Saturday, February 28, 2009

Its been too long...

Almost 2 weeks since I posted but for good reason! We had family in town:) We have been here in Hawaii now for 6 months so it sure is nice to have people around. They ( Mark's parents and Matt and D, our friends) came into town for Kai's baptism. We asked Matt and D to be his God Parents over 4ht of July weekend when we were in MN. D was so excited, she never though she would get to be a God Parent because her one and only brother passed away when she was younger, so I was honored she was so excited! And they got engaged the day after they arrived! I wondered if Matt would purpose out here and he did! Mark helped him set it up too and at my favorite restaurant here in Hawaii, Haleiwa Joe's in Kailua. They have a beautiful pond and garden area, called Haiku Gardens, below the restaurant so they went for a walk down there before dinner:) After a great dinner we stayed at Bellow's AFS beach cabins for 2 nights, another favorite spot of mine:)
Sunday was Kai's Baptism on board Mark's ship the USS Lake Erie at 1pm. He was baptized in the ships bell where his name was hand stamped, so he is officially part of the ship!
We had a great turn out for this special occasion with many friends and ship mates in attendance. I don't think the ships bridge ever held so many people! We had a BBQ at Bellows after to celebrate, which was a great end to such a wonderful day.

Monday we left the kids with Grandma and Grandpa and we out to the wine bar for drinks
and some great food!
Tuesday was to be a pool day but it was cold and overcast...
yes she is wearing a jean jacket by the pool in Hawaii!

Wednesday was skydiving!

All went except me...someone had to live for the kids:)

Seeing no one died skydiving we enjoyed a luau!

Mark got Matt (in the white shirt) into a grass skirt and this is what ensued....
It was so cold! See Kai on my lap, he is wearing a sweater on top of all his clothes and was wrapped in a blanket!

Thursday was going to be sunny and clear and warm…
So we hung out all day at the pool! And we all got tans!
Friday we just hung out and had a late lunch at Tikik's in Waikiki. After the kids walked around with the grandparents and we indulged in a sunset cruise around Diamond Head.

We left Matt and D in Waikiki after so they could enjoy some romantic time this weekend.
Mark's parents left today and after church tomorrow we will met up with Matt and D before they head back to snowy MN!

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