Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Behind the times

I feel so behind the times with just having started a blog. Well I guess that's what you get for giving up 4 years of your life for college. While it was well worth it, I missed out on a lot. Luckily there are great creations such as this to catch us up! I started a scrapblog too and I'll post them as they are completed.

Biggest news is Halana, turning 11, wants to be the first girl in the NFL and is starting off with wrestling, flag and tackle football.

Paka is enjoying his first year at tackle football and so far his season is as follows: 21-0, 2-0, 6-0, 34-0. He might be our kicker, he sure does a great job bouncing it their heads.

Brandon has advanced in the US Navy quite quickly. He went in from delayed entry an E-2. Got voted by his peers to advance to E-3 (I forget the official term at the moment). He did an early promote out of A school to E-4 and then advance to E-6 at his first command! We’re moving to Chicago where he’s going back to boot camp, only now he’ll be an instructor.

I just graduated from nursing school. A very long haul, but I did it! I got my license a couple of weeks ago and started a preceptorship on the post trauma unit in a Trauma One hospital where I worked as a PCA (CNA equivalent). I love trauma and surgery, it’s been a great experience so far!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Where to begin?

Every now and again I'm going to post a past event...to try and catch up those that haven't been there for the entire Kros relationship. So if you see a throwback post, it's intentional. It's so hard to know how far back to go...but it makes sense to start at our families beginning. Your in for a nearly 15 year ride, keep your hands and feet inside at all times, do not stand, and enjoy the ride!

Brandon and I were transient kids in our high school days, we both attended 3 high schools, but were brought together at Taylorsville High School. He had moved down from Hamilton, MT and decided to attend school with his cousin Adam Stark and other neighborhood friends he already knew. I had just moved to Murray/Taylorsville area from Sandy and attended Jordan High School. My original plan during the summer was to ride the bus to Jordan every day and finish up my Senior year there...but when I found out I would have to take 3 buses to get there and leave at 4 am it hardly seemed worth it. So reluctantly, but luckily I went to Taylorsville...my first year there for my final year. I knew no one for my last year of high school, but it was meant to be.

Brandon and I had beginning Spanish class together. I had taken Spanish at Mt. Jordan Middle School but didn't retain too much. Brandon turned out to be 1/4 Mexican but didn't speak any Spanish. Lucky for me he needed a tutor to help him pass and our paths made a permanent merge. He sat a few seats in front of me from the alpha order of K-L and got up to sharpen his pencil in the back of the room a lot. He later shared with me that it was to get a glimpse of me and try to remember my name, how sweet. He couldn't pronounce it, so he gave me a nickname when he was telling his friends about me and it stuck...Puki.

Friday, September 19, 2008

We have arrived!

In an attempt to keep our friends and family constantly updated being so far away, I (Pualani) am reluctantly starting this blog. This is going to hold me to a weekly standard, at least, to keep everyone abreast of what's happening with us. Reluctant because I know how much time starting it off to be what I want it to be is going to take!