Sunday, October 4, 2009

Joey's Booboo

Joey was asked to help with the fireknife and ended up comming home with a mean burn on his knuckles. Never again!

His pinky started to blister.

Fresh new skin.

The healing process.

Family Trip to Kona

My family went to Kona to do some temple work for some family members who have passed away...we had a great time...too bad it was so short!

My Aunty (Dad's Oldest Sister) invited us to the Old Tutu Ladies Hula Festival to watch her dance. Some of these old people...I tell you!

This Halau had a little girl playing the Ukulele with the rest of the musicians...she was awesome!

I have never seen a geco like this was cool!

This turtle was eating the seaweed off the rocks on the beach.

We loved feeding these little yellow birds.

Talk about teamwork...we found this puzzle in our condo on the last day we were there and it was the world's most difficult puzzle. It was a collage of yellow smiley faces but the difficult part was that it was double sided with the same picture facing a different direction. Even with all three of us, we could only finish the outside straight edges.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Congratulations Alana and Tyler

They were married on August 11 in the Kona Hawaii Temple and had their reception on August 15 in Hauula Hawaii. Here are a few pictures of the location and table decorations.
Favors and seating assignments.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Birthday To You!

Kapua (Joey's little sister) turned 11 on June 17th. We planned a surprise birthday gift with for her. Because we work at PCC, we get special discounts to a few places one of which is Sea Life Park. We planned to take Kapua there to spend her birthday, she not knowing that she would get to swim with the dolphins. Because it was her birthday, she got to participate in a dolphin encounter for free! What a deal...a totally free birthday. We didn't tell her anything and she didn't even suspect anything even as she was in the waiting room...we finally told her and her face was priceless. She was so excited! This was a birthday she will never forget!

This is actually a Wholphin (Mom is a dolphin and dad is a false killer whale) named Kekaimalu.

Kekaimalu was an accident, not a science project.

He is so BIG!

Class of 2009!

CONGRATULATIONS to the class of 2009!

Joey graduated on June 6th from Brigham Young University -Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies-Hospitality and Tourism Management from the College of Business, Computing, and Government.

Regan (My Younger Brother) graduated from Waipahu High School. High School is so different from when I was there. I'm so proud of him...he managed to keep his grades up and juggle three different sports (Cross Country, Basketball, and Volleyball).

On to the future...good luck to you both!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Alaska Cruise

We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to go on a cruise to Alaska with Joey's parents and baby sister. We flew into Seattle on May 9th and cruised up the inside passage on May 10th. On May 11th we spent the day in Ketchikan where we got to experience crab fishing on the Aleutian Ballad. On May 12th we spent the day in Juneau and took a helicopter ride to the Mendenhall glacier. On May 13th we spent the day in Skagway where we rode a train into Canada and took a bus back into Alaska. We also stopped to pan for gold. We spent May 14th in Prince Rupert, Canada and sailed back to Seattle on the 15th. We spent the 16th in Seattle with our friends Aubrie and Nephi and their son Kawika. This was an awesome vacation.


Both Joey and I total forgot that yesterday (June 2nd) was our three year anniversary since we started dating. There has just been so much going on this week with finals and work and graduation that we just forgot. Oh well!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

One Year

Time goes by so fast!!! Today was our one year anniversary and it was hard to believe that a whole year has gone by already. This morning I got up to get ready for church and found something different in the bathroom... For those of you who don't know...the traditional gift for your first anniversary is paper. You have to give Joey credit for being creative!!!

After we got back from church, Joey gave me another surprise made out of paper...
He bought a book on how to make origami flowers and some pretty paper and folded a wonderful bouquet. He did an amazing job!!!

Later this evening we went out to dinner at the Oceanarium in the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki. We stayed there for our honeymoon last year and thought that it would be cool to go back. For Christmas, we received a gift certificate to be used at the hotel restaurants. That helped pay for our special dinner!

I love Joey very much and am looking forward to many more wonderful anniversaries!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I found this sign on our front door today. It says:
"The Department of Health has been informed of a large, thriving rodent community living in this room, due to the incredible mess therein. The Rodent Recovery & Rescue Team has been deployed. All contents of this room have been confiscated. Access is denied--Forever!"
HAHAHA...very funny...APRIL FOOLS!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

You bring the chips...We'll bring the SALSA!!!

Last night, the BYU-Hawaii Salsa Orchestra held a concert. Joey plays the trumpet in this orchestra and after three years, this was his last performance. They opened the night with a mambo called "Johnny's Mambo" might recognize it from the movie "Dirty Dancing:Havana Nights". They also had dancers...

All the spinning is making me dizzy!!!

Here is another video for your enjoyment!(Sorry about the heads in front of me)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

You have HOW many?

For those of you who don't know... I work at the Hale Aloha Ali'i Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

This Saturday at work was CRAZY!!! To start off we had two luaus (Hale Aloha and Hale Ohana) both with full counts. There was also a Tongan Wedding Reception at the third luau (Hale Ku'ai). So far this is all good news because the PCC needs the business. All was going well as we started. We reserved 25 seats for the Super Ambassadors, 27 seats for the NCL, 43 seats for the Polish, and 61 for the Ambassadors. After we opened, everything went downhill.

One lady came in and wanted to save seats for 33 people and I said, "OK" (I'll talk more about them later). Another group came in wanting to save 29 seats and I said, "OK". Then a group of 96 high school girls came running in and started to sit on any table they could find. I tried to explain that we have a specific order to seating and they needed to follow me. They didn't want to listen and just kept on going where they wanted. Another group of high school girls came in and I ran out of seats on my side so I took them over to Jared's side (Jared is a Lead at Aloha). But he was busy seating two other groups of high school girls and they took up the rest of the seats on his side. The only seats available were the reserved seats for the Polish, the Lady with the group of 33 and the Ambassadors. During all this, we still have about 200 normal guests who are trying to get seats.

In case you lost count, there were 4 different high schools with a total of 260 girls. The 4th group of girls took the reserved seats saved for the Polish. The Lady with the group of 33 was calling her people because they haven't shown up yet. Lani (My Boss) found out that the lady and her group had tickets for Ohana...and she refused to move. Lani ended up taking 50 Aloha guests to Ohana to trade with the lady's group. And now it's 5:15 and the Polish have arrived. They start yelling that their seats were taken and wanted to steal the lady's seats. The lady (who is still waiting for her people) started yelling at the Polish that they can't. The Polish also refused to move to the other Luau. We ended up splitting the Polish and filling them in where ever we had room. As they walked past the high school group who stole their seats, the Polish tour guide yelled at them, saying "See what happens when you steal our seats!" And the lady's group finally showed up.

All this happened before the show even started.

After the front was settled...I went to the back to make sure that we had enough food for all 602 people we had packed into the Luau (not including lap children who don't pay for a ticket). I ended up playing mom to a handful of Tongan kids who were supposed to be at the wedding at Ku'ai but decided to bother us. I yelled and scolded and lost both my patience and my voice. Stupid Kids!

We also had a special request from a group of 27 that weren't going to be able to arrive until 6:30pm asking if we could stay open a little longer for them. Thank goodness that the NCL group leaves at 6:20pm and they had 27 people so all we had to do was clear their tables and re-set them for that group. Not too bad. Guess what! 6:30 came and went and they didn't show up. What a waste of my time.

To sum my day up in a word...NEVER!!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Aloha and Welcome to my Blog. I guess I started this because I have a lot of time on my hands and Wolfgang (my co-supervisor at Hale Aloha Ali'i Luau) made me jealous. He has awsome blogs that I read and that made me want to start my own.

Well, be sure to stop by later and check out what will be posted next!