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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!


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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