Monday, September 14, 2009

Kit's birthday

Today is my dad's birthday. The first one without him.  I wrote a tribute to the time I had with him on my blog:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Kit and Shelly's Wedding Anniversary

Today is my parents' 34th wedding anniversary. I want to tell my mom how much I love her and respect the woman that she is. I know that this is a tough day for her.

My mom and dad vowed, "as long as love shall last" on their wedding day, which always makes me smile. Well, love sure did last for a while! 
I love you mama!! 

Monday, August 24, 2009

Your Amazing Gift to Us...

Four months have gone by now since Kit went to be with Jesus.

My dad had an amazing "attitude of gratitude", so what I want to do is to thank all of you who have been there for us. That's what my father would do.

THANK YOU to all of you amazing people who have been there for my mom, me, my brother, my dad's mom, my dad's siblings, their families, and all of the extended Lauer ohana. You have been there for us emotionally, financially, spritually, physically and mentally...and we just can't thank you enough.

THANK YOU to the Hope Chapel Kihei, Maui church family who has been there for us and for each other. We love you dearly...always.

THANK YOU to the doctors, nurses and staff who took such good care of my dad over on Oahu. A HUGE thank you goes out to truly are quiet angels and will get your reward in heaven.

THANK YOU to all of you who helped out with the memorial service and spreading of ashes

THANK YOU to all of you who helped with or participated in the Run for Hope/Run for Kit.

THANK YOU to every single person in Hawaii, the United States, and all over the world who prayed so fervently for my dad and for all of us.

THANK YOU to everyone who continues to think about or pray for our family and to all of those who continue to remember my dad, Kit Lauer.
I put up the Expression Session picture as that was the friday night service dedicated to my dad where people shared what my dad meant to them. This was the night he passed away.
THANK YOU for the Expresssion Session. I'm sure that my dad saw it on his way to heaven :-)
God Bless you all!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This page was written by Robyn Iaea, who is the Publisher/Editorial Director of magazine "Pacific Weddings".  This is on page 20 of the Summer/fall 2009 edition. You can click on it to enlarge it.
Thank you so much Robyn! My dad would be very honored :)
Maisha and the Lauers

Monday, July 6, 2009


Every July 4th, the city of Greenville, Texas has a parade on Park Street (which happens to be the street that my grandma lives on).  It has been a Lauer family tradition for about the last five years or so to get together on that week and to watch the parade.  Jeff, being the radio personality type that he is, videos and makes commentary on the parade.  It's quite fun and makes us all laugh. Aferwards, we play games and eat good food.  My dad always enjoyed it too. He was very much missed by us all this year. 

Parkstreet Parade

Jeff's videography :)

Interviewing Mr. Hutchins (aka "Big Earl")

Abigail and Caleb Hutchins wearing "Run for Kit" shirts.


July 1st was my mom's birthday and everyone helped out to make it a very special "surprise" birthday for her :)
Aunt Dawn and Sarah Hutchins came up with the idea of baking cupcakes and decorating them for my mom to choose her favorite. My mom wanted to pick them all (we knew that would happen because she is the nicest person ever), but finally she did choose one :)
While we all sang "happy birthday" my mama was brought to tears.
Thank you so much everyone for doing this and for making it so special. It meant a lot. We love you all.

Cupcake Contest

Nancy helping my mom choose :)

My mom's pick: The skier, by Judy Woods :)



Sorry it's been a little while since we've blogged.  My mom and I went to Greenville, TX for a Lauer family reunion. My Grandma Phyl, who is 84 and has survived two bouts of cancer, is still as spunky as always :-) 
My grandma never thought that she would outlive her very healthy and energetic son, Kit, who was so much like her. We love you grandma.

Uncle Buddy came from Maui, and Aunt Dawn and her husband Jeff came from California. Cousin Carol came from Colorado, and grandma's longtime friend CJ came from Minnesota. My friend Nicole drove four hours from Houston to be with us as well, thanks Nicole!
It was also nice to see my grandma's Greenville friends, who have become our friends over the years. The wonderfully amazing Hutchins family...we just adore them! :) Judy and Clay, Paul and Jeanne, Gloria and Charles...they have all been such faithful friends to my grandma.

Nicole and my mama

Buddy and Nancy Hutchins

Clay and Judy

Paul and Jeanne

Gloria and Charles


Cousin Carol and Aunt Dawn