Monday, November 30, 2009

Called to Serve.

My younger sister Kendilyn had been thinking and praying about serving a mission for our church for about a year. Every time she considered going she just felt it wasn't the right time, until now. 
She completed all she needed to to 'turn her papers in' and while my mom was here visiting Kendilyn received a large envelope from church headquarters on Friday October 30th. 
With family (those here in Hawaii and the others on speaker phone from everywhere else) and friends gathered around she opened her call. 
And for some strange, ironic reason she was called to serve in the same mission our older brother Trevor served in...Portland Oregon. 
She reports to the missionary training center on February 3th 2010 and will be serving for 18 months. 
We are very excited for her and know that she will be a wonderful missionary. 
The Envelope.

The Shock.

The Call.
{Note: its not signed by the President. oops.}

Congrats Kendal!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

3 years.

3 years ago today I married my best friend. 
Best decision I've ever made.
I love him. 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

1 month already!

You know how people say that time just flies, that they don't stay little forever? Its true. I can hardly believe that it has already been a month since we were in the hospital and seeing our little guy for the first time. He really has grown a lot since then. 
When he was born he was 8 lbs 3.6 oz and 21 1/2 inches long. 
At his 1 month check up this week Deacon was weighing in at exactly 10 lbs and 22 inches long. Before he was long and lean, now he's started to pack on the little rolls and get a little tummy; its adorable.

A few pictures from the past month.
Sleeping just like his dad, with his mouth open. 

Jason trying to prevent Deacon from getting wrinkles.

Big Yawns.
Big Smiles. 
Deacon started it! 

Nana.... Mimi..... what's next? =)

 Halloween weekend my mom was able to come out to see her first grand baby. 

While she was here we (Kendilyn, Trevor, Lauren, Jason and I) tried to come up with a name the grand babies would know my mom as.  She knocked down every name we threw out there, Nonny, Gigi, MiMi, Marmi, Momo (mom's mom), etc. Finally on Sunday we came up with something...Kendilyn, my mom and I wanted to bake some rolls for Sunday dinner, we opened up "Nonnys Cookbook" and decided to use the recipe "Nana's Rolls" (my moms grandma). After much contemplation and deliberation of what the grandbabies would call my mom, Kendilyn and I said, "what about Nana?!" I dont know how much she likes it, but we think its here to stay.
Im sorry if you got bored here mom; instead of going to the beach and site seeing we spent most of our time inside and just walking around Laie. Thank you for the beautiful quilt you spent many hours making. Thank you for the walks and talks. Thank you for the help. And most importantly, thank you for taking the time and coming out! I love you! 
Guess the name didn't "stay" for very long; its now Mimi!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween festivities

So we did our traditional 5 min costume.  (Charlie from LOST and a Hippie)

Kendi (red)  and friends as Wii characters
Just want to eat him up!
Just before the carmel bath!

I did the right side, Michelle the left