"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

December 9, 2008

FALLin in love with my handsome boys

Here are some pictures of my boys in their new sweaters....It was a beautiful day outside with all the red and orange leaves falling off the trees so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get some pictures of my kids....

June 13, 2008

Thank you for your thoughtfulness!!!

This post is for Melissa Snyder and Weston Griffeth. Ova and I just wanted to say thank you so much for your love and concern. Thank you for the beautiful get well flowers, and for always being so concerned with Ova's health, you are so sweet and we can't thank you enough!

For those of you who don't know Ova's situation, he had been really sick lately. He was diagnosed with Lupus about a year ago and it seems to progressively be getting worse. When he has his attacks, he can't walk or even move for days...sometimes weeks. It's been a real struggle trying to figure out what causes his attacks so we can prevent them, and trying to figure out how to get rid of it when it is here. I feel bad for him because he's in so much pain, and I can't do anything about it. I took him to a kensiologist who is a doctor that studies the body in depth and believes that if the mental, structural, and chemical parts of the body are in balance, then you will be healthy. If one of those things are off, that's what causes you to be sick. He told us that Ova's spleen is not working like it should, and the function of the spleen is to circulate the blood and clean the system. Since it's not doing it's job, his liver and kidneys are being overworked and his blood is full of toxins. They gave him some herbal medicine to see if it would help. So far, it hasn't done anything. I'm just really thankful to everyone who cares and shows their love and concern for him. Thank you very much!

Getting ready for church...

Makai & Mone's cousin Joey slept over on Saturday night and these are just some random pictures of all the boys ready for church. Don't they look so handsome with their shirts and ties??

My Preschool Graduate

On May 22nd, 2008 Makai graduated from Preschool. Nodody really came to celebrate with us, just me and Tea and Filimone and my friend from work Melanie. Ova was really sick today, he couldn't walk so he didn't get to make it. We are so proud of Makai. The graduation was so cute, it was like a real high-school graduation. They wore caps and gowns and they called all the little graduates by name and they walked up and got their certificates. I, of course, cried like a baby....just so happy to see my oldest make this milestone. He's going to be starting Kindergarten this fall, I can't believe it. Here are some pictures from my proud moment...

May 15, 2008

Tea's 50th SURPRISE in Vegas!!!

So Tea turned 50 this past April 24th, and we got her so good! It's always been her dream to go to Vegas with her sisters, she's been saying that forever....so Li and I just thought we'd make her dream come true. It was perfect! All her sisters were there, plus her neices, and in-law neices....it was such a nice get-away weekend for the Fangupo ladies! No husbands and no kids! True that we had to lie like crazy up until the day of, but it was so worth it! I told her that I was taking her to Vegas for one day to eat buffet and go shopping. I'm sure she thought it was so weird that it was going to be just me and her....but she had no idea that it was actually everyone. Namu and Li flew in from San Francisco, Auntie Toa flew all the way from New Zealand, Pisila Alisi and Tina flew from here, Toa and her family drove down and Kiki lives there. They all got there before Tea and I even left SLC. They prepared the hotel, the cake, her gifts and they had the front desk in on it. As soon as our plane landed in Las Vegas, I started texting Li. It was so funny because Tea kept asking me who I was texting and I totally lied and said that Ova was bugging me, but really it was all the ladies at the hotel. We took a taxi, and the whole time she was telling me how she wishes her sisters were there. I told her that I wanted them to come, but nobody had money...hahaha. We pulled up to the hotel and walked in the lobby. It was so funny because the facial expressions of the desk clerk should have totally given it away...but Tea still had no idea. I was telling her as we were walking up that she needed to thank Ana Lopi for the room because she hooked us up! We got upstairs and I put the card in the door and pushed her in as I was looking for the light. Everyone screamed "SURPRISE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY," Tea of course couldn't stop crying....it was the best surprise ever! Here's some pictures of our fun Fangupo ladies weekend.....