Thursday, April 05, 2007

RETIRED and HOMELESS


Billy is officially retired from the Air Force. He had a ceremony that had him retire from the Air Force...WOO HOO. Beautiful ceremony and he is the happiest guy in the world. He is so glad to be out of the Air Force. He loved it until about 3 years ago. He really did not like his job in Hawaii...although we both LOVE the area, we both really did not like our jobs and that can make you miserable no matter how beautiful the landscape.



Well, as you see the title tells you that we are no longer in our house on Hickam Air Force Base. We are now in a hotel on base called the Royal Alaka'i. We have a bed to sleep in and tv's to watch (the American dream right?) Comfort? We are actively looking for a house in Florida, and I am actively looking for a job!! Woo Hoo! :) I am sure I will find one, I just hope it is one I want to have. I want to teach little kids again, I really don't want the crazy middle schoolers anymore. I love my students but it is time to go back to little people again.

Bethanie's Last hula performance was Sunday night. Her last performance at Kuhio was last Thursday and she was good. She was wearing a white dress that took my breath away!





Wait until we see her when she gets older, very scary! The person at the mike in the background is her Kumu (teacher). She loves Bethanie and was very sad to see her go.

Bethanie is going to be looking for a Halau in Florida, she says she wants to continue with the Hula dancing. She is very good and so very graceful.


Branch is silly as ever and we have figured out a true talent of his. He has perfect pitch. He can hear a chord on guitar played by his teacher or the radio and tell you what it is. WOW!!! It makes Bethanie sick because she has to listen to the same part of a song over and over before she finally gets it! :)