Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lag in blogging

So I now have 2 new addictions on the internet - - - - time wasters

Facebook: you've got to try it and

www.woot.com: good deals and specials that only run for one day (or less)
I haven't received my order but I still keep trying to buy

CRAZY - -I HAVE TO SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER ALL THE TIME WHEN I DON'T WANT TO - - WAAAAAHHHH

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy news

I have to try to tell this story because it meant so much to me and was so awesome!!!

Yesterday was Sunday, we went to church. After Sunday School our past bishop Mark Donaldson came directly over to Vili and I and said that he had something happen that he was excited to share: (I'll try to do it justice)

He works for a hospice group and he said that sometimes he meets with different medical professionals for discussions (sales, etc - I'm sure)



ANYWAY, He said that last week he met with some people, were having lunch and the discussion turned to children (of course). They were discussing their children and life. One of the women mentioned that her daughter had this amazing teacher that changed her life. Mrs. Vimahi just made the biggest difference!! What?

He said out of the blue - she had no idea that he lived two doors down from us.

Of course, he had to ask details and for sure it was me!!!!

I asked who she was: Stacey Whittemore and daughter Justine Henry had me in fifth grade - I think 8 years ago.

WOW - SO I DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE -

I'LL REMEMBER YESTERDAY AS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE FOREVER. A COMMENT IN MY BEHALF BETWEEN AND ABOUT STRANGERS - - -

Monday, November 3, 2008

More Halloween fun




ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY







The kids were so cute. Belle, puppy and Ninja - - - The tootsie roll was a hit!!!
The puppy got sad and sick of taking pictures. She cried about every scary mask - - Anthony Daddy and Jesse all scared the puppy!!!

Lawerance comes to visit - yeah





We're happy that Lisa and Ant came too!!! We were happy that they wanted to stay with us for one night - - - the kids love their new cousin!!

I have to mention that I got Lawerance the outfit he is wearing - Isn't he cute??

Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN



PICTURES WILL BE ADDED: CHARLEY IS SOMEONE BEAUTIFUL, TASHA IS SOMETHING SILLY AND CUTE AND JONAH IS SOMEONE MEAN

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My girls and I




I am trying to go back through some of my photos and get some scrapbooking done - This is a page I designed today - all my scrapbooking is digital pages!!! The best way to scrapbook. THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN AUGUST AT THE CABIN - I look this good without makeup???

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MY HANDSOME TALENTED SON




The boy is 8 years old - a very excited black belt in Taekwondo and a Bobcat Scout - officially in the wolf den

My baby is so happy about her twins


TASHA HAS BEEN CARRYING AROUND SOME KIND OF "BEBE" FOR OVER TWO WEEKS. WE GO SHOPPING - DOLL IN HAND, WE GO OUTSIDE - SHE HAS A DOLL. SHE WAS REALLY HAPPY FOR HOURS ABOUT THIS SITUATION UNTIL I BUSTED OUT THE CAMERA

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Where did you meet your husband
? At Enrich International: We both worked there. I had my degree from BYU and it was my first REAL job.
2. How long did you date before you married? 1 year 10 months and only apart for 1 week - a week break so Vili could decide to commit.
3. How long have you been married? 9 years

4. What does he do that surprises you?
He is knowledgable about random stuff - Weird facts - crazy recall of information and memories.
He also calls to say "I LOVE YOU" - - - -
5. What is his best feature? He's hot all over. Nice hairless chest!!! "Eye candy"

6. What is your favorite quality of his?
He is the best father. He loves me and the kids and puts us first.

7. Does he have a nickname for you?
His most creative is Honey

8. What is his favorite food?
Hawaiian Plate lunch - of course

9. What is his favorite sport?
He can do anything - He is great at all sports. He loves basketball the most though. He doesn't play golf because he isn't the best at that - -

10. When & where was your first kiss?
(We're the white trash couple)- parked in my car.

11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Take the kids somewhere new and fun.

12. Do you have any children?
1 boy:Jonah and 2 girls:Charley and Tasha

13. Does he have any hidden talents?
They're not hidden. Vili can do anything and everything: He does it perfectly too!!!

14. How old is he?
33? I try not to keep track (he's younger than I am)

15. Who said I love you first?
Vili did - fairly early in our relationship and I told him that he didn't and to say it when he really meant it. He said it again later and it was for real. I asked how he knew, he said because I fit perfectly. He was holding me in his arms.

16. What is his favorite music?
He likes just about anything. He loves a good country tune. - Uncommon for a polynesian??

17. What do you admire most about him?
He is a hard worker - He likes to shop

18. What is his favorite color?
Green
19. Will he read this? Probably no.
20. Who do you tag? Lisa - my sister... cause I know she'll do it

Saturday, October 11, 2008




You Are Teal Green



You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.

Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.

While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.

Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Deer hunt 2008

Great time by all. No big deer to bring home, but we don't care about that these days. We just like to be together. One of the fun moments was when we tried to go out with all three of my kids, Dad, Vili, and Caleb on the four wheelers for a long hunt and long ride. All the kids were excited. It was drizzling - we thought it would stop. We rode for 20-30 minutes. The rain was coming down hard. We were wet. Kids were happy but getting colder. Tasha was still smiling until we put her between Jonah and I to keep her warm - she didn't like that at all. Then it started pouring. Dad, the kids, and I got under a tree and sent the other two boys to get the truck and come pick us up.

It was quite the adventure and the kids were in heaven. We decided to pretend we could be stranded through the night. Jonah was keeping us safe and building a shelter with fallen wood. The whole time he was quoting Bear Grills. Tasha was loving Papa while Charley tried to figure out food options.


Another highlight was an old homestead we discovered - A State Site - kids thought it was cool to have a glimpse into the past



Thursday, October 2, 2008

True True True




You Are a Green Crayon



Your world is colored in harmonious, peaceful, natural colors.

While some may associate green with money, you are one of the least materialistic people around.

Comfort is important to you. You like to feel as relaxed as possible - and you try to make others feel at ease.

You're very happy with who you are, and it certainly shows!



Your color wheel opposite is red. Every time you feel grounded, a red person does their best to shake you.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lawerance Gabaldon

Lisa's blog is where it's at this week. Use the Lisa and Ant link on the side of my page!!! Go there to get the updates on our newest family member

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BEST NEWS - -

We have the best family news. Check out Aunty Lisa's Blog.

http://gabaldonfam.blogspot.com

YEA - YEA - YIPPEE

Friday, September 5, 2008

Singing Dancing Walking - -

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It doesn't get any cuter than this!!! Tasha is crazy about Backyardigans. Her walk is so cute but, I'm sad because that's all she will do - (no more crawling) - - Notice the scabbed up nose and lip.

Sister Charley is plenty cute too!! She is always a little to helpful

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Day of School - 3rd grade






The first day for Jonah in third grade. His teacher is Miss Thorstrom. Her sister and family are in our ward. They have a little girl Kayla that is Jonah's age and he has known her since nursery. The other girls are ready too - -
Charley is in preschool at Azu's and a neighborhood share - - I'm going to have 7 preschoolers over every six weeks - -fun time!!!
Natasha is going to Azu's on Mondays and Wednesdays while I work - -

Cinderella in OUR park





Cinderella visited and Charley had a blast!! Thanks Jazmin for the photos.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hard times - -

The following link is the obituary of Uncle Arvel. Family members please sign the guestbook - - leave a little thought or feeling!!

http://www.legacy.com/saltlaketribune/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=116862003

See also Lisa's Blog: http://www.gabaldonfam.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Charley's half Birthday



We had Charley's half birthday with Ema Anderson from across the street. Both girls were born on Christmas Eve in 2003. We decided that we had to have a real party in July. Thanks to Becky Anderson for all the great ideas.

It was a bike party in the park in front of our house. The girls both learned to ride their two wheel bikes this year so it was the perfect theme. The kids washed their bikes then, they rinsed them by riding around the park and through the sprinklers. After the bikes were all cleaned they decorated them.
Charley refused to decorate. But her favorite part was the bike parade. She and Ema got to be the leaders.

The whole neighborhood was out. Becky did 20 invitations but I made 48 cupcakes and they were all gone. It was a good time.

I'm a terrible blogger - UPDATE








I've decided that there isn't really a summer anymore. The time has flown by - - -
I just wanted to post an update to the Vimahi summer!! After our amazing time in Mazatlan, we had about a week of down time before two weeks of fun-filled family time. We had 2 big celebrations/parties:

The 2nd of July my baby turned ONE - - - what? I knew it would happen but I didn't want it to. We had a family party on the 4th of July. Tasha's Bday and Independence Day. Fun Fun - -




That next day Saturday the 5th was Jonah's baptism. It was a beautiful and special occasion for him. Jonah had a lot of support from family and friends - thanks to everyone who came. Thank you especially to Grandma Vimahi - she made it especially wonderful for Jonah. He was so handsome and the best part for me was the Jonah sang "Baptism" for the stake portion in the chapel. He loved the "water part" and I have to say: he had a large circle of priesthood holders for his confirmation. I'm so proud of Jonah - he is such a good boy and he has great understanding of the spiritual aspects of life.





















Since the first part of July, we have been having more fun!! The following week, we had a lot of fun with cousins including the Zoo, Jayda's baptism, shopping, time at Cirque Lodge, boating, and lots of play time at Grandma's House.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mazatlan Vacation


These are some of our favorite shots from our vacation. There are many more. I took over 100 photos.

Monday, June 23, 2008

BEAUTIFUL MAZATLAN

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Only a partial glimpse at how amazing our vacation was in Mexico - - so grateful for the relaxing, casual time. THANKS MOM AND DAD
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Mimi was Charley's pool buddy. She demands grandma's constant attention whenever she is around. Yes, I am the cheesy poser in the middle of the video.

Jonah on the Waves

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We couldn't get Jonah to come in off the waves. He is officially a "beach bum" Jonah is sad - he says that this video makes the waves look so small. They were really nice and big

Natasha loving the pool

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Natasha loved walking in the shallow in her floaty - both girls had great skin and lovely curlies in their hair, the humidity does wonders for them.
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Charlise loves to play on the beach, she doesn't get in the water and Papa is her favorite beach pal - building sand castles and burying her.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dancing Queen





Charley had her first dance recital this past weekend. She was so cute. I loved the costume and the song she danced to was "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" from Hairspray.

She has a little sassiness to her personality - I hope it doesn't get out of hand!!

Gettin Jiggy wit it

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You have to be careful watching the beginning to see Natasha's cute little gyrations!! We about died laughing at these new moves - - - - she performs only to the chipmunks.