Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Don't want green!

I was watching a TV commercial the other day and I realized I don't want green! Of course, it didn't hit me until the end of the commercial. It was a catchy little commercial about buying a "green" car. Everyone in the commercial was talking how everyone wanted "green" and how great it was. Sorry, but I don't want "green"! I haven't seen a vehicle out there that has proven to be efficient, cost worthy, warranty wise any better than a regular car. True some claim to have more miles per gallon. Still, I don't want "green".


I don't really understand the word, but lately Lillian has come up with this word: Socko. Now when I ask her what it means, she tells me she doesn't know or know where she heard it. Part of me thinks she made up the word from listening to Sekona talk tongan, but I can't be sure that she didn't make it up while playing with friends. The only thing I do know is that she uses the word in a "name calling" way. Sekona and I have asked her not to use the word anymore but she uses it more and more now. Does anyone out there know the meaning of socko?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here's a tag!

A--Attached or Single: Attached to Sekona

B--Best Friend: Boy--Sekona, Girl--Jenny

C--Cake or Pie: Depends on how it is made, but like both

D--Day of Choice: In high school it was Thursday, now probably Friday or Saturday

E--Essential Item: Cell phone, car keys

F--Favorite Color: Red

G--Greatest Accomplishment: Graduating from college, getting sealed in the temple, having Lillian

H--Hometown: Mattawa

I--Indulgences: Books, Internet, Chocolate

J--January or July: July

K--Kids: Lillian 4 years

L--Life is incomplete without: the gospel and family

M--Marriage Date: 11/20/97

N--Number of Siblings: 4 brothers, 1 sister

O--Oranges or Apples: Oranges

P--Phobias or fears: Disappointing love ones, sugar cane spiders, Lillian being kidnapped

Q--Quotes: "Stay out of bed, that is where people die. ”

R--Reason to Smile: Sunshine, Sekona and Lillian, a good book, hanging out with friends

S--Season: Between Fall or Summer--I love the fall leaves, fog, and the brisk air of fall. I love the sun, all the green and being outdoors for summer.

T--Tag 5 Friends: Elizabeth, Amanda, Vaitare (sorry on the spelling), Stacy, and Crystal.

U--Unknown fact about me: I can't stand paying a bill late, and I have to balance my checkbook once a month.

V--Very favorite store: For Lillian and Sekona--Kohl's, for me I guess Lane Bryant

W--Worst habit: Eating sweets when I'm stressed, shouting at Lillian when my sugars are dropping, saying "whatever" when I'm too frustrated to deal with it.

X--X-ray or Ultra Sound: Ultrasound

Y--Your favorite food: Potatoes

Z—Zodiac: Gemni

Monday, February 23, 2009

8's questions tag

8 TV shows I watch:

  1. Grey's Anatomy

  2. Private Practice

  3. House

  4. Bones

  5. NCIS

  6. Fringe

  7. Lie to Me

  8. Ghost Whisperer

8 Things that happened yesterday:

  • Went to church

  • Gave a lesson

  • Took a nap

  • Watch TV

  • Put music on Sekona's mp3

  • Played "I spy" computer game with Lillian

  • Read "ISSA's Fitness Program book"

  • Ate faikakai

    1. 8 Things looking forward to:

      1. Getting paid

      2. Going to the gym on Wednesday

      3. Lillian's haircut tomorrow

      4. Getting out of debt

      5. Having a house

      6. Going to the temple

      7. Going on vacation

      8. Losing weight

      8 Things on my wish list:

      1. Have a house

      2. Be out of debt

      3. Watch Lillian grow up and get married

      4. Have another baby (if possible)

      5. Have retirement

      6. Be healthy

      7. Keeping my testimony strong

      8. To be safe

      8 Things Sekona did yesterday:

      1. Slept in

      2. Got ready for church

      3. Taught a lesson

      4. Took a nap

      5. Ate pig, tapioca, faikakai

      6. Talked on the phone (tongan)

      7. Drove to church

      8. Played with Lillian

      8 People I tag:

      1. Debbie

      2. Korbi

      3. Tiffani

      4. Katie

      5. Elizabeth

      6. Kristen

      7. Crystal

      8. Lauren

      Wednesday, February 18, 2009


      Lillian and I were heading home from the gym, passing a dairy or feedlot when:

      L: Mommy, know where milk comes from?

      M: where?

      L: The man pours the milk down the cows throat and the cow gives us milk.

      M: Close but not exactly right.

      Lillian and I discussing President's day and why I am not at work:

      L: You're not going to work mom?

      M: No, remember today is President's day.

      L: Where are my presents mom?

      M: You don't get presents on President's day.

      L: Remember mom, on holidays it is nice to give everyone a present. So, where is my present? Are you mad at me mom?

      M: No, I am not mad at you. It's not presents day, but President's day--like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

      L: They get presents how come I don't?

      M: I'm sure they did, but it isn't that kind of holiday.

      This is Tuesday:

      L: Where you going mom?

      M: I have to go to work.

      L: Why mom? Why can't you stay home, you didn't go to work yesterday.

      M: Remember yesterday was a holiday and now today I get to go to work.

      L: Oh, so you don't work on Wednesday?!

      M: Yes I do--Monday, Tuesday, Wed, Thursday, and Friday unless there is a holiday like on Monday.

      L: Do you have to go to work?

      Saturday, February 14, 2009

      Valentine's Tag

      ♥ How long have you been together? 11 years

      ♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? A few hours.

      ♥ Who asked who out? He asked me.

      ♥ How old are each of you? He is 37 and I am 34.

      ♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? Mine.

      ♥ Do you have any children together? One

      ♥ What about pets? We discuss it, but I am afraid of him eventually eating one.

      ♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? Finance

      ♥ Did you go to the same school? No.

      ♥ Are you from the same home town? No. Not even the same country.

      ♥ Who is the smartest? He says I am, but I think he is smart as well.

      ♥ Who is the most sensitive? I think I am, but he has his moments.

      ♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? We rarely eat out as a couple, his favorite is King's Buffet or Chipotle orRed Robin or Ruby Tuesday (but mostly King's).

      ♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Australia (with my sister, her friend and a niece).

      ♥ Who has the craziest exes? Has to be him, I never dated before him.

      ♥ Who has the worst temper? Me.

      ♥ Who does the cooking? He makes mostly his own breakfast. I cook usually the larger meal when I cook.

      ♥ Who is more social? About the same, maybe more him.

      ♥ Who is the neat freak? He loves the place to be clean, but doesn't usually do the cleaning. I love the place to be organized and struggle with keeping it the way I like it.

      ♥ Who is the more stubborn? I'm not sure.

      ♥ Who hogs the bed? He definetly him.

      ♥ Who wakes up earlier? He does.

      ♥ Where was your first date? Walk around Laie and to the gazebo behind the temple.

      ♥ Who has the bigger family? I do.

      ♥ Do you get flowers often? Not really, but when I do get them they mean a lot.

      ♥ Who is more jealous? Neither of us.

      ♥ How long did it take to get serious? About 2 or 4 days, but nothing official for 2 weeks.

      ♥ Who eats more? Him.

      ♥ Who does/did the laundry? I do a lot of it, but when he wants something clean he will do it.

      ♥ Who’s better with the computer? I would have to say I am.

      ♥ Who drives when you are together? He does.

      Tag! You're it!

      Monday, February 9, 2009

      LUCKY YOU!

      Lucky you!The first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

      1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

      2- What I create will be just for you.

      3- It'll be done this year. (might be a little while)

      4- You have no clue what it's going to be.It may be a story. It may be poetry, shoes, bags, or a little invention of my own! I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!

      5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

      Believe me... it may blow your mind!The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

      Sunday, February 1, 2009

      Coloring and Stories!

      I need to get some pictures of Lillian's coloring. She is getting pretty good, if I say so myself. She doesn't trace, just stays within the lines. She loves bold colors! She is constantly asking me to color with her, which I have fun doing except when she picks out what picture I can do.

      She loves the story of Goldilocks and the three bears! She was requesting that I tell her a story and that one popped into my mind. Now it doesn't matter if she is going to bed or not she wants to hear the "Papa bear story" or "Goldilocks". She varies on what it is called. Even when I am done she is requesting that I tell it to her again!