Sunday, July 26, 2009

Finally back

So I'm finally back home in Utah after 2 months. It was a good trip to Hawaii but it was tough being away from Kainoa. It's so nice to be back. Shaun flew in with me. We got in on Wednesday at 9am. Shaun was a big help on the plane but at one point I was holding Kamalu and Kalei at the same time. My tailbone was killing me. The seats are never comfortable. Luckily the kids were pretty good on the plane. They slept most of the time.
We actually were on the Big Island last week for the Yamamoto Family Reunion. It's every two years in Kohala. Thanks to Mom and Dad, we stayed in a 3 bedroom condo with them, Chad, Kami and their kids, and Shaun. The kids had fun playing together. We were all able to go to the temple on Friday thanks to the Nakilas. They baby-sat my kids and Chad's and they fed us an 'ono dinner afterwards. They are so generous. My uncle Richie was going into the temple for the first time so it was so nice to have all the family there. Then on Saturday we had a talent show and our Yuen 'ohana was awesome of course. Thanks to Shaun and Chad, our choreographers we did great. We did a dance number with a medley of songs-Thriller, Kung Fu Fighting, and Jai-ho. We had a good time doing it and we only practiced a half hour before we went on. We pulled it off.
It was hot in Kona but man, it's hot here in Utah. "I'm melting, melting." Shaun is still getting used to the dry heat. Kainoa surprised me with some improvements to our home. He put up some new pictures and set up beds for the kids so Shaun could have his own room. He also rearranged our room and decorated both of our bathrooms. I'll have to take some pictures and post them. It was so sweet of him. After we got back, we rested for a little while and then we went to Costco and Walmart. The fridge was pretty empty so I had to restock it.
Friday was Pioneer Day. We went with Emi and RJ to Fiesta Days in Spanish Fork. They had a carnival there. The kids rode on a train and a merry-go-round. Then Ku'uliko wanted to ride on the ferris wheel so I went with her. I was surprised that she wasn't even scared. I was getting scared for her. It was going pretty fast and it went pretty high. I'm just glad she enjoyed it.
Yesterday we went to the Provo Farmer's Market at Pioneer Park. They had some pretty cool things on sale. I should get a little stand and sell some stuff. Hmmm...that's an idea. Anyways, I ate a steak tostada. It was really good. After that we went to the Nickelcade in Orem. It was $2.25 for adult admission and most of the games were only a nickel. I enjoyed playing Skeeball. That was my favorite game to play growing up.
Well it's indeed good to be back. Kamalu just woke up so I better get going.