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Family filled weekend

March 12th, 2016 No comments

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.

We enjoyed a campfire and taught the kids some fire safety tips.

Roasting marshmallows and Starbursts over a fire was a fun activity.

Roasting marshmallows and Starbursts over a fire was a fun activity.

Mason made a small wagon at Home Depot with his uncle Seth.

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’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.

Kalani made her own birthday cake. It was devoured quickly and Blake always knew where it was at.

My parents with their Texas family.

My parents with their Texas family.

Grandparents with 10 of their 15 grandchildren.

Grandparents with 10 of their 15 grandchildren.

Hawaii 2012

March 26th, 2012 No comments

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!

Twins

January 22nd, 2012 1 comment

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

Baby Derek

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.

Baby Keith

 

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

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