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Celebrate a Hau'oli la Hanau with Mahinui on March 3rd!


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TGHappy VERY belated birthday!

I think you win for the latest I’ve ever given birthday wishes to someone, Mahinui.

It’s been so long that you’ve had two birthdays since I added this goal to my list (and it won’t be too long until you have another one).

It’s been so long that you aren’t even around under this name anymore!


I hope that you enjoyed your birthday(s). I chose the Hawaii state fish (the humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpua’a- say that three times fast!) for your gift since you are a fellow Pisces :)4 years ago


Please forgive me sweetie, for not being there on time for your wonderful birthday.

I wish you many blessings sweetie, you have been such a source of comfort, hope and understanding for me. Blessings on your finances and your adventures. Blessings on your home and love growing every day, blessings on your life that you have it full of laughter and joy.

Blessings for this whole birthday year.

Light and Love 5 years ago

~ John Lee ~Happy Birthday

Hau’oli la Hanau 5 years ago

LibrarianHappy Belated Birthday, mahinui!

I went out of town and missed this—hope it was a great day for you. And, I wish you a wonderful year including beautiful flowers, good luck with your housing and your business, and lots of creativity! 5 years ago

~ Julie ~Sending you birthday wishes!!

I have had the blessings to have met you and your wonderful husband a few weeks ago! I like to wish folks a great and unpredictable life along with new experiences and unforgettable moments for the coming year!!! Mah, you are no different. I send warm wishes of belated birthday and great unpredictable life along with new experiences and unforgettable moments!! You are an incredible woman! 5 years ago


Happy birthday, Mahinui! :) I hope you had a fantastic day, and wish you wonderful days to come.

Sorry I’m late to the party!5 years ago


I hope things are warm over there!!!

And that business is good. 5 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHau'oli la Hanau

I had the pleasure of meeting Mahinui and her husband about ten days ago in Chicago. We started off with an evening together at The Drake along with SweetMK. The next day we dined together at Star of Siam along with a whole bunch of 43ers. I was glad I’d had the one on one time with them the night before because when so many 43ers get together it’s hard to give everyone some time. While we were there on Sunday I was having everyone sign postcards and birthday cards for other 43ers. What she didn’t realize at the time was that there was a card for her too, which we hid from her. I couldn’t make her sign 43 Postcards and 8 other birthday cards without having one for her too. It was of course her first birthday card of the year. Here are my wishes for her for the coming year:

May the plans progress quickly and without weather delays as they work toward building their Hawaiian treehouse. May she successfully court the muse that brings the music to the prose, and then share it with us. And may she put in the effort needed to be fit at 57 as she works toward being sexy at 60. 5 years ago

CarmHappy Birthday Mahinui!!

I hope your special day is everything you could wish for. Enjoy!! 5 years ago

Uncle EnoreWait a minute!

What’s all that weird writing up there mean?


Anyone at all?

Well, shit. If It’s not Mah’s birthday and I tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETIE!! then I’ll look like some kind of buffoon. But if it IS her birthday and I don’t say anything, then I’ll look like an aloof asshole. What to do, what to do…

Hey, Mah! If that odd foreign writing up there means it’s your birthday today, I hope you had a GREAT day!

If it means anything else, I knew it all along. I was just bullshitting you.5 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsHau'oli la Hanau, Mahinui!

In honor of your special day, 43 of your closest friends have been busy taking hula lessons. We’re finally ready for our grand premier, so sit back and enjoy.

P.S. We’re disguised as chili peppers so as to not embarrass ourselves on the world wide web.

Images found here5 years ago

DoubleNHappiest of Birthdays!!!

Here is a tree house cake especially for you! Hope you are having the most fabulous time ever in San Francisco with your fam. Love and hugs {{{{{Mahinui}}}}} 5 years ago

RuthGBeauty on your birthday, mahinui

I hope you are enjoying a simply lovely day, & have loads of fun this year with the treehouse & all the rest of your adventurous schemes!

It was wonderful to meet you on 2/22. 5 years ago

lobHappy Birthday!

Hope you have a fantastic day today, full of all your favorite people and things! 5 years ago

flowergirlresumedBirth-Day Greetings Mahinui...

Wishing you a most wonderful day today. May your Piscean intuitiveness guide you purposely and peacefully through the next year. Feel blessed in life and may joy and love always accompany you… Happy Birth-Day… :) 5 years ago

Mary HawkinsHappy birthday!

Happy birthday Mahinui! I hope you have a lovely day wherever your family + friends spirit you off to…


We had snow here yesterday, so looking through these vacation pictures just made me jealous of everyone else’s weather. sigh.5 years ago

tikini wikini you guys are fabulous!

I weirdly awakened at the hour and minute of my birth – 5:45 am. A fairly piscean thing to do.

By the time I back here, it may be fairly late. There have been phone calls to Mr M’s cell from the girls, plotting and planning, and I know we are headed into San Francisco.

I’ll finish up the day back here! Thank you all so much! You have no idea how much I love this and appreciate you. 5 years ago

IWABMYToday's the day!

Happy Birthday Mahinui! I hope you have a fantastic birthday and send you best wishes for a productive, positive, prosperous year ahead.
All the best! Love, Stephanie 5 years ago

Dreamer~Happy Birthday

Mahinui! 5 years ago

MamaKittyHappy Birthday, Mahinui!


Wishing you every delight as you live out your dreams! 5 years ago

New IsabellaHau'oli la Hanau, Mahinui!

Wishing that your birthday celebration is beautiful, and hoping that the coming year includes the realization of plans and thoughts and dreams, and some wonderful surprises as well. Many happy returns! 5 years ago

~to the water~Happy Birthday

from one Hawaiian to another. :)

Hope it’s a GREAT one! 5 years ago

markovHappy birthday

Mahinui! 5 years ago

Bedhead2Happy Birthday Mahinui!!!!

5 years ago

LisaHappy birthday, Mahinui!

I hope you have a lovely day, and many silly drinks with umbrellas! I would wear a grass skirt in honor of your birthday, but it’s far too cold here.:( I’m so glad you braved the Chicago temps and came for a visit. It was great to meet you and Mr. Mah! 5 years ago

Pajodama isHappy Birthday Mahinui!

! 5 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsI'm busy gathering

all the important party supplies! 5 years ago

MamaKittyA wonderful party hopping couple of weeks!

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And it looks like yours is just getting started! Happy Birthday Mahinui! 5 years ago

nonnacookbookerHappy Birthday Mahinui

.... I hope your special day is wonderful and that the year ahead brings you much to celebrate…

Many happy returns ~ Nonna x 5 years ago

C.AlexanderHappy Happy Birthday Mahinui!!

I hope you have a fun and relaxing birthday :) 5 years ago

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