Saturday, January 31, 2009

Our latest beach trip to Ko'olina.
I think this is my favorite beach, for the kids at least. The water is always calm......and the sunsets are gorgeous.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Playing Catch-up

We have been without internet for the last week, so I am now playing catchup! Not that that has been the only excuse....We did a lot of things with the family while they were all in town for the funeral. This is our beach trip to Ko'olina.Pictures at the park. I just think my kids are adorable :) Anjuli and ZyZy love playing on the slide together.

Hello handsome!
I love that my little girl puts on rubber gloves to do the dishes... just like Mommy!Last Saturday we went to the Honolulu Zoo. We loved it! I forget how much fun it is to do "kid" things--I loved the Zoo just as much as my kids did, maybe more!

The elephants had Anjuli captivated--we couldn't get her to turn around for a picture :)
Cool aquarium of fish
Same problem with ZyZy here--seeing giraffes for the first time is pretty exciting!
Silly Anjuli
Celebrating Chinese New Year: Everyone in the family has to bow 3 times and say all these words in Chinese I don't remember....and then you get a red envelope!$!Anjuli did great, she even knelt down and said a few of the words (probably better than me!)
ZyZy could care less...
Eager Beavers

I think "Hong Bow Naw Lie" means "give me the money!" (please :)

Thank you, Dad!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Celebration of Life

Friday, January 9th and Saturday January 10th 2009 we celebrated the life of my mother-in-law, Linda Kim. The services were beautiful, with lots of joy and lots of tears.
There was an open viewing before the funeral started. This is when Anjuli saw Grandma for the last time. We just walked by quickly and Anjuli said "Grandma, nigh nigh." She did look very peaceful.

Dennis, Darrell, Lory, Lorinda, Lehua, and Zui
Family picture of the immediate family, including 13 grandchildren.
The pallbearers were Darrell and Zui (sons), Alma, Brent, and Bill (son in laws) and Mahonri (grandson).Dennis' brothers: Harvey, Delbert, Eric, and sister: Lene accompany Dennis in singing a few traditional Hawaiian songs. They ended with "God Be With You til We Meet Again," and "Aloha Oe."Zui's sisters Lory and Lehua danced hula to the song "Where I Live." I remember when they all danced it at our wedding reception in Oregon.It was the most touching hula I have ever seen--a beautiful tribute to their mother. I cried my eyes out watching them.
As they were lowering the casket, Dennis sang to his beloved wife "their song" entitled " I'll Remember You." It was the biggest tear-jerker of all. Covering the casket with rose petals. I feel so blessed to have the gospel in my life and to know that families are forever. We will miss you so much, Mom!