Saturday, February 28

Curtis + Michelle

These two beautifully-in-love butterflies were so much fun today.  
They laughed at the pregnant lady laying on the cement trying to get a good shot (that's me). 
They cried (from too much sun in their eyes). 
They layed on cold cement in the middle of downtown Provo.
 They sat on dead flies.
 They even had leaves thrown in their faces (thanks assistant Gracie).
They endured all of this and still managed to come out smiling and happy in love like two little fluttery white doves 
(okay, that is going too far).
It was a blast to do my first engagement photo shoot ever.  You guys were the perfect models.
Thanks!!! 
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and.... a special shout out to my little assistant/sister (Gracie Lou) 
who did a little modeling for me, too.  If you know Gracie, then you would know that she is not really being serious in this shot.
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"Mommy, I'm Sick"

Yes, Sitani is sick and he has reminded us all several times every hour. It is so sad to see him coughing and the runny nose/fever thing. It is funny, though, because he totally soaks it all up with all the cuddling and medicine.  I'm beginning to wonder if he likes being sick. He may be three but he is still my little baby. 
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We put Marley to bed and then together watched cartoons until he fell asleep (or maybe I fell asleep).
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Thursday, February 26

Meet Ruff-Ruff

Okay, so this is what I do when I am SUPPOSE to be finishing up my employment portfolio that is totally due tomorrow.  I take pictures of my kids with our fake pet that barks.  Yes, meet Ruff-Ruff (named by Marley) and if you ask her what her doggie says, she'll say, "Moo."  I don't know where she got confused with that one (probally Haini).  He likes to tell them blue is red and 'O' is for Owesome. 
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Monday, February 23

I Love Basketball Season

This little girl is finally getting brave enough to go and dribble with the other kids.  
I think she really likes basketball, but that could change seeing as how she is still only one. 
(Oh, but I hope not)  It is just so much fun!!!
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Saturday, February 21

Articles of Faith

For primary this year, they are asking the kids to try to learn an article of faith each month. Since it is February, Sitani has tried to learn #1 & #2. It is so funny to see his expression after he says them. The first time he actually did it, I was so shocked and so I got really, really excited. Now he waits for me to react the same way every time. What a funny kid?
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Marley has gotten in on the action, too.

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Friday, February 20

Best Place to Raise Your Children in 2009

Check out this link.  Are they crazy? It is too cold here. But yes, Orem/Provo is such a wonderful place to live.  

Thursday, February 19

Marley's Prayer

So I need to make sure I always write things down because if any of you know me, you know that I have the worst memory ever... just ask Haini.  (I can remember every outfit that Haini wore for the first 6 or 7 dates we went on but I couldn't tell you what I did last week.)  So tonight Sitani was helping Marley to say her prayers. I was cracking up at this little 2.5 year old leading my 1.5 year old in a prayer.  I just remember the ending of it (bad memory---like I said).

Sitani: Bless Grandpa Thomas
Marley:  Gramp Tee-ssss
Sitani: Bless us to be nice
Marley:  Nice
Sitani: Help us to go to bed
Marley:  Go to bed
Sitani: Help us wake up
Marley: wake up
Sitani: and please bless the GYM
Marley: bess gym
Sitani:  (in the excited I did it voice) Jesus Christ, AMEN!!!
Marley: Amen (followed by clapping)

Apparently the GYM has been added to our list of things to bless.  Last night he blessed his basketball.  What will be next?  Maybe he should bless his mom's chocolate cravings. 
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Tuesday, February 17

Coffee?

Sitani was playing around in the fridge.
Me: Sitani, what are you doing?
Sitani: I'm making coffee.  
Me: What ? (I was so shocked)  Sitani we don't drink coffee.  It is bad for our bodies.  How do you even know about making coffee anyway?
Sitani:  hhmmm. Oohh... okaaaay and then he walked away.

It is amazing what your kids pick up. I still have no idea where he got this one from.

P.S. He was also making pancakes in the bathtub.

Also, yesterday my camera finally came back in the mail. Sitani was so excited when I got it out. I heard him yell, "Mom, look at me."  I  turned around and he was in this pose. 
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and then this one...
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and then this one...
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I think I've created a CHEESER here. 

Saturday, February 14

Friday, February 13

Love, Amor, Ofa


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This is us, yes believe it or not, almost 5 years ago. Time has flown by and yet I still get butterflies in my stomach when I see him. Sometimes, okay a lot of times, I even catch myself acting goofy and stupid around him because I can't control my nerdiness. Life is up and down on a day to day basis but marriage seems to get stronger with time. Sometimes I want to sit on him for his stubbornness (like refusing to go to a doctor check-up) and other days I want to just lay by him and think of old days (that is until Marley starts crying because she thinks that he is "ALL HERS"). I just Love, Love, Love Valentines Day but don't worry, I'll save my mushy love thoughts for "THE CARD".  I hope you all have a good day with a LOVELY friend.

I Heart my Hubby


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He did the dishes AND took out the trash for me today!!! I luf you.

Thursday, February 12

Pants

I asked Marley to go and get some pants on and this is what she came out wearing.
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She is growing too big too fast.  Any time I tell her to do something she just says "O---kaaay."  I think she is preparing herself to be my Big Helper when the baby comes.

Wednesday, February 11

Da Wedding of the Year


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Haini's cousin Malakai and his beautiful bride Julia got married over the weekend. He used to play football for the U and so they had their reception in the Rice Eccles Stadium. It was gorgeous. On one side was this wall that was just a huge window overlooking Salt Lake City and the other side was a wall overlooking into the stadium (Sitani's favorite). Haini's little brothers and sisters all flew in from Hawaii and it was a blast to see them all. It had been 3 years since we've seen them. Needless to say our weekend was CA-ARAZY but fun!!!!

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The top three girls are Haini's sisters: Nora, Naca and Mema

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Here is some but not all. The two boys in the middle are his brothers: Miki and Jioji.

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Marley's Ruff Ruff was quite the hit all night. Everyone took turns caring for the fluffy doggie.

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My little monkeys loved this window.

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Lia took her shoes off and out popped her toe.

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We need to invest in some Sunday shoes for Marley.

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Let the dancing begin...

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Pasi did the taulunga to represent the family.

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The three girls did a fun little Tahitian number.

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Sitani loved all the attention from his aunties.

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Julia (the bride) did a Samoan dance.

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and... of course we had to have to have the Fijian dancing.

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This is Saraiah, Haini's littlest sister.

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All I can say is that I can't wait until the next big wedding.