December 2008

This is our last year living on BYU Hawaii campus. We will be moving to one of the townhouses near the temple - 11B. We will miss getting to know well the many students that have stayed with us; students from Korea, Japan, Vietnam, China, Brazil, Colombia, and many other interesting places. This month has been busy packing up and trying to get rid of plenty extras - we realize what pack rats we are!! Time to downsize.

We have had many changes this year - both of us changed jobs this year, and with the current economic climate, we are just grateful to still have jobs. 'Isi is now full-time religion instructor and I work at the Department of Education. I work mainly for the International Teacher Education Program (ITEP).

Liana and Siope still live in West Valley with adorable Rachel Ileina and Sprinkles, their dog. Liana is still working as a nurse, and Siope as a youth counselor. We enjoy our short visits with them either in Utah or Hawaii.

Robert and Abi stay about an hour away from us in Royal Kunia. Israel, Princesa, Ke'Ali'i and Robbie are all growing up before our eyes. Rob is stationed at Hickam Air Force Base.

Joel, Meilani, Anna, Eryn and Joseph just moved to Utah. We miss them so much. We had a sweet new addition to our family, Lily Ruth born on November 15th. She has spina bifida so she has undergone surgery since her birth. You can read more about her at Joel and family moved to be closer to Primary Children's Hospital.

Jacob, Mandy, Jacob Jr., Zion and Izabella stay in our home in West Jordan, Utah.

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May the Savior's love keep us all warm this Christmas season.
'Ofa atu!