Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I haven't had time to blog like I want - - - - we got a new van. Pictures coming - -

Jonah has a blog. GO TO JONAH VIMAHI.

Tasha can crawl and do peekaboo!!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


1. Typically what time do you wake up??

DAD - 5:00, The rest of us the latest is 5:30

2.On a good night what time are your kids in bed?

8's harder now, as it's still light!

3.How long have you been a mommy?

8 years in July :)

4.How old were you when you became a mommy?

A mature 27 years old!!!

5.What is your favorite kids tv show/movie?

We love Game Plan - - - on TV we watch old Full House episodes

6.What is your least favorite kids show?

Sponge Bob Squarepants - yuck! Jonah's boy cartoons: Turtles, Ben 10

7. What are your kids 'favorite' chores??

Outside yard work. Charley loves to help fold blankets. Tasha just "undoes" all the chores

8.What is your favorite meal to cook?

Anything fast and easy, frozen stuff from Costco and our Relief Society trade group:)

9.What is the meal you cook most often?

Crockpot meat and mixes

10.What is your kids favorite meal?

Corndogs, Burritos, Mac & Cheese - the stuff mommy and daddy don't like

11.What is your favorite thing your husband does with your kids?

Riding bikes, helping with homework, reading -

Outdoors at cabing, 4 wheelers, boat

12.What are five things that make you smile when being a mom?

1.Hearing my kids laugh 2.Seeing them play nicely together 3.Having them eager to help me with chores 4.Listening to my kids talk to me about their thoughts & feelings 5.Being able to spend time together as a family and everyone is happy to be there :)

13.If you could take your kids anywhere, where would it be?

To see Mimi and Papas condo in Mexico

14.When was the last time you went somewhere without your kids?

Tues. afternoon for about an hour for a doctor appointment

15.What is your favorite past time activity to do with your kids?

Any games - - - boat, cabin, vacations

16.Name one thing you said you would never do as a mom?

(There are way more than just one thing...I've eaten my words several times!!!

17. What is your favorite quality your mom has?

She is a great teacher. She loves her kids unconditionally and is the best grandma (mimi) ever!!

18.What is your advice for new moms?

Enjoy every single moment (day and night) - - - especially with the babies. The time goes by way to fast. Take lots of pictures; journal things your kids do or say; make lots of good memories for them and for you!

19.What is the scariest or most heartbreaking moment as a mom?

Feeling the hurt or disappointment your children have. My Jonah has had stitches twice and that was as scary a medical experience that I want.

My Charley had lumps on her head as a baby - a tumor scare.

20.What is your most joyful moment of being a mom?

Recently it was watching Jonah teach Charley to ride her bike. They were both proud and happy.

Every day of baby learning new things is so fun and fulfilling.

21. When was the last time you were told 'I love you' by one of your kids?

This morning as everyone left to various destinations :) Vili and I to work and kids to school. The kids are really good about kisses and "I love you's"

I tag all my friends. You can copy and paste - - -

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Subscribe to Google Reader

I want to give everyone that doesn't do it already some very useful info. that I got from my best buddy cousin - Valerie

GOOGLE READER. This makes keeping up with bloggers so easy.

Search google reader on your internet search line. You can subscribe to any site. Just add subscriptions and copy and paste all your favorite blogger friend addresses. It will just show you when someone has added something and you can read it. You have to leave google reader open on your desk top. Refresh once or twice a day - - Whaalaa!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Death of a Friend

So tragic and unfair. I've started this a few times without success. We attended the funeral on Monday. I am just going to add to links: Bishop Peisley
and another ward friend: Lisa King. (our friend and tradgedy posts) She includes a link to the obituary and to info on the cause of death.

We were so saddened and made aware of how short life is. We really need to show love daily to those around us. May God bless Nate Pemberton as he tries to live day to day and take care of his 3 other babies.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Awesome for Conference

I'll give credit to my mother-of-the-year friend Marissa for this - - visit her blog and get an awesome conference packet for your kids or for you!! - Marissa Romans.

Click on the link to Marissa then the conference packet link on her site. It really is a great one!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Squished up, teeth showing, huffy face

You have to look hard and watch Tasha's face very carefully while Jonah gets her to do her best talent - - HAPPY 9 MONTHS

Happy Birthday Weensta

I can't believe 9 months has gone by since my baby arrived on this earth. What a blessing she has been in my life.

Let me back track for a minute, Weensta? Her nickname - - Natasha Alina, Tasha Alina, TashaWeena, Weensta - - It fits. Also, my other mother-of-the-year friend wrote a letter to her baby and I wanted to do my own. Hopefully, I will use more of my own ideas then hers. If it is to much like Kellie's I apologize in advance.

My dearest baby girl,

You are such a blessing to me. I have been able to enjoy your every moment. I have refused to leave you for more than a couple hours and I have only done this a couple of times. A couple of times in 9 months? Knowing, that this will be my last baby I have tried to savor your every moment!! We spend 6 hours a day just the two of us together at work. Some days can be pretty hectic, but for the most part I enjoy your company so much - - I feel like you are the most intelligent, advanced 9 month old in the whole world. I'm sure other mothers feel the same about their little ones.

Your newest funnest tricks are singing, babbles with melody. The cutest part is that you rock your head from side to side as you sing. Performing of course - best when we're alone. Sometimes, daddy gets to see your talents.
You also do the cutest wave with a little bay-ba (sing song) as you do it. BYE-BYE.
You can clap - enjoying cheering for yourself. "you did it"
Mommy's favorite of all your talents is the squished up, showing teeth, huffy face - (I'm trying to get a video)

You can feed yourself really well - puffs and mini fruits are your favorite.
You do not like baby food, rice or any of the others I've tried. Mom's fault - chewing and feeding has been my polynesian way. You've never had an ounce of formula. You don't like it and you don't know how to suck on a bottle.
You spend your time in a sitting position these days. Your getting so close to crawling - you get to your tummy very often now and scoot backwards - backwards only.
You are getting good in the walker (at work) - again, you only go backwards. - is something wrong?

You don't sleep through the night - never have!! You've had good and bad times, mom's fault again - - - perhaps we just like to cuddle with each other. You come into my bed 2 - 3 times a night. Eat a little and then I get you back to your crib. - Who knows how much time passes while you are in bed with me. Oh well, a year in the whole scheme of things. I'm taking advantage. I've only gotten mad two nights. You had/have an ear infection and woke up for 3 nights in a row multiple times and wanted to hang out and play - - can't handle that!!

You are a mommy's girl - yeah! Lately though, you've started to like others - mostly family. You've always had a crush on Jonah!! Charley has been a pain until recently and now you love to play and laugh with her. I love to see you when daddy comes home. You light up like crazy and kick both legs and wave both arms. I let you hear him on the phone today - - -You didn't get it so much - - you lit up and looked around the room. You were trying to find him.

You now sit for 20 minutes or so and play with anything - - favorite toys include: bags, wrappers, paper, and binky (you only use it for a teether). Your jumper swing has been so fun for months.

I love you so much - - it's hard to comprehend. A friend told me that she figured that God only screwed up one thing and that is that baby's grow to fast. I want to stop time - - We should get to have babies for more than that one moment of time. Time is flying!! I will never forget these baby times. I've tried my best to photograph and video everything.