Cooking Class

Today Penny and I hosted our first “cooking class” in our new wind house.  We thought it would be fun to get together with a bunch of ladies and visit and also show them how to cook something that they don’t usually cook using ingredients they have access too. We made curry soup. I’m not…

It’s Christmas Season

We like to kick off the Christmas season on Thanksgiving night. Perhaps thats cheating a bit, but I think we give Thanksgiving plenty of attention, so I let it slide. This year, we had a wonderful time singing Christmas carols with the Chappells and then after they left, in keeping with tradition, we gave our…

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Reading books to the kids about Thanksgiving this year, I had a new appreciation for what the pilgrims went through. I certainly wouldn’t put my own experience on the level of theirs, but I have a better lens through which to view their experience having lived here. As I looked at the pictures of Wampanoag…

Dinner Party

Dinner parties look a little different here. Actually, the people don’t really have friends over to eat, but we decided to start doing this as a way for our whole family to get to know people and learn some language. Tonight we had our neighbors over and cooked up some kaukau and kumu (sweet potatoes…

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Menya!         We enjoyed our holiday celebration! It has become our tradition to make pumpkin pancakes for Halloween breakfast.   Then we had a Halloween-themed school day, which the kids were thrilled about. Another tradition for us is carving our pumpkins on Halloween day.   The kids were pretty…

First Day of School

We didn’t have much of a summer break, but after taking a couple of weeks off, school is back in session in the Osborn house! This year we have a second grader, a first grader and a preschooler!  I decided that even though we aren’t going back to school in the traditional sense that I could…

Virtual Tour

    Drumroll please… Here is the house!  Imagine you are walking through the front door with us.  First you come into the mudroom.   If you turned around here’s what you would see.  That’s the front door (and a few others that haven’t been hung yet.) Then comes the dining area complete with table…