You should see our house

Yes, I’m showing you the outside, because I don’t want you to see the inside!!! Talk about chaos.  And the amazing thing is, although it’s annoying, I’m not hyperventilating!  If that’s not proof of God’s work in my life, I don’t know what is! I also want to say a HUGE “Vinaka na vadrakai” (thanks for your work) to my hubby.  I know I’ve said this before, but I couldn’t do this with out him.  What a gift to our family.  Like he keeps saying, it will be so much easier at the end if we do everything little by little.


It’s amazing to think that in just 10 days we’ll be saying farewell to Benton St!  What a blessing this home has been, and such fun memories.  It is a place I will always treasure because of all the Lord has done for us in this place.

Psalm 126

When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed.

Our moths were filled with laughter , our tongues with songs of joy.  Then it was said among the nations,

“The LORD has done great things for them.”

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negev.  Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.

He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him 

Entering His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise,

Tia, Haley, J, I (jr), M and N



Yum Yum Stand

If I thought May was going to be a whirlwind of activity I don’t even know what to say about June!  So many things happen every day it’s hard to keep track of them all.  Tia is at home with us now,  which is a blessing and a half considering all that we’ve done and all that needs to be done!

We’ve been spending our days cleaning out the house, selling items that won’t be going with us to Hawaii, preparing for yard sales, and our move at the end of the month to stay with our good friends the Gaunavinaka family. We’ve been amazed to see how faithfully the Lord is providing for us as we do our part in preparing to leave at the end of July.  His faithfulness abounds and His mercies are new every morning!


Our yard sale on the 9th of June was a great success, thank you to everyone who donated items!  It’s truly amazing to watch the Lord work, and to see His body being a part of what He’s doing.

The comfiest bed in the world, for sale.

That being said we still have some things to sell and another yard sale happening this Saturday the 16th, 8 am to 2.  Come out and see us 🙂

Our BBQ fundraiser will be on June the 23rd, we are looking forward to a great day of volleyball, good food and fellowship.  (The date changed because we didn’t want to interfere with a rugby tournament on the same day!) The BBQ will be at Rincon Valley Community Park, starting at noon and each plate is $20.00. Let us know if you can make it (or if you’d like to donate to the BBQ itself.)

The boys are enjoying Vacation Bible School at the Lutheran Church next door, swim lessons and a lot of staying up late.  Naca has decided that it’s about time to be walking and is slowly but surely mastering this new skill; he’s so amazing.  Joshua said to me today, “Let’s get to Hawaii already!”, which I thoroughly enjoyed hearing and totally agreed with!  Step by Step.

There is so much joy in the journey, watching our Father work, the rest and assurance of walking in obedience, and stepping out of the boat.  It’s both exhilarating and exhausting, and the heat doesn’t help either.  It will be a relief to have it only be in the 80’s when we get to Kona!  How fun is that?

A big thank you to our family and awesome friends who are giving so much during this time to help our family, to encourage, support and lift us up.

We couldn’t do it without you and we don’t want to! We love you all.

Set a fire down in our souls, that we can’t contain, that we can’t control; we want more of you God!

Tia, Haley, and the Yum Yum Stand Boys