Another birthday! I woke up (at 9:30 - best present ever!) to this beautiful display at the kitchen table. Actually, I woke up to a pig pile of boys in my bed, but I was more technically awake when I got this.
Mr A made this lei and then told me the entire story behind the flowers (another great present - my husband understands my thirst for nerdlore). These are flowers that if you wear them, people know you are from Kamuela. The ali'i used to use these flowers for lei by stringing them in the round (they are strung straight here). In that moment, I was excited Mr A chose the profession he did, the Hawaiian Studies teacher at WMS is so interesting!