Tuesday, August 7, 2007


This last Saturday was our 7th annual Houston Metro YSA luau. It was a ton of fun as usual, with authentic Hawaiian food, a program, and a dance afterward.

Susannah and I dance in the luau every year and usually end up borrowing Tahitian skirts for our duet. This year we decided to splurge and get our own skirts. We ordered them online and they came in plenty of time. Here, Susannah is modeling the ensemble pre-luau. We had to cut off about 3 inches from the bottom of each of the skirts because they were so long.

The girls in our ward got together and learned a nice hula for the Hawaii section of the luau. They stuck us front and center.

The highlight of our evening was when we danced our Tahitian O'tea number. The past two years Susannah and I did it as a duet. This time, we had a fun addition that really made it even better. We've got some video of it that I'll have to upload.

Joe Cook is part Hawaiian and actually danced at the Polynesian cultural center. He's really good. He watched our dance as we were practicing the day of the luau and made up a part, found a matching costume, and performed with us that night!

Joe also led some of the guys in the ward (along with two cute little boys) in the Haka, a Maori war dance from New Zealand.

Of course, no luau is complete without a Samoan fire dancer!

1 comment:

Kristal said...

Looks like a lot of fun! you girls are the cutest girls I know! Oh, and FYI, someone needs to jump on Brother Cook!