Thursday, August 28, 2008


Before moving here, the closest that I had been to the East Coast was basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Moving here has been kind of a shock and I can't seem to make up my mind on what to think of it. Sometimes I really love it, and sometimes I really do not. After swimming in the crystal blue waters of Hawaii (full of tropical fish, coral, etc) it was hard for me to appreciate the Atlantic. Looking at it for the first time, it just looked like a murky, slightly creepy, giant lake. It didn't help that the first time I went for a dip I nearly swam into a jelly fish and stepped on a crab that pinched my toe. There's also quite a variety of clingy seaweed which is pretty impossible to avoid while you're in there. However, after a while I started seeing a subtle beauty to the place. There is something very soothing about the overcast tones of the sky and sea together. There are also many diffferent flowers and grasses that have found a place in the sand. It seems very plain at first (none of the colorful flashiness of Hawaii), but it's simplicity is what has now made it attractive to me.

I've now realized that the creatures and seaweed really aren't so bad, and I've started appreciating the view outside our window a little more. I took the pics below a few weeks ago, they're just a few feet from our back porch.

PS I forgot to mention that the water here is really warm and the sand is soft and feels nice to the feet. The east coast really isn't so bad.

Pregnant: 268 Days and Counting

So, since I need to catch this blog up to speed, I'm now 38 weeks pregnant and ready to meet our new baby boy. We haven't officially settled on a name but Jimmy and I have a short list that we're keeping until he's born (we'll decide after we meet him). My due date is Sept 8th!

Here are some pics of my belly that I took when I was about 6 and a half months pregnant, just before we left Hawaii. It's hard to believe my belly has grown even larger since then; I'll be sure to put some more recent ones up soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More Wedding Photos

Here are a few black and white pics that I love..

We're Married!

Catherine Cherry and James Beaumont
Married on March 5th, 2008 in a private ceremony on Makapu'u Beach, Oahu.
It was a beautiful, perfect day.