24 Hours with the Hoop Boys

We’ve had a great weekend so far. It’s General Conference weekend for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—a weekend where our Church leaders, including our prophet, speak to us in several different meetings that are televised so members (and anyone else who cares to listen) around the world can hear advice and guidance from these inspired men and women. I always look forward to this weekend for many reasons.

And we had an extra reason to enjoy this weekend—we got to have the Hoopiiaina boys overnight! Several days ago, Sage mentioned that Jason was going for a weekend hunting adventure with his dad and his best friend. He has been working such long, hard hours for Brick Canvas, and she was thrilled that he had the opportunity to take a little break, but something told me she was a little envious as well.

Anyway, I didn’t have to offer more than once to take Kona and Makia! She gratefully accepted our offer, and she had things planned from the minute she dropped them off to the minute she picked them up! She crammed in dinner and movie with friends, a massage, two workouts, a hair appointment, and I don’t know what else. I had to remind her to make time to sleep! I was so glad that she was able to do a few things for herself that she seldom gets the chance to do.

And we did have fun with the boys! They played quietly with puzzles during conference, and in between meetings, we had lunch with the Brown cousins, played outside, helped Grandpa clean the horse stalls, and generally just did lots of fun things that we normally don’t get to do.

Usually when the Hoops come, it’s for a family gathering (they don’t live as close as the others), so they’re here with their cousins, and we don’t get to focus exclusively on them. It was great fun to lavish our love and attention on just them! We will definitely have to do it again!