Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tatum's 1st Dentist visit

All the girls had their regular 6 month check up today with Dr. Timon. It was Tatum's 1st time and she was happy go lucky watching all the others until it was her turn...

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We think it's so weird that they don't use the spinning brush to clean their teeth. Dr. Timon told us when we first started going to him that they have advised against using it on the younger kids because it's harder on their enamel. IDK, I just went along with it, but I'm not sure I totally agree???


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Baptism slide

The baptism slide is up. Click HERE.

ADDED videos right below it (from the baptism). Scroll down the page about 1/2 way from here.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday

We didn't have much time today to do anything. We ate a quick breakfast and had to clean up and check out of the condo. We got a few pictures out on the lanai. The vog had lifted a little bit, so we were able to see that we actually had a view of both Moloka'i and Lana'i islands.
We went to the Kapalua airport near Lahaina and it was TINY! I have never been to such a small airport. There was only one small check in area and one tiny terminal. Everybody was just cruisin' up there. No one was in a hurry to do anything!

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The only terminal in the airport

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Our tiny prop plane
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We are in the front row of the plane, and that wall is the back of the plane
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When we got home the girls were so happy to see us and so was Grandma Erickson. Poor thing has had trouble with a kidney stone since they arrived here. She said the kids were pretty good at letting her rest when she needed it. I really hope they were, because that is miserable!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Saturday

We had portuguese sausage and rice with eggs for breakfast. Then we headed to Kahului for the swap meet near Queen Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center. It was small compared to the one on Oahu, but I found what I was looking for nonetheless. I got the girls each a wooden bracelet like the ones I got on Kaua'i only they say "Maui".

We took the long-ish, SUPER wind-y road up to Haleakala National Park. It was beautiful up there. You could see the snowcaps of Mauna Kea on the Big Island from up there. The whole experience was breath taking.

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In the viewing area at the top of the summit

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Such a happy baby!

**Funny story I don't want to forget**
On the way up to Haleakala, we were eating some chocolates that I bought at Wal-Mart the night before. I was totally going to town on the PB cups and when Kapua asked for the bag back, she was like "Where the heck are all the Reese's you stingy little..... (HA HA HA!). When I looked in my lap there were like 8 crumpled up little wrappers, so I handed them to her and said "oops. sorry. MY bad!" We were totally dying laughing. Then I felt totally sick and they didn't have any sympathy for me.

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We had read in one of those tourist guides about some smoothie place on the road to Hana. It was supposedly one of the first stops along the way, so we decided to head over there for some good smoothies. We had the address punched into Kauwe's GPS ("Maggie"), but we could NOT find it. After asking a few people about the Hana Juice Co, we still couldn't find it. Then we stopped at a gas station and the lady said it was right across the street. We felt so dumb. It was RIGHT THERE. So we looked for parking and walked over there. We went inside (the door was propped open) and started looking at the menu. The girl sitting behind the counter says "Oh, we're actually closed". WHAT?! It was only 4:00 in the afternoon and they had just closed at 3:30! We were so ticked. We decided to go next door and get some Gelato ice cream, instead. It was pretty good. DANG expensive, but good.

That night on the way home, we stopped at the boardwalk in Lahaina to eat at another sister/brother restaurant to Kaua'i's Keoki's. It was called Kimo's.

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I was SO disappointed. annoyed The menu was just 2 short pages. There were only 2 chicken dishes, both of which were teriyaki flavors and both were over $20 for the plate. I didn't feel like eating fresh fish (the only other choice besides salad), so I decided to order a cup of clam chowder. The chowder was actually pretty good, but I was so looking forward to something GOOOOD! The sunset from the balcony where we were sitting was beautiful though.

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After we got home, they put Kezley to bed and we went out back to sit in the hot tub. When it closed we played cards again. GOOD TIMES!!

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday

The guys went spear fishing first thing this morning. They weren't able to catch anything substantial, but had a blast out there anyway. One of Kauwe's cousins had lent them the spears.


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We ate lunch at the Hula Grill,

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The sandwich I got was just ok (Kauwe got the same), but Kapua's fish and chips were DELISH, and Will's food was super YUM too.

After lunch we stopped at Star Market and picked up food for dinner. We decided to BBQ steak (Kauwe style) since the boys didn't catch any fish.
We spent the afternoon talking and going out on the beach by the condo.

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There is a pool just before the beach, as well. While the guys were prepping the grill, Pua and I went swimming in the pool.
Dinner was EXCELLENT! The sunset was gorgeous

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Kapua fell asleep feeding baby Kezley around 10, so me and the boys stayed up playing cards and talking.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday

We left our house this morning along with the girls on their way to school. We ended up walking out to Fort Weaver Rd in order to catch TheBus to the airport because Mary Lou didn't feel comfortable driving us to the airport. She didn't think she'd be able to find her way back. The bus ride was interesting and took me back to when we first lived on the island and had no car. We arrived at the Kahului, Maui airport in mid-morning. We picked up the rental car and drove around the central northern part of the island waiting for Kai's to arrive. I does seem smaller over here. More laid back and WAY less traffic. When the Kai's arrived, we picked them up from the airport, grabbed 2 dozen Krispy Kreme's (only available on Maui) and went to the condo. It is GORGEOUS and only steps from the ocean. The best part about it is that it is FREE!!! Kauwe's dad works for Budget Rental and I guess it's the company place or something like that. There is a video tour of it below.

For dinner we went to Kauwe's Aunty's house in Lahaina which is near where we are staying. It was fun to visit with their family and meet some of his cousins. They were very hospitable.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oatmeal

Tatum has found a new love. The first clip is of her "exfoliating" herself. The second is of her getting pretty good at using a spoon.

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HPU Pinning and Graduation Ceremonies

I have to be the proud wife for a minute! I am so proud of Will for all his hard work. The pinning on Monday night was really special and I was glad to have been able to take part in it.

On pinning night, Will was honored with the first award of the night. He received the Clinical Excellence award as voted by the instructors in the nursing program. They also awarded 13 nursing students with accolades according to the GPA received in HPU nursing program (3.5 or higher). Because Will is considered a transfer student from BYU, they used his GPA from there to average his graduating GPA from HPU. Unfortunately, this disqualified him from graduating with honors at the main University ceremony on Tuesday. When they began announcing the 13 on Monday night, I got my camera ready because Will's HPU GPA is 3.875 and so I knew he'd be receiving one. When the 12th name was read, I started to get nervous. The announcer said..."And the student with the highest GPA in the class is....Chrisma (something). WHAT?! Why didn't he get an award?!! hmmmmm



Well today, Dr Burrell, asst dean, called to say that she wanted to apologize to Will because they had meant to give him one of those awards and she didn't realize his name had been overlooked until she started receiving emails and phone calls from other students inquiring why they didn't receive one. So they are going to mail it to him.




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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

real quick

I have been so busy with family in town since a week ago Monday. We've had a baptism and a pinning ceremony with the graduation tonight. I wish I could say that I will be posting all the pics soon, but we will be heading outer island to Maui on Thursday to Sunday with our friends Kauwe and Kapua Kai. Will's mom will still be here to tend the girls.

p.s. I mostly mean those things (the pet peeves on my 100's list) about myself or immediate family members. I am an obsessive person, but I love my friends just the way they are! =D

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

Our Mother's Day started last night when my dad took us all out to dinner at Hapa Grill in Kapolei. It was my parents, Jackie and Mike Hathaway (my sister), Mary Lou and Cory (Will's mom and brother), and us. We got a sitter for the kids.
We had a really nice day. Mariah was also welcomed as the newest member of the Ewa Beach 2nd Ward and did a really nice job saying her favorite Article of Faith (#4) over the pulpit.
My dad bought each of us mom’s lei to wear to church. I am so happy that both of our moms are here to be together on Mother's Day. I can't believe there are only 3 more weeks till we move.


Mariah's Baptism

We woke to a beautiful sunny morning and the worries about where everyone would park and if people would be able to find us had all dissipated. We had pretty much prepared everything last night and all that was left to do is get everyone ready. Trying to explain that "no, we aren't going to church, we are going to the beach in church clothes" was a little interesting, but all the kids were actually really good all morning.
It was an absolutely gorgeous setting for this sacred ordinance. The beach was empty, except for 2 moms with their small kids.
The service was short and the spirit was strong. The image of her being plunged below the placid blue water is engraved on my mind. When she came up from the water, she didn't even look as though she were wet. It was a serene and very surreal moment.
She was thrilled to receive her own set of scriptures with her name engraved on the front from Grandpa and Grandma Jones. She has spent most of the day flipping through the pages and reading here and there. She said she wants to start at the beginning and read all the way to the very end.

I noticed after I was putting together the slide show that I didn't get any pictures of just Mariah =<. If anyone that was here did, can you send it to me? I am planning to take her to Kiddie Kandids as soon as we move back to get professional pictures of her in her dress.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Baptism videos

This one is an overview of the setting and those who attended.

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I gave Will and Mariah matching Hawaiian CTR bands.


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When no one was looking, Tatum sat herself down in the shore water and had a ball!


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a gift from Grandma 'E'


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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Officially...

I had my "real" ultrasound today and I can say that I saw for myself that it is, definitively, a GIRL! The tech did give me some new pics, but they are mostly profiles and the one of the actual baby girl parts is really fuzzy and doesn't look like anything.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Baptism Invite

You are ALL invited!! I know most of you are too far away to attend, but you're invited anyway. =D

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RSVP to Kristy @ 689-3900

It's going to be at Lanikuhonua @ Ko'Olina. It's easy to find. Go to Ko'Olina Marriott Resort and the 1st entrance just past Paradise Cove is where it's at. There is a stone sign that says "Lanikuhonua". Hope those of you on island can make it!