Our month of June was filled with some fun activities. Rather than write a post for each one, I decided to to just write about the highlights of the month.
It rained a lot in Texas and caused a lot of flooding. Luckily we stayed safe.
We attended Houston Exotic Reptile and Pet Show as a family one Saturday.
At the reptile show there was a big dog that Blake liked from a distance. But when we put him down next to the dog, he quickly retreated back to his mom’s arms.
One of my good friends that I have known since the 1st grade has been in Texas for work. We were able to meet up and spend an afternoon together catching up!
Mason loves to bake in the kitchen. One day we made cinnamon rolls together and then delivered them to his church teacher and neighbors.
My brother and his partner came to visit us from California for four days and we packed a lot of family time in those days.
We made the 2.5 hour drive to Waco to visit Magnolia Market. We are all fans of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” and had a wonderful time in Waco. With rented Redbox movies for the kids to watch in the car, the drive wasn’t that bad.
After eating lunch at In-N-Out Burger, we stopped at the Dr. Pepper Museum. I have never drank Dr. Pepper, but it was fun and educational to show the kids how things use to be.
Before heading home we stopped at Harp Design Co. where we were fortunate enough to see Clint Harp outside when we arrived.
The rain let up and we had beautiful weather for family swim day.
My sister arranged to have us eat dinner at her home and then drive to her friend’s home and ride their horses. After all of the kids had a chance to ride the horses, the mommas also got a turn.
Kalani was the first one on a horse and she got the tallest horse.
Mason rode a couple of different horses and loved having Casey lead him around.
Blake was pretty happy with himself for riding a horse. He rode a second time while I was riding a horse as well.
Blake also had his 2nd birthday in the month of June.
Last weekend really made me so happy to be back in the states with family near. My parents and youngest brother flew to Texas from California to spend a week with their Texas family…which consists of me, my two sisters and our Aunt and our families which is about 20 people. We had a girls lunch, a few different family dinners, four birthday celebrations, a baby blessing, and a lot of laughter and memories. I love being with my family.
We enjoyed a campfire and taught the kids some fire safety tips.
Roasting marshmallows and Starbursts over a fire was a fun activity.
Mason made a small wagon at Home Depot with his uncle Seth.
Kalani’s birthday dinner at Valley Ranch. This was the kid’s table.
Kalani made her own birthday cake. It was devoured quickly and Blake always knew where it was at.
My parents with their Texas family.
Grandparents with 10 of their 15 grandchildren.
A co-worker told Matt, “It was really smart of you to marry a Hawaiian.” Any excuse we can find to go to Hawaii, we will take. With my younger sister in Hawaii and recently having twins who would be blessed in our church, that was the excuse we needed to leave our own children for a few days and spend time in Hawaii. And the bonus was that Matt’s brother was also going to school there and I hadn’t seen him in over 2 years!
The twins: Derek & Keith
My sister's family and us
Our brother recently returned from a mission in the Philippines
Enjoying Matsumoto shaved ice with ice cream in Haleiwa
Numerous waterfalls from all of the rain
The weather wasn’t great while were there. It rained everyday and flooded in some areas. So, we never put on our swimsuits or went to the beach since it was too dangerous to swim. But, we enjoyed our time being together with our family. I guess we will just need to go back again…I’m sure we can come up with another excuse!
In December 2010 my younger sister got married.
Happy couple just got married
On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 she went to the hospital around midnight and then 12 hours later gave birth to two BIG baby boys. First was Derek weighing in at 7.2 lbs and 21 inches long
Then 3 minutes later Keith made an appearance. He weighed 5.4 lbs and 19 inches long. Keith was breech, but no C-section…his heart rate was dropping and they just wanted him out as fast as possible.
My younger sister is a Rock Star. She is going to be a wonderful mother to these two boys who I am sure will mold her into someone she didn’t know she could become.
The two newest members of our family
First Family Photo