Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Tongan BBQ!

Here is Sione and Fehi enjoying the BBQ Shoyu chicken, breadfruit, and potato salad. It was nice of Sione and Saane to invite us over the afternoon. Sione, Fehi, Sekona did some tennis stuff and Saane and I got to visit and relax (oh, and went to Camas to pick up a worker and drop him off at the Max).

Sekona, Sione and Fehi having a fun time! (Like Fehi's fake tattoo. I guess the new way of doing it is to put on an arm sling that looks real!)

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!

Sekona was taking too long to find the perfect shot! This is what happens when he takes too long!

Uncle Fehi!!

Here is Uncle Fehi and Lillian. Lillian has been loving having her uncle around. She is getting more and more relaxed around him and is sad to see him go on Tuesday. Hopefully, Fehi is surviving Lillian throwing herself at him, walking into his room at anytime, screaming, and just being right next to him at all times. It has been great to get to know him. I now can honestly say he is my brother! I believe Sekona has been loving having his brother here as well. There have been many late nights, lots of laughing, and no sleep. Fehi will be missed when he leaves.

Lillian's first photo taking?!

Here is Lillian taking her first photo. Sekona was a little hesitant of letting her. I think she did alright. Her second shot wasn't so good, maybe because we were laughing too much. If you know Sekona, then you know if the picture of him doesn't turn out right it is destroyed. Good job Lillian!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Is there a target on my back?!

Lillian loves taking her dolls and playing with them. Lately, she is telling me they are twins. (Her Cinderella and Minnie Mouse are one set and the other set is Molly and Emma.) Of course, Emma had to be thrown away when Lillian spilt finger nail polish all over her face. (This was done while I was at work and Sekona was on the phone. Daddy told her she had to throw it away I guess.) Anyways, Lillian is always talking about twins. I'm not even sure how she knows about them. If anything I would think she would be talking about triplets--her friends are a set of triplets.

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

Lillian Moment!

Here's a Lillian moment: Sekona and I were hugging. (I know too much information.) But here is one of our family traditions. Whenever Sekona and I start to hug, Lillian gets between us and joins in the hug (after we lift her into our arms). A family hug! But tonight I told Lillian this was just a "daddy and mommy" hug. Lillian's response: We're not a happy family. With just the two of you there is no happy family without a child. (Said in a sad voice.) So of course, she was lifted into the family hug!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

7 Things

7 Things I want to do before I die:
  1. See Lillian go to college
  2. See Lillian married in the temple
  3. Serve a couple's mission with Sekona
  4. learn Tongan and another language
  5. have twins
  6. meet my in-laws
  7. have a dream house

7 Things I Do Now:

  1. clean
  2. entertain Lillian
  3. work
  4. try to be consistent on going to the gym
  5. cook
  6. go to movies with Lillian and Sekona
  7. go to parks

7 Things I Cannot Do:

Give up my testimony

7 Things That Attract Me to My Husband:

  1. Smile
  2. eyes
  3. his love for the gospel (testimony)
  4. his love for his family
  5. his laugh
  6. he thinks I am beautiful
  7. his body

7 Things I Say Most Often:

  1. I love you
  2. sweety/honey
  3. No
  4. Not now
  5. In a minute
  6. don't yell/scream
  7. Let's go

7 Celebrities I Admire:

  1. Thomas S. Monson
  2. Doris Day
  3. Dana Andrews
  4. Matthew McConaughey
  5. Marcia Lynn McClure
  6. Cary Grant
  7. Michael Jordan

7 of My Favorite Foods:

  1. Potatoes
  2. Ribs
  3. Chipotle burrito
  4. peaches
  5. faikakai
  6. white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake
  7. lu pulu

7 of My Friends I tag. . . . Anyone who would like to

A couple of things. . . .

Lately I have been thinking it is cruel and unusual punishment for anyone to have an only child or to space them too far apart!! It is not only cruel to the child, but also to the parent. I love Lillian don't get me wrong, but lately she has tried my patience and is constantly wanting to be entertained. It gets a little frustrating when you are trying to get the apartment cleaned, go to the gym, get dinner ready, get ready for work, find time to be with Lillian, and try to have a conversation with Sekona as we are passing Lillian to each other. Lillian has had this habit lately of taking a bite of food and then just throwing it on the floor of the car. It doesn't matter if it is gum, candy, chips, cookie, fries, whatever she is eating while we are on the go it ends up on the floor (sometimes with her stepping on it to ground it into the floor). She is not allowed to eat in the car anymore. I know there are some out there who are like me and have a difficult time having another child (I don't blame them. These are my own thoughts.). I just didn't think I would have only one child and then if I am lucky to have another to have them so far apart.

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!!