Archive for May, 2008

Happy 1 Month Lana!

May 16, 2008

 Lana at 4 days old

Before: Lana at 4 days old

Boy, what a difference 1 month makes!  Lana weighed in at 7lbs. 11oz.  That’s over 1 pound in one month!  Okay, it’s not that exciting, but when you consider that it’s 18% of her original weight, that’s a LOT!

Lana at 1 month old

After: Lana at 1 month old

Now let’s get you chubbier little baby!  Chubby chubby chubby little baby girl!


Onolicious L&L

May 16, 2008


So after almost 2 years of living here, we finally decided to try out L&L in Denver.  Picked it up on the way back from dropping off Mom and Dad at the airport.  But how good can plate lunch be on the mainland?  We had Hawaiian plate when we went to see Hapa perform in Boulder last year, but it was TERRIBLE!  The kalua pig was bland and the rice was pasty mush…

Chicken Katsu

Of course I had to have my chicken katsu.  It was just as I remembered it: crispy, tasty, dry… mmmmmmm.  Nothing a little katsu sauce can’t fix.  And the rice was cooked perfectly!

Kalbi Plate

Jody had to have her standard Kalbi plate.  Mmm, kalbi, the perfect side dish to rice…


But what REALLY got me excited was the fact that they had malasadas!!!  OK, so it’s not quite Leaonard’s, but you gotta do what you gotta do, and I gotta get my malasada fix once every couple of years.  They also had manapua (got some of that too), Hawaiian Sun juices, Hawaiian Sun chocolates and candies, Lappert’s ice cream… Man, I wish they were closer!  Oh well, it’s probably for the best.  I think I lost about 5 or 10 pounds after leaving Hawaii.  Too much plate lunch = mac salad blubber…

Mmm, mac salad… I used to always leave mac salad leftovers and throw it away… this time I ate it all!

Thanks Mom and Dad!

May 16, 2008

We finally said farewell to Mom and Dad earlier this week.  They were here for almost a month, and what a help they’ve been!  Cooking, cleaning, feeding, changing, yard work, plumbing… you name it, they helped with it.  And of course it was so special for Jody to have mom here to help kick off the circle of life.  Three generations under one roof… what a trip!

Popo and Gung Gung

Thank you Popo and Gung Gung!  -Love, Lana

Family Gathering

May 16, 2008

A couple of weeks ago we had the whole gang over for a BBQ.  Keith’s family was there, as well as Kurt’s friend Tucker, and Toni was able to make it too!

Family Gathering

Kind of a coming-home-celebration-for-Lana/early-Mother’s-day/Just-a-reason-to-get-together.  Of course we had TONS of food!

Lana with Kate

Kate wanted to spend some time getting to know Lana.  She’s gonna make a great babysitter one day!

Babies are cute…

May 14, 2008