As you probably know, sixteen-year-old Kendall was in Hawaii for two weeks. We missed her, but she texted us regularly, sharing her many fun experiences. She opened a photobucket account, too, and uploaded her photos as she went, sharing them with us, so that was fun to see.
Mr.4444 let Kendall know she was missed by sending occasional text messages while she was gone:
"Malokanokakiki--That means I love you and hope you're having a blast!"
"If a guy asks if you want to see his coconuts, run!"
"Boy, the grass is really going to be long by the time you get home; you're gonna have to bag it."
Kendall texted her dad (the chef in our family) that she was trying all kinds of new food and appreciated it but couldn't wait to eat "normal" food again. (She has a pretty conservative pallet. Chicken fingers are her usual fare when we go out to eat, for example.) Mr.4444 texted her back,
"The chicken fingers there are made from parrot meat. Be careful."
"Any pesky mosquitoes there? Or annoying boys?" [the answer was no on both accounts]
He didn't use up all his funny on Kendall, either; while I was in California, he kept up the text chatter, too. The day after Kyle and I left, I texted him, "How was church?" He replied...
"Great. Chicks were hitting on me. None under 60, though."
In response to my sending him a picture message of the ocean, I got this gem, inspired by a certain congressman's antics:
"Nice. Wanna picture of my junk?" [And, no, I did not take him up on his offer.]
In response to my sending Mr.4444 a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, he replied with,
"Don't jump! (or leave your heart)"
So yes, he missed us, and we're all back home together tonight, so the 4444 family had a happy little reunion. (Stay tuned for a recap!) Meanwhile, I hope this finds you happy and well. I look forward to catching up with you :)