping before? I could give you my observation of camping with baby but it will be obsolete in 2 months because by July they'll be totally different.

But regardless baby Maria loves the tent. good. I think we should bring huge tarps and blankets for the babies to play around in without eating too much dirt. Kaity, start collecting big blankets and things from the swap shop. We didn't bring enough diapers or baby wipes. oops. Lets bring lots of baby jars of food including some for the siblings, Enzo wanted her apple sauce. Kaity and I get tons from WIC. I'll make sure to get my monthly quota to bring along. Baby maria was coldy as was everyone else. So bring WARM sleeping bags. Christian said that Jesse took all of our nice sleeping bags. I don't remember that happening and I don't even remember having nice sleeping bags but Jesse if you have our nice sleeping bags, GIVE THEM BACK!

I think Yosemite will be a blast. I can't wait to get all the cousins together.

p.s ADAM YOU HAVE TO COME! (please come, your birthday twin wants you there)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Did You Hear?

We're moving to Indiana in August. I'm not sure why you would be there, but if you are, come visit! And, we're leaving Maine the end of June, so if you want your lobstah, better get here quick!