…are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin.”
clark griswold may not get much right, but that quote rings true. as we wrap up the holiday weekend, here are some highlights from my own Christmas Vacation:
titu modeling her gifts
- the boys struggling mightily to uncork the wine with a less-than-ideal bar tool
- listening to dad reading the Christmas story from “da Jesus book” – the new testament translation in hawaii pidgin
- “right then da one angel messenger guy from da boss up dere inside the sky come by dem. all aroun’ dem come one awesome light what shine from da boss. da angel guy say, ‘i come for to tell you guys good stuff from God ..’ “
mom torturing lee with the mini-masseuse because she can't see the control buttons through her tears of laughter
- a four-legged santa
trying out mom and dad's tandem bike (and not falling or throwing each other off!)
- gathering with lifelong friends
through all the crazy and fun antics that make up all family holidays, i hope each of you was able to find time to celebrate the baby born “inside one ting for hold da cow’s food” that came to “take you outta da bad kinda stuff you guys stay doin.” may He be your Light in the coming year!
you can view more photos of the merry madness here and here.