Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

morning in Chinatown




Nu'uanu Avenue
Hotel Street


Friday, December 21, 2007

our wee budding thespian..





video videoPics from Kainoa's preschool's Christmas program. Kainoa played the role of Simba with style and grace.. apologies for the amateur video grandma and grandpa, we'll make you a copy of the better version... wish you could have been there.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

dreaming again of the mainland..




School has ended and I'm desperately trying to slow myself down when everything around is still saying go. I find my mind wandering back to simpler times before life here in Honolulu when we could take off on road trips and camp wherever we ended up with a bit of sunlight left. I'm thinking about the Oregon coast alot inparticular, probably to an unhealthy degree but what a place. hence the pics

figuring it out..

video video

Tuesday, December 11, 2007




Walking up from Black Point Glenn did a little traverse on a wall we've walked by 1,000 but failed to notice its climbability before. Kainoa gave it a try and he's at a point now where he can apply logic to problems and he really enjoyed getting to the top. I'm perpetually amazed by him. Did I mention he's getting huge?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Slowly becoming well rounded people again...

It's been so long since we went to an actual movie at an actual theatre that I took a picture for proof that we didn't dream it.....

Saturday, November 17, 2007

A serious learning curve


Mary set up a digital loom workshop with Emily Dubois, who recently moved to Hilo and donated her compudobby loom to the program. I been going in and out in between teaching but it's been nice to stop and be a student if even for a couple of hours. With a digital loom a weaver can input patterns into a computer and the program figures out the warp and weft and then with the push of a button lifts the proper heddles. Emily bought fabric paint and showed us how you can paint on the threads, for example you can paint different colors on the warp threads before you weave and then a pattern will emerge after the section is weaved, and, and.. Basically I got teased with lots of options and new possibilities for making and I don't know when I'll ever have the time.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's up!

The info on the upcoming TCM show is finally up here

Tuesday, November 13, 2007






As Kainoa's mom it makes me so happy to see him with such a good friend in Kai. The two of them can just go for hours on the beach and even though they are very different children they compliment each other well and enjoy each other without limit. We were up every morning before them and Kainoa would hang as close to the door of their tent as I would allow him to get and say in a soft voice "come out. come out. come out." and then when Kai finally emerged from the tent Kainoa would bust into a wide grin of satisfaction and anticipation. By the way, that's no sunset, that's the sun rising at 6am. lovely.