Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Before it's too late--Some Labor Day FUN!

Labor Day camping in Treasure Park is always fun and something all of us look forward to--but this year, it came really fast and none of us felt we kinda flew by the seat of our pants, but it turned out AWESOME and all the kids (since they are a little older and fight a little less) had a great time, all of us moms and dads really enjoyed eachother! Some of the best memories will be...
*Luke making fun of Tanner in work out mode (this is probably one of the most hilarious things ever,but unfortunately, Luke and Tanner only get in this mood every once in a while)
* trying to bathe 8 little kids in like 15 minutes in Adam and Steph's trailor before the hot water ran out and all of them screaming like they're dying (thanks Steph for making clean kids happen)
*playing cranium and laughing histarically at Tanner's humming kung foo fighting and Dad licking his lips 50 times while he draws
* sitting around the camp fire telling jokes
* Luke and Tanner dancing and hopping up on the hill side wearing glow in the dark glasses and ears--when those two get together--it's comedy!

--I love Labor Day Camping!

This is Poppa Danny's wood chopping crew--he said they all were picking up pieces of wood and hauling them to the trailor! He said he had a smile on his face the whole time! These kids LOVE their Poppa Danny!

My mom and the two littlest boys-cute Hollen (Adam's) and cute Marshall (Luke's)

Somehow I got to be in charge of crafts--so I decided that if I were a little kid, I would love to make bead camping necklaces and paint funny plaster was funny and messy all at the same time! I was actually surprised how much the kids liked doing this--my craft brain is turning for all the years to come!

Playing games is a favorite activity--sequence is always fun and I got inducted into the cranium posse--that is a FUN game!

Uncle Luke busted out his balloon creations--I think my kids are the only ones that thought it was cool!
I don't know if 3000 miles away in Hawaii is gonna keep me away for next year--we'll see! Camping is definately one of my happy thoughts!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Let the Aloha Begin!

Dane at the beach!
The kids at the Famous Hukilau Beach in Lai'e! Dane says this is his favorite one because it has little and kinda big waves!
Another pic at the beach, before the sandy mess has begun!

Mom and Dad at the PCC waiting for the Tonga village show to start--for some reason when they were here there was a heat wave and a sweat wave and mom wanted anything to get her bangs off her forehead--this is what she ended up with!

At the Luau before the night show at the PCC--good food, good fun!


We are here and have been here for a couple weeks already, but blogging has kinda been the last thing on my mind...this is definately an adjustment! I'm deciding to write on this frequently so I can remember what happens here--it's all gonna go fast, and there are lots of things I want to remember! Okay this is what happened...Nick had an apartment ready for us in Hau'ula, about 5 minutes away from campus. It was a nice apt. but really small, a one bedroom. And I was worried and frustrated because I felt completely out of the whole school thing that Nick was getting to experience, WELL...a week after being here in our little apt. Nick was asked how fast he could move into TVA--the married/family housing on campus that is a whole lot cheaper and it's just a great place to live because there are kids everywhere and lots going on! SO...needless to say--we were thrilled to get to move in so fast being that we were #94 on the list of people to get in! I think Heavenly Father knows me better than I think he does and pulled for me on this one BIG TIME! Dane is in heaven and Paige thinks she is one of the big kids--they both LOVE living here, Nick loves it because he gets to be so close to school and just cruise across campus to come home and eat lunch or whatever and he is a happy camper! And I love it because most of the moms around here and in the exact same boat as I am and it's fun to all sit outside in the evening and watch kids play and visit! More updates and pictures to come soon!