Tuesday, April 28, 2009

10 Things

I haven't blogged in a while and not really in the mood to do so now... but I feel like I need to update my blog just a lil bit... So here is a list of 10 things that I have done in the past of weeks... there's actually more than 10 things but here are the ones that stick out in my head:

1. Dance practice with the kids for the wedding
2. Hanging out with my sisters
3. Alex and Kalee's Wedding
4. Getting Jerzy's party stuff out the way
5. Last minute shopping for the birthday party
6. Learning to bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch... mmmm... so yummy
7. Using 1 baking sheet and 1 cupcake pan to make sweets for the party... total for cookies 100 plus, total for cupcake 70 plus, start time 11pm end time 6am... LOL... Never again... But I'm glad everyone enjoyed them a lot... LOL
8. Decorated and had Jerzy's 2nd birthday party... it was a carnival theme and so much fun... Sorry about the weather... I had no control over that... LOL
9. Laundry... UGH
10. and finally trying to rest up to start packin' and makin' the move back down to West Ville.

I love my family and I'm so grateful for all that they have done to make Jerzy's party a success and a lot of fun. Also wish Alex and Kalee the best with their new life together. Can't wait for our trip to Cali in August. YAY.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tacit Tuesdays

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Much Thanks To My Nieces and Nephews

I haven't posted much lately... But I just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU to my nieces and nephews for being there and helping out my MOM. You guys are truely the cure for a fast recovery. I love you and I am forever GRATEFUL for all that you do.

This describes my relationship with my nieces and nephews. Not quite sure who said this but I love it!

"Nieces and nephews are the children that we borrow,
Intending not to raise but merely love,
Ever watchful from our open window,
Caring deeply at a slight remove.
Everywhere you go, my love will follow,
Still part of you wherever you may live."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

~*~Happy Birthday Mom~*~

One of the blessings that I am very grateful for is my mother. My mother is one of my best friends. I always thought she was so young and beauitful compared to my friends' mothers. Perhaps all children see their mothers as heavenly gifts. Why we sometime rebel against and decline such priceless gifts remains a mystery.

I don't remember my mother holding me when I was a tiny baby. I don't remember her cuddling me, whispering to me or rocking me. I don't remember her walking me, smiling at me or crying over me as I kept her awake in the night. I don't remember and yet somewhere deep within me lies those very undeniable memories. Somewhere, something whispers that my mother loved and cared for me. I will never remember... but will never forget.

I do remember my mother teaching me how to pray, to study the scripture and who Jesus Christ is. I remember her teaching me right from wrong, to care and share for others. She also taught me to have a sense of humor, to love everyone and instill in me my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. All these things that she has taught me will never be forgotten but will be taught again when I begin my motherhood.

Pres David O McKay said, "Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is the first stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child's mind. It is her caress that first awakes a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world... She who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters... deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God."

I am awed at my mother's courage to raise my 7 siblings and me and always appear so confident.

My mother colors all the memories of all the moments of my childhood. The tears, the guil, the laughter and there sure was a lot of laughter, andthe joy of that time of my life centers around her place in my existence. And yet it is today's memories that are deepest in my heart. My relationship with my mother is very special to me and I cherish her more every day in my life. I am proud of her, grateful for her and feel her love reaching out in every difficult moment that comes my way. As a child and now as an adult I adore, honor and love my mother. Without her the difficult moments in life would be more hopeless and the joyful eventes would be tinges with a longing for her laughter.

I never imagined as a child that she would become my most cherished friend. My relationship with my mom has taught me how to better prepare myself for whatever may come.

First Presidency issued this statement on "Motherhood" many years ago. They wrote, "Is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its calling and service next to angels."

Mom, I love you. Manuia lou aso fanau!