June 23, 1985 Mark and I stood before 285 of our friends and family and took our wedding vows. Fast forward 26 years: Two Graduate degrees, four states, two mortgages,  two daughters, eleven cars, hundreds of trips, thousands of friends, thousands of books, records, photos and millions of kisses later, we are still happy, healthy and […]

Did you accomplish the mission?

Happy Flag Day! Happy Uncle Raymond’s  Birthday! Happy cousin Sara’s Birthday! I went to Tara’s ortho appointment this morning ~ she’s doing beautifully! I chatted w/ a family who flew over from the Big Island just for this orthodontist. I went surfing today ~ there were no waves. Not even the sail boats could stay […]

Honoring King Kamehameha I

This weekend was another first: We celebrated King Kamehameha I day with a “day off” from mail, work and government offices, to commemorate the great King. Today, we were front and center for a parade honoring King K. There were princesses and queens from the neighbor islands, bands, floats, horses, old cars and dune buggies and […]