Washington DC

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  Several of our children loaded up the van with some extra friends and headed to Washington DC for Congressman Daniel Webster’s inauguration. They were grateful for the Webster’s invitation to participate in such an incredible weekend!   While there, they were able to attend a special tour of the Capitol given by our favorite historian, David Barton (http://www.wallbuilders.com/). They …

Hawaii: Part 2

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Beautiful Waimea Canyon (“The Grand Canyon of Hawaii”) on the island of Kauai The Unforgettable Napali Coast on the island of Kauai (One of my favorite tourist places!)   A romantic dinner served to us by the Kaneshiro family on the island of Molokai (The goblets contain juice, in case you’re wondering)    With no major stores, just 4 mom …

A Dream Come True!

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  December is a special month for us for many reasons: holiday fun, friends & family, the celebration of Christ’s birth… and our anniversary!! This anniversary was an extra special occasion – 25 years!   The children were constantly whispering, so I knew something was up! I watched the kids giggle as they urged their dad to plan something really …