S: Ma'ake Family trip - Tonga 2008
BC: Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high, the dreams that you dreamed of, once in a lullaby. Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly, and the dreams that you dreamed of, dreams really do come true. Well I see skies of blue and clouds of white and the brightness of day. I like the dark, and I think to myself, "What a wonderful world!" The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people passing by. I see friends shaking hands, saying "How do you do?" They're really saying "I Love You!" I hear babies cry and I watch them grow, they'll learn much more than we'll know and I think to myself, "What a wonderful world!" 'Ofa Lahi Atu!
4: we Arrived safe and sound... | With Boxes, boxes, and More Boxes!
5: Ma'ake Girls
7: The First Ma'ake Family trip to tonga Brings Family, tradition, culture & love.
10: We love you Uncle Tau!
15: The children visit our parents' childhood home.
16: Sunday morning on the island... the sweet song of the bells and the beat of the drums call us to prayer...Lotu!
18: A day of sightseeing leads us to Ha'amonga 'a Maui. The name, meaning "Maui's Burden" comes from the legend of the God Maui who was believed to have fished the Pacific Islands out of the sea. Maui was under great pressure in this task, with the weight of heaven and the sky, the stars, Milky Way, moon and other planets on his shoulders. The two upright stones are calculated to weigh 30-40 tons a piece and it is believed that the structure was built in a.d.1200 by king tu'itatui.
25: a trip of a lifetime... a homeland becomes a home, a culture becomes our own, The ma'ake family becomes one!