Sunday, October 31, 2010


Pona was a lion for Halloween because my friend at school lent it to us. Also because he loves growling. Thank you Natalie. Someday I may be a cute mom who makes super creative costumes, until then I will not be that cute mom.
We didn't take him trick or treating last year because he didn't like candy last year and I don't like candy either, so who's gonna eat it? He loves candy this year.
Then that night, we went to the ward party. There were lots of games and an insane amount of desserts. I planned it with the other ward and it was a lot of fun. It was pouring rain though, so we didn't actually trunk or treat, we trick or treated up and down the halls. He got so much candy. We thought we'd go through a lot of hot chocolate with the cold weather, but since we were stuck in the super full hot church, we ended up dumping about 12 gallons of hot chocolate. What a shame.
First, we walked down to main street because every year all the shops on main street hand out candy. It's quite cute how everyone's out on main street together. Here he is with his loot. He loved it, but was getting tired.
I was an ostrich rider at school for Halloween. Fred, my ostrich is covering my belly, so you can't see how huge my 6 month pregnant belly is, but it's HUGE. ( In case you didn't know, I'm due with another boy Feb. 1st) I'd love to post my class pictures, but I don't want to get sued or something crazy. So, you can just know that they were adorable.

Hawaii Trip Summer 2010

Just so beautiful. We love it so much!
Complete relaxation on my favorite beach. When we stayed here for our honeymoon, I never even layed in the hammocks! How silly of me. I made sure to do it this time.
My poor flower was slowing falling apart.
Just taking a nap on the Queen's bed in the Tongan Village at the PCC. It had to be quick since I went behind the rope and sign that said - do not enter.
Some awesome tree climber at the PCC. One of Mato's friends had his family in Hawaii meet us at the front entrance and they got us the whole entire day free. Even the luau, which was delicious! It was so nice of them. Whoever they are, I am so thankful for all the money they saved us.
I love making things in the sand. This day you can see my super lovely turtle. I always build a little too close to the shore, but that's because you need the sand to be a little wet. When my little turtle was in danger of being swept away by the ocean, Mato built me a super huge protecting wall. That's usually how it goes when we play in the sand. I build and he builds the protection for my silly creations.
We got to stay in our honeymoon bungalow for the 2nd half of the week. Actually the exact same one. It was fun. There were 3 geckos in our room one night. 2 big ones and a teeny tiny one. The baby one fell in my suitcase never to be found again???

Mato snorkles for hours upon hours. He doesn't like to snorkle where there are a lot of fish though because the fish, "freak him out." Last time we were in Hawaii all these white fish surrounded him and one bit him. Ever since then he's been scared. So, one day we walk to Shark's Cove. A great snorkling spot. I anticipate we'll be there a long time that day. We get in the water and the white fish started surrounding him again. I actually watched from under water. IT WAS HILARIOUS!!! They leave everyone else alone. EVERYBODY! Then he starts trying to hit them underwater because now they are darting at him. The fish still won't leave him alone??? So weird. Then, he takes off towards the shore. This was about 5 minutes into our snorkling adventure. He was done ville as I like to say. Those dang white fish ruined my morning. It was so so funny though. I don't get to see my husband scared very often.
This is our absolute all time favorite beach. It's keiki's beach. When I came to BYU Hawaii with Sara, we decided this was the beach we wanted to come on our honeymoons on. They have the cutest bungalows here. So, this is where Mato and I honeymooned and then we came back 5 years later. SO BEAUTIFUL! And so empty. Not too common for the north shore.
We took a trip to Hawaii for a week the beginning of summer 2010. We left lil Pona with gma and gpa Sitake. We had a lot of fun.
I think pineapple plants are so cool looking. Maybe just cuz I don't see them much. The field smells so yummy when they're more ripe.
This is Kumorah and Momo. We stayed at their house the 1st half of the week. They are so cute!!! We miss them and thank them for their room.
Mato had never been to Pearl Harbor, so I decided we needed to do that this trip.
Our first day on the north shore we saw 6 different sea turtles at various beaches. It was awesome. A couple of them we saw while we were just swimming and snorkling. Then, holy crap, we would see a sea turtle next to us. They are so pretty.