[the beginning of our eternity]

tigger-riffic halloween!

We had a fun little fall festival with a couple wards in Kahuku at the park across from our house! Kala was pretty out of it but he was sure such a good boy... but then again when is he not. Everyone thought he was just SO DANG CUTE! I must say I agree! Kaulana and I had no idea what to be and realized we had NOTHING since we left so much in arizona... so we threw together whatever randomness that we could!

The day before i decided to get festive for my class presentation and i made PUMPKIN COOKIES. everyone LOVED them and were raving about them all class and couldn't believe i actually made them myself.
my niece kili just wanted to take a picture with kala soooo bad!
we had so much fun trying to eat doughnuts off of a string at the festival.. Kaulana got the WHOLE DOUGHNUT in his mouth at once and just yanked off the string... he was pretty proud of himself!

Kihei and Kala are just the best of buds!
We had so much fun and were glad to enjoy the festivities for the weekend!

MY TEAM

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So yesterday, I was sitting eating some lunch (a late lunch I might add) outside of my father in laws office enjoying the beautiful weather waiting for my sweet husband to bring me the bebe. As I did so I watched all of the basketball girls assemble awaiting basketball practice. Some were joking, some were playing the ukulele and some were play fighting. They were all just strengthening relationships. It made me a bit, jealous... or i guess just sad. It made me miss being a part of a team. As I sat reminiscing on the days of being a cheerleader and the friendships I made. But then I came to a sudden realization. I am part of a team. Just a new team... the best kind of team... an eternal team. That team is my family. I am building a team that will last for eternity. That's a pretty great kind of team. I am grateful for my new team and the relationships that I am forming that will last an eternity...

the adventures of the weekend


Kalamaku was so tired while we were waiting for daddy to get home from basketball practice on friday night that he fell asleep playing with his toys in his little high chair. I'm sure this is only the first of many times that he'll fall asleep in his high chair. oh goodness what a sweetheart!
Yes, we FINALLY got to get shave ice from MATSUMOTO'S. YUM! and yes i mean shave ice, not SHAVED. We went to my nephew Kawika's soccer game in Haleiwa and so we just couldn't resist!
Kalamaku was jealous that he didn't get any, he watched our spoons go back and forth from our mouths. But he sure LOVED to play with his auntie, uncle and cousins. Kili just loved to play with him and not really eat her shave ice. Oh how she enjoys mauling him, it's hilarious and he's getting used to it now it's pretty funny to watch.
Kaulana, Kala and I also went to the Pearl Ridge mall. We were just dying because all the little kid stores had all sorts of snow hats and long sleeves.... no short sleeves... all long sleeves. We were quite confused since, yes we are still wearing shorts, and yes we will continue to wear shorts the entire time we are in Hawaii... for the next year. Meaning no we will never wear long sleeves. haha. But we just loved this hat, if only we could have somewhere to wear it, so kaulana wouldn't let me buy it. haha. we sure had fun though. We had such a fun little weekend! I love me sweet family.

moments of gratitude...

Have you just been overwhelmed with such gratitude. Well this is one of these times. So excuse me for just a moment but I need to share before I just burst! Have you ever felt that the Lord is just molding you. I feel like a ball of clay right now being molded. I know that so much of the time we wonder why everything is happening that is happening. Well today was not one of those days. Today was the day that I figured out one of the steps and reasons for those little things that have been happening. I am so very grateful for the Lord and for the experiences that he places in front of me in my life. I know with all my heart, that I have been sent here to be a mother and a wife. To create and strengthen my family... my eternal family. I am so very grateful for that and for the opportunity that I am given each and every day to fulfill that duty that I have been given. It’s funny when we are going along and trying to do what we feel we are supposed to do and are trying to figure out which things are truly from the Lord and which things are satan trying to pick and pry into our lives. Well today was one of those days where I truly know that I am following the spirit and that I am not crazy like everyone seems to make me feel sometimes. I love my heavenly father and I want nothing more than to return to him one day with my family along side me and hear the words come from his mouth “welcome home”. For I am giving my all to be a faithful and diligent servant. I love my heavenly father so much. I am so very grateful for the atonement and the peace that it brings to me in my life. I know that temples are the house of the Lord and that we can be sealed together as families for time and all eternity. I just can’t wait for the Laie Hawaii temple to be rededicated so that Kaulana and I can once again go and feel of the absolute peace...

our little sports lover...

"what is he so intently watching?" you may ask...
Well i'll tell you... SPORTS! anytime anything sports is on the tv at grandma and grandpa akina's house Kala has to turn over spin in circles, or do whatever he has to do just to be able to see the tv! Our little boy LOVES to watch sports. We'll see if he really loves sports that much when he gets bigger! He is such a funny thing

that looks GOOD!!

Kalamaku is so funny. He loves food. He always watches every single bite we take, it's like he's saying... PLEASE SHARE DADDY. haha we just had to video it!

bliss

So we FINALLY got a new camera so we can take pictures of all the fun things that we've been up to and be able to "DOCUMENT" our sweet baby growing!! Thanks to my sweet sister in law Ku'ulei for helping us pick the very best one!!! We are soooo excited for our new little toy!!! Yay! The picture of Kaulana is driving home from best buy... it's a long drive home to Kahuku from best buy so I just had to dig it out!

Kala boy IDOLIZES his cousin Kihei to say the least. He just can't wait to be up and playing with him. He watches every movement he makes as he plays ball or even just walks around the room. It's hilarious! It's like they talk to each other without even having to use words. my goodness they are so fun to watch!

He is such a good baby. We are just so lucky. I have a feeling he is going to love sports. He has to do everything possible to get his eyes on the tv as soon as a sports game is turned on, even if he has to completely turn his head upside down! We watched Kaulana coaching one of his girls last week and Kala just watched the ball... back and forth back and forth. It was just so funny how concentrated he was on the ball. He has been quite the ROLY-POLY these days.

I am just so so lucky to have two wonderful boys in my life! I don't know what I would do without them! They are sure sweethearts. oh... and i'm dang lucky to have such a HOT husband. Man I'm sure a lucky girl! haha