Sunday, September 28, 2008

hawaiian sunday

today, was hawaiian sunday again! thankfully we made it through without anyone getting peed on! in the hopes that we would make it through all of church without needing a wardrobe change, i brought my camera and got rachael (my fellow photographer) to take some family pictures of us after church! the lighting was not the best because the sun was so bright and high in the sky, but i think she did a great job with what we had to work with!

 

so, here is our little hawaiian family:

hawaiian sunday

kawena was playing "limp noodle" and didn't want to cooperate. that's what happens when a two year old has just endured 3 hours of church in the middle of her nap time! so, this was the best we could get from her. at least, she managed to slightly look up at the camera and almost gave us a smile!

 

this is what she looked like in most of the pictures:

kawena2  kawena1

 

of course, i had to snap a few shots of the girls:

nani

                         noelani ("nani")- 7 1/2

 

 

lala

                                       kale'a ("lala")- 5

 

 

kawena

                                            kawena- 2

 

 

hawaiian sunday bw

 

i must admit, as much as i fought wearing the mu'u mu'u to church the first time around, i finally embraced it and have actually enjoyed wearing it to church!

"hawaiian sunday", much to the girls delight, has become a new tradition for our family!

25 comments:

hoalawman said...

It was really fun to see you, Mitch, and at least two of the girls on the stand! And, Thanks for the ALOHA!

Darilyn said...

I love that last picture! I'm going to miss seeing all of you on Hawaiian Sunday.

Chelle said...

I love these pictures and I love the pink Aloha!

Our first family picture was taken in Hawaii in matching swap meet specials.

You guys look great and I love the tradition.

Rachel's Roost said...

You guys are so cute!

calibosmom said...

What a wonderful tradition to start. I'm not going to tell my husband though...he loves wearing his kilt a little too much. You all look beautiful/handsome!

Bridget said...

SUch cute pictures. I hadn't noticed Mitch's tie was Hawaiian too. I really enjoyed your testimonies yesterday as well. We really are going to miss you guys!

Sarah said...

I really love the last pic.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

You guys look sooo cute! Why isn't your husband wearing the man skirt. My husband always wished he was polynesiam so we could wear one... he always thought they looked comfortable! ha haa.

Pineapple Princess said...

Me thinks if I wore my Pcc days muu muu, I might be mistaken for a tour guide. I'm sure that didn't happen for you. You look beautiful! Great pics.

ps you might like to know, the word muu muu was one of the words in our spelling bee last year!

Melissa-Mc said...

So cute! You have one good-looking family.

Sara said...

You guys look so great - and those dresses look SOOO comfortable! Your girls are beautiful!

Tonya said...

Yay! The long awaited "Hawaiian Sunday" picture. I LOVE it! I think it is awesome that you embraced your moo-moo(that's the Tonya spelling) and that it is now a family tradition. Your kids will love that memory when they are grown and will probably start it with their kids:0)

Katie Smith said...

What an adorable little Hawaiian family! I love all the match-matching and you all look so beautiful. Even "limp noodle" Kawena.

tutu lady said...

Yeah! Kawenas' doing quite well, considering. They look so cute in their dresses. Maybe we'll have to make a long dress for Lala.

Michal said...

i love the last shot of your whole family. and those pictures of kawena? priceless!

Vial said...

You look beautiful. You are going to love this picture in 10 years. What a fun bunch.

ashley said...

ha ha i love it! you guys look great. those little girls are soooo cute!

Mandy said...

You can totally see how happy lala is! I love the pictures they turned out great! Your family looked so cute on Sunday. I'm really going to miss seeing all of you... :(

Barbara Tarayao said...

I don't get a lot of opportunity to read blogs, but when I do I always hit yours first. I love the pix and the stories. It's nice to see what's going on the with Masons- Love you guys!

Becca said...

super cute picture of your family, especially the last one where Kawena is actually lookingn towards the camera. How do you decide what day "Hawaiian Sunday" is?

Scott-n-Allison said...

I think Mitch's tie needs to be pink or purple too...that would be perfect! :)

Mahina said...

allison:
his tie is a deep fuschia, so it is pink!

becca:
hawaiian sunday is any sunday that we feel like dressing hawaiian. very laid back, you know, hawaiian style!

jessica said...

What a beautiful family! It makes me think I should pull out our Honduras dresses. My mom gets them everytime she goes. I think I will embrace the different fashion for one Sunday. When I do I will be sure to post it.

Seriously you guys are so darling!

Amanda D said...

Your family is beautiful. Love all the color in these shots.

Nichole said...

Aloha...is this The One & Only Mahina Mango? Mango Toes? Mahi Mahi? I saw a girl from your Beaverton ward/stake and we put 2 + 2 together...and she said you had a blog! So after many years of loosing contact I see that you are a blogging machine!!!

Well your cute little family is not so little anymore! Your girls are beautiful...little mini-Mahina's. Congrats on Baby #4!!! How exciting! Wow you have alot on your plate! But if anyone can do it...it is you! Miss Optimistic.

We have been there, done that..and we just did it again recently! What is life with out a little stress to keep us humble & growing..right? In fact we moved back to UT after school and then we just moved back to OR in July...not too far from you....Sherwood! Good luck with your move...I am sure everything will workout for you! (Emily Wight has a blog as well...I am sure she would LOVE to hear from you.) Aloha!!!