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Monday, March 30, 2009

PALEPOI FAMILY....


I have very few pictures of Tony's family and I'm workin on fixin that!! *wink*... In the meantime, I "borrowed" hehehe a collage of pictures of Tony's family from Sally (Tony's cousin) which I'm sure she wouldn't mind that I helped myself to it.. hehehe... LOVE YOU SALLY!!

The Best Things In Life....


With our struggling economy, some people assume that in order to enjoy time as a family, there is a price tag attached to everything.... I will have to disagree with that. Here in Hawaii Nei, we have so many activities to do as a family that have no cost that comes with it. With a family of 6, we are enjoying the many different things to do that is fun and very cost effective with our children especially that we're going into the 2nd week of our Spring Break..Between the beautiful beaches, the pool, library, parks, playing volleyball, family get-togethers and even having them re-organize their rooms & closets... We've been very creative *smile*... But one of my favorite things to do is to sit at the end of the day and watch the sun set from our house... This view is taken from our living room last night as my husband & I were sitting down in peace & quiet just reflecting on our family..... These small simple things are truly........THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

ANOTHER........FUN FILLED DAY WITH THE FAMILY!!

On our way to City of Refuge, we stopped off at the famous FARMERS MARKET to let the kids shop for a little bit while I bought some fresh fruits and their all famous PINEAPPLE MAC NUT BREAD..... MMMMM it was soooo delicious!!! With it's soft, moist, bread, there is chunks of pineapple and mac nuts mixed in... What? It was for the long ride.... *wink*


We rode further down to Kealakekua Bay and I took a few shots while we were there... Isn't it absolutely Beautiful?










We unloaded the car with our cooler packed with sandwiches, chips, strawberries, sweet crunchy yellow bell peppers, japanese cucumbers, and oreo cookies........ WOW! It was soo good..
Our family lunch at City of Refuge...
I LOVE YOU FAMILY!!

TONY & FOU
EPHRAIM


We stopped at a Ukulele Store in Konawaena ...
TONY FOUND SOME AWESOME HAWAIIAN MUSIC
We also stopped at "Donkey Balls" (chocolate covered mac nut)... to funny!!
















Friday, March 27, 2009

YOUNG WOMEN ACTIVITY........MY HOUSE

"An Evening of Fun with Kona 2nd Ward's Young Women"




Last night we had an evening of fun at my house including all of our Kona 2nd Ward's Young Women 12-17 yr olds... It was called "A Night with Aunty Tara", which I was to share with them & show different hobbies & interests that I have..which is exactly what I did.we learned a hula "Hawaiian Hula Eyes", because hula dancing has always been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. We then gave each other 'pedicures' since I love pedicures sooo much *wink*.....we ate dinner (my favorite) Sour Cream Enchilladas with spanish rice, tossed green salad and a wide variety of desserts....cup cakes, krispy kreme doughnuts, chocolate chip cookies..(the desserts were made by the young women).....We had a fun evening of laughs, good food and we all learned something about one another... I encouraged & challenged each one of them to cultivate and nuture their own individual talents and skills and start now while they are young to learn different hobbies to pass down to their children and to share with others. I'm soo Grateful for my calling in the Young Women (Beehive Advisor). The girls are Great examples to me and have taught me in many ways.. I hope you enjoy the pictures......P.S. I even threw in a bonus video including Ephraim..........chee hoo!

video

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

KUA BAY DAY

EPHRAIM


ANTON



AMARI



ELIAS



BABY TONY






KUA BAY

















KUA BAY


What to do when you have 6 kids to keep busy during spring break? Well, the beach is 'always' a solution..... Kua Bay is such a beautiful beach here in Kona...We went today and got sooo sunburned, even with our spf 65 sunblock on.....it was a fun day for the kids!!!

Scrimmage.......

Anton's Rugby Scrimmage

My kids..........and their bubble drinks


Us..........havin fun at the Pool eating pizza


Anton's Rugby team is gettin better by the day!!! The boys (and girls) on the team have been practicing every mondays and wednesdays for their games and scrimmages on saturday's... I must say, Uncle Raymond is an awesome coach! We've been making it a point to get some excercise as a 'family' during Anton's practice we jog around the park, then swim right there at the Community Center pool. It's been a lot of fun and what a better way to spend Spring Break than outdoors...........especially here in Hawaii Nei.....

Hauula Days.........
















Of all the places to grow up, I wouldn't change it for the world...........HAUULA! Yup, Masa's store, Hauula elementary, Hauula park, shopping center, Alligator pond, Kakela's, Ching tong Leong store, Homestead.................I have some Great memories of growing up in Hauula.....










This past weekend Mana had some friends visit from Hauula that he grew up with, and that we knew as well. They invited us over for dinner...We had fun reminising, laughing, crackin jokes and updating one another on the haps with our families. It's nice once in awhile to get together with friends & family to hang out, relax, and enjoy some good company... It was great to see everyone!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rugby Game in Waimea........

OUR FAMILY EATING ICE CREAM AT "MARBLE SLAB" IN WAIKOLOA

TIA TAALA

HHHHMMMMM WHAT TO ORDER????


Me, Jill & Keers......



Tony, Ephraim and Kenan having lunch........




Tia, Makana, and Fou












Amari...........sprained his left ankle during a play





Jeron keeping warm.......







6 FT BEAST!!!



AMARI CHASING HIS OPPONENT.............GO MAR!
















Wow! What an awesome day........our boys (Kona Bulls) had a great game against Waimea... we lost, but the boys had fun and so did we.. We headed out early this morning after loading up the van with the "usuals" blankets, drinks, snacks, sweaters, and low and behold...........it was a BEAUTIFUL DAY in Waimea...........Cold & Rainy in Kona, but warm and sunny in Waimea... Go figure.....it's usually the other way around. It was fun until Amari sprained his ankle during one of the plays but sucked it up and gave it all during the entire game.... We're sooo proud of you Amari... Uncle Raymond Taala (the boys coach) says........"THIS GAME WILL TURN YOU INTO A MAN!!" hahahahaha... It sure has! It was nice spending time once again with my 2 sisters and ALLLLLLLLLL of our 4,000 kids.. *smile*... After the game, we headed downt to the Queen Shops at Waikoloa for some ICE CREAM from Marble Slab. Tia (uncle raymonds daughter)works there, so she made us some really ono ice cream sundae's.....THANKS TIA!