June Whistles and lemondae stands hit the market, its two AM and Im not even tired. Lets dance with the stars, stay awake for hours and promise to always be friends.
It seems like the ends are the best of everything. The last leg of a race they say you should "finish strong", but like the "butt" of the bread, most endings, far too many end up thrown away, uneaten. However, I hope to savor my last few morsels of Hawaii! Aloha Ois tend to get very weepy for me, hopefully I can hold it together. Spring has been so very rich with goodness!
The Great American Bake Sale
Life is so splendid! I heard Oprah say once that she imagines heaven to be a big baked potato and someone to share it with. I imagine heaven smelling like plumeria flowers and tasting something delicious too-like cinnnamon rolls but you have the world to share it with!
One of my favorite quotes is something Mother Teresa said, "We cannot do great things in this world, we can only do small things with great love" How true she is. I truly learned the meaning of this, this weekend, at the All American Bake Sale!
I set my goal high at 200 and was shocked to see that we could even dabble in the hundred arena. Its times like these that I really do see that there is so much good in the world and so much good that can be done. I love my life and I love my friends! What an instant family they are to me.
I loved yelling in the streets to the passing cars telling them that there was a bake sale going on, after this I considered being one of those walking billboards. It is so easy to spread the word when you are excited about your cause. Yesterday in church they compared sharing the gospel to having your favorite cake and wanting to share it with the world, it is so true, when you know theres something good, it is simply too hard to conatin yourself!
I was so touched by the efforts of my friends and by the community. It is so true that a lot of little bits can = alot of bits.
I love this quote also, "I cannot help everyone everywhere but I can help someone somewhere", this brings comfort to my heart! To know that our little efforts can and do make a difference. I get overwhelmed sometimes thinking of all the needs in the world, but to have a focus helps so much.
I was shocked when we counted the money and raised 157 dollars! The money is such a small thing compared to the fun we had! I love baking and spending time with my friends. I made bannana cake and bread, jam cookies, peanut butter cookies, my awesome roomates made cinnamon rolls and cookies and some good samaratins donated some cookies! I was surprised at peoples generosity. Baking is fun, painless and just takes love and a little time.
Do you like this picture? I like to call it me and the mystery arm pit.
I love karioki!
We had a picnic in honor of our friend James, we ate all his favorite candies. Nerds ropes and those tuti fruity sugar candies.
We ate lunch in this grassy area next to Hukilau beach. It reminded me of "Best in Show 2008" look out Issaquah, a pet parade is comming your way! This summer I want to have another Dog Show, but in the meantime I wanted to have a circus, here is my one move. this move is titled "get off".
Matt and Nathan and I did some pedicures and manicures. This is a more contemporary belif of mine, as I used to have a foot phobia, but now I do think that rubbings someones feet is one of the greatest acts of service you can perform for someone.
Matt and Nathan and me are aspiring to be teachers in a foreign country starting this summer. Weve applied to a few areas in Asia, apparently its "the black hole" for learning English. For some reason some of the companies are demanding our photos more then our actual work experience. We took a few hundred family photos, so they will know we mean business.
Our friend Akanae is a master chef. She reminds me of my mommy, being so kind and cooking lots of delcious food. She whipped up Takoyaki or Octopus balls, it was delcious, or Oyshee! She made me homesick for Japan. I hope I am able to go there!