Today we headed down to the Four Seasons Aviara for Uncle Dean's Celebration of Life ceremony. Uncle Dean passed away suddenly on a business trip in Beijing over this past Thanksgiving weekend. His sudden passing has completely shaken up family, friends and the Four Seasons staff. We have known Uncle Dean, Auntie Cheryl and their daughter Miranda since I can remember. Miranda went to elementary school with my brother and Mom and Auntie Cheryl have been close friends ever since. We have always thought of them as close family and celebrated my college graduation and Lucas and I's wedding with them by our side.
Uncle Dean has worked at the Four Season for a while now, but it wasn't until today that I really grasped how much he did there and how integral he was for the company. Whenever we would talk to him about his job he would just say, "I work for the hotel and I travel a lot." When we heard person after person talk about how great of a person he was and just how much he did for them as a colleague and for the company, we finally realized just how much of an understatement that was. Uncle Dean was instrumental in the success of the Four Seasons Residences at San Diego, Morocco, Costa Rica, Jackson Hole, Seychelles, Beijing and many others.
It was a beautiful afternoon of sharing stories (my favorite was how his favorite board to surf with was pink!) and tears of how great of a person Uncle Dean was and he will truly be missed. We love you Uncle Dean!
Now that we are married and have our daughter, Ke'alohi, we have decided to set up a blog to post pictures, updates and more. We, along with our two dogs, Duke and Harley, enjoy spending time with our close friends and family. We try to take the dogs to Huntington Dog Beach as often as we can so that Duke and Harley can run wild to their hearts content. Otherwise, you will find all of us at home relaxing while I blog, Lucas fiddles with electronics and Ke'alohi plays with the dogs. So be sure to check back often and leave us comments! We hope you enjoy our blog!