Friday, December 23, 2011


Enzo and Maria made a movie for their secret santa pen pals, Minami and Gwyn. They made a list of some of their favorite things to do and we turned it into a movie. The mail service was on strike so a card was not going to reach  Minami and Gwyn. I sent the movie to Minami and Gwyn yesterday but decided to put it on the blog as well, so you can see what our typical day looks like these days. We wish Minami and Gwyn were here to play with us and we wish you were here too.
Merry Christmas everyone.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

How to Best Spend a Wisconsin Winter

Hi Everyone!  We've had an awesome two weeks in Hawaii.  We're looking forward to another 4 more! The kids love the beach, shave ice, and hanging with the cousins.  Jesse is fulfilling his quota of projects at both Pam's and Adam's.  He's also working on a conference presentation and a textbook.  I've finally decided to apply to grad school.  Due Friday.  Nothing like a deadline to get the blood flowing.  Not to mention all the Christmas projects.  Speaking of which, I only took 5 photos of the reunion this summer. Ooops.  If any of you could send me photos of my family, kids, husband from Utah, that would be great!  I need them by Friday.  More deadlines, I know.  Love you all.  Wish you were here with us!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas card

I thought I'd post Mariah's address in case anyone wants to send her a Christmas card:

Sister Mariah Hunt
Aichi ken, Okaza kishi
Tatsumi higashi 3-5-5
sky hills 4A

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


It's so weird that it's December but it feels like June.  The town is buzzing with end of the school year parties. Enzo's last day is on Friday which means he did Kindergarten in 3 months. hahaha. It's so great being this age when school doesn't really matter.

We've been enjoying hanging out with one of my best-friends from high school, Thais, and her husband Ale and little daughter Sofia. Thais lives in Italy now so I don't get to see her very often. Last time I saw her was when she was doing a Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Barbara. She's super sweet, always has been, and it was so great having her near by. They spent Thanksgiving with us, which was fun and then the past two weekends we went and hung out with them.

Sofia turned two on Sunday. Maria and Sofia became total buddies, it was really cute. 

Sofia even let Maria blow out the candles on her cake, and Enzo too. She's a very nice 2 year old :)

Like most, actually all, of my friends from High School Thais is a gazzilionair. Her mom rented a mansion in this resort for 15 days. There was a pool in the backyard and Maria and Enzo never wanted to leave. We also went to the Resort's pools which were equally fun.

I wish I had taken pictures of the rental because it was seriously cool. It had a short banana tree inside the dining room, that was planted on the ground not in a pot, and the fun part was that it had bananas, so you could be having dinner and then reach out and grab a one. 

Enzo is getting so big. When we went out to eat he dressed himself. I told him he would be too hot in his long sleeve shirt and then he told me "I know but it looks stylish" and then asked me to help him roll up his sleeves. He's so funny. Of course this is because Christian and I are super stylish people. Either that or Iris is having an influence on him.

Next week my mom arrives with my uncle and then my cousin comes for 2 weeks. Gabriel is back and he and his dad are planning a trip out here too. Then in February we're expecting one of my former students, Juliana to come for a couple of months. We're looking forward to the summer heat and our visitors.

P.S my uncle Jesse and aunt Sonia got to visit with Pammy and crew and as always they loved it. Thanks Pammy! They even sent me some cute pictures of pregnant Kaity. I'm excited for 2012 and our new family additions. Keep us updated on what is going on with you.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

More Thanksgiving

after dinner walk

Hilltop view

local bougainvillea

Cedar with Kai and Christina

Tricia and Dave heading home

Martinez Walk

local pomegranates

nearby home

local charm

with Musi

angel trumpets

looking back

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thanksgiving at S & S (Steve & Shelley's)

"It's all good"

Mimi made rolls, cranberry jello salad and yams with apples

We talked her out of making pies and there were definitely more than enough

sisters and cousins
Vanessa, Tricia and Rainbow

the growing g's

serious prep

christina's salad with pomegranates
(we did have bunkerville pomegranate salad too)

siblings and christina

pammy has inspired me to take up the guitar again

suzelle and her famous kale salad
(vanessa's corn loaves were also very popular)

Happy December from Utah!

On the day after Thanksgiving, we had to go up to Salt Lake, so it was the perfect chance to see the lights at Temple Square. Bo loved all the Christmas lights and didn't seem to mind the cold at all. He would not sit in his stroller though, so the little prince got carried the whole time. He's been very particular lately. He says "my do it" for just about everything that he wants to do all by himself with no help. It makes everything take a lot longer and some things nearly impossible. He throws fits about changing his clothes, changing his diaper, or putting shoes on. We've tried potty training, but he is very resistant. Right now, he is running around naked and refuses to put any clothes on. I try to let me have his independence as much as possible, but do have to force him to do some things. Several times I have let him go outside without shoes in freezing temperatures. After a few minutes, he asks to put shoes on.

Right now, he's running around the living room with a blanket around his neck like a cape, saying "I a Super Why Nakey."

In pregnancy news, I'm 28 weeks and feeling great, besides being incredibly tired from about 4 pm on (especially on the days when Bo takes no nap or a short nap). We talk a lot about "baby brother" and Bo uses his doctor kit to listen to the baby's heart and give me "shocks" (shots) in the belly.

We miss you all! Everyday we think about how much it would be if we all lived closer!

Love you,

Sienna, Tony, and Bo