Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dancing the night away

Jada and cousins showing us their awesome dance moves

Monday, March 23, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009


I've been slowly making my way through the classics section at the library, but I also like to read other good books. Anyone have any recommendations? Anything good out there that's being read?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

You know you don't blog enough when....

Your dad calls you on the phone and asks "When are you going to update your blog".
I don't know, I sometimes feel like my blog should be some earth-shattering profound thing, instead of what it is, a mundane housewife's catolog of events. For instance,do any of you really want to read about all the runny noses I've been wiping this past week? Or that I am a total cranky pants when I don't get enough sleep and become the grumpy witch of the Northwest? Which I was all week because my kids weren't sleeping well, and when they aren't sleeping well... my nose grows a wart and my face turns green... HEHEHEHEHE!
But anyways, all of you will be relieved to know that I am no longer Mrs. Cranky Pants, and have returned back to normal just in time to start PMSing next week. My husband will be SOOOO excited. Have I just crossed a line? TMI? Probably not, becuase I think my only readers are family, so they would hear this from me anyway.
Do you know what's been annoying/disturbing me lately? It's the fact that my son keeps being mistaken for a girl. PEOPLE, he has long lashes and messy hair, what's girlish about that? Please, may I make a request that all of you out there who comment on a poor defenseless stranger's child, to pause and take a moment to determine what kind of clothing the child is wearing and make an educated guess on the child's sex. If it is too close to call, say something that is fitting for any sex, like "What a beautiful baby, what is the baby's name?" Yes, that works, please use it and stop being a frustration to all the mother's out there who are now developing a complex that their children might suffer this oversight all their lives.
Good news though, while I was at Costco buying diapers and wipes in mass quantities, and sitting down at the food court to console my spending in a sausage and diet coke for $1.50, a childless couple was admiring Gabe (with the kind, but oh so WRONG comment of "What a beautiful baby girl") and Jada, so we started chatting, and they were totally awesome! We ended up exchanging telephone numbers and names on the back of our Costco receipts (because you can't leave the store without them) with talk of calling. I would really like to call, but I have never done this before. What should I say? I would love to get to know them better, but I feel that my humble home and children might overwhelm them in concentrated doses, and I don't want them to think I am a moocher or something. How would you go about this? I should have gotten their email.... email is so less threatening nowadays than a phone conversation. It's more easily ignored... or facebook is even better.... Geesh, I wish I would have thought about this then, then they could more easily avoid me if they were just being polite at Costco.
I would like to make an Official Announcement. As of today, I am wearing some of my pre-Gabe clothes. First time in like two years. I am out of fashion, but I am just so ecstatic to not have to wear oversized sweatshirts and exercise pants with an elastic band that I will shout it from the rooftops. When I first started this blog, I was tracking my weight-loss and was getting pretty embarrassed when the numbers stopped going down, so I quit and avoided it, but at the end of last year as I was pondering my goals for the near and far future, one of them was first in my mind, to get my act together and lose weight and be healthy. That also meant that I had to admit to myself that I couldn't do it alone, and so I reverted to my one and only successful weightloss and started doing Weight Watchers again. Well, you might wonder, how can weight watchers be that helpful, if this is my second time around doing it? Well, in it's defense I moved to a country where they had no WW, and one of the 4 main strategies of losing weight with their program is to attend the meetings every week. Then a miscarriage and a full-term pregnancy later, I had gained back most of the weight I lost (but in defense of myself, when I moved to Fiji, before I was prego with Gabe, I was pretty successful in maintaing my weightloss, so I really am saying I am blaming my over-indulgence while being pregnant with Gabe). So there you have it folks. All of 2008, I was struggling with losing the weight myself. Only, that doesn't seem to work for me. I need a "map" and not just an idea of how to get there. I need something that works for me. It's kind of like a math equation, we all know that 2+2=4 and so we know that exercise and eating right= weightloss, but just as 1+3=4 and 5-1=4 there's lots of paths to get there, you just have to know which one is working best in the situation your in. So there you have it. I am somebody who needs "help" and needs to be accountable to a nameless face in an undescript building to motivate myself to do what I need to do each week, and lose the lbs!
Well, I better get moving my family is having a meltdown without me!
Until next time....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Falling behind

I don't know why I am not able to write more than a blog here and there, but it seems that the time I get to spend on the computer for more than 5 minutes is few and far between, but I guess that happens when you've got two kids to chase and a husband who studies constantly!

Christmas was good to us. It was so great to spend the holidays with my family. It was lots of fun, and though it kept snowing, and snowing it was nice to have a white Christmas, though I did miss our family tradition we kept in Fiji of going to the beach the day after Christmas and having a picnic and swimming in the pool.

I'm not much for "New Year's Resolutions" but we make family goals, for lack of a better definition, in which we strive to live by the "goals" we set for ourselves. This year it is "be hopeful, be prayerful, be studious, be clean, be appropriate, be kind, Be One" It's kind of a variation of Pres. Hinckley's 6 Be's.

As with each new year, I just hope that I live a little better, am more obedient to the commandments, learn a little more, and just make a better me than I was last year. I do not however want to grow a little bigger or wrinklier or grayer, but I don't know how many of those things I have in my complete control, though I do know I will try my best that it doesn't happen!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Go Away, Snow!

I want the snow to stop right now! I mean it! It is going to totally ruin all my Christmas plans if it keeps on snowing. They'll close down all the mountain passes, and I will never make it to Spokane to have Christmas with my family. To some people, this might not be such a big deal, but because I left every single Christmas present at my mom's house, my daughter will wake up on Christmas with absolutely nothing to open! She'll be so upset, I can imagine it now. So I keep praying the weather will clear up enough so that we can travel in our car to Spokane. I just don't want Jada to feel sad on Christmas. Plus, I really want to spend the holidays with my family since we've been out of the country for the past 3 years. So anyone out there who cares... say a little prayer that I can make it to Spokane with my family!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Just some video of my baby boy laughing it up and Jada giving us a run down about school