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My hubby and I have been married for 15 years. We have 4 boys and live in Laie HI. Where my husband works for BYU Hawaii.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


 Of course we painted some eggs then we were off to the community egg hunt at Gun Stock Ranch..
 The little boys were ready for some fun!
 It was really quite the event,a petting zoo and free pony rides.

  The Easter Bunny made a grand entrance on his horse at the top of the hill and zigzagged his way down to the kids.
  Even when the bunny is on a horse, he does not look any less scary, its almost scarier!
The Easter egg hunt! The area they had to hunt in was huge, probably two acres and there was horse poop everywhere! YUCK! I made sure my kids wore their tennis shoes and didn't eat any of the eggs, but only in Hawaii do you see this...I just kept thinking how dirty this boys feet were getting!
"T" found the silver egg which got you $3.00. Yippeee!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Living the easy going life on the Island

Especially for me, now that we have been here for a while I can admit it to all of you . I kind of had a hard time with it. We came from California where the kids were in sports year round (all four of them on different teams),church etc..
we were really, really busy. 
and I liked being busy!

I had a hard time getting used to not always having to be somewhere or having to do something. It was really kind of hard to adjust to. I had to come to terms with the fact that it actually was ok to just "be", without having to go and do something.
 It was kind of soul searching time for me.

That being said, I have adjusted quite well, the kids have to. It took only about a month or two. I think we have adjusted almost to well. I am so used to not having to be anywhere at night or do anything that I savor it. You see what I mean, I think I have adjusted to well.. I am becoming a home body who loves to be home with the family. . Going to the beach whenever we please, taking hikes with the family, playing board games, watching movies.  And I am totally ok with it!

It really has been a fabulous year. Yesterday I was laying in my bed, on a lazy Sunday afternoon as the kids all piled in at different times during the day to snuggle and laugh and talk, it got me to think about how  important this move was for our family.  I think I have gotten to know each of my kids much better and grown closer to them, especially the older ones than ever before and I love it! I LOVE that they want to be with us, that they talk to both D and I. I know it won't last much longer but I hope we can continue to keep the closeness we have built this year forever. I vow never to be as busy as before! hahah, It's probably going to get busier isn't it??

My handsome "A" . 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Visit from Uncle Chris!

 Uncle Chris and Ashley came to visit!  We brought out the tight rope and had Chris show us his yoga moves on the thing. Usually the kids are floating in the air when he comes due to his amazing skills at acro-yoga this time they were floating due to the tight rope. What he is doing in the picture above is quite hard. We were all very impressed.

Ashley :)

 B giving it a try.

 Chris showing another amazing skill.. Then everyone tried to do it on the  ground with a  little success.
 We were having our own little yoga session on BYUH's lawn.

 Ashley helping lil B with his yoga moves.
Chris says hes not Poly but look at those tree climbing skills! 
Thanks for coming to see us!!