Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"Can't wait to see my family next week!"



Ready to go.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Here he is -- the man of the hour. This is our little boy the morning of his blessing, decked out in the same rags his dad was blessed in...minus the lei, of course. Don't you love his funny little looks he gives? This one's saying, "Okay, last picture right?" He was a real trooper throughout the blessing. Only hollered for about 15-20 seconds.
Kristie, Kai and myself pose for a picture just outside the chapel in Kahuku. It was our first baby blessing and we'll never forget the Spirit that we felt that Sabbath day. Kai makes us happy and thankful parents 97% of the time -- that 3% is the part around 3-4a.m. where we still wonder what the @*&! we were thinking. j/k

Monday, March 13, 2006

Enjoying a nice, and finally dry, day at the Polynesian Cultural Center...

Ron and Lynn Atkinson, Ron and Rita Hansen, and Mom 'n Dad had a blast despite a few incredibly rainy days (the worst flooding in nearly 20 years). The couples probably had too much fun, and that's what was so fun about hanging with them for the week. Parma was well represented in church that Sunday. "Thanks for being with us on such a special day. You're welcome anytime -- in a hotel near us, down the road :)"

Auntie Julienne and Uncle Blair made a special trip to the Pacific to see their new nephew and shower him with Alabama love, Air Jordan slippers, and good company. This is a shot of all three of them on the balcony out$ide their Ko'olina hotel room. Nice joint. Blair worked everyone on the golf course while Julienne got worked on in the spa. Kai says hi to his Hoover cousins Spencer, Stockton, Ella, and McKay. "Thanks for letting Mom and Dad come over and see me."
Mom & Dad (Grandma and Grandpa) came into town last week for Kai's blessing. Here we all are the Island Shack restaurant on the North Shore. Not much in the "interior decorating" category, but the food is off the hook! Brazilian cuisine...