"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

May 26, 2009

Memorial Day.....Mom's Birthday.....

It was my mom's birthday on the 23rd, but since my mom and dad were busy all day that day, we decided to all get together on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day and Mom's birthday. We did what we always do....eat eat eat and watch the kids play on grampa's bikes... this time Uncle Daniel brought his 4-wheeler.... the kids have so much fun on that. He spends the whole night riding around with all the kids, making them take turns. He's the fun uncle, and all the kids know it! My dad stood at the bbq and made WAY TOO MUCH food for how many of us there were...but it was all good, we had a good time! The only thing that sucks about our little family get-togethers at my mom and dad's is the darn flies and mosquitos....since they live on the lake's shore...there are TONS and TONS of them.... almost enought to ruin the bbq, but we had to stand watch over the food with a paper plate swatting all the bugs away....they definetly need to invest in those bug killer things! But it was so nice to be with the family again!

Mom's birthday cake....we all thought it was so funny that my dad got a cake and had them write Cindy instead of Mom or Gramma..... we were teasing him and he just said... "hey, that's her name..." hahaha

And here are some random pictures from that day....
As you can tell, Mone is in the majority of the pictures...that would be because he follows me around when I'm taking pictures and says "cheese, mom take a picture of me..." He loves the camera!

Mone and Uncle Daniel

Finau and Filimone... 2 weeks apart in age!

May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all you Mother's out there had a very happy Mother's Day this past Sunday! Even though I had to work, I still had a great day! On Saturday night, my sisters and I took my mom out. We all went and got manicure's and pedicure's, went out and ate at Cafe Rio, and we were gonna watch a movie, but instead we just went and kicked it at my older sister's house. It was so nice to spend some quality time with my mom and sisters. On Sunday, I had to work in the morning so I didn't get to go to church, but when I got home, we had our annual Mother's Day feast at the in-laws. It was so nice to have Auntie Namu here from Frisco, Maze from Arizona, and Manusina from New Zealand... we just ate and talked all night long, and enjoyed each other's company. There was tons of food there, but I just focused on the JUMBO King crab legs. I don't think I've ever seen crab legs that big...they were so delicious!

This Mother's Day was extra special for my little family because we got some awesome news.... I have been feeling a little weird lately, not really sick, but different so I thought I'd take a pregnancy test just to see.....

I went to Walmart and bought the 2-pack...the first one had a two lines, but the test line was super duper light...so I'm thinking it's really a negative. I take the 2nd test and the line was a little bit darker, but still light. I read the instructions and it said that if there is any line at all, then it's positive. I was so excited, but still a little skeptical so on Friday morning, I dropped Makai off at school, I went to the doctor to get another test. POSITIVE! I was so happy! This is probably 1 1/2 years of trying, so we couldn't be more happy! My estimated due date is January 7th, 2010!!!!

I finally got my camera back!!!

Ok, so I totally dropped my Nikon DX40 like a month ago and totally shattered the lens. I was totally bummed about it since I always take my camera with me. Thank goodness for the warranty (which I almost didn't buy) because they just replaced my camera for a new one for FREE. I'm SOOOOO glad I that after much debating, I opted to get the coverage. Now I'll be back to snapping photo's of every little thing!!!

May 5, 2009

No More Diapers.... YAY!!!

So Mone's been showing us all the signs that he's finally ready to be potty trained, like taking off his diaper after he goes and asking a lot of questions about the toilet... so we decided he's probably ready to be trained. I went to WalMart and bought him a pack of underwear and when I brought them home, he was so excited... his older brother was such a good helper and I just think it's so cute when Makai claps and cheers him on when he actually goes in the toilet. It took a lot longer for Mone to get the hang of it than Makai, that's for sure, Makai was unusually easy to train. He asked us if he could go pee-pee in the toilet and from that day on we bought him underwear and he NEVER once had an accident. He wanted to do it, and he never wore diapers after that. Mone, not so much. I was scared that he would have an accident overnight so I still put a diaper on him while he was sleeping...and it was funny because he would wake up in the morning and get mad that he didn't have his underwear on.I bought him one of those little kids toilets (which I totally hate because you have to dump it and clean it after he uses it...) but luckily he didn't really like it, so we decided to just let him use it as a stepping stool to reach the big toilet. After about a week and 6+ underwear in the garbage (because I wasn't about to wash it if he went #2) he's finally 100% potty trained!!! Just in time too because I just ran out of my coupon diapers!!