Wednesday, August 27, 2008

10 years ago yesterday...

Dean and I met ten years ago yesterday, August 25, 1998, in freshman orientation at BYUH. Suprisingly Dean is the one that reminded me of that and suprised me by taking me out to dinner yesterday! We ate sushi...mmm... my choice, and took the kiddies with us. Dean doesn't have the greatest memory when it comes to details sometimes so I'm very flattered that he remembers that specific day as well as what I was wearing. I can't believe we've known eachother so long!
Since you gotta have a picture with every post here is one of us from back in the day. young...except I think Dean actually hasn't aged much.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

More babies!!

Congratulations to my sister Yumi and her baby Jolee, and my brother Atau and his baby Luke! They are two weeks apart and I've been meaning to post these for awhile since they are already 6 weeks and 4 weeks old. Our extended family is definately growing rapidly! It seems like every year we have at least three additions to the family. My parents now have 17 grand children.

I can crawl!!

Kashus is now 6 1/2 months old and crawled for the first time a few days ago! He is growing up so fast! He's been scootin all over the place and stands up on everything now.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Feeling guilty...

Lately I've been feeling guilty for not spending enough time with my kids. My family seems to think I'm crazy for working from home and trying to keep up with my kids. I do feel blessed being able to work from home and still stay at home with the kids but also feel guilty not spending enough quality time with them instead of trying to occupy them with toys or tv while I work. (Although when I do find other activities to do with them I usually feel guilty not working.)
Aya is now getting to the age where she wants to hang out with anybody and everybody, and be anywhere but home. So when I do plan activities for her during the day that basically leaves me nights and naptimes to get work done. The other day I had to go into Kaneohe to get my car's oil changed so I decided to meet up with my sister Yumi and her two kids to let the kiddies play at the mall. They have a new kiddy play area there and a pet store right next to it. It was definately way too crowded but they seemed to have lots of fun. Here are some pictures from the afternoon at the mall.


For FHE we decided to take a walk to 7-11 to get some treats and then walk to the park to enjoy them while Aya played on the slides. It started to rain right when we got there so we took cover for a few minutes and luckily it's Hawaii so it stopped raining within 5 minutes of it starting.


Here is what happens when I neglect my child while I'm working. Kash got into some color pencils.