Saturday, December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Happy Holidays to all our friends and family. We can’t believe how fast this year has gone by….only yesterday, we were singing Christmas carols, opening presents and sipping hot chocolate by the tree… hey, wait… that WAS yesterday!  The time has whizzed by and we are reflecting on how blessed we are as we remember all the events of this past year.

Rich is in his 20th year at KITV. The Creative Services Department had a big move within the station. Their new office space is huge, very inviting and “artsy”. He still loves riding his bike all over and exploring new places. Rich and Em are doing well in their business. They went to Idaho for a business trip and got filled and inspired to work hard and serve others. Give them a call or “hey” if you would like to know more about it.

Bryan is a very tall (in our family anyway) 17 year old. He is a Junior at Hanalani Schools and has a challenging course load this year. He is taking Physics, Analytical Trigonometry / Geometry, Chemistry, Robotics, British Lit, Economics & Ethics. This is the year to impress us all. The highlight for Bryan this year was attending a 10 day leadership conference at the University of Maryland. He met students from all over the world and discovered that Electrical Engineering is his niche.

Bradley is a growing 13 year old. He is in the 8th grade at Hanalani and has really found his love for drawing and creating. He has a tough schedule this year too: Algebra, U.S History, Physical Science, Bible Survey, Art, Lit. & Composition, PE. He is doing well and improving on his writing skills. J While Bryan was at his conference, we took Bradley to The Villages, Florida, to spend time with Nana & Papa Fewell. He got to swing a few times at the driving range, play at Hard Knocks (laser tag), eat alligator, swim in the pool… It was a fun and relaxing 10 days. Bradley also went to Maui for their 8th grade trip. He had a great time with all the activities, except on the last day when at the pool he was playing with his friends and broke his big toe. He had to wear this very fashionable boot for 5 weeks. All healed now and ready to play basketball again.

Emily is quite busy these days. She volunteers at Hanalani Schools twice a week in the Campus Store and wherever else they need help. She is also got a new job at Hawaiian Islands Ministries. It’s a part time, temporary position: answering phones, registering people for the upcoming conference among other administrative duties. Even though its only a 3 month gig, Em is very excited to be working along side a great group of people and looking forward to see what the Lord has in store for this ministry and her family.

We are also very much involved with our church, New Hope Central Oahu-Haleiwa Campus. It’s amazing to see what God has done in and through this campus in the last year. We are truly blessed.

We hope you all have/had a wonderful Christmas & Happy New Year. May 2012 bring joy, happiness, love and laughter!

Rich, Em, Bryan & Bradley Fewell

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Still Around

Anybody still out there? I'm still around! Life is good, AND very busy. Much of my time is spent at work, and much of the rest is spent with my family building our small business.

I remember the blogging days. I think they are gone for me now. Too much time.

Hope you are all well!

Peace, Love and Aloha!,

Rich


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Monday, August 23, 2010

2 strange dreams


Weird night last night. 2 strange dreams.

In one I was being followed by 2 would-be robbers in a Mexican train stop, but I turned on them and gave them a piece of my mind and scared/shamed them into retreat.

In the second, I was with my family in the deep woods and we were detected and then stalked by an angry grizzly. I found an emergency kit which had pepper spray in it (convenient!) and I confronted the bear, squirted the most manini amount of spray into its eyes and it ran off into the woods.

In both instances I felt good about defending myself and standing my ground and being brave even if at first I was scared. Weird, huh? I don't know what my subconscious deems a threat but let the speculation begin! This time I don't know the right answer.

Happy Monday! Take a stand today!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Doing Our Family Business


Doing Our Family Business
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

"What a Sight" by Bradley

Hi friends!

Bradley, my youngest son, turned 12 this month! I can't believe it. Time does indeed fly by!

One of the highlights of last year was our backpacking trip through Haleakala. Recently, for school, Bradley had to write a freeform poem, and he chose to write about our trip. I think it is EXCELLENT and I wanted to share it with all of you.:


What a Sight
By Bradley Fewell

Eager to go we packed our bags.
We were ready for the hike.
Our bags filled with only necessary items.
We set off to Haleakala.
Our first day was the longest of them all.
Three hours in I was tired and hungry.
All twenty-five pounds of my bag were weighing me down.
Although the pain was unbearable,
I still had time to enjoy the desert look of the scenery,

What a sight.

After a while the terrain turned from desert to forest.
The birds made it seem nicer.
Soon enough it was raining harder than you can imagine.
We finally arrived at the first cabin.
Nine miles in we weren’t turning back.
When it got dark the stars were amazing,
It was like you could see every one.

What a sight.

The second day was the easiest day of all,
only six miles of straight flat terrain to the next cabin.
We started off,
all we could see was sand and rocks as far as the eye could see.

What a sight.

Every so often you would hear a Nene goose honk.
Silver Sword littered all over the land.
We finally arrived at the second cabin.
We thought we could explore the caves before dark.
When we were in the caves,
we couldn’t see our hands in front of our face.

What a sight.

From the roof of the cave twenty feet above our head,
to having to crawl on our bellies.
We thought we would be out before dark,
we were wrong.
We were lost and cold.
Without streetlights it was completely black.
About thirty minutes later we saw the lights of our cabin.

What a sight.

The next day was the last day of our hike.
With our feet aching there were only four miles left.
The only problem was it was all uphill.
When we got to the top the view was amazing.
You could see everything,
from the desert, to the forest, to the plains, to the mountains.

What a sight.


The End


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