Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
10 Things I am Thankful for my Husband:
- I'm thankful for his dedication to his family
- I'm thankful for how committed he is when he has a plan
- I'm thankful for the love and attention he gives me and Lillian
- I'm thankful for his testimony
- I'm thankful for his concern for those around him
- I'm thankful for his patience
- I'm thankful for his laughter
- I'm thankful for his uncanny ablility to do anything
- I'm thankful for his willingness to help out around the house when needed
- I'm thankful for his dreams
10 Things I am Thankful for Lillian:
- I'm thankful for her ability to be happy at all times
- I'm thankful for her never-ending energy
- I'm thankful for her imagination
- I'm thankful for her love
- I'm thankful for her desire to learn
- I'm thankful for her ability to love sports (and learn on her own ie swimming)
- I'm thankful for hugs and kisses
- I'm thankful for her uncanny sense of humor
- I'm thankful for her dedication to those she loves (ie imaginary friends, cousins, etc)
- I'm thankful for her times of rest
10 Things I am thankful for in my life:
- I'm thankful for a great family to love and support me
- I'm thankful for my job
- I'm thankful for my testimony
- I'm thankful for a job that allows me to be home during the day and not too late at night, and that is not too consuming that I don't have energy or patience to deal with things of home
- I'm thankful for the gym with a kid's club
- I'm thankful for an apartment in which to live and call home
- I'm thankful for vehicles that work and can get us to where we need to be
- I'm thankful for my friends
- I'm thankful for my health (with diabetes and all)
- I'm thankful for my ability to be patient, competitive, and understanding
Here are some memories (that don't even have to deal with Thanksgiving):
- The Thanksgiving trip we took to Arizona with David and Sharon that included Disneyland. (Leon, Eric, Jenny and I had a lot of fun racing to the rides of our choice.)
- The summers of hiking with the family--hearing Peter and Jenny yelling "Whoa Nelly" all the way down the mountain side.
- Still in high school during Spring break went to Utah to visit Bret, Shelly and Jerry. Convinced Mom and Dad that I could ride home with someone else and stay with Cindy. Being lost on BYU campus and hoping and praying that the group (Bret, Shelly, Jerry, Cindy, Kevin, Brian, Annette, etc) was going to meet to study on the 4th floor of the library. Jerry telling me he was going to take me to dinner and then waiting until 7 pm for him to pick me up. We went to an all you can eat taco buffet and drinks. Jerry telling me he was going to get his money worth (he didn't eat all day, and his coupon was $5.95 for two after 7 pm, and he also jumped up and down to make sure there was plenty of room in his stomach).
- On Valentine's day in Utah, going out to my car to go to class and thinking someone broke into my car to put a single rose in it. To find out it was from Jerry and Peter!
- Scarring Frans at a young age at the movie "Jurassic Park". If he hadn't been so adamant that he couldn't get scared, and then asking cousins what was coming next, then I wouldn't have had to scare him!
- Being on the sidelines of the football team Peter's Senior Year and seeing everything up close and counting how many he injured on the other team.
- Bret, Jerry, Peter, and Frans meeting up with Mom and Dad to be present for my first child's blessing. They may never know how much that mattered to me and words can never express seeing them there and what it meant.
- The many times Jenny would come and meet up with me in Provo, and then later the many phone conversations late at night when it was needed. Can't live without our daily phone conversation?!
- Jenny's and I trip to Disneyland before she got married. It was quick, fast, tiring, and fun (at least I remember it that way----of course our ride didn't show up to take us to and from the airport, it was early flying, couldn't decide which rides to ride first, meeting Goofy, deep conversations, etc)
- The many, many, many times we get together as a family and no matter how long it has been, or who has been added to it, we can get together to laugh and always play cards. There has been many card playing in the years!
None of this is in any order, some other memories may come and I will think "How could I have forgotten that?" I will try not to change anything or add.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
He is my strength when I am weak. He is my heart when I am low. He is my testimony when mine is failing. He is my partner when I am unsure. He is my eyes when I can't see. I love him very much and am thankful for him everyday!
I suprised him by going to the 24 hour fitness last night and decorating his locker with a banner, card, streamers, and protein bar. I then made sure I was up and ready to go to the gym this morning (not as early as he goes 5 am). He brought me (I know I am so cliche, but I am a June baby and they love roses.) red roses! Lillian ran bawling to her room. She couldn't understand why daddy brought mommy a gift and not Lillian. We tried to explain, and just not sure if she understands or not. We went to Olive Garden for lunch, where Lillian was on her best behavior. I then went to work.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Everybody plays a certain type of waiting game. Kids for Christmas, getting their drivers licenses, sports, etc. Adults for good paying jobs, kids, house, etc. Sometimes we understand the waiting game and sometimes we have no idea what we are doing.
This last month has been pretty much a waiting game for me. I am trying hard to figure it out and find what I can learn from it. Early October Sekona and I found out we were pregnant. As always we pray, wait and see what happens. As it seems to be usual for me, we saw the signs of a miscarriage. Through plenty of begged Priesthood blessings and prayers accepted the answer that it wasn't to be. Still, we waited. . . . I stopped going to the gym, tried not to do anything strenous and waited. I did something I normally don't do. I declined the ultrasound and just decided to go with the blood work to see that it was finished. Again the waiting to see the test results. The nurse phoned back and to me sounded confused or at least what she was telling me was confusing. I had to take another blood test, the results were going up. So I did only the tests weren't going up like it was suppose to. The doctor suggested getting a shot to terminate anything that might be there. My first instincts were NO. So I talked the doctor into the waiting game. My tests went up, but my progestrone levels were nonexistent. The ultrasound was clean and great. I stumped my doctor. He was willing to play the waiting game again, and I had more blood tests only the results were not doing what they were suppose to do. I was told I had an ectopic pregnancy. I ended up having to have the shot. Again more waiting and more blood tests. The results dropped considerably but then went up slightly the next time. My two options were to take the shot again or have surgery. The doctor suggested the shot, take more blood work and then if that doesn't work the surgery. So we are waiting again. I find out next Wednesday what is going on. At least I hope I do. One of the priesthood blessings was for me to have my body healed so that I could keep the baby (and as always if it was the Lord's will). I guess I need to heal some.
So, I sometimes worry that we are letting life pass us by while we are waiting. I don't want that to happen. I love my life and how it is moving along, sometimes too fast for me to enjoy it. Still, I have many blessings and can't deny what has been given to me. I may never know why it is this way, but I look at my family and love everything about it. To those I normally respond to and check out, to the delayed emails I apologize. I guess I was worried it would affect how I responded.
Did I mention that I have had my car rear-ended one day (thankfully no damage) and then the next had someone back into it and put a dent where my gas tank is. It is finally all taken care of, but still a lot has been going on this month.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Lillian loved climbing on the haystack pyramid. You can see the backs of 4 of the Russell's (they are the ones in the floursent yellow shirts--Toby, Perry, Campbell, and Elizabeth). Lillian said it was a lot like playing at the Hokanson's.
There was a maze made out of bales that the kids enjoyed. Here is Bronx and Lillian at the maze. There was also a petting zoo where Lillian pet a donkey, feed some goats, saw chickens and bunnies. She loved it!
A couple of weeks ago, Lillian walked into our room and told me she was going to be 17 today. Also, she was going on a date with her boyfriend. She left for a few minutes, came back in and then asks "Looks what my boyfriend bought me?!" She had a crown on her head. I told her it looked nice. Then she lifts up her shirt and pulls on her swimsuit, "My boyfriend bought me this too." "Oh, no no no! You take it back to your boyfriend and tell him you can't have it." She responds, "But he bought it for me, mommy." My response, "I don't care. A boyfriend will never buy you clothes, ever." She stomps out not too happy. If this is how she is at 4, then how will she be at 17?
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Here is Saane and I! I'm not looking too good, but Saane looks great! It was a great afternoon and we look forward to doing it again sometime! I can't believe we have known them for close to 9 years! Their children have grown up a lot!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, I had a sister in the ward come up to me and ask if I was the one who was pregnant?! "Who told you I was pregnant?" She said the young women mentioned my name as being pregnant (I think she works in Young Womens). "I don't know how they could have mentioned my name." She could have sworn it was me and went off to seek out who was the pregnant sister. Then on Monday, I had a bus driver over hear the end of my conversation about David's little one. She came up to me later and saids, "So I take it your pregnant." "What?!"
Also, we have Fehi visiting us until Tuesday. It has been nice to meet another member of Sekona's family. He is the youngest brother, 23, single, hoping to get into BYU-Hawaii, and seems a little shy but friendly. I think he has been having fun here with us. Hopefully, I'll be able to get a picture and post it one of these days. Lillian loves having uncle around.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
- See Lillian go to college
- See Lillian married in the temple
- Serve a couple's mission with Sekona
- learn Tongan and another language
- have twins
- meet my in-laws
- have a dream house
7 Things I Do Now:
- entertain Lillian
- try to be consistent on going to the gym
- go to movies with Lillian and Sekona
- go to parks
7 Things I Cannot Do:
Give up my testimony
7 Things That Attract Me to My Husband:
- his love for the gospel (testimony)
- his love for his family
- his laugh
- he thinks I am beautiful
- his body
7 Things I Say Most Often:
- I love you
- Not now
- In a minute
- don't yell/scream
- Let's go
7 Celebrities I Admire:
- Thomas S. Monson
- Doris Day
- Dana Andrews
- Matthew McConaughey
- Marcia Lynn McClure
- Cary Grant
- Michael Jordan
7 of My Favorite Foods:
- Chipotle burrito
- white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake
- lu pulu
7 of My Friends I tag. . . . Anyone who would like to
I would like to vent about a Washington State program that was introduced to me over a year ago.... ESIP (Employer Sponsored Insurance Program) which was explained to me as a reimbursement of my medical premiums that I pay to my employer and has nothing to do with my standing on any state funded program (Food stamps, Medical Coupons, etc.). Well, I was told this year that if I would drop Sekona from my insurance then they would be able to reimburse me for him and Lillian (she is on Medical Coupons). Why would I drop Sekona?? What they would reimburse for him wouldn't cover any of his medical costs. So, this year they can only reimburse me Lillian's portion of my employer medical coverage ($84 of the $461.53 I will be paying a month). Then she has the gall to ask me if I was on COBRA!! After I explain that I am not on COBRA and only work 9 months out of the year she tells me to talk to my employer about getting on a 12 month plan, when I explain to her that that is my 12 month plan and that is why I fork out 2 months of medical premiums out of pocket she has the gall to tell me "That is expensive insurance" Well, it is the cheapest of all the plans offered to me. "We still can only reimburse Lillian since she is on Medical Coupons." Whatever, I am grateful for the $84, but what or who exactly is the Employer (mine Evergreen School District or The State). I think the program is screwed up!!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Today, while shopping at Wal-Mart Sekona asked me to move to the side to let a lady pass. I moved to the side, but she was hesitant on passing. Eventually, she asked me if I were planning on having more children. "We would like to" was my response. She responded by saying "You should have more children." This caught me off guard since most people say to stop having children. Again she hestitated and then asks if she could say why. I told her to go ahead and tell me. She again made sure it was alright for her to voice her thoughts, after reassuring her she came closer to me, looked over her shoulder and said, "If you don't mind my saying so, your husband is too hot to not let the genes be passed on. You should have as many children as you can."
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Mom arrives unknowingly to the park. It is a pretty park (with actual shade by the benches) and some good rides. Lillian is happy to be on the see saw, the 2 big slides and so forth. "Mom, play with me! Ride down the slide with me." Lillian begs. Just then a nice mother with a 3 year old daughter and a 7 month old son show up. Lillian is excited to see another girl to play with. They eventually make it to the swings, where Lillian shows off her swinging ability.
Another mother and child arrive. "Lillian, you have been on the swing for 5 minutes. Why don't you share and let the other little girl swing?" Mom absently asks Lillian. Lillian gets down with no thought and when the little girl, Anna, runs to the swing Lillian is stunned for a moment. Mom suggests playing on one of the other many toys.
Out of nowhere a huge screams belts from Lillian's mouth, "I don't want to. . . . No slide, no tire swing, no nothing." Of course, these responses to all of Mom's pleading to do something else while Anna was swinging. "She's been on the swing a long time." Lillian responds after Anna has been on it for less than a minute. "Lillian remember we are sharing. It is nice to share." Mom calmly reminds her. "I am sharing." She responds in a yell, with other sayings coming out of her mouth and now striking Mom. Mom looks around as now there are 3 mothers with children staring at my child as if something was going to rub off of her and on to her children.
"Lillian, you don't act this way at the park. You keep this up and we are going home." Mom kneels and looks Lillian right in the eye. Still, Lillian was determined to have her say and continue on the path she was on. Mom got up and started walking away towards the car. Now the pleadings were "I don't want to go home. You can't make me go home. Mom wait." Mom as calmly as she can responds to her daughter who has been possessed by some tantrum queen states "We are going home."
Mom thinking it was safe to have her in the car soon learned the errors of her thinking as Lillian kicked the passenger seat in front of her, swinging at anything near her and hitting the window all the while screaming at the top of her lungs, "My bum is hot!" When Mom isn't responding she goes further by screaming "My back is hot! My bum is hot! I need to get out of the seat." Mom calmly shouts above her screams, "When we get home."
Mom and Lillian head into the house with a screaming Lillian. It takes Mom 45 minutes to calm her down. What happen to the innocent girl that started out at the park? Who know what could possess a little girl with the sharing of a swing?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
2. How long did you date before you got married? 5 Months!
3. How long have you been married? In November 11 years!
4. What does he do that surprises you? Just when I am feeling my worst, that is when he gives me the best compliment. Also, his complete faith.
5. What is your favorite feature of his? His eyes. I also enjoy his smile.
6. What is your favorite quality of his? How he meets the challenges before him and conquers them, his ability to be a hard worker, and willing to help anyone.
7. Does he have a nickname for you? Since our neighbors in TVA knew Sekona was home by him saying "Hey Babe" as he approached the door. So, I guess that is it.
8. What is his favorite color? Black.
9. What is his favorite food? Depends--if he is around Polynesians it is definetly Poly food (Lu sipi, fish, etc.), if it is during his workout stages it is plain chicken, salad, broccoli, eggs, and if it is just normal day anything he can eat!
10. What is his favorite sport? TENNIS and weight lifting.
11. When and where was your first kiss? You will think it is so unoriginal---On our first date behind the Laie temple at the gazebo overlooking the city lights and ocean.
12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Probably drive around and look at the different houses and imagining the type we would like to get. That or watch movies.
13. Do you have any children? One miracle baby. Of course, she isn't a baby anymore.
14. Does he have a hidden talent? He doesn't think he can dance, but I enjoy how he dances (even the way he won't show anyone).
15. How old is he? 36.
16. Who said "I love you" first? I'm not sure, but I am betting he did.
17. What is his favorite type of music? Polynesian (tongan, tongan reggae) and hip hop.
18. What do you admire most about him? His strong testimony in the gospel, the loving way he watches over and protects our family, his strong sense of morals.
19. Do you think he will read this? Not unless I tell him it is on here, and then he will probably beg me to change the picture.
20. I tag: Kristen, Vaitaire, Korbi, Ashley, Trish, Lauren
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Work is the same and the transition has been pretty smooth. Of course, today I was told the secretary has a gall bladder situation (possibly surgery) and I am unsure what that means for me. The payroll specialist would like for me to train a little more (I had helped fill in for 6 months last year when a employee was out with heart surgery and hernia surgery.) just in case anything happens and also to keep up on the process. Especially since Jaleit prefers not to do the Kronos part of the desk and I don't mind it.
There will probably not be much added to the blog since not much will be going on except boring work.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Frans, Heather, Dana were able to spend the night and Lillian was able to enjoy Dana some more. She really loved being around the cousins this weekend, and Granny! Overall, it was a great weekend and fun. I have a hard time believing that school (which means work) starts on Wednesday, but as in all things we, or I, must return to work.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I've been distracted and am finally putting down my thoughts of the reunion. First of all, I thought it was awesome and such a great turn out!! We had only 4 families missing! I was kind of surprised by Sekona's lack of picture taking, but then again he was having fun with the water fight, water volleyball, volleyball and watching the kids enjoy the inflatable house and swimming. Lillian enjoyed the inflatable house, the swing set at Leon's house, swimming, and most definetly the bubble pool! We had lunch, games and talking, a superior slideshow (by Mike and Jenny, and even with technical difficulites it was a hit and a tear jerker), and dinner. It is amazing the ancestory--Frans and Verella have 4 children, 28 grandchildren and 83+ great grandchildren (I knew of at least one pregnancy). We have covered the South Pacific area, Europe area , United States area, South America area, soon Canada, South Africa, Asia, Trinidad area in the mission fields!! How amazing is that! It was a busy weekend with a nephew's baptism (Dakota), Family Reunion, a nephew's baby blessing (Jax). Here is basically my run down:
David and Sharon were on their mission in Russia! Annette was there with her kids and it was great to see her. Brian had other committments and therefore was unable to attend. Kevin's kids have all grown up! It was good to chat and see Cindy again, who is living in Rifle, Colorado. Leon was a very happy new father of a baby girl, Macey! Eric's kids are grown! McKenzie looks a lot like her father and the other 3 have grown so much. Becky is still in Rifle, Colorado but keeping her options open. David was there, but missing his pregnant wife very much. Dennis was unable to make it.
Lillie and Raymond looked great! It was great to see Kurt and Michelle (who don't look like they have aged since I have been away from college!). Their son, Taylor, accepted a mission call to Canada Toronto (south?)--the oldest great grandson! Clint looked great and you can tell that he has a deep love for his children and their wellbeing! Clark was not there. I was able to chat a little bit with Monica, but missed Grant (everytime I saw him he was on the other side of the group). Jill and Scott were doing great! She is expecting her first and I think she is excited. They have a plan--it must be nice to have a plan. I try at times, but my plans don't always seem to go as planned. JoAnn looked great as always. I hope she does well in her (would you call it a medley) Triatholon in Wales. She will be running the 5k, Travis, her husband, will swim, and Lillie (mom) will ride the bike. It seems like fun! It was great to see her twins as well.
Mom and Dad's family was doing great. I kind of felt bad because I was so busy making sure I made the rounds with my cousins, I didn't get a chance to talk to my sister-in-laws much. I hope they understand and had a great time as well. It was great to be able to spend so time with Bret and to know that we have some things in common. I didn't realize that we may have some similarities in our lives.
Ann and Bob were doing well. Todd and Dena's children seem to mix in so well that it was hard to tell which one belonged to which one. I saw Tony and was able to say 'hi', but didn't really get a chance to talk to him much. Mary was there and she looked like she was doing well. I probably bugged Taryn as he sat in the back of Sekona's pickup for the slideshow. Tiffani and Ruben were fun to talk with and I got to know Ruben better. Congrats on the house! Scott and Debbie looked great as always. Stephen and Korbi are doing well. I believe Korbi likes to take pictures, because she approached Stephen about running out of memory on the memory stick. Joel and Michelle are doing well and giving us Washingtonian's lip about our Washington potatoes aren't as good as his Idahoan's potatoes--like he couldn't tell the difference Washington's is always superior to Idaho's?! He had three pretty girls and a pretty new boy. Staci and Felix were a riot. Staci was glad to reconnect with David, Becky and Frans.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Last Friday Sekona and I went to the Portland, Oregon Temple. As usual I get all giddy and feel so much joy that it is undescribable, along with the peaceful feeling. As you can tell I always enjoy going to the temple. This thought came to my mind--if this world is so beautiful (and there are many who think it is, just look at some of the examples) just imagine how beautiful the Celestial Kingdom will be?! With all that is constantly bombarding us with negativity, just looking around and there is so much beauty in the world.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Yesterday was Primary Activity Day! As a Primary Teacher and as a parent I was asked to stay. One parent was to stay with their child, I was designated even before it was even started. Sekona was busy working (and we can't complain there!). Lillian had lots of fun--she participated in the cupcake walk (I was even impressed with her patience, as it took her several turns before winning a cupcake!), fishing, guessing what was in the sack, obstacle course (It was Nephi's journey--get the brass plates, pick up the Liahona, wilderness, hunting grounds, build a ship, and on to the Promised land!), face painting-only she didn't want it on her face, and bubbles. She loved trying to take care of the little ones, especially Penny (She is the youngest of the Russell's.)
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I have two pictures of Jon Mozo on my wall (one of them is the turtle above). He has a limited selection of pictures as he died the year we moved. Still, his pictures remind me of the wonderful times I had in Hawaii.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday night we were heading out. Sekona went to retrieve something from the pickup and I said, "Daddy is hot!" Lillian, "Daddy isn't hot?!" "He isn't?" Lillian, "No Daddy is cool!" "You don't think he is hot?" Lillian, "Daddy's not hot, he isn't sweating. He is cool!"
Sunday the Primary President was giving a talk in Sacrament. I was trying to get Lillian to sit still, lower her voice and trying to listen to the talk. Sister Morgan was saying something about Primary shouldn't be the sole teaching and that the home should be, something about how children should know how and where they should be and telling parents that as they are out in the halls to question youth on if they should be in the halls and where they should be and then gave the following example. "A few weeks ago, I was roaming the halls when a Sunbeam, Lillian Taufa, came running around the corner. She immediately stopped, her eyes got huge, pointing behind her and said, "My teacher is behind me." Sure enough around the corner came Sister Abrahms and the rest of the Sunbeams. Lillian knew was suppose to be with her teacher." As soon as Lillan heard her name her eyes got huge and in a silly voice said, "That's me. I'm Lillian Taufa. She's talking about me. Oh man!" The Mendez family in front of us were giggling with her responses.
Monday, Lillian and I were discussing and I don't even know what about, but the end conversation was "We're all Tongans." I said, "All of us." Lillian, "Yea, Daddy is Tongan. I'm Tongan. Mommy is Tongan." "I'm Tongan. I didn't know I was Tongan." Lillian, "Yea, I'm Tongan because of Daddy and you're Tongan too."
It was great to be at the airport anxiously awaiting the return of Mom and Dad from their mission to Moscow, Russia. It seemed that this mission took longer than when they were on their mission in Australia, and they were only gone for 18 months this time and not 2 years?! Maybe because I wasn't so limited on being able to call them when they were in Australia (we had cheaper phone charges then) than in Russia. Still, it was great to have them come home! What a wonderful example they continue to be to me and the grandkids! To know their love of the gospel, that their testimonies are strong, and that they are willing to serve the Lord. I am sure Mom is wondering if she should head back, since I call her almost everyday on any little thing?! All I can say is Welcome Home! Welcome Home! Love you tons!
Monday, July 28, 2008
I'm not expecting too many comments on this. As you've noticed I haven't given too many people my blog site, but fair game is fair game. I left a comment and so should post these instructions.
1. As a comment on my blog leave one memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me little or a lot, anything you remember. You can include Sekona and/or Lillian.
2. Next, repost these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Lillian loved being around her cousins!! Molly and Lillian had a love-hate relationship. They were either defending each other or attacking each other! Still, if they had to spend time apart they were in the deepest of woes and couldn't wait until they were back together again. (One night I took Lillian to town to have a little time away and Molly came running up and said, "Remember to come back!". Another time Molly and the family were going to visit Jax as a family and Lillian went up to her in tears saying, "You have to come back. Don't forget to come back home. I'll be here waiting!") We visited with Jerry's and Peter's family as well. Christine and ShaRee were impressed with Lillian's swimming skills. Molly got some scissors down and Lillian cut Molly's, Mikaydi's and her hair! That didn't go over too well, especially since Jenny was excited to show Mikaydi last curls before they were gone. A few were able to be salvaged, but not what was on the agenda.
Mom and Dad came home from their mission in Russia and we were there to greet them!!! It was lots of fun to see Mom and Dad again. Sekona came up for it and Lillian was glad to see her Daddy again!!! Only she didn't want to go home with him yet! Sekona would ask if he should take her back with him. Her response, "No daddy! I have to stay with Molly for ever and ever and then I go to Granny's!" Yes, Granny was kind enough to take the three younger ones to spend a few nights with her and Papa! I believe they had quite the adventure with Molly, Lillian and Mikaydi! I had a wonderful time holding Jax when he was finally released from the hospital! What a special little guy! Soon it was time for Lillian and I to head back and where did the 3 weeks go! It was a whirlwind of activity!