Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bdaaayyyysss

Just as I thought the end was in sight my husband is trying for his PHD.. its bittersweet, good because he is going above and beyond what I have pushed for and sad because more years as poor students lol We are lucky to have family that support us............
Earlier this month I went to the Bay area for my (moms side)Grandfathers brothers funeral Hiliate Mapa, he was like a grandpa to all my 1st cousins and 2nd since most of our grandfathers died while we were quite young, we grew up with him and his family.  His wife passed away last year and he left the earth on valentines day probably to be with his love... <3 they had one daughter but they always had family living with them:) he is the last of the brothers surviving.  Two of his sisters I have never met live in New Zealand and Tonga and are the last surviving of my great grandmother Tupou Kelo.  I happened to be in San fransisco on my birthday due to flying standby and got bumped off so it was really different and fun to spend it with my many cousins in Cali! Hiliates whole house sang happy birthday to me and Tina, Crystal n Moleni crew lol took me to BJs(omg the Tanforan mall!) for a dessert yummm then Puki kli and Noni made me a breakfast jack cake wow fat lol then when I got home my kids made me a cute cake that I forgot to take a pic of darn...  @ church it was elder Kinikinis homecoming and I enjoyed his talk as he came home from San Jose! great speaker... after church my sister in law took us to eat chinese food :) it was an amazing day...
 I am whole heartedly grateful for my ancestors for paving a way to provide our generation with better opportunity and instilling amazing examples of living a Christlike life, I love the plan of salvation and pray to keep my family eternal

3 comments:

ANNA BANANA said...

sounds like a nice getaway although for a funeral,I'm sure it was nice to be around all your family. Happy Belated Kalo, love ya!

Go Go Gomez said...

Didn't even know it was your bday! Happy day! Sounds like you had a nice birthday in spite of everything going on though. I am excited to see you guys at the party! Talk to you soon!

Kes said...

HAPPY BELATED BDAY KAL :) SO EXCITED FOR YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY AND REMEMBER I AM ALWAYS HERE FOR SUPPORT AS WE CONTINUE TO BE POOR STUDENTS & FURTHER OUR EDUCATION LOL

LOVE YOU TONGAONEVAI'S