here she is with lala when she was a wee little one! as you can see my kids always have loved their auntie malia! she's the best auntie ever!
when i was prego with nani i chopped off 19" of my hair and donated it to locks of love. malia, mom and i made the long drive out to valencia to the salon. we took some great before and after pictures (i can't find them at the moment) with malia as photographer, one of her many talents! a few years later malia did the same thing! she had the cutest cut ever! i wish i had been braver like her and gone shorter like she did. now we are both back to long hair.
when malia got married i was 7 months prego with kawena. however, i didn't tell her that i was expecting. when we arrived at the airport malia picked me and the girls up. it took her a few minutes before she realized that i had a big prego belly. i loved her reaction! she did a double take to my belly and pointed at it and said, "wait? what? you're pregnant?!" it was the best surprise ever!
during our sabbatical last summer we went to colorado to stay a week at mitch's grandma's cabin. malia and stuart were in albuquerque at the time. so, i drove down and brought them back up for a fun trip! we went to vallecito lake and rented a pontoon boat! this was our attempt at synchronized diving! not bad!
when we dropped them back off in albuquerque we played at malia's apartment pool. i was so sad when we had to leave them, but then again i'm always sad to leave malia!
you truly are the best sister i could ever have! thanks for being such a great example of cheerfulness and optimism. i love you more than you know! i hope this year is the best one yet!
happy birthday malia! we love you!