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Let’s-a-go!

Let’s-a-go!

Recently, my sister came home to visit from Cleveland, Ohio. Since we only see her maybe a few times a year, we decided to go on a sibling trip to Tokyo, Japan! This was our first ever sibling trip and what fun we had. Sara-Anne read somewhere that you could ride go-karts in costume on the streets of Tokyo and that was our main priority during our trip. I must say, after spending a few hours on these four wheeled…

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Hello? Is This Thing On?

Hello? Is This Thing On?

So 2018 has arrived and it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been on here (actually it’s been around 10 months since my last post so basically forever). What’s been going on in the world since we’ve last talked? We’ve been on lots of adventures both big and small and we’ve eaten tons of really great food. Hopefully in the upcoming months, I’ll be able to share with you some glimpses of the great year that was 2017. Last…

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The Story of a Heart

The Story of a Heart

A few weeks ago, my grandmother was admitted to the hospital (she’s since been discharged and is back at home). Of course, we were all concerned for her health and wanted to stop by to see how she was doing. Unfortunately, she was in the ICU for several days and children under 13 weren’t allowed to visit. For a school assignment, Slugger made a heart and asked us to give it to Ma the next time we saw her. We…

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Go West, Young Man!

Go West, Young Man!

As I alluded to in my last post, July is a busy month for us with Slugger’s birthday and my wedding anniversary, but really, July kicks off a busy season for us.  After July, we celebrate a birthday every month.  Mine is in August, followed by Sunny’s in September, Keao‘s in October, my brother and mother in November and then, of course, Christmas is in December.  The second half of the year is truly a time to celebrate. To celebrate…

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…And We’re Back!

…And We’re Back!

Hey everybody!  I am back!  Did anyone miss me?  Did anyone even notice I was gone?  Anyone?  So for the last few weeks, I got locked out of my WordPress account!  Yay!  I installed a plugin and as soon as I activated it I no longer had sufficient permission to do anything.  I couldn’t do post anything or even login.  I thought this was very strange since I’m the only user on this account and I am a super administrator,…

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It Was 20 Years Ago Today!

It Was 20 Years Ago Today!

Well, not exactly today, but sometime around this time anyway.  20 years ago, I graduated from high school.  Frankly, it doesn’t seem like 20 years has passed since I was in high school, but the numbers truly don’t lie.  Actually, being that it took me almost 18 to get to that point, the first 18 seemed much longer than the last 20.  I guess it is true that time speeds up the older you get.  Heck, can you believe we’re…

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Four Parks in Three Days

Four Parks in Three Days

Happy New Year everyone!  I know, I know.  We’re practically halfway through the year and this is my first post of the year.  Don’t worry, I made a resolution to blog more consistently this year and you have to start somewhere right? So, what happened over the last few months?  In one word: plenty!  I’ll try to fill you in as time permits, but tonight we’re talking about the trip we took in February.  Last year sometime, my parents thought…

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I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

13 years ago, less than a week after my father passed away, my grandfather suffered a massive stroke while he and my grandmother were in Las Vegas.  Thinking that this may be the last chance we would have to say good-bye, almost all of our family flew into Nevada to be at his bedside.  Timing wise, this couldn’t have happened at a worse time.  My dad just died, my brother was still in Washington state and my mom, step-dad and…

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A Time to Remember

A Time to Remember

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.  A time to cry and a time to laugh.  A time to grieve and a time to dance.”  -Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 Ever since our girls were born, Keao and I joined the parents club.  In addition to being part of the married club, we had now ventured into different waters.  We were completely overjoyed at being parents because for us, this club wasn’t so easy to join. …

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Happy Thanksgiving, Part 2: Accidents Will Happen

Happy Thanksgiving, Part 2: Accidents Will Happen

How was your Thanksgiving?  Our family had a great time in Waipahu celebrating with Keao’s family.  This year, I was in charge of bringing the turkey so I decided to try a different recipe.  Rather than do a wet brine, I tried a dry brine (although technically I heard it’s more accurately a salt-cure).  I’m not going to lie, I was a little skeptical because I couldn’t imagine how a coating of salt and seasoning could make the turkey moist…

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