Bijou’s new favorite toy is her princess karaoke machine. Thank you grandpa Richard!
My brother Warren drove to California from Oregon (a 14 hour drive, one way!) to visit us for a few days. We took him to the Getty Museum since he had never been there before. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative [...]
Our nephew Aidan (Justin’s brother’s son) turned two this year and celebrated with his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins… babies everywhere!
My sisters Bethany & Caitlin, along with their Girl Scout troop, planned and executed a dinner in honor of their parents. They prepared the menu, helped make the food, and were such cute little waitresses!
Justin, my brother Jason, his girlfriend Scarlett, and I joined my mom & step-dad for a party at Kukio. Booze plus music equals boogie time.
My sisters Bethany & Caitlin, along with their Girl Scout troop, did a presentation on China for World Day. They made a poster board full of facts, brought a Chinese dress, a game, and even fortune cookies!
Kilauea was erupting and had some major movement during Justin’s & my visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. My dad is a Professor of Geology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and offered to take us out to see the lava flow. So my dad, my sisters Bethany & Caitlin, Justin and I [...]
Justin, my family, and I went to the planetarium at ‘Imiloa, the Astronomy Center of Hawaii. It is the first planetarium in the world to have 3D stereoscopic capabilities. They have a digital full-dome planetarium with a 5.1 audio surround sound system. We watched the “Dawn of the Space Age” 3D movie, and got to [...]
My sisters Bethany & Caitlin took a mixed media art class at Hilo Art & Glass Supply. I visited them on their last day of class and got to see all their wonderful artwork!
Justin, my brother Jason, his girlfriend Scarlett, their two kids Isis & Nahiku, and I walked through the Thurston Lava Tube at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Lava tubes are natural conduits through which lava travels beneath the surface of a lava flow. The Thurston Lava Tube formed about 350-500 years ago. At that time [...]