The Relief Society also sang a carol in Hawaiian. I wish I had video of Heather, or even a picture to show you. I think she just kept mouthing "watermelon" over and over. The Elders did the 12 Days of Christmas Hawaiian style. I was assigned the fifth day and the verse said "On the fifth day of Christmas my bishop gave to me, Five big fat pigs..." So I drew pigs on a poster board and Ashlyn modeled a few of them for me.
Jason has been working at KHNL news 8 for over a year now. Highlights from work include covering the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, traveling to American Samoa twice, and covering and meeting some of our Olympic stars like Bryan Clay. He loves living in Hawaii though misses his family. His contract ends in October 2009, so we'll see where life takes us next or if we re-sign. His new year's resolution is to be more cardiovascularly fit, and be more patient.
Heather retired from the workforce in September. She's now a bona fied full time mother, functioning on less sleep than humanly possible. She loves spending time with her babies, though she is both sad and excited that they grow up so fast. She loves going on walks 12 months out of the year and taking friends and family to all the beaches on O'ahu. She loves the Aloha state, but is also sad family is an ocean away.
Ashlyn is two. Enough said. She's actually very sweet but full of attitude when she wants to be. She is a very smart girl. Her accomplishments this year include getting potty trained and getting her ABC's and 123's down. She loves to sing and dance, and has the calf muscles to prove it. She loves chocolate, dino-sours and meat. Luckily she'll still eat veggies every now and then.