S: Da Arakaki's A Year in Review 2010
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FC: Da Arakaki's A Year in Review 2010
1: Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind. . . or forgotten. Unless your name is Ikaika and you forget to set your alarm clock the morning you are supposed to leave for Hawaii with you entire family, then yes, you will definitely be left behind to catch up later. | Ikaika | Dwayne | Kanani | Marci | Keola
2: Blast from the Past: 2009 | The year two-thousand and nine presented many changes for the Arakaki Family. This would be the year that all three Arakaki kids could finally claim they graduated from college- for some of us we could now show off not one, but two bachelor's degrees! Mom completed her 50th year of life and is steadily on her way to becoming a senior citizen. Both Kanani and Keola were able to buy their first cars ever.
3: Keola received his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of California at Davis. | Mom celebrated her 50th Birthday! | Watch out! Kanani bought her first car ever! | Mom visits Kaua'i with Shelley Nelson!
4: Highlights for 2010 The year two-thousand and ten marked another year of great changes for the Arakaki's. Kanani accepted a job promotion and took off to work in Sonoma. Meanwhile at home, Mom and Dad started a new home group for the young and newly wed- finally an area where they could share their life knowledge and expertise in. Most significantly half of our little family decided to make the voyage back home to Oahu and start new beginnings there- Keola in September and Ikaika in October. Kanani also made the move out of the house in December- finally all three kids have left the nest!
5: Happy Birthday Ikaika! | Pre-partying on Ikaika's couch in Emeryville | Birthday gift from sister! | Dad and Ikaika at B-day Dinner! | Palindrome Favorites Quoted by the one and only: "A papaya, papa." "Lion on oil." "God lived as a devil dog." "Starbucks ask cub rats."
6: Easter lunch with the Boyd Family and Friends! April 4th, 2010 | Happy | Easter!
7: John 10:17-18 "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father."
8: Celebrating Dwayne's Big Five-O!
9: Happy 50th Birthday Dwayne! This year Dad finally made the big five-O. We celebrated this special year by throwing him a luncheon at our house, complete with a live Hawaiian band and even a special guest appearance of hula dancers!
10: Happy Independence Day! July 4th, 2010 Lake Sonoma | Cruisin' on the boat | Keola with Baby Maddy | Fact of life: Hawaiians love playing volleyball
11: This 4th of July we were fortunate enough to spend it together as a family! Thanks to Mary Ann and Jon Moore's hospitality we enjoyed a full day of live music, food and boating! | We found out that day thatDad is probably the best athlete in our entire family.
12: Kanani's 26th Birthday Dinner at The Melting Pot | Happy Birthday Kanani! | The Melting Pot in Larkspur, Ca
13: Marci and Dwayne. The year two-thousand and ten marks the 29th year of marriage my parents get to celebrate. To show appreciation for Mom, Dad gives her a birthday present every single month this year. Mom's favorite of the bunch includes a Kate Spade purse!
14: Heather Boyd's' Bridal Shower! | Legends Restaurant Hawaiian Themed Bridal Shower September 2010
15: Party Planners: MaryAnn, Marci & Kanani | Marci & Baby Audrey
16: "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." October 23rd, 2010 Stolp's Villa, Kenwood, Ca | Heather & Casey tie the knot!
17: Notes for a Successful Wedding: | Let Diane Barret design ALL of your floral arrangements! | Rain or shine, remember this day is far too special to let the weather effect it!
18: Dear Keola, This is a big step you get to take in life. I remember moving very far away from home not so long ago too. | Best of luck out there in Hawai'i. Take good care of your grandparents and make sure that you watch out for your brother. Don't forget to write and remember that Mabo-dofu is always there for you! (And me too!) Love your crazy sister, Kanani | Too bad I had to come back. My new hope for you is that you will be successful enough out there to not have to come back like me. | September 30th, 2010
19: Dear Ikaika, | Don't forget: when you look for an apartment for yourself, remember to get at least 2 bedrooms so that I have somewhere to sleep when I come to visit! | Strange to say this, but I am less worried about you moving out to Hawai'i than Keola. Knowing you, I am sure it will take no time for you to find your place, a nice group of friends and a job back home. Take care of Grandma and Grandpa for me. | Love, Kanani October 25th, 2010
20: Thanksgiving Dinner at the Nelsons'! November 25th, 2010 | Happy Thanksgiving!
21: Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind, or forgotten. | Happy 2010 Family! Love, Kanani December 12, 2010