Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Season

I know the Holiday Season is in full blast when the annoying traffic is filled with rude shoppers...ha ha I dont really like to shop... sorry do I sound like the Grinch? well green is one of my fav colors but noooo I promise I love Christmas actually all holidays but every year I try really hard to focus on the real meaning of Christmas... boy is it hard when Im telling people my lists of gifts I would like to receive :( bad ha...
This year we gave to a family... it was fun and what I really wanted to get out of Christmas... I always try to remember that when life gets confusing or hard to bear not only praying but serving others has brought me to rethink my priorities and maybe helps me out for the times when I'm all about me lol
Happy Holidays!
Love the Tongaonevai's
if I didnt get to ur place with cake bites and truffles.. we mustve ate em' (see I need help lol)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Achilles 1st Birthday

I wanted to post pics of his 1st bday, didnt get too many good ones :( this first one hes opening his first present! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010


My husband procrastinates lol if you have a little time he would really appreciate any feedback on his blog which is a school project due asap.......
Good or Bad jus want ideas to make discussion :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My lil Dancer

Ballet has come to an end this week.... it was really cool to see in the end how organized the ballet teacher(Miss Kim) conducted a class for little girls, she has fun yet productive ways of teaching the beginning ballet positions.(I know this because Im a professional ballet dancer ha ha)  I was surprised of how structured the class was being that it consisted of 3-4 year olds, but I liked it.  Miss Kim is a really good teacher and makes class fun while holding a consistent schedule that helps them become comfortable, pretty cool :)  I wondered what age was appropriate to start kids in organized activities but went ahead with it without much thought.. glad I did because she really enjoys it, earlier she played soccer and had a lot of fun ssssooooo here goes :)
A couple of the kids would run to their parents because they were so excited, and my daughter would give me a scowl if I was not on top of the picture taking ha ha

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

talk much?

So anyone know if theres an off switch, a power down button, a remote to mute? wow this kid talks my ears off all day and night til she falls asleep... Im pretty sure its our fault because we do encourage expression no matter the degree, kick me lol
On our way home from the the dr's office she randomly told me she loves the bishops office and wanted to make sure our new bishop knows how to spell her name? I said dont worry we can show him next time we see him.. then I asked why she loved it so much, it seemed cluttered to me lol she said it was quiet and nice unlike primary... and I asked how that made her feel... she said Happy :) ok no mute button today I guess ha ha
Go Utes! :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rivalries !! aaaahhh

The day finally came when Utah played BYU... I watched in amazement how great BYU played lol and all the crap talkers made me want Utah to win sooo bad... but I know the "big talk" only makes things get out of hand especially coming from a family of Cougars! lol so I just let the game be played... wow was I happy when we won and got a lil excited telling people how moded they are lol yes IM SORRY.. why? cuz its just a game :) such a close and FUN game to watch... 17-16 BYU, it came down to the last play and I felt like it was over for the Utes.. then Burton ran in and blocked the kick!! couldn't believe my eyes! where was he the past two games when we were getting whooped ha ha Its always a great game and of course I always need to remember to be a humble WINNER lol til next year ;) 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Achilles Turns ONE Friday :)

This year went by sooo fast... oh no I need another baby fast... from someone else! lol
Anyone that reads this YOUR invited! :)
Big THANKS to KIKI Fangupo for making this invite!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Days like these.........

 I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My oldest is always sharing knowledge, she told me the other day that her cousin was being "unfriendly" and said do u know what that means? it means to be mean and unkind... thank you "Word Girl" lol its a kids show :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blessed :)

My baby finally got to come home :) we are so blessed and very grateful for the priesthood.   My dad came with my grandpa and with my husband gave my lil one a blessing... I felt my faith being tested and it was crazy to sort out my emotions and to stay on track on what to do in such a situation.. the blessing and many prayers I did and I know so many loving family and friends offered, gave me peace in dealing and prioritizing my life.
Im grateful for my testimony because it gave me strength in knowing that I can handle whatever situation my Heavenly Father gives me.  Life can take so many crazy turns but I know that when I stay true and strong to my faith in Jesus Christ I will be blessed in knowing I am not alone and loving everything and everyone in my life here on earth! :)
Ofa Atu :)
Big sister 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Heart

Saturday morning I woke up to a startling scream, then silence... I picked my baby up to bring him into the light and saw his eyes rolling back and his hands in tight fists...... my heart dropped and my tears poured... tried to gain composure to call 911.. the operator could barely hear me because I always let my baby chew on the phone.. ugh... but I knew he was having a seizure.. Ive seen it before in friends and family, never thought I would witness it with my baby boy.. :( the paramedics got to us when it was over and he was acting like a regular little boy but with a fever and they told me that was normal for young babies to get seizures when they have high temps.  I took him in myself to get checked out instead of a ride on the ambulance.. right after they said he would be fine he had another seizure, I couldnt stop crying because the dr got nervous.. then anther while my mom was there and each one lasted longer and my heart hurt more and more, My heart ached for my babys smile while he layed there staring up at nothing while the seizure took over his chubby yet tough little body.  No response from him for awhile no calling out to be carried or hugged.... all I could do was pray.......

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lovin Halloween :)

this year has been cold already! hate when snow comes before the day or trick or treatin... oh well :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oh the road trips....

Drove to AZ this past weekend for my cousin Selus wedding, so much fun :) but when is it ever not fun when your with fam! story of my life :) congrats Selu and Jason Vanloo

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Football Season!

This year my little brother is gettin some play time down at SUU :) and my brother in law is playing here at the U! its so fun to go and watch :) I was just down in San Jose to see them lose a close one to SJC ugh... but I loved getting to hang with all my cousins (lavells number one fans :)) and good friends I havent seen in awhile! Im pretty sure Ill watch a U game soon but Im booked for the game against TCU, should be a good one.  We are back in school mode and Im hopin and prayin it will go by fast...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pre K is back on :)

My Athena Torika is back in pre school this fall, she is lovin it sooooo much :) I am the worst mom, no kinda pictures from her first day LOL oh well we will have pictures when shes off to Kindergarten... wow it seems way too fast :(
 My baby is crazy and sooo active that he keeps me too busy to be sad so I laugh at his crazy face he makes when hes pulling my hair or throwin his baby food at anything white... oh the life :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

busy busy summer= family famili familia :)

This summer I had the chance to hang out with so many of my close cousins that came out for my sisters wedding! On our trip to Southern California, I got to meet many of my husbands very loving family that helped raise him throughout his childhood :)Had a IKA and Sika family reunion and Ha'akame village reunion that was never ending fun. My brother in law got married and again we saw so much family that we hadnt seen since our wedding (5yrs ago), went out to vegas for my cousin selus bridal shower :) made a quick trip to the bay area to kick it with my sisters that I grew up with *tears*... soo much going on that once I have a free weekend, I dont know what to do with myself ha ha maybe I should try cleaning lol

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Athena Tolika.............. Torika :)

My Daughter Athena Tolika turned 4 this past week and cant wait for school... :( growing too fast!
and Achilles turned 7 months
He crawls... fast lol eats like a man ha and loves to cuddle... love my lil fatty
We had cupcakes in the courtyard, and celebrated at Disneyland last weekend
California was sooooooo fun maybe because we had so much time together as a family... 
no soccer games, tee ball games, rugby practice, laundry, dishes, or husband at work all day and night

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vacay :)

One more day till we take a long needed vacation... celebrating 
Athena's 4th bday, Achilles 6 month, Our 5 yr anniversary, and Fathers Day
This summer has been cold so far... I kinda like it

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oh happy day :)

Today 5 years ago we tied the knot, got hitched, made the commitment, 
made it official, signed away our lives lol
I can't say its been easy but I can say every couple has different ways of being married.. 
so prayer and patience has definitely blessed our life :)

"By all means marry, if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
this quote makes me laugh nervously because I call my husband a philosopher ha ha
I am very happy to admit my husband is the reason for anything I have accomplished thus far 
and more.... he encourages me, loves me, hes an amazing father, and lets me be the boss lol
most importantly he knows that
A happy wife is a happy Life :)
so far so good and heres to eternity (cant get no bettah:))

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

congrats 2010 graduates :)

I live right by campus so we were all caught up in the graduation scene...
Sooooo fun I can remember how exciting and relieved I felt when I graduated :)
Pauls grad BS in accounting

Monday, May 10, 2010

~ Happy mommas day ~

So grateful for my moms blessed example of unconditional love...

any mom that sacrifices her life to raise her children will know the true blessings of being a mom :)

"My mother loves her children - she would have given anything if I had been one." lol

I know for sure I grew up way too fast, so glad I learned fast enough to catch myself before I fell
into a huge hole ha ha Love my momma and her unconditional love
Happy mothers day to ALL mothers that really take care of their children lol

my mom at my grad shes who i aspired to be like

Monday, May 3, 2010

What I really needa do is post!!! :)

I suck at blogging yes I know but Im back :)
I went private because Im paranoid and don't really
wanna share my life with people I dont know...  but I do try
to make friends with everyone... til then we.ll keep it like this :)
funny I say that because no one knows I have a blog LOL
My son is 5 months and my girl is 3 1/2
Its my last week of the semester then Im home free... well from school that is
not sure if or when Ill go back and finish... Ive noticed I complain a lot
so thats one thing I really need to work on!! wish me luck I will so need it...
I need to be more physically and spiritually motivated, so those are my main focuses for my family
Ive thought about keeping my family at two kids, just feels right so far :) 
maybe when my baby gets older ill change my mind :)
reading peoples pregnancy blogs makes me miss those days... thats scary cuz im the meanest 
prego lady :(

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

as real as it gets......

I luv watching biggest loser..........................
mind you its been a whole year since Ive given this body a "real" sweat, but I made it.
I stretched and could feel the burn, from stretching? yes from stretching so I noticed I was stretching a little
longer than usual but I was in the zone telling myself.... "its ok if ur outta breath before you hop
on the treadmill", it will get easier... so I pushed it and I could just think of all the excuses to just stop
and continue another day, but I didnt I kept pushing through, thru my sweats going up my butt and through
my face burning and my knees screaming for support...... ugh Ill never laugh at people that have merfs
at the gym again! I felt good at first and was feeling "real" as I say about people with too
much confidence, but then it started to hurt :( but I said to myself  "no ones staring at how funny ur running or that ur extremely sweating after the 10 min warm up".......................
So what happened? I almost threw up so I had to slow down and breath cuz I think Im pretty like that :)
finished my run and stretched even more! why? because I was catching my breath so I could make it
out the door with out falling over!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

happy new year :)