Friday, January 7, 2011

Our Missionaries

Casey is headed to San Diego, California Mission and is currently in the MTC and loving every minute of it. He has prepared (other than financially) for this day since he was a little boy and will make a fantastic missionary. Erin works at the MTC and so she gets to see him just a bit longer than the rest of us.

Adrian received her call two days before Christmas and was shocked when she opened her call and read she would be serving in the Houston Texas East Mission. Not only that, she will be learning Spanish like her older sister Erin. Of all the destinatioins she had tried to imagine in her mind, she never once thought it would be Houston Texas. One man in our community moved to Hawaii from nearby Houston. He told Adrian "If I had a house in Houston and a house in Hell I would rent out the house in Houston and live in Hell." On a positive note, he also told her that she will not find any nicer people than in Texas. Adrian will make a fantastic sister because she loves everyone and also has prepared for some time to serve. She has a strong testimony and is anxious to share it.


I have never claimed to be a good Blogger. I feel like I can hardly keep up as it is and so blogging is always the last thing on my list - therefore it rarely gets done. I will try to update things for the last few months. Casey entered the Halloween surf competition along with some friends. The friends rummaged through Adrian's closet for their costume.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Adrian, Erin and Africa

These are the little children from the family that Erin and Adrian lived with in Africa. They grew to appreciate so many things that we take for granted - electricity, running water, a variety of foods and so near the end - safety
These kids loved Adrian so much that Erin said she had "rock star" status at the orphanage. I wish we could post all of their touching pictures. This was truly a priceless experience for our girls.

The Cook Out

Tanner cooks out often over the firepit he made on our back porch. They go big too - usually steak wrapped in bacon. Once they start all the kids in the neighbor smell it and join in.

Casey and Kaika

Kaika always calls Adrian and wants to play. He is in love with her and so when she is home he spends a lot of time at our house. This day he played so hard at the beach that when Casey put him up on his shoulders and he had a place to lay his head he just passed out.

You've Got to Love Hawaii

Here in Hawaii we just take all of our complaints, threats, and feelings and spray paint them onto a board for display. This is a house we walk by often to hike in the mountains. Next thing you know we might be seeing headstones.

Tanner's Reading Place in the Ulu Tree

Tanner spends most of his days making things. They usually don't last long because he needs the things to build the next contraption.