Australian's celebrate Father's Day in September, and the Samoan ward that we were in loved to have big dinner/dances for their parties. My sweet neighbors Polu and Pese Sufia bought Varian and I Samoan outfits to wear to this event. I was so excited and so touched by their thoughtfulness! The ladies in our ward would always come to church in these beautiful "peas" (pronounced pay-uhs, though actually I don't know if I'm getting the plural form of the word right, or the spelling for that matter but I'm pretty sure that's how it is.)
I think I had mentioned to Polu how much I had loved one she was wearing one Sunday and she offered to bring me one. So so generous! The one she bought me was a bright pink and black one and even bought me a bracelet, earrings and a hair flower to go with it.
I painted my nails bright pink for the occasion. (Which for the toes is normal, but I can't stand my fingernails being painted, mostly because I can't stand the moment it starts chipping- but this was a special occasion to get all dressed up.)And I made my traditional (for this ward) candy-lei. She came over before to help me tie on the skirt, it was fun. (Can I mention how much I love having them as neighbors!!!) I realize I'm double posting pictures here, but now you can see the full length version. :)