Sunday, January 27, 2008


It ended too quick, but we sure enjoyed our time in the sun. Christy said we need to do something like that more often. I agree. It was pretty windy, but I won't complain. The sun felt nice, and we saw some interesting places. Some of the highlights were a visit to pineapple plantation (yummy), hiking, getting Mom and Dad dancing at the Polynesian Cultural Center (happy 50th anniversary), snorkeling, being goofy with my older brother, temple, byu-hawaii (how lucky is Katie), sun, sand, good food, pearl harbor, late night games, golf, and fun. It was a great trip.

I started this post a long time ago, but am just now six months later finishing it. Some kind of procrastinator huh?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The big 5

Luke wanted to go to Chuckee Cheese for his b-day. So we invited a few friends and partied for a little bit. He is excited to be school age and was already packing his backpack with the help of his brother Zachary the night before he turned 5. They didn't quite get that he has to wait until August to actually go to school. You can see he was excited to open his presents, gnawing at one and beating on another. He's quite the expressive and funny kid. The other night he was on his way to use the bathroom waddling and saying "almost there, almost there, almost there." He will often express "phew, that was close" as well. He's famous for cutting it close, sometimes too close.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Stormy weather

So, we had a rainstorm in Northern California if you hadn't heard. You can see from the gauge it dumped on us. On Friday the 4th it rained 2.75 inches. More rain than we get in a year in Idaho. Don't quote me on that though. Then over the next four days we had enough to end up with a total of 4 inches. As you can see, it kept us busy at the farm pumping water off the fields. There were wind gusts up to 70 mph and you see what that will do to wheel lines that aren't tied down. It has been an eventful few days.

Christy and I are going to Hawaii with my parents, siblings and their spouses. It's to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We're leaving on the 21st and Christy's sister is watching the four wild Indians for us. Good luck Mai, we hope you survive.