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Movin' on up... er, over...

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:22 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:22 PM ]

Saturday, 22 November 2008

We've moved! YAY! I HATE moving though and I wish I could say that this would be the last time we ever move ever but it's probably not. We only moved about half a mile from our old place so it wasn't that bad I guess. Anyway, we moved into a really cool plantation style home a block from the beach. It's got a huge yard with banana trees, coconut palms, star fruit trees, etc. Very tropical. I'll post some pictures of it at some point or maybe even a video tour. Maybe. Right now it's a mess as you can imagine so both will have to wait a bit until we get a little more settled.

No new taxis?

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:21 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:21 PM ]

Monday, 03 November 2008

So tonight at dinner we were talking politics. Cole (7 years old) and Sutton (5 years old) got to vote in their classes at school. I was trying to figure out a way to explain some of the issues to them at their level and was having a hard time. Something funny came from the conversation though.

Me - Do you guys know what taxes are?

Sutton - I KNOW!! Taxes are things that take you places when you don't have a car.


So adorable!

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:19 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:20 PM ]

Saturday, 06 September 2008

For Sutton's Birthday he received some money from Great-grandparents and grandparents. We go on separate "dates" with the boys as often as we can. We told them we would be doing that this weekend. Sutton was going to go spend his money with me on Saturday at Walmart. He came in this morning (Sat.) at 7 am with his wallet in hand and holding it up so I could see it, said, "Can we go now?"

And the fun continues...

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:18 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:19 PM ]

Monday, 09 June 2008

Sutton does it again...

Last night he asked to fall asleep in our bedroom. I came in to check on him and he said, "Can I sleep with you?" I looked at the bed and he had put each of our pillows on either side of his and he was right in the middle. I smiled and he then said, "I won't talk!" I just giggled. How cute is that! He's precious...

Stuff and whatnot

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:17 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:17 PM ]

Friday, 30 May 2008

Wow. I'm bad at this. Let's see... what's happened?
  • We went to Hana for the Mothers day weekend. I've posted pictures from that on View them by clicking here. A highlight of this trip was Julie jumping off a cliff into water on Mothers day. Not only is she a hot momma but she is also daring!
  • Cole and Sutton are almost done with school. Cole is finishing 1st grade. His last day is next Thursday. Sutton's last day of preschool was today. The preschool had a graduation ceremony last week and I'll post some pictures and video from that soon. Also, Cole had a big end of the year Ho'olaulea (which translates to "Celebration"). I'll post pictures and video from that too.
  • The end of March my Dad and Mom came to visit us during the boys spring break. That was so much fun! The boys want them to come back soon. They miss wrestling with Papa and talking story with Grandma.
  • Julie recorded vocal tracks in April at a studio here on Maui. They are getting mixed and should be complete soon!
  • Also in April, Greg, Lisa, Sara and Tucker came to Maui and we got to spend some great time with them! It's nice to live in a place where people like to come visit.

There is a lot more to report probably but... those are the big ones.

What a place...

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:15 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:15 PM ]

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Today after dinner we went down to the beach and watched the sunset hoping to see a green flash. While waiting for the sun to go into the ocean between Kaho’olawe and Lanai we watched several whales wave their tales, jump out of the water and send spray high in to the air. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a green flash tonight. Oh well, we’ll go look again tomorrow night… yeah, it’s rough.

I posted some new pictures on flickr. Check ‘em out!

Winter Wonderland... on Maui?

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:14 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:14 PM ]

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

It's been cold here the last few days. Yesterday morning we walked out of our house to take the kids to school and from our front yard we have a pretty good view of the summit of Haleakala. There were a lot of clouds covering the peak but it looked like we saw some snow. A few hours later it cleared up a bit and sure enough... snow on the mountain top. Apparently it happens every 3 or 4 years or so. I'll try and take a picture or two of it and post them online. There are some pictures of it online already at the following links:

Maui News Article

Maui News Photos

Cute Cole-ism

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:12 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:12 PM ]

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Cole Does It Again!

We were driving up to Wailuku last night - yep I said Wailuku - and on the way up there we drive right alongside the ocean.

Sutton said probably 3 times, "I see a whale!"

And all of us were looking, looking, looking - but could not see a whale.

Cole turned to him and said in his most sweet big brother voice, "I know what you are doing, you're imaginating!"

We just looked at each other and smiled... How cute is that?

Written by Julie Brumley

When I get older...

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:11 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:11 PM ]

Sunday, 06 January 2008

Tonight on our way home from dinner Cole had a request of me. The conversation went something like this...

"Daddy, when you are older and I'm older and I have kids you'll be a grandpa."

"Yeah, that's true" I replied.

"Can you live in the same state as me?"

"Sure!" I answered.

"And can you have a house with stairs?"

Thinking logically I answered back, "Well, I'll be old. I may not want stairs."

"Not that old. I mean old like Papa."

So, Dad, I guess you aren't that old to Cole. Good to know... Cute boy, huh?

Happy New Year!

posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:09 PM by Matt Brumley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 3:09 PM ]

Thursday, 03 January 2008

Happy New Year everyone! Not a whole lot to report. We love Maui still and have gone on little excursions here and there. We went up to the top of Haleakala a couple weekends ago. It's amazing up there and the drive up is so beautiful. We weren't really planning on going up there; we just jumped in the car and decided after we started driving to go up there. Its 10,000+ feet and we were in t-shirts and shorts. So, we were freezing cold... a sensation we'd not felt in a while. It was a lot of fun though.

We also drove up to Lahaina a few weeks back and walked around. Lahaina is a really cool town. Julie and I went back this week for our 12th Anniversary. It's still weird living here. Stuff like going to Lahaina for our Anniversary... I guess a lot of people do that but they are coming from Sheboygan or Tulsa or something. We just got a babysitter, jumped in our car and drove for 20 minutes. And we were home in time for dinner with the boys. Pretty cool...

The boys are on break until the 14th so Julie has been taking them to the beach during the days and to play with friends. They aren't speaking pidgin just yet but the other day Sutton said, "It's time for dinner, yeah?" Coley figured something out about that too. He told me that he knows why they say "yeah?" at the end of sentences. "It's the same thing as saying, 'right?'... Right?" He's got it.

Anyway, that's the latest. I have a few more pictures to upload. I'll do that soon.

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