As the year 2008 wraps up here in one of the last time zones
on the globe, I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year.
For Christmas Arvin got me a trip to the summit of Mauna Kea, 13,600 feet above sea level. In his beautiful words to me: “There, on the first sunset of 2009, we will reflect and celebrate the amazing year we had in 2008” and afterwards “gaze at the stars and imagine the beautiful and bright future together.”
We’ve had beautiful days:
We’ve seen some rain:
We even had a surprise visitor we named ‘Ioke, who has taken to hanging out on our lanai:
Best of all, we had a wonderful year filled with friends and family—the best kind of year of all.
May the lava beneath your feet always be cool:
Have a happy, wondrous and prosperous 2009!
Love and Aloha,