Family 2005


09 January

Josmina Alik, Sharisey, and Dana returned to Pohnpei from Kosrae ahead of the rest of the crew.

Sharisey and Lani

11 January: Family Christmas

The tree is plastic with fiber optic lights.
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The tractor is particularly awesome - a complete replica of a John Deere 8210 tractor with functioning steering.
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Sharisey's markers have been her favorite treasure since Christmas.
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Shanalin's favorite gift is her baby.
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Who wound up playing with what? Marlin played with the magnetic figures. Ten days later this was still a favorite pasttime for him. Shanalin remained attached to her baby.

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A neighbor's babysitter
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15 January: Round island with Josila Alik, Josmina's mother.

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16 January: Eve of Josila's return to Kosrae.

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23 January, 01 February: Parties!

Mary Rose and Serleen's Birthday parties


Shanalin with a filthy face, Sepe preps dinner.
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After a long day at Nihco, both Shanalin and Mary Rose were tuckered out.
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Sunday night dinner mid-March featured baked chicken on a bed of baked rice.
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26 March Easter Eggs

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27 March Easter Sunday

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31 March

The kids and I visit the botanic garden on Rahn en Tiahk - Pohnpei Culture Day
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Main street Kolonia
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Shanalin and Shrue walking home from church north side of state capitol

08 May 2005: Mother's Day Dinner
Marlin's fifth birthday


26 August

Three in school!
Three in school!


Flying diskers and singing children
Shanalin turns four!