Day before Thanksgiving was our family fun day! Laine's favorite place to visit is Moanalua Gardens. So we wanted to take Keane and my parents there!
They have these really cool wooden benches/chairs all over the park, so we had fun with them!
It's always nice to have some gathering time with the family while we're there! Laine's parents always put out a good spread of food. They are excellent hosts!! We had some time to eat with friends and family.
Meet the newest family member and our neice, LOLA!! SWEETEST FACE!!!
Had to say our goodbyes to Keane's great grandparents. Grandpa Alex is 96! I felt so blessed to have Keane meet him and his sweet Great Grandma Evelyn.
So, I think I'll do our trip in sections. We were only there a few days, so it should only take a couple posts!
Okay, so... the plane ride to Hawaii was a HUGE BLESSING! Well, first, we found out our flight was delayed an hour, but that was fine. When we boarded, we saw that the flight wasn't very full and the gentleman sitting in the row next to us gave us his seat. AN ENTIRE ROW OF 4 SEATS TO OURSELVES!! Keane LOVED it! He crawled and cruised back and forth with a nap in the beginning of the flight and at the end. He was really good!
We went straight to Grandma and Grandpa Furukawa's place! Keane was up late playing and exploring!
Day 1 we all were pretty tired from the flight and Keane had a little temp. So we tried to take it easy a little. Keane loved exploring Grandma and Grandpa's house. He loved their magnets and puting them in and out of the cup holders on the cooler! Then we had some social time with the Tamaoka's! Got to meet the newest guy-Portland! They are all so precious!!
WE LOVE YOU TOMAOKA'S!!! Wish we could see you and the keiki's more often!
We then headed out to Pupukea where my parents had rented a condo for us all to stay in while visiting there! It was fun! Lot's of roaming space for Keane!
Have more to share! Stay tuned. But I'm out for now. Keane is very sick with a cough still and we need prayers. Going to the Dr.'s tomorrow.
love, love, love
p.s. we miss you Hawaii
We just got back from a quick trip to Hawaii for Thanksgiving. I am just posting a quick recap because we are still recovering. Keane is sick with a cough :( so I will post again with all the other pictures soon! Hope you all were blessed this Thanksgiving. we truly were blessed with safe journies and great times with friends and family. Sad to have it end so fast.
This past year has been hard with new businesses and new baby and Ministry, but God has blessed us so much through it all and Laine and I are so thankful for His unconditional love for us. Happy Thanksgiving!! (a little late, but we still mean it) <3
UPC had a retreat this weekend! It was SO good!! We had an awesome study on James with some good time of enjoying the great outdoors! Oh, and it was FREEZING!! Keane had his first falling snow encounter (along with a lot of LAers that were with us)!!
well, we had another encounter with nature, besides snow, while we were out there. It so happens that the bears out in Forest Falls now how to open doors. Including car doors that are left unlocked over night with a plate of cheesecake on the seat!! YES!!! MY CAR!!
Remember Maddy who I introduced last blog entry? Well, I just can't get enough of her!!!
Our church was so blessed to find great childcare while we had our Bible studies. Keane had so much fun!!
Keane LOVES watching his dad play worship!!
In the end, I think our church was really blessed! We had great messages, fellowship and time to relax! I feel really blessed to be apart of such a great community. God is so good to us
My mom was here for a few days! We always have a great time when she's here! She got Keane this adorable hat!
We went to breakfast with my friend Juhee at the most adorable cafe. It's literally right across the street from us. SO sad that we've lived here for 3 years and are just now discovering this place. It was so fun with it's fairytale cottage courtyard and enchanted well! We took it as a photo shoot opportunity ;)
Then we headed over to church and had some nice time with friends!
And finally... we are so proud to be able to introduce a sweet member of our church, the one and only... MADDY MINNE! We were able to have our own little photo shoot time with her and I couldn't pass sharing! JUST TOO CUTE!!!
well, thanks mom for letting me use your pics!! We love you and miss you already! You're truly the best!
This is Laine, Jessica, Keane Kai and Chia's blog. We love sharing some great moments with our close friends and family. love, love ~