Sunday, December 23, 2007

*HE PASSED*

Heh my favorite peeps! So Ryan passed..and the Malama-Auger household can get back to it's normal swing...well sorta. I have to thank EVERYONE who had ryan in their thoughts and prayers! So what was the first thing we did...well I went to work..and Ryan put up the Christmas tree with the herd! Heh someone had to run the store..Michelle had to go and get Nicole! Anyway, I had cards to be addressing...and adding our holiday newsletter to. Anyway..here are some pictures Ry clicked off (in his defense, he NEVER takes the pictures. So feel sorry for him!)


Here are some picture I took!!! Our tree is a kids tree. Ryan says he wants a tree filled with colors and ornaments every which place and just "thrown" together. This always makes me smile. I am not sure if my baby brother will remember...but it was our first year in Virginia and mom and dad went and got an awesome Christmas tree. Mom decorated it with blue and silver bulbs and silver garland. James and I were like "OH". So not the reaction mom was looking for! Now, I totally know what she thinks. I would LOVE the blue and silver tree! Beautiful white lights with wired silver ribbon. So..I am sorry mom! I know what you were going for now..that I have my own house and my own Christmas tree! Anyway..so Saturday and Sunday has been spent Christmas shopping. Since we have been in a holding pattern till Ry ry passed, it ment that we had three days to knock it out! It seems that everyone is behind the times this year. EXCEPT my baby brother. His presents were the first ones we got! Followed by Ry's parents and Grandparents! The girls love placing the packages under the tree. Since the two babies can read everyones names in their family. They have sorted the tree according to family members!!! I love watching the girls! Since we took presents out of the boxes..we had about five boxes sitting in our living room. So what happens?? The girls, without skipping a beat, run for the markers. Why is it boxes provide the best entertainment? Here Bugsy is decorating her plane. And then here is Thing 2 doing the same! My girls always make me laugh! So tomorrow is Christmas Eve! I hope your family is spending time together! This year my family is not making the trek East to see us! It hurts a bit, but Raym took the girls home and my parents of course, are going to stay there with them! Inside I am sorta hurting, but I love my family, and they will be coming out here in February, so I can head out to CHA Winter! My girls are dealing with it okay. Tyra had a mini breakdown a while back when she was reminded that her cousin Ashlee were heading home. (Raym's youngest girl) Plus this is the first year we aren't doing anything for the holidays. Last year we headed out to Chicago for New Years. The Christmas before, DisneyWorld. So, we will have to see if we all really can be house bound! Ryan does have five weeks off..you never known!!! So from our family to yours..Mele Kalikimaka! Jus a few more Christmas things from home!!!

(The 12 Days of Christmas local style)

- by Eaton B. Magoon Jr., Edward Kenny, Gordon N. Phelps

Numbah One day of Christmas,
my tutu give to me
One mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Two day of Christmas,
my tutu give to me
Two coconut, an' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Tree day of Christmas,
my tutu give to me
Tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Foah day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Five day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Five beeg fat peeg... foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Seex day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Seex hula lesson, five beeg fat peeg (that make TEN!),
Foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Seven day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Seven shrimp a-swimmin', seex hula lesson,
Five beeg fat peeg,
foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Eight day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Eight ukulele, seven shrimp a-swimmin', seex hula lesson,
Five beeg fat peeg (that make TWENNY!),
foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Nine day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Nine pound of poi, eight ukulele, seven shrimp a-swimmin',
Seex hula lesson,
five beeg fat peeg,
foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Ten day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Ten can of beer, nine pound of poi, eight ukuklele,
seven shrimp a-swimmin', Seex hula lesson,
five beeg fat peeg,
Foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

Numbah Eleven day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Eleven missionary, ten can of beer, nine pound of poi,
Eight ukulele, seven shrimp a-swimmin', seex hula lesson,
Five beeg fat peeg,
foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree.

(Numbah Twelve day of Christmas the bes', and the bes' stuff always come las'...)

Numbah Twelve day of Christmas, my tutu give to me
Twelve TELEVISION, eleven missionary, ten can of beer, Nine pound of poi,
eight ukulele, seven shrimp a-swimmin', Seex hula lesson,
FORTY steenkin' peeg,
Foah flowah lei, tree dry squid, two coconut,
An' one mynah bird in one papaya tree!


A "Locals" Version of The Night Before Christmas

Wuz da nite befo' Christmas an' from hea to Wailuku,
No creetcha wuz stirrin' not even one uku.
Da Keikis wen snuggle down safe in da beds,
Big dreams of tofuti wen dance roun' da heads.
An' me wid my Primo an' Ma wid her poi,
We jus' settle down fo' one rap, - when oh Boy!
One awful big clatter come from da lanai,
I tink maybe coconuts wen fall from da sky.
I wen jump up so fas' I knock ova da chaia
I wen run to da windo to see what stay dea.
All ova da beach da kine silva moonlight
On da sand an' da sea it shinin' so bright,
I can see all da tings on da sho' plenty clea,
An' I see sumting out dea dat stay mo' plenty quea!
One tiny surfboard lyin' der on da groun'
An' eight tiny sea horses jus' swimmin' aroun'
An' one little ol surfer so lively, so quick, -
I wen tink to myself, "Ey, brah! Dat Saint Nick!"
He wuz chubby an' jolly, da kine roly poly,
An' dressed all in fur fro da chin to okole.
He had one white beard an' one little roun' belly
Dat went shake when he laugh like Tutu's guava jelly.
He wastin' no time, brah, he wen put down da sack
Dat wuz big as one mountain slung up on his back.
He got plenty good tings for all da keiki
An' he wen pile dem unda da coconut tree.
He work an' he work an' he neva pau hana
Til he put someting der fo' all da Ohana.
He wen give me one wink an' one shaka, an' - pau!
Da seahorses dey know it come time to go now!
He wen pick up da board an' he run to da ocean,
He wen harness da team an' he settem in motion.
Mo fasta dan jet planes da seahorses swum
He wen whistle an' shout an' he call 'em each one:
"Go Kimo, Go Noni! Gettum Kipo an' Lani!
Go Kona, go Pua! Geevum Kiki an' Nani"
To da cres of da wave, tru da foam an' da spray,
Dey swimmin' like crazy, dey flyin' away!


Til all I wen see on da wata out fa,
Wuz one twinkle of light like one dyin' out star.

But I hea ol Nick holla
Across da dark sea,
"Merry Christmas, da kine,
Aloha Hawai`i!"



1 comment:

Brad and Lauren said...

Congrats to Ryan!!! I also noticed that I was visitor 5500 to your blog. I have this thing with numbers, like I love when my odometer reads the same forwards as it does backwards. Silly I know. Anyway, we drove past the Hawaiian Santa and Mrs today. I have to go down and take pictures this week. Mele Kalikimaka to your family in Charelston. Hoping next year you will be here to celebrate the holiday!!!