Monday, September 15, 2008


That's right, Thank Goodness It's Monday--because this weekend totally wore me out!! There should really be a rule against having "a schedule" on your days off...
  • Fri 5pm--Tehani just started taking hula lessons with a new teacher so I rushed over there after work to check it out.
  • Fri night--Clean the house, wash dishes and try to get ready for Saturday
  • Sat 9:30am--Eyebrow wax (because unlike Bert from Sesame Street, a unibrow is not sexy on me)
  • Sat 10am--Pump class at Gold's Gym. This is my favorite class to go to but I was a little dissapointed because there was a sub. Just not the same (but a workout none the less)
  • Sat 12:00--Shopping at Sam's Club. The kids enjoyed lunch, err... I mean samples as I stocked up on enough go-gurts and other necessities to last for the next 8 months.
  • Sat 1:30--BYU 59 UCLA 0--It was about this time that Nofoa called to say he had gotten us tix to the BYU Game. Nothing like a change in plans to to throw your whole day into chaos. I do love going to the games though, so we rushed home and got geared up in our BYU blue. Tehani and I had to leave early though because...
  • Sat 4:30pm--Tehani's 7th Birthday party--A house full of 7 year olds girls is all it takes to make you realize that boys are so much easier. Anyway, Tehani got tons of presents and I think all of the girls had fun.
  • Sat 11:00pm--Threaten to send the kids back to Grandma's house if they don't go to bed
  • Sun 8:30am--Find wedding ring in bathroom (luckily it wasn't down the drain :) I didn't take it to get it resized yet but it is on my list for the week. Hopefully I don't loose it again before then.
  • Sun 10:00am--Teach sunday school. The good thing about this is now that Nofoa has been released from YM, I now have someone to teach with me. And they moved us to the 12&13 year olds. (I've only being doing the 16&17 year old class for 2+year so I am ready for the change)
  • Sun 2:00pm--Take nap/read paper/and help Tehani make a poster for school

Like I said, I'm definitely going to enjoy a little "R&R" now that the craziness is over with (at least until next weekend :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

MISSING: Two teeth and a wedding ring

Well, Kobe and I started the day off at the dentist office. Apparently, bad dental hygiene runs in the family--I was going in to get a wisdom tooth pulled and Kobe has managed to already get a cavity in one of his permanent teeth. Anyway, I always try to schedule our appointments together as our dentist, Dr Stucki, is in Alpine so it is quite the trek anytime we need to go in for a visit. Once we got there, Dr Stucki found that Kobe had a baby tooth that was also infected...hence the two missing teeth (one for each of us :)

The ring is a whole different story. On the way back from the dentist, I noticed that my wedding ring was not on my finger. I had just commented to Nofoa last week that I probably needed to get the ring resized as it was very loose. I've finally lost some weight (over 50lbs just this last year) and recently the ring has gotten to the point where it can slide off my finger...which is apparently what has happened. In addition to tearing up the house, I've already called the dentist and checked everywhere that I've been today. The good news is I know I had it last night (it's pledge drive time and I went back and watched the tape and I had it on last night.) So it went missing somewhere between 10:30 last night when I left the studio until now. I'll have to tell Kobe and Tehani that there is "reward" if they can find my ring. I'm sure it's around here somewhere...I'll just feel better once I find it. :(

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Birthday Girl

Before anyone thinks that I am posting about MY birthday again, I have to point out that our family (being as efficient as we are) managed to coordinate all birthdays into just two months of the year. Both Nofoa and Kobe have their birthdays in December and Tehani and I do our birthday celebrating in September--with Tehani's "Big Day" being today, Sept 10.

Tehani has been counting down the days until she turns 7 for at least the last month so when she sleepily crawled into our bed this morning (like she does every other day) and ask "What day is it today?" I was happy (not about her being in our bed) but that I could finally reply--It's your birthday (...And then thought, now can Mommy go back to sleep for awhile?)

Now that going back to bed was not an option, Nofoa gave Tehani one of her presents before school--some new earings that you can see her sporting in the b-day pic I posted. She lost all her other pairs over a year ago so I'm surprised her holes hadn't closed yet (either that, or i just re-pierced her ears this morning :) When I asked Tehani what she wanted for breakfast her request was to MAKE her own breakfast. She's been quite the little sous chef lately--we made Crock Pot Lasagna the other day and last night she helped with the Zucchini Parmesan (we're eating a lot of zucchini lately as I am trying to get rid of the veggies in the garden--they grow too fast!)

Anyway, we managed not to drop or burn any pancakes and no one got syrup on their uniform before school (they are only allowed to get their clothes dirty AFTER they get to school) so all in all we had a great birthday breakfast. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEHANI!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy Birthday to me...

Now that I'm another year older, you'd think I would be to the point in life where having a birthday would not be a big deal. Now, I'm not one of those people that stresses over getting older (in fact, I keep wondering when I'm actually going to start feeling more like an adult!) Anyway, we celebrated my 36th birthday (I told you I was getting old) in grand style. There was birthday cake and cards at work. And, I even managed to sneak away on my lunch break for a present to myself--a hair cut (I'm a strong believer in always buying yourself a present too :) But my special present came after work. Here's a pic...

Don't worry, I'm not going to say anything weird like "my family is the best present I could ever have..." Although it's true:
A. I'm not that cheesy and
B. I actually am the type of person that expects to get presents for my birthday. Blame it on my mom, but that is just how I am.

Anyway, my REAL present was having new family photos taken. It's been a few years since we've had this done and the studio did a fabulous job. We even got to take all of our prints home that night along with a CD with everything on it (they did tons of poses!!) Anyway, I've loaded them up into our Flickr account so feel free to take a look at our album on the left--luckily I picked a gift that keeps on giving (and that we can all share!)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Gettin' schooled

Now that the kids are back from Chicago it can only mean one's time to get schooled!! Most of the other kids in town (ok, every other kid in the entire state of Utah) started hittin' the books a few weeks ago. Needless to say, these two have been looking forward to the first day of school for quite some time.

Here is a quick pic of our two pupils before they headed off to Meridian this morning. This is the 2nd year that they have both attended this private school and they love it--uniforms and all! When it was announced last year that the school would be moving up to Orem, I wasn't sure if we'd be willing to make the trip each day to drop them off. (I also didn't think I could make them walk the 6 miles to school each way without getting a call from DCSF!) But when Meridian had their "Back to School" night last week, I remembered why we choose to send the kids there in the first place--super small classes and extra good teachers. I was also happy to have the kids start taking a foreign language in 1st grade. So next time you see the kiddos, bust out the "Parlez vous francais?" on these two and see if their schooling is paying off :)