Monday, February 23, 2009

Picture Tag

My friend Heather tagged me and you are supposed to go to your picture file and pick the fourth folder and the fourth picture and tell about it.
This is a picture of a trip I took with a bunch of friends to the Price is Right! It was a blast!!! Normally if you want to go to the show you have to arrive before the crack of dawn to stand in line. Fortunately we had a group of 20 so we only had to be there a few hours early. Once you get there you get a number and then you get to wait, and wait, and wait some more. Then they take you in groups of about 10 and you have to introduce yourselves to the producers(this is your one chance to impress them in hopes that they will call your name during the show). After the interview you go another waiting area and then they seat you in the studio. The studio is a lot smaller than it's made to look through the magic of television. Mary Jo's hilarious aunt(she's the one in the middle holding the card with her name that the cue card guy held up) got to "come on down" and she had the chance to win a mustang but sadly it didn't work out, but she won other fabulous prizes and our group had our 30 seconds of fame on TV!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lots more to update

So here goes another big update once again but first I had to share this picture of Kalei tonight. Apparently I am showing my age once again by saying really long prayers that put people to sleep. :)

Kaili turned 6 after Christmas and we had a great time celebrating it with Dave's family!! So in lieu of pictures I thought I would share 6 fun things about Kaili.
1. She has the most contagious laugh!! Once you hear it you can't help but join in!
2. She loves crafts especially scrapbooking and card making! Maybe I should have her start saving for this hobby!
3.She is an amazing organizer! If I give her a drawer full of junk I can rest assured that everything will be neatly sorted and categorized! It's amazing!
4.She loves to accessorize! Give her a belt, a cute purse and ribbons for her hair and she is one happy girl!
5.She loves to read and can often be found curled up with a large stack of books.
6. She is an awesome sister and great helper to her mom and we love her!

Happy Birthday Kiki!

We inherited some of Dave's moms canning supplies, which I was very excited for! So for FHE we bottled lemon and orange juice. The kids had a great time! (sorry for the blurry pictures-I know it's a problem)

A couple of weekends ago we had a free Saturday, which is rare around this house so we decided to take the kids up to the snow. We had a blast just spending time together! We went sledding and had fun building a snowman!

We brought a little camp stove and had soup and hot chocolate!

We had a fabulous time but I must admit that my favorite part about the snow was that we don't live in it! I hate being cold!

This past week we celebrated Kalani's 9th birthday!! Seriously! Where has the time gone?(Is that another phrase that is showing my age-yikes I need to be more careful!)
Here are 9 fun things about Kalani:
1. He has a great sense of humor and laugh! When Kalani thinks something is really funny it's not unusual to find him rolling on the floor!
2. He is very logical and systematic about things.
3.He love legos and can build for hours with his brother!
4.He loves to read!
5.He loves to play games-when he was little he asked Dave to play a game but he was busy at the moment and Kalani said "That's okay, I'll play for you." Dave said "well, okay(a little confused)" He came back a little while later and said "Dad you won!"
6.Kalani will only drink water and chocolate milk-he hates juice and soda!
7.He works really hard at school and is an excellent student!
8.Kalani loves to make people happy-when it comes down to it he would rather someone else be able to have what they want.
9. Kalani is such a fun kid-so helpful, kind, funny and an awesome brother!
Happy Birthday Kalani! We love you buddy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Growing up too fast. . .

Kawika is growing up too fast. He's turning 12 this year(Aaaaah!) and will be starting Junior High this next school year. This morning Kawika and I were talking about what he wants to do when he grows up. We talked about a lot of things and these are a few things he thought would be great-
1)a professional baseball player
2)a video game creator(is that what you call them? maybe it's developer,anyway)
3)a gas station owner-preferably QT, so he could have all the treats and slurpees he could ever want.
He obviously has his priorities. :) Play all day and eat all the junk you could possibly consume. Sounds like a typical 11 year old boy to me. :)
Kawika really is a lot fun and makes us all laugh a lot. Like the time he tried to show us how easy it is to eat sour candy. It was pretty funny!

Monday, February 2, 2009

So much has happened in the last little while, I don't even know where to begin. We've had a whirlwind couple of months. Some of these things are going to be hard to put down so bear with me at I try to make sense of everything in my head.

This year we were very excited to be able to spend Christmas with Dave's family. We had such a wonderful time and made memories that we will cherish forever. We were able to be there for 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. My kids loved playing with cousins and getting to know their Aunts and Uncles. We had lots of fun going to the park, Old Sacramento, playing with nerf guns and laser tag. Sorry for the lack of picture-they are in California-I'll have to post them later.
As some of you know Dave's mom had been battling brain cancer for the past 4+ years and a week after we returned from Christmas she passed away. It is amazing how our loving Heavenly Father continues to bless you even amidst trials. His continual "tender mercies" and comfort through the spirit have carried us through this difficult time and I am so grateful for the knowledge of the gospel. We know we will be able to see mom again one day. My kids helped us put everything into perspective. Kalei kept saying "Mom, I'm not sad." She knows Grandma is with Jesus and in her eyes isn't that the best place to be? I must agree but we still miss her. She was an amazing women! She put her whole heart into her family and the gospel and showed us what really matters!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A sweet good night

I know, I know it's been forever since I posted and I will post the big catch up tomorrow-I promise. I just had to post this so I wouldn't forget. We were just putting our kids to bed and as I was kissing Kalei she says "Good night my favorite mom!" Oh, so sweet just melts your heart. Then she says "Mom, say good night my favorite daughter."(This is a bad habit of Kalei's, she likes to tell me what I should say-a lot) Wanting to be politically correct I say "Good night my favorite 3 year old daughter" Then she says "Good night my favorite OLD mom!" Kids know how to put you in your place don't they. :)