Saturday, March 19, 2011

2010 Year in Review, Part 5

I've been putting this post off for several reasons, but mainly because this part of 2010 and any year, for that matter, is quite vast.  The End of the Summer always brings a whirlwind of emotions and changes. We always count our blessings and celebrate during this time of year.

We miss you Chilli Dawg

We celebrate the lives of my parents. 
We reflect and hold on to their love and legacy. 
We count our blessings.

Daddy Jesse  November 26, 1956 - August 11, 1984
Mama  August 22, 1976 - September 6, 2008

We moved out of our old house and into our new house.  This was totally God's work because we weren't "actively" looking.  We really weren't trying to move.  We set the standards to move pretty high...

1. Cheaper
2. Newer
3. Bigger

Nothing is impossible for God.  Our new house just literally just fell into our laps, with our criteria and more room than we know what to do with.  We LOVE it and Thank God EVERYDAY for His provision.

Our First House as a Family (The Old House)
I only have pictures of the backyard...we spent a lot of time in the back of the house.
View from the backyard of our First Family Home
 We LOVED our old house.  It was a perfect "starter" home for us.  We had MANY celebrations in the backyard, right on the water.  Lots of memories were made there.  We brought Makoa home from the hospital in that home.  But we were growing out of that house and with Makoa breaking free of any barriers, it was time to get off the water and into a cul-de-sac. 

Thank you God!  We LOVE our New Home! 
We went from a 2 Bdrm/2 Bath House to a 5 Bdrm/2.5 Bath House!

The view from our front porch.  We are now across the street from the water.
The view of our backyard from our screened in porch.
That would be my Sister-in-Laws home. 
Our backyards connect, making it easy for the cousins to grow up together.
After a long Winter and too much time with JUST mommy and daddy, Makoa was showing signs of major cabin fever.  He was extremely shy and a little behind in his Speech development.  So we decided to enroll him in Preschool. 

So we commemorated his
 1st day of school! 
First he wanted to mow the lawn
Then he was off and running
It took him about a month to feel comfortable. 
 But eventually he stopped acting like an Opihi every time we got to his classroom and now I barely get a kiss goodbye.  And thanks to his INCREDIBLE speech therapist, his vocabulary is growing more and more!


Misha said...

I love your new home too. I've named it "the official MnM Party house"

Misha said...

My post, posted twice for some reason.

Oh, another reason why I love your house (specifically the kitchen) is 'cause your spam fried rice is brok da mout.


Da Abernathy's said...

One of these days we will have to come and visit you and experience this place that you call home now! I miss you and I wish we lived closer!

Toni said...

I'm so envious of you new house! That yard is amazing and what I wouldn't give for 5 bedrooms. When can we move in?! LOL Someday maybe we'll come visit you! No, we WILL come visit!