Saturday, December 22, 2007


So we are all ready for the big wedding...I hope. Do I take the cheesecakes out of the freezer now - or wait till morning? Pictures to follow.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007


I found this on some blog while searching "Christmas Lights at temple square" Kinda cool.... It’s amazing what people can do with a watermelon. The pictures above are real, including those odd-looking square melons. They’re grown in Japan by farmers who place the growing melons into a tempered glass container, causing them to assume that square shape as they grow. It is done for a very practical reason: space. The square melons don’t take up as much room in the refrigerator. I’m not sure, however, if it is an ultimately practical solution, as they cost around $82 (USD) each. An average watermelon in Japan costs $15-$17 (USD). I hope they’re good.

Excuse me, how do we get out of here?

_____________________________________________________ Every night we go for a walk as a family. After the boys are tubbed and in their jammies, teeth are brushed, and scriptures are read. With Christmas around the corner the big thing to do is look for lights....and Merrick yelling, "Iseeeeeit!!!". We are not the only ones out looking for good lights. We get stopped a few times a week by a car passing us by that is lost. They drive around and get lost. With all the crazy Hawaiian names, who can blame them? I just wonder why they always ask, "How do we get to the Wal*Mart from here?" Is that like the big land-mark?

If you are going to take your family for a Christmas-light-looking-drive, at least pay attention enough so that you can get them home.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

My Christmas Present!

Merrill got me this cool set of copper pans from

Since they got here before our trip, I had to open them. I love them. See??

They are just so SHINY! And heavy......that's how you can tell the were expensive. His love knows no bounds!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sour baby!

I love Merrick's face!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Merrick can talk...see?!

This is the latest trick.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas card

This is our card for the year....don't worry - yours is in the mail! (If I have your address)

Friday, December 7, 2007

How tired can you be?!


Yesterday Ellie and I took the boys all down to the Children's Discovery Center in Honolulu. Merrick was running around for 2 hours there, only had a 45 min. nap, and then played till 7:30. He fell to sleep on the way home from the commissary, and I THOUGHT he would wake up a little for a tub. (He does love his tubbies so much.) But he managed to sleep all the way through. He did very well at sitting up and not falling over. At one point he did almost lay down, but decided against it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

How do you like them Bananas?


These are the bananas that Braxton picked out at the commissary. "Its broke" he says.

Shampoo Mo-hawks


Isn't it fun to be a boy and be able to get your hair done all nice while in the tub?

I know that Merrick looks like he is having a good time...but he is really just excited to see that we are going to take some pictures!
Sweet brothers!

Christmas Lights!


We found a few well-decorated houses on 3 streets that put our pathetic attempt at putting lights up to shame. I felt like we were at the Del Mar Fare....and that we should be throwing balls in to old-looking milk-jugs to win a mega big teddy bear.

This one even had a craft show in their garage! (not with stuff for sale, but it did take me back to the years when our house was turned into a store for others to come sell their "Crafts"....we came to call it the "Crap Show")

I don't know if you can tell -
but there are MANY
blow-up snowmen and santas
in most of the yards.

I would hate to be this guy (the one dim star on a street of brightly shining suns)

Monday, December 3, 2007

They belong in the pool.....

_______________________________________________________________________ We met someone that moved here just a few weeks ago. Merrill is going to be moving to a different Troop - and this new guy (Dork) is going to take his place. Turns out he and his wife are weired. She has MAJOR food and corn are the big ones (and they are big...they are in EVERYTHING is seems). She cant even ware some how is it that she has not 1, but 2 cats?! And get this - to move to Hawaii you have to have your pets in quarantine for a month or something...ahh...what a hassle. But for her it was a blessing.....according to her, one cat do you say?.......Depressed (her word - not mine) but I guess quarantine can be good for a cat. She has it back (the depressed one) and can only say one thing.
"It is just glad to be back with it's people."
Here is what I have to say to that:

Sunday, December 2, 2007