Friday, September 26, 2008


I'm so excited because Kathy is coming to visit this weekend! She will only be here for 2 days, but 2 days is better than no days! For those of you who don't know "our Kathy", she was my neighbor (our backyard's corners met) in Utah. She helped me so much when Rick was out of town working. She was like a friend/nanny/housekeeper/grandma all in one. All of my kids got so attached to her. It was super sad for all of us to leave her :o( Tomorrow can't come fast enough!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cade's Funny Thoughts

For some reason, my kids are obsessed with dying and flying. I know, weird. They think that with dying comes an automatic pair of wings. I believe in angels and all, but I just don't think they get the picture. They always talk about wanting to live with Jesus and Heavenly Father, which is wonderful, but I constantly remind them that that time will come soon enough, but right now we have to live our lives the best we can so someday we can live with them again. Anyway, this morning, here was my conversation with Cade:

Cade: Do you want to fly, Mom?
Me: Sure, but humans can't fly like birds do?
Cade: Well, do you remember George's dad?
Me: Yes?
Cade: Marie told me that George's dad passed away and now he can fly! I want to fly too! Do you think George's dad can fly?

By this time I was laughing. First, because he used the phrase "passed away" and Second, because he is so freakin' cute when he talks. I also thought it was funny that he remembered this conversation that he had with my friend/neighbor in Utah.

Cade: Will George's dad live again some day?
Me: Yes. When Jesus comes again.
Cade: OK, Good. (with a sigh of relief)

This made me grateful for the knowledge I have that my family will be together forever. And it made Cade happy that George will see his dad again. And also that one day he might be able to fly, too!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pictures as Promised

Kaleigh and London the week before we moved

Jett with his Kathy, we love and miss her sooooo much!!!

Jett playing at the pirate ship in Maui

The view from our room

Doing such a great job helping with Ace that she put him to sleep
In front of the Banyan Tree in Lahaina

Before I got sick on the Semi-Sub, "The Reef Dancer"
Looking for the fish

They all crashed after a long day of playing in the sun
Jett chilin' by the pool sportin' some new tattoos

Catchin' some waves, pool style

Ace and Dad taking a dip
Cousin Jasper (he and Ace are exactly 1 month apart)
Our annual family photo up at Ululani's Shave Ice Waiting to be seated at Mama's Fish House

Dad, Drake and Cade
Uncle Justin (one of Rick's younger brothers, Jasper's dad)

Kaleigh's first day of 3rd grade

Drake's first day of 1st grade