Monday, November 30, 2009

If you want to read about one of my favorite

Christmas Traditions, see this post on our family's blog.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Can you guess what I did last night?

Here is a hint.....

Yep! Kenz, Pocahontas, Suzanne and I went bowling.

Spiffy shoes and all.

Me and Kenz (Kenz is a great bowler and the high score of my life is 63)

Pocahontas (who is in bowling class and is getting really good.)

Suzanne (who is secretly an excellent bowler)

Pocahontas wondering where her bowling ball is


I have two items to add to this post

  1. Carol of the Bells. It's just too long. And there are no words
  2. Feliz Navidad

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We played games

Like Uno and Rubiks

I won the game Aunt Millie's Millions


James gave his friend a special place to sit :)

Kenz and Me

The food. My grandma's is SO much better!

Kenz eating

Then we played volleyall for 2 hours

So so fun!

I have now seen New Moon twice.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I never thought this would be a problem,

but I think I have too may Princess notebooks.
Contained inside them are the inner workings of my life.
  • School notes
  • Church notes
  • Recipes
  • Funny roomie quotes
  • Skype rules
  • Journal entries
  • Homework
  • Addresses
  • Road trip plans
  • Shopping Lists
  • Doodles of my name in Japanese
  • Something my Grammy wrote (I can't read it)
This would all be ok if I had it organized by book. Recipes in one, school notes in another. But no.

The problem came when Pocahontas said "Hey, how are we doing on our Hawaii bucket list?"

I said "I dunno. Let me find it. I have it written down."

And then it only took me like 45 minutes to a) find all my Princess notebooks and then b) look through each one of them until I found the list.

I think I need a help group.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Grammy, Boodle, Mommy, Kels, Ali, Me, Aunt Jill and Leena Lou on one of our infamous Thanksgiving shopping trips! No boys allowed :)

Kels, Leena Lou, Boodle, Ali and Me
It's my favorite part of the year and I am so sad to miss it when I am at school.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I just had the mother moment of the century

Pocahontas "I don't want to wear pants anymore. I am looking for my sweats."

She then walks into her closet and announces that she can't find them.

Me "They were hanging up in the bathroom last time I saw them."

Pocahontas "No, I washed them since then!"

Then she proceeds to emerge out of the bathroom with her sweats on. "They were in there"

Me "I am such a mom. I keep track of things that don't even belong to me!"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

After waiting 2 hours for the oven to pre-heat,

my cinnamon overloaded banana bread came out very nicely!

Pocahontas and I had a little photo shoot

And here are some of them , although we aren't done playing with them. But my mom wanted to see them....
So here you go mommy!

I have a new rule ever since I became friends with a Canadian.

Previous to meeting Kenz, I only listened to Christmas music after Thanksgiving (End of November.) Now, I can listen to Christmas music after CANADIAN Thanksgiving (Beginning of October) which gives me a whole extra 6 weeks of listening pleasure.

So I turned on Christmas music at work today. I was happily listening when I realized that there are a few songs that just take all the pleasure out of holiday music. I started to keep a list. At the top:

  1. The 12 Days of Christmas
  2. Anything sung by the Chipmunks
  3. You're a mean one Mr. Grinch
And last but not least, just as I was writing down one of my least favorites, my co-worker said "oh my gosh  I love this song. It always makes me cry. It's my favorite." Apparently we have very different music taste.

     4. The Little Drummer Boy

Monday, November 23, 2009

Kahuku Grill is YUMMY!

If you ever go to the North Shore of Oahu, go to Kahuku Grill.

We went there in celebration of Pocahontas' birthday :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

As you may know, I do not really like school.

Since my dad won't let me use the word "hate," I will just say that I strongly strongly strongly strongly strongly dislike my Career Management class. It occupies 2 hours of my precious time every Wednesday afternoon. Today, we spent 45 minutes "playing a card game." Games are supposed to be fun, this was NOT a fun game.

We had to sort skill cards into categories ranging from "I totally delight in this skill" to "I strongly dislike using this skill." And then sort them into piles according to competency. I participated because the nice career center lady promised that this "would be an enlightening activity."

It was not.

I already knew that I was good at organization, making arrangements, multi-tasking (though not as good as Kenz who can fully participate in Relief Society while playing Farmville) observant and proficient at time management.

Thank you dear "card game" for taking 45 minutes to tell me what I already knew.

If there are any questions as to my allegiance

to team Lautner, behold this:

I rest my case.

Great Great Movie

1) I like Sandra Bullock as a blonde. And she was sassy.
2) It is based on a true story.
3) We laughed
4) We cried
5) We all liked it!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

So I get out of the movie tonight,

check my text messages and this is what I see:

To quote Leena Lou

"Dude Mum has been looking for her PJ's and Puff was wearing them and she was all go get your own PJ's and he was all 'you have a night gown go wear it. I woulda but I already tried it on and its too big!' And he said it so matter of factly! :)"

I love my sister for keeping me informed about the happenings at home.


mum- my Mommy. Leena Lou thinks she's British.

PJ's- pajamas.

"What a Marshmellow!"

Eat your heart out Carol Dichmann:
I went to New Moon last night and I ACTUALLY LOVED IT!
 There, I said it.

I had to force myself  to finish the first book. I have no interest in any of the other 700 books. But I do like the movies. And the burning question? Am I Team Edward or Team Jacob?
I am team Taylor Lautner.
Because he is a real person, unlike vampires and werewolves.

As Leena Lou so effortlessly put it, I went to the movie for two reasons:
1. It is a social event
2. To see Taylor Lautner shirtless
I am adding a third
3. Because my mommy says i am not allowed to have an opinion about it unless i've seen it.

Keli'i somehow ended up with 4 dates.
Me, Suzanne, Keli'i, Pocahontas and Kenz

Keli'i had never seen Twilight but watched it on his ipod in the car on the way. He finished just in time. And did he like it?
Oh yeah!!
Maybe a little bit too much...

Just Maybe #8

Maybe, due to a tennis casualty involving toenails that were too long and closed toed shoes, a certain room mate only has 9 1/4 toenails right now.

Friday, November 20, 2009

This just went down in my room:

Pocahontas: "KIRSI this is the second time today I have tripped over your shoes and almost died!!"

Me: "Sorry Pocahontas. Just move them. You can....."

Before I could finish my sentence


Oh my gosh. I sound like my dad. Forget I said that. Oh my gosh. Keep your shoes where ever the heck you want. Oh my gosh. I can't believe I just said that."

The funny thing is, thats what my dad would say too. And then he'd nicely  kick the shoes out of the way.

In an effort to eat the remnants

of the FREE 14.88 pound turkey that I cooked for Sunday dinner

Pocahontas and I have been sustaining our lives off of turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce.

Cranberry sauce is my favorite.

I love the holidays!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Contrary to popular belief,

we wear shorts and flip-flops when it's raining in Hawaii. If we wake up to the sound of rain, the outfit of choice is shorts (to the knee naturally) Old Navy flip-flops and a sweatshirt. While this may sound crazy because normal people bundle up when it is cold a rainy, there is a perfectly logical explanation for this behavior.

If you wear pants, especially jeans, the second you set foot outside the house the water has begun to soak through your shoe and up your pant leg. The rain also somehow manages to come from all directions instead of just the sky above. Therefore you are soaking wet before you even get to the car.

Due to the unfortunate fact that A)BYU-Hawaii is unable to control the temperature of the classrooms (its always -30987665 degrees) and B)you are soaking wet, you will promptly turn into an ice cube if you do not follow the rain dress code.

It's the only way to go.

Quotes of Note in the Treehouse

"I think that the possibility of someone seeing me naked would make me work out."

"No, I can't get out of bed. Kirsi's pink blankie wants to take a nap with me."

"Sugar tastes better when you share it with friends."

and quite possibly my favorite


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My ward is kind of

crazy about participating in intramural sports. While some wards don't even have the people to make up one team, we had enough people for FOUR teams.

Kenz, Keli'i and Suzanne

Kenz and Me

Keli'i and Kenz

Me serving

I love this pic of MM because I am fairly certain if i were a photo shop expert, I could make it look like he was doing ballet in a tutu.

We always win the good sportsmanship points.

Kenz, Pocahontas and Suzanne.
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