Aloha! We just got back from a week in Hawaii. We spent time with cousin, Julia O'connor, Cousin Maralie Cleaver (and Mark, Melissa, and Chris), We spent time with Foeata Fetokai who is now Foeata Barclayon (husband, Keoki and three ADORABLE kids: Ke'ala, Anna Tela, and La'akea). I also got to see Barbara Elkington quickly (on a whim) as we were leaving BYU-H. I wasn't even sure she was still there....but she was and it was so wonderful to see her looking great. We mostly swam and body surfed the whole time. We did visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. Foeata put on a surprise B-day Beach/BBQ Partyfor Spring and La'akea. The older kids learned how to surf, Ephraim got very good at boogie boarding and body surfing and standing boarding he was bummed he was too little to surf. Ben ate a lot of shrimp (he has good taste). Autumn got some very cool clothes and convinced Spring to "go Hawaiian". They look good! We are grateful for the opportunity we had to go, the protection we enjoyed, and the blessings of doing some missionary work as well. Just can't resist that part...hee hee We've been saving for this trip for over three years...it was totally worth it.