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January 8, 2013 in Anytime, Family, Kids, Personal

Happy second week of the new year everyone! Hope your resolutions are humming along and everything is looking great for 2013! If I may indulge, do write out your goals for this year. It’s seriously amazing how writing down the stuff you want to accomplish lends itself towards actually accomplishing them by year’s end. Serious!

As you can see, this week’s post is entitled “The Hawaii Kids”, our niece and nephews from Hawaii who come to visit us on this huge mainland nearly every year. They range in age from 4 to 14, each giving us a glimpse of what’s popular or interesting in each of their respective ages. Did you know that for kids playing Call of Duty on X-box, “tweakers” are those who over-modify their gear so that they can be more lethal and effective? I sure didn’t!

Although I wasn’t able to photograph them as much as I did last year when they were here, we were able to go on a little hike in Griffith Park this year, where I was able to show them the little park where Uncle Mike constantly trains for his weird triathlons.

It was a fun little outing. The kids got to see horses, a hidden garden, and finally, L.A.’s “old zoo”. Good times indeed.

Now that they’re back in Hawaii, I’m a bit melancholy, but everything good has to come to an end, for now. I’m sure we’ll see them later on this year – we’d better!

Enjoy the photos (some of which taken while holding the little ones’ hands).

Afterwards, go write down your goals for this year will you?!

 

 

The only girl Hawaii kid.

The only girl Hawaii kid.

 

Lilly.

Lilly.

 

Casey, Lilly, trails and foliage

Casey, Lilly, trails and foliage

 

Monkeying around at the Old Zoo.

Monkeying around at the Old Zoo.

 

Casey hung around with me during our hike. He's very philosophical.

Casey hung around with me during our hike. He’s very philosophical.

 

Casey escaping.

Casey escaping.

 

Hey, this kid isn't from Hawaii!

Hey, this kid isn’t from Hawaii!

 

Exploring the ruins of the Old Zoo. (With Gunther, my mom's dog.)

Exploring the ruins of the Old Zoo. (With Gunther, my mom’s dog.)

 

Casey once again, in an old holding cage.

Casey once again, in an old holding cage.

 

Ah well. By now the kids are back in school, enjoying their 75+ degree Hawaii weather. Lucky!

 

Thanks again for stoping by, and check back next week. I’ll be previewing my new album company (for weddings that is) and the importance of printing vs. keeping stuff on your hard drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Categories: Anytime, Family, Kids, Personal