Tuesday, November 30, 2010

quote of the day

"once you get used to the mosquitoes and the rain and the frogs, it's not a bad place." -random older japanese guy on living in hilo

Sunday, November 28, 2010

st louis=state champs

Leland Gomez, interception - St. Louis vs. Waianae - ScoringLive from ScoringLive on Vimeo.

Leland Gomez, 21 yard interception - St. Louis vs. Waianae - ScoringLive from ScoringLive on Vimeo.

we missed the game because jed wasn't feeling weel, but kaleb went with his grampa and they had a blast. we watched the replay on tv tonight and it was exciting. we're so proud of leland.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

scripture of the day

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. -Ecclesiastes 10:12

Friday, November 26, 2010

little village

little late on the post, but here are a few photos from last month when ren was in town. we met at little village, one of dad's favorite eateries. cassandra song made the cameo (thanks cassie!), which was a pleasant surprise... i'll just say it's a small and interconnected island. notice the unphotogenic kid i'm holding and his curious brother wondering what the hell he's crying about. classic.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

blake griffin: like, whoa!

when i saw highlights of this game on espn it was late. the kids were asleep. i had to put my hand over my mouth to muffle the joy/excitement/awe/etc. that was involutarily erupting from my insides. thankfully no one woke up.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

quotes of the day

"you have gramma mari's hands." -kaleb

"mommy said she can't take me to the zoo because if she smells elephant poop she's gonna puke all over me." -seth

Saturday, November 20, 2010

he's baaaaaack!!!!

21 seconds is all it took.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

circle island drive

me kaleb and jed took a drive around the island on veterans day. what started as a trip to sandy beach turned into a daylong affair.

1. kai'ona beach in waimanalo.
2. kahuku town. this sign was posted across from the high school.
3. kualoa beach park. these trees were weird... they were all bent in the same direction. like gigantic bonsai.
4. chinaman's hat
5. windmill statues. having just seen collapse, i wondered what it costed to build one of these things and what sort of carbon footprint was left. how long does it take for these "moneysavers" to actually pay for itself.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

quote of the day

"if you pinch my butt, i'm gonna make doodoo on your hand!" -seth chang

Friday, November 12, 2010

for kammy...

MAXWELL - Pretty Wings from JAMES LESTER on Vimeo.

i'm so happy we've experienced all we have together... the good, the bad, and the beautiful. there's nowhere i'd rather be than next to you at night.

love, me

Friday, November 5, 2010

somewhere over the...

it's been rainy for the past week. not cats and dogs rainy, more of a misty kind of off-and-on style, perfect for rainbows. rainbow sightings have been quite the common occurrence lately and this one was caught right outside my front door. i remember back in the day when i went with my stepdad to pick up a mainland relative at the airport... it was this older lady's first time to hawaii and as we were driving back to town on the H-1 there was a rainbow up in one of the valleys and she was amazed. like full-on stuck, staring and in her mind i think she was pinching herself. it was so weird, from my little kid perspective, to see this grown person awestruck by something i thought was so "whatevs". rainbow shmaimbow, right? WRONG! i gained a new appreciation that day... i'll never forget how luck i am to live hawaii. chee to the hizzu, folks.