Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkins in Guam

Pumkins in Guam are 99 cents a pound and they go bad in 2 days if you don't refridgerate them so for our young women activity I decided to paint coconuts orange and we would paint those instead so every girl could have an "island lantern". Here are some pictures of the process.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

their costumes






Alexander was a true viking! He kept running around with his axe all night. He really liked his costume. Eva ended up being a sunflower. After thinking about the votes I went to the material store but they didn't have anything that resembled sheep skin and I thought the spider outfit might be too hot for her over here. So I made her a sunflower.
Oh and Alexander one the award for cutest costume. There he is on the stage trying to be the center of attention


The youth had a Where's waldo competition thing at the mall on Saturday and Daniel was one of the waldo's he bulked up for the part and went as a white gansta. Thats all so far.



Miriam

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween costumes

So I haven't been able to find any good costumes that I want my children to wear. So Alexander is going to be a viking. I am working on his tunic and shield. We bought him a fake axe and he already has a viking helmet that he likes to wear all day long anyway. His tunic will be sown by me, the person who has only ever sown pillows and a pair of shorts once. If you have any tips give them to me.


Eva is a whole other story. I have found some cute ideas online but I just don't know yet and I am going to the craft store today to try to buy stuff to help me out. I am going to post the pictures of my options for her costume. If you have any better ideas I am absolutely open to them.
A Butterfly, I would need to modify it for her a bitA fried eggAn electrical outletA spider and I would be the webOr a little sheep

Daniel wants her to be the sheep because they are cute. What do you think?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Grandma and Opa's Visit

Thursday



Ypao beach a lot of snorkeling and relaxing. This was the day EVERYONE got sunburned. We put quite a bit of sunscreen on but it didn't seem to work. Backs, arms, legs and faces.




Just sitting in the ocean relaxing

Daniel, Kathryn and Ralph going out for a snorkel


This is Daniel's first coconut tree that he got to the top of.
He picked two coconuts
As soon as we got home he macheted them open
Friday


We went to this cave a swam a bit, it was weird for me because I have never been in a cave.
It was kind of a bust because all these high school students were there. Apparently its a great skipping school hang out. Then we tried to go to this lookout point at Santa Rosa (an old volcano) and Daniel's truck got stuck in the deep mud.
We had to call a tow. We actually found the point after we were towed.
Then we went home and watched the BYU game over at the Jimenes' house. Great food and company but a bad game.

Saturday

The day we were going to try to save face from the day before so we woke early and went to the swap meet/flea market. It was kind of fun. We bought crocks for Alexander and a new swimsuit for Eva. They had fresh crabs for sale (all still alive) and the fish were still flopping around. Daniel hates flea markets and any kind of shopping so we were out of there fast and decided to try to catch a dolphin tour boat ride. So we went down to Agat. Not too far away about 40 minutes or a half hour. So off we went. It started raining really badly. We got down there and found out we had to charter a boat. We were thinking about it but then it just wouldn't stop raining (when its raining you can't see much in the ocean here, you need the sun out) so we decided not to go and as I was trying to reverse my car (the murano) wouldn't gas. It moved but wouldn't respond to me pushing on the gas. So I went and parked and called Daniel to
come back. He tried to drive the car and turned it off and it wouldn't turn back on. So we called another tow man (30 minutes away) He came and tried to revive the car but forgot his jumper cables (he was the car help person our insurance provides) we found out nothing was working so he had to tow the car to Tamuning (20 minutes away from our house, 30 minutes from Agat). Augustine came and rescued us. We were there for about 2 hours so we looked up and down the marina and saw angel fish and a squid or octopus.



Daniel went to the Mechanic and he said the alternator and battery needed to be replace. 500 dollars. But Augustine has the same car as we do but in black and told me the alternators were recalled back in '05. So as soon as I got home I googled it and sure enough the alternators were all recalled for our car. So I called the Nissan Dealership and sure enough they are going to replace the alternator for free. Our day was all gone by the time all this happened. As soon as we got home Alexander laid on the floor and fell asleep (those are the new crocks he got that morning).

So Daniel and I got home and got ready for Rachel's baptism (I spoke and he said a prayer). We went and got some special brownies (not from that 70's show) and some Hawaiian food but everyone was exhausted at the end of the night. So our last days were not that great but I hope the majority of their stay was fun.





Sunday

The blessing which I already blogged and Kathryn and Ralph left. They are off to Tokyo they should be landing in an hour or so. I hope they see a lot and take pictures.
This is right before we went to the airport.


Alexander is still really sad. He knows they are gone and keeps expecting them to come through the door.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Shes blessed

I haven't blogged in a few days. We said goodbye to Kathryn and Ralph. It was sad and Daniel was and is still really sad but we will see them again in 2 years so that is great. It was so much fun having them and so refreshing. We wanted their last two days on Guam to be memorable and they were. Two tow trucks in two days. Memorable but not so fun. I have pictures from our last few days and I will post them. But yes Eva Sunna is Blessed. The people in the circle were Daniel (Dad), Ralph(Opa), Augustine(Our friend), Eric (our friend Daniel works with), Brother Brown (2nd counselor in District Presidency), Brother Davis (1st counselor in the Mission presidency), Brother West (1st counselor in the Branch presidency) She was a little cutie. Daniel said when they got up there she looked up and saw that they were all looking at her so she was smiling at all of them.
This is Eva in her blessing dress. The dress even had a petticoat in it. I think she felt special today. This is just outside the church by a hibiscus bush with her dad.
There she is posing for the camera again
After church before Ralph and Kathryn left
Alexander was holding her, he wasn't too happy about it but she didn't seem to mind.
Family Portrait at church

Father and son and granddaughter
Grandparent portrait, everybody is happy
Another one

We are really sad they are gone and I will do another post as a tribute to their visit with some more unseen pictures.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Eva







This is Eva yesterday. For all who have not met her or seen her recently here she is. I tried to upload the video but it didn't work so here are some pictures


video

Ypao Beach


Kathryn Snorkeling





The other night we went to Ypao beach. We are going to go again tomorrow but I took some pictures and here they are. Hopefully no one will shoot me for taking pictures with swimsuits but oh well I guess.





Daniel snorkeling at Ypao, he looks like Andrew in this one

Ralph and Kathryn snorkeling






Ralph and Kathryn



Sunday, October 12, 2008

Daniel's Birthday the big 28






These are obviously Eva, you can do this with the panoramic option on the camera. This is when Bubba was getting his hair cut.


It was Daniel's 28Th Birthday yesterday (it is Andrew's today). Its the first time they have had "separate" birthday's. Ralph and Kathryn gave Daniel and I a NEW CAMERA. We are so excited because being in Guam without a camera has been challenging. It is a cool camera it takes panoramic pictures.
View of the living room area from the Kitchen area (open floor plan)

I think its just amazing. Well we had cake and ice cream for Daniel. His favorite yellow cake with chocolate frosting and his famous cheesecake. I will never make or help with a cheese cake again they take forever!. It was good though. I am going to post a few pictures we took with the new camera.

Daniel, Eva and Alexander after cake


Alexander also got a hair cut today. Kathryn cut it and it looks so much better. I think we will go snorkeling later today but we will see. Hopefully at Ipao beach. We will be able to test out the new camera.


First it was ticklish and fun

Then it was 'painful'

Then is was fun because he got to hold it while it was on.

Eva was just relaxing as Bubba got his hair cut

On Saturday we had a lot of fun. We went to Ritidian Point beach. That is our favorite beach just because it is so clean and peaceful. We went with the Jimenez family.



They grilled very yummy ribs and chicken and all the kids just played together.



Daniel, Ralph and Kathryn went out snorkeling and they saw angel fish. I think they really enjoy the snorkeling. Daniel loves it because he has someone to snorkel with. We never go out together because I only last a few minutes and I usually play with the kids. So he is really enjoying it. Oh and they other day when Ralph and Kathryn were snorkeling at the Hyatt beach they saw a blue starfish. Still on my list of what I want to see but I am sure I will see one.



Daniel and Ralph were then able to go to the Priesthood session together. It was a great day. Sunday was great too. We forgot to go on a Sunday drive but we were baking cakes all evening so it didn't work out.