Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas 2010 part 1

Come with us on our Christmas trip: (I thought I'd add in my two cents too. Hope you don't mind Tau, thanks for posting)

First we drove down to Arizona in a blizzard! The drive is usually 10-12 hours, but it took us 18. It was coming down so hard that the first stretch that should've been 2 hrs took us 5 and we had to go 25 mph. Tau was white knuckling it the whole time. We tried to stop and get a hotel, but everyone else had the same idea and they were all full. We finally did find a place that had rooms, but the cars had what looked like 2 feet of snow on them. I convinced Tau that we had gotten this far and it would be better if we just finished driving through it so we wouldn't get snowed in.

It was a good thing because we heard in the morning that they had gotten snowed in and cars were stuck. We got through the snow two hours later and it was smooth sailing from there. Poor Tau looked like a nervous wreck. He is our hero.  I would've been crying the whole time if I were the one driving.

These pictures were taken by Tau, early morning at the better parts of the snow blizzard. The worst parts were in the night. You couldn't see 5 ft in front of you and Tau wouldn't have dared try and take pictures then.

After we got passed all of the snow we stopped near Page, AZ to look at the dam and stretch our legs. Noa gave it a thumbs up!

Micah and Noa were great travel companions. Micah slept almost the whole time. It helped that we left in the middle of the night, but with Noa, we couldn't have done it without the dvd player and Baby Einstein.

Here's another stop on our way. Panorama....not bad huh?

Then we took a ride on Route 66 stopping at a Diner, Drive-Inns, and Dives place we found online. Salsa Brava! Yes the salsa was crazy hot. This was my Christmas present from Tau. I love triple D and  drool constantly when I watch the show. I am always saying one day I want to take a road trip and visit all the places they feature. Well Tau listened. He actually found a few on the way for us to stop at, but the blizzard put our timing off so we just got to stop here. Still I think it's super cute that he remembered and made my "one day" a "today" and let us stop.
The food was just as good as it looked on tv. I was in flavor burst heaven. Tau couldn't handle the heat :) but in all fairness, his dish made it so you couldn't taste anything after the first bite. Mine was more mild.

18 hours later we arrived in Mesa, AZ. That was the trip down. Look for more about the rest of the trip.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010


Haha, I thought that might get peoples attention. Just wanted to share some photos with all those people wondering who Noa and Micah look more like. 

Micah at 3 months and baby Tau.

Sarah at 5 months  and Micah at 3 1/2 months. 

Noa and Tau. I love this one. Now I know where Noa gets all his facial expressions from.

Noa and Sarah

We may not look identical at the same ages as our kiddies, but I think if you look hard enough there are some similarities. What do you think? Any resemblance to one of us or a perfect mix of the two of us?

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Saturday, December 11, 2010


Just testing the android app for blogger. Ol pic from last year, Christmas at in laws.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010


Oh excuse me...I didn't know I had company.

Howz it? I'm a lil serious cause you interrupted my hand sucking time.

I'm so crazy...hahahaha. Let's be friends.


Sorry....I thought you left.

Micah in his car seat and slobber face.

The bouncer...BIG SWOLL

Noa loves his brother.

Micah with some laughs for Mommy. He is laughing a lot more now and louder. Just thought we'd share some of the joy we are having with this lil guy.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


We forgot to post about the kids costumes! Well Superman made an appearance several times during October. You can see some of his heroics here. Sarah was a cat and I tried for Clark Kent but nobody really got it...oh well.
Here you can see some of Superman's other sides that he only shows to those close to him. Especially his lil bro...Pumkin.
  1. Happy
  2. Kissy face
  3. Scared
  4. Spaced out
  5. Silly
  6. Loving...what a guy.
Then a Jet Li made an appearance during October to show us some of his moves. Let me take you through his crazy finishing move above:
  1. First he lulls the opponent in to relaxing with his sweet smile.
  2. Then a PUNCH TO DA FACE!
  4. A little spin...just to show off.
  5. Another KICK TO DA FACE...with some attitude.
  6. He then flexes on his opponent.
  7. Then he realizes he's hungry...
  8. Real hungry.

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's official

That's right everyone my wife gave me permission to start posting under my own name. I'm officially an author on our blog...what a proud day. And here are some photos of the boyz.

They're brothers. They're happy and they're singing and they're colored...well Noa is. (Those are lyrics from a show I used to watch...The Wayans Brothers.)

Micah: Noa why is your head so big?

Micah: I'm not sure if I trust dis guy.

Are these guys really brothers? Yes and they are the best brothers. Noa looks out for Micah and Micah let's Noa poke him in the least until we catch Noa.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Let's bowl, let's bowl, let's rock n roll

Noa got a taste of the bowling alley the other night and is hooked. The ball roller was a little to high so he got some help.

Classic bowling pose, I think he has a future in the bumpers league.

Mom and Noa all excited after breaking 100...that was their scores combined. I'm still proud of my family and we challenge any other fam to bring their game when we go bowling.

Micah had so much fun watching his brother and Mom do their thang. He was really amazed with all of the lights and music. What a stud!

Don't stand by me while I'm bowling man, your messing with my style.

Little help people.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Family Time

We went to Hee Haws last Monday and had a lot of fun despite the gloomy weather. It's starting to get cold this week so we had to bust out the sweaters. Most of the pics are of Noa because at almost 3 months Micah still hasn't started walking...he's a late bloomer I guess.

"They think my tractors sexy." No Noa did not say that, it's a country song everybody.

He did some bronco bucking. For all u city folk dats riding an untamed horse...but don't worry I stood right beside him for safety, what kind of parent do you think I am. 

A little wheel barrel ride.

A big swing with a sweet sister who we don't know but cheered Noa on anyway. He has that affect on people, especially da ladies.

It aint a real farm experience unless you have a hay we did it. Got some candies too for "da Noa." Noa refers to himself in third person...yeah he's gettin ready for some kind of pro sport that's how they all talk. 

Lil Micah was bundled up in an animal looking thing. I think it was a bear. But he was nice and warm. We had some hot chocolate, donuts, and went on some slides - but didn't show the picture because my pants look funny in it. Then Noa picked out a pumkin. We could of got a big one for free but Noa wanted one his size. It was a fun night.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Family Pics

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Here are some family pics Clark took for us. Thanks Clark! 
This beauty has been doing it for years. It's no surprise how she commands the attention of the camera and all present. Sarah Denise Ioane is the model of all models. Work it honey!
Here is the newest model making his debut - Micah Manuia Ioane. Notice how he sports the white one-zy with the greatest of confidence. Not many men can pull off flashing the thighs. He's a manly, handsome lil guy.

Our next model is no stranger to the camera. Noa Tauailoto Ioane shows his versatility taking to the playground with some action shots. What a stud!

Put these two lady killers together and watch out. Amazing how these two work the camera with ease. These guys are pros...not giving too much away but you do catch a smirk here and there. Some call them the unstoppable duo. Sarah and I are lucky to call them each...son.

Last but not least is the entire squad. The Ioane Family sets a high standard for family pics, except the dad...a t-shirt Tau...really. It's okay I can tease myself. But the rest of the splendid models more than make up for my wardrobe malfunction.

Thanks again to Clark, he is da man and a great photographer. If you are interested in his skillz check him out -