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!
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!
I am a producer/director at KITV in Honolulu. I am a father of 2 boys and a husband to one wife. My amateur radio call sign is KH6DAD. I love the outdoors. I love hi-tech, but love learning the "old ways" of doing things too. I love iPhones, and have been known to make my own Root Beer from scratch.