Monday, September 19, 2011

{ cuzzies }

Cheers to the next Wihongi generation...

(*missing Ziah and Brooklynn)

 Babies everywhere...even in tummies!

The #1 entertainer/has to be center of attention...just like his daddy.

Trying to hold Nohea's hand. I knew there was a 'lil softness somewhere in my crazy boy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

{ becometh as a Child }

I absolutely love this fine art photographer, Mark Mabry. Here's another photo/quote that made my sabbath day.
"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees." - Victor Hugo.
As I was looking at some of his photos, I came across this video and watched it with my 21 month old son. As soon as he saw the first slide the first thing he said was, "Jejus, Jejus!" ...and then every slide after that he kept pointing to the computer screen and repeating, "Jejus, Jejus!" What's funny is...I've really only pointed out maybe one or two pictures of the Savior to my son and told him, "Jesus" and thought nothing of it. (I really didn't think he would remember who he was seeing how young he is and that Jesus has never physically been to our house.) But it never fails! No matter where we're at or what picture (or statue) it is....he always recognizes the Savior. And tonight as we watched this video together, my son got me all choked up. OK...I was a little more than choked up, more like crying with the ugly sniffles (there's my over-emotionalness kickin' in).When my son saw me crying he turned to me and gave me an eskimo kiss (rubbing noses) and just melted my heart. Seeing my son recognize the Savior (pretty much on his own) was a testament to me of just how pure and perfect children are. It's no wonder we are counseled to "becometh as a child". They exemplify Him perfectly...after all, it wasn't that long ago that they were with him.

Friday, September 16, 2011

{ I love cleaning }

...starting off my Friday cleaning up all the confetti on my bedroom floor from magazines my son ripped up last night and washing a comforter with throw up on it. Lovely.

On a better note, my cousin, Colby, and her little fam just got in last night from Hong Kong. I think the last time I saw them was before I got married before either of us had kids. Last night we went to Grama's house to go see them. I think the twins, Indy and Jet, think their cousin Safi Boy is CUH-razy! Indy tried hugging him but he was like the Tazmanian Devil so she couldn't even get close enough and Jet and him fought over one of those huge exercising balls. (Not a good first impression Baby!) It was so good seeing them again and finally meeting my niece and nephew. Looking forward to the next week with them. Hopefully my son will be better mannered next time...crazy tamasi'i!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

{ take Heart }

"If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived."
-Jeffery Holland

Exactly what I needed to hear today. :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

{ the best things in life are Free }

My brother (Spence), his wife (Lia), and their beautiful baby girl (Nohea) are in town this week. It wouldn't be a true Cali vacay with out some family Q.T. at the beach. Here's a couple pics from our free photo shoot Lia took of my son and I. I love them! (my sis gots SKILLS!)

Here's the next model for Baby Gap.

 He's such a crack up!

Me trying to get to him before he made a jump for it.

Bottoms up!


 My fave! A dose of salt water, sunshine, and sun is just what I need after a stressful week (or should I say months) The best things in life are free!

Oh yes, and here's the new diva. Isn't she just gorgeous?!

Friday, September 9, 2011

{ WTF }

W..T..F.. It's (F)riday and my Sugar Daddy has the entire weekend off! Oh whhaaaat?!  I can't even remember the last time he got an entire weekend off...?? We don't even know what to do with ourselves with all this extra time? ...maybe catch a movie and a temple sesh, run some errands, some retail therapy, and then do a b s o l u t e l y nothing but relax!

Monday, September 5, 2011

{ Don't Do It! }

This is what my cal-king bed looks like every night, but with me hanging half way off it.

It started off when baby was about 5 months old. He'd go to sleep in his crib at night, then wake up around 4 am to eat. I'd bring him to our bed and we would both fall back to sleep while he grubbed. Now about 16 months later...he's still waking up in our bed. Don't get me wrong, I do LOVE falling asleep next to my 'lil man every night and having him sleep so close to me so I know he's OK during the night but seems like he's been moving more and more every night. How do I know this? ....'cause I've been counting the number of times I've been kicked or smacked in the face each night. Since he's our first, that makes him our 'experimental child'. Now we know what not to do with our next one. Until then, he'll get to enjoy the privilege of our cal-king.

But my advice to all you young parents or future parents...Don't Do It!

{ Get 'er done! }

Today is the start of my 10th week of P90x and I'm sick-and-tired-of-it! Hearing Tony's voice everyday and repeating the same workouts every week is getting boring and annoying! But I made it this far so I have to finish the next three weeks. Here's my inspiration to get 'er done!

Our anni is coming up at the end of this month so I'm finishing strong and shooting to loose 7 lbs before the 27th. And I'm only writing it on here so I feel more accountable -'cause I'm going to feel like an E-diot if I tell you this and then don't reach the 7! lol

"When performance is measured, performance improves. When Performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates." -Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Speaking of sad we're going to have to post-pone our oh-so-far-away-beautiful-exotic-vacation plans once again due to insufficient funds but I made new plans to start stacking now for our trip next year to New Zealand. Shhhhh! My husband doesn't know about these plans yet. I figured since we both have tons of fam over there and Saf get's 3 weeks of vacay starting next year, why not? But I'm crossing my fingers I can get both my boys to sit through a 12 hour flight.

Side Note: Who ever invented this is genius!
If only I had this the other day when I went running...I wouldn't of had to back-track to look for my car key. Where can you buy this anyway?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

{ secret ingredient soup }

...and this is who my son is named after, Safi {Troy},

If any of you know my Uncle Troy, this is totally normal.

Friday, September 2, 2011

{ girl products }

It's Friday!!! Only thing better than Friday is Friday PAY DAY! ...buuuuuut today isn't  that Friday. Shoot. 

Anyways, here's the laugh of the week...

When a woman goes to the store and has to buy any type of girl products she always makes sure it's a woman  working at the register before she get's in that line to help minimize the awkwardness 'cause c'mon...watching a guys scan your box of tampons or put your panties in plastic bag is just awkward! ...or maybe I'm the only woman who feels this way.

So I stopped at Wal-mart the other day to pick up a couple things and once I got what I needed I jumped in the 20 Items or Less line (thinking I would be in-and-out) There were only two people ahead of me, one guy and then a (larger) woman already standing by the register ready to buy her items. As the Wal-mart employee was scanning her things he got to her bra and couldn't find a price tag to scan. So he held up the parachute (aka 42DDD bra) high into the air (I was trying so hard not to laugh...'cause who does that?) so every person in Wal-mart could see and flipped it front to back looking for a price tag. No luck. So he goes on the intercom, "PRICE CHECK FOR THE LINGERIE DEPARTMENT"  and calls another employee to take the parachute and find the price. This poor lady was so mortified as she and every other person in the 20 items or less waited....and waaaaiiiiiited for the guy to get back. Once people started leaving the line then I could tell she felt waaaaay embarrassed by the awkward way she was standing and her blushed cheeks. Finally I left the line 'cause it was taking way too long. Sorry lady. That's why you should have jumped in a line with a woman at the register 'cause I'm pretty sure she would have had a little more sympathy by not holding up your parachute and trying to fly away with it in Wal-mart.

But I guess I have no room to talk because when I went to Rite-aid the other day to pick up some girl products I made sure I was in the line with a lady. When I got to the front to pay I handed her my coupon (yes, I'm turning into one of those crazy coupon ladies lol) And for some reason the coupons weren't working so she asked me to step aside to the next register and the manager would help me. The manager come and it's......a guy. Great. He tried to figure out why the coupons were not working then after 5 minutes says, "Sorry ma'am but these coupons won't work for this box of tampons. Would you like me to grab you a different box?" 
"ummmmm (so embarrassed) no thank you." And I ran out empty handed.
Moral of the story: If your going to buy any girl products either get in the line with a woman at the register and have working  coupons or make your husband buy it for you.

Happy Friday!

Guess who?! Haha I found this pic in my photos and it made me laugh.