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Monday, August 25, 2014

abhxbbb | Te Ihi O Te Ara Nui enrollment

Enrollment for 2014 will CLOSE effective 8/31/14.

To be in the roster, all haumana must have registration forms completed and processed by 8/31 and balances paid to date.

Sept dues are approaching, please pay by 9/1. Late fees will incur.

Mahalo for your kokua.

Nt Rose

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Our son is MOS qualified!

92W Water Treatment Operator US Army

2014 Manahere Tahiti Fête

We took four soloists who all did great!  These two made finals and placed as well. Lohi placed 2nd in her 13-15 Intermediate Division and Cyrus took 3rd in his 9-12 Advanced Division.  Samantha and Lei'a danced beautifully in their preliminary rounds.

2014 QL Annual Picnic

2014 Quail Lakes Association Annual Picnic

Our hui's first show together! We all had a blast and everyone did an awesome job! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hanai I Ka Uhane (Foster the Spirit) abh x bbb tank

$20 Men's size tanks Sm - 3xl

abh x bbb + Uncle Joel = TE IHI O TE ARA NUI

After 25+ years of coaching and mentoring,  we've been blessed with families full of  eagerness, humility and respect to learn polynesian dances, arts and culture and pay forward the positive vibes of aloha.  Since inception, both abh and bbb started off and were intended as hobbies.  Today, combined and the backbone of Te Ihi O Te Ara Nui, we start another chapter of paying forward through our ohana and haumana by sharing the mana of aloha, by tying the old in with the new.  IMUA!!!  Cheeeeehooooo!

Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 Foothill HS Grad Leis

In school colors of blue and gold, a ribbon $ lei with 50 X $1 bills in tiare and plumeria,  a Money Maile Lei with 100 X $1 bills and a ribbon $ lei with 25 X $1 bills in tiare and $ disc. Congratulations Logan, so proud of you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 Grad Lei Westminster

Blue & gold ribbon grad lei with 8 plumeria and 3 tiare. Congratulations!

2014 LHS Grad Lei

Ordered for one our own football players at LHS...Congratulations!  Black/red ribbon $ lei with 40 X $1 bills plus keepsake deluxe double ribbon lei in white/red. Mahalo Jeff! Mahalo Felix!

2014 LHS Grad Lei

Congratulations J! Lincoln ribbon $$ lei with 50 X $1 bills.

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Hercules Grad

Powder blue, black and silver Money Maile lei with 150 X $1 bills. Congratulations!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 HS Grad $ Lei

Blue & Yellow ribbon lei with 50 X $1 bills; 16 tiare (3 bills each) & 2 plumeria (1 bill each). Congratulations Madi! Mahalo Tanya!

Friday, May 23, 2014

2014 Sac State Grad Leis

For cousins graduating tomorrow from Sac State.  Both leis in class colors of green and gold and 50 X $1 bills... Each with 8 plumeria and 14 tiare. Congratulations!  Thank you, Christine.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Congrats Cyrus!

My son's 1st tahiti fête and he placed 1st! Awesome. 

Headpiece made by me: green & red ti leaf

Pareo made by me: hand tie dye

First Tahiti Fête

Our daughter entered her first fête as well.  She did great!  I'm so proud of her.

Headpiece made by me: pink & black rooster feathers, mother of pearl and dove tail shells.

Tahiti Fete comeback

I was blessed to have been able to compete after nearly a 10 year hiatus. My family was so supportive and completely involved.  This photo brings a smile to my face every time.  ♡ my husband.

Custom top made by K. Miller

Headpiece and adornments made by me. Headpiece: lauhala, niau, green & red ti leaf, large gardenias, torch ginger, black pearls.

Congratulations to our soldier!

Our oldest son recently graduated from BCT at Fort Jackson,  SC.  We were fortunate to visit him during grad week. Thank you,  son, for serving our country. Thank you,  Lord, for keeping him safe. Hooah! Forty Rounds!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 LHS Prom Updo - Crown braid with two gardenias

Kiana requested a french braid with tossled bun. Her dress was too elegant for messy hair. :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 College Grad $ Lei

Custom ribbon lei, black,  with 50 X $1 bills & 5 X $5 bills. Thank you, Silvia.