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!
YAY!! Furukawa's and Shinnicks finally come together!! Our dear friends were visiting from North Carolina and we got a nice piece of their trip! We met in the ever adorable town of Pasadena! We grabbed a bite at Brother's Pies and Fries (I recommend to you all), and in general had a great time chatting, and catching up!
Our time together really was a blessing! Laine and Chris picked up right where they left off over 8 years ago! And we enjoyed our beautiful babies together! Little Evangeline is just a doll! And Sebastian actually slept the entire visit! HA!! He woke up right when we were saying our goodbyes!
WE LOVE YOU SHINNICKS!!! Wish we could do this more often. Miss you guys already!! xoxox
October is quickly ending on us. Here's some pictures from this month of just hanging around!
ooooh!! while I was in Pasadena, I had a "friend-of-a-friend"/celebrity encounter! It was kinda crazy- I was trying to find parking in the ally ways of Pasadena yesterday when I saw, what I thought was, the ever hilarious and cousin of my old roommate, Anjelah Johnson!! Laine said it wasn't her and to just keep driving, but as I was pulling out of a parking spot on a tiny street, I insisted it was her. I jumped out of my car like a crazy woman because my car was still half parallel parked and in the middle of the street. HAHA, And I was totally right! It was her!!! Normally I wouldn't act so crazy over a celebrity, but since this was my sweet friend Letitia's cousin, of course I wanted to say HI!! She was so sweet to take a few moments to meet me and my family who were so patiently waiting in the car that was still in the middle of the street!! Well, anyway! It was fun! For those who don't know who she is, here is a popular clip....
Last weekend everything seemed to happen all at once!! Keane and I got to go to my girlfriends baby shower on Sunday! Then we headed straight over to our church annual picnic where... SURPRISE! Lindsay, Landon and Brendon were waiting for us!! We knew they would be visiting, but I was so happy to get to see them on Sunday night!!
We took a little family day while Linds, Lan, and Bren were here to go to Hurricane Harbor! Keane's first time in the swimming pool!! He hated it!! lol!! The water is actually pretty cold and he was so uncomfortable in the life vest they made him wear in some of the pools. But, we still enjoyed the time there! It was so fun. Made me feel like a little kid at the water park!
We are so incredibly blessed to have such great family!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!! xox
So I got to upload the pics from my own camera! Keane got to meet a friend of his at church! So cute!! We could be seeing a lifelong friendship here!! ha!
Keane and Jonah meet...
Keane and Jonah play...
Keane plays with Jonah!!
My parents and brother, Casey came to visit this last week for the holiday and to celebrate my birthday. It was so nice to have them here! The visit went way too fast!! Casey was such a big help! And I think Keane loved to have time bonding with his sweet uncle!!
4th of July was so much fun!! We spent the day at the beach with Laine!
The next day we headed to Disneyland!! Keane's second trip there and my birthday celebration!!
A walk through Pixie Hollow
We just had a fun crazed holiday week!! Lots of outtings and celebrating! I have a lot of pictures to upload, but for now, I'm doing the ones from my phone camera! This first picture was a fun one I did since everyone seems to tell us who they think baby resembles more! hehe, it's interesting to hear so many say Laine, but after seeing this picture, you see a lot of me in him!!
For the 4th, Laine had to work at the beach for the day, so we made a family day of it! PLUS, a best friend from junior high and high school came to meet with us!! I haven't seen this lovely face in over 10 years and we had a fun reunion at last!! We had a blast! It's like we hadn't missed a beat!! HAHA!! I think we found our lost friendship soulmates and we have the bonus of living close toghether too!! Can't wait to see my sweet friend again!!
MY BIG 3-0!!! Its here!! Can't believe I'm that old! Mostly because I don't feel that old!! hehe! Most of the girls I know go to Las Vegas for their big day, not me! HAHA!! I go to Disneyland!! We had such a great time!! I have a few pictures from the day and a video clip of Keane's first ride ever!! The carousel!!! He didn't seem to enjoy it as much as I did!! haha!!
The funky face from me was because Laine tried to do a jump off the ride and dropped his sunglassees ;) try to ignore me and just enjoy the sweet baby!! lol
Sunday Keane and I got to take a little road trip to San Diego. I love that we live in a location that is just a few hours from seeing some great friends!
We first drove down to Cherry's babyshower! She looked great- As always! We are so excited for her! She's having a little girl! Future friends of Keane! hehe
After the shower was over, we headed home, but had time to do a drop on an old friend- Katie! Katie and I used to be roommates way back when I first moved out! HAHAHA! So crazy how time flies! Now she has 3 beautiful kids! And I finally got to spend some fun time with them!
This is Laine, Jessica, Keane Kai and Chia's blog. We love sharing some great moments with our close friends and family. love, love ~