Thursday, September 25, 2008

Anything is Possible and My Thankful Thursday!

If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing,
Not for any grand cause, necessarily... but for something that tugs at your heart, something that's your inspiration,
something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.
Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy. There will be good days. And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around, pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself, that you are not afraid to learn by trying.
Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart, guide you.
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind. Of doing something that makes a difference. Of working hard. Of laughing and hoping. Of lazy afternoons. Of lasting friends. Of all the things that will cross your path.
The start of something new brings the hope of something great,

I am thankful for my cute husband(his head is cut off in this picture that we had to take of ourselves) and for the wonderful dad he is to our three little girls. He is such a awesome dad. He loves taking our girls to the park and to the rec. center to go swimming. He always tells our girls he loves them and always makes time to be with them. He is such a hard worker and provides a good life for all of us girls! I love him!

I am so thankful for Tilisa and for the love and compassion she has for others. The first time I held her in my arms I knew that she was what I always needed. She makes me laugh, she makes me cry. I love how much she enjoys school and I love watching her learn new things.  

My Little Shanny. Oh how I love my Shanny. She always has the most interesting questions.
Shanny is my lazy girl. If I ask her to do something, all of a sudden her leg is broke or her stomach hurts, or sometimes she even has diaherrea! LOL! I am so thankful for her and the love that she gives me each day!
Today while I was on the phone she told me to be quiet because she was meditating! She always has something funny to say!
Ana Finau...I wish I knew what it felt like to get a whole nights rest before feeling a little three year old body climb in between the two of us. Last night I was woken up from feeling someone by my legs. There was my little Ana putting a blanket on me to keep me cold she said, and then of coarse she crawled right in the middle! If she ever does anything to get in trouble I will say Ana and she will immediately say Shanny did it! What a character!

As I have said time after time. I am so thankful for my family. I am thankful to be able to see them laugh, cry and play. I love watching them grow and learn and the compassion that they usually have for one another! Don't get me wrong there are times when we have full on battles at our house with three little girls yelling, screaming and fighting!
I am thankful for my husband that made this all possible! I am thankful that I have him to turn to when I am having a bad day or just when I need someone to talk to. He can always make me smile and laugh and he tells me every day that he loves me! What more could I ask for?

I found this poem and would like to share...

Before I was a Mom
Before I was a Mom I had never been puked on.
Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her children.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom I had never gotten up in the middle
of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a mom.

I am so thankful for all of my blessings and trials in life. I am thankful for the things that I have been through that I feel have made me a better person. I try to live each day the best that I can, that I will look back and have no regrets! Until next time make each day a good one!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My New Favorite Quote!


I found this on another blog that I absolutely love...I needed this poem and thought I would share with all of you! Have a good Sunday!

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried.
Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate,
And the master so gently said, “Child, you must wait!"
"Wait?” you say, "Wait!" my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!"
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By FAITH I have asked, and am claiming your word.
"My future and all to which I can relate
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to WAIT?
I'm needing a "yes", a go ahead sign
Or even a "no", to which I can resign.
"And Lord, you promised that if we believe
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord, I've been asking, and this is my cry:
I'm weary of asking! I need a reply!"
Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
As my Master replied once again, "You must wait."
So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut
And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting...for what?"
He seemed then to kneel and his eyes wept with mine,
And he tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heaves, and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead, and cause mountains to run.
All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.
You would have what you want...
but you wouldn't know ME.
You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint;
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint;
You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there;
You'd not know the joy of resting in me
When darkness and silence were all you could see.
You'd never experience that fullness of love
As the peace of my spirit descends like a dove;
You'd know that I give and save...for a start,
But you'd not know the depth of the beat of my heart.
The glow of my comfort late into the night.
The faith that I give when you walk without sight,
The depth that's beyond getting just what you asked
Of an infinite God, who makes what you have LAST.
You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that "My grace is sufficient for thee"
Yes, your dreams for your loved ones overnight would
come true, but oh, the LOSS!
If I lost what I'm doing in you!
"So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
And though oft may my answers seem terribly late,
My wisest of answers is still but to WAIT."
—Author Unknown

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Catch Up and Thankful Thursday!!!

Well this past Sunday was the Primary Program at church. Tilisa and Shanny both had speaking parts. They both did a fantastic job considering they had to speak in Tongan there second language. Here is Shanny with her bear. She always has to be caring for one of her dolls! She is such a great mommy!!!
Here are my girls. You notice the shiner on Ana...she hit her face while runningand hit it on our dining room table! She likes it she thinks it looks like make-up!
I could not seem to get one of Ana actually looking at the camera!
It seems like my kids are the most hyper after bath time at night! They like to dress up and run around the house. Well Shanny likes putting the lava lava on her head and say it is her beautiful long princess hair! I think they were looking at Loni in this picture!
I am a bad procrastinator! Here is a picture of Tilisa on her first day of school!! She loves her teacher and her favorite subject is math. She must get that from Loni because she does not get it from me! 
I am glad that she loves school!
Ana would not look at the camera or I guess Shannan was helping her out! LOL!
Shanny and Rusty!

This is the only way she would look at the camera. Only if she could stick her tongue out!

I have so many things to be thankful for, but most of all I am thankful for my family! I am so thankful for my husband and my girls and the joy they bring to my life each and every day! I am thankful to have a home, a job, a car. I think some times all of us living in the United States forget how spoiled we are. As a family we are trying harder to recongnize the things that are needs over wants. I know at times we have gotten a little carried away by worldly things, and tried to live a little out of our means. It's hard sometimes to not buy every thing that my girls want or what I want, but I think it has been a great lesson for all of us to learn. I am grateful for all that I have but as long as I have my family I am happy! Until next time have a great day!!!  

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

I saw this on another blog and thought it would be a great idea and also give me an excuse to blog each week. So welcome to my thankful Thursday! I have a lot to be thankful for so her we go...
I am thankful for
My husband
My parents
My Brother
My Sisters
My grandparents
My In-Laws 
My Friends
The Gospel
My Freedom
My Job
For Nature
For Sunsets
For Lysol Wipes
J&J Baby Lotion
Tide and Downy
Ziploc bags
The internet
Hugs & Kisses

I could go on and on....

I am just very thankful for everything. Especially today.
Life is short.
Make the most of the time you have.
Every second and every minute counts.
Hug a little tighter. Laugh a little longer. Yell a little less. Forget about the mess.
and remember that the very most important things are those that depend on us the very most.
our children.
our families.

A day our nation will never forget

There are some days that people use as milestones in history and their lives. The question, “Where were you when you found out JFK was shot,” or “What were you doing when you found out Martin Luther King had been killed,” immediately come to mind.

Today is a day when we ask ourselves, “What were you doing on Sept. 11?” No one has to ask what year or what event is being referred to. We know. Our lives as a country changed that fateful day. Never before had an act of terrorism of such magnitude hit our shores. Never before had we, as a nation, had to consider terrorist threats in our lives as we travel and work.

In many ways, Sept. 11 has changed our lives, but in other ways we have healed and we don’t think every moment of every day about the tragedy of the attacks. 

But today, as we go about our lives, take a moment to remember and honor those who lost their lives, those who fight for our freedom every day and the families directly affected by another date that will live in infamy — Sept. 11.

I will always remember this day. I remember holding my baby in my arms and asking myself what did I do? Why did I bring a innocent child into this crazy world? My heart ached for weeks thinking of all of those that were taken that day, just as it aches now thinking of that day. I remember the people walking around New York with the signs looking for there loved ones. I remember thinking of all of the people, especially the children that lost a parent that day. I am so thankful for the all of the men and women that fight for me and my freedom each and every day. I will never forget 9-11 and how my life changed that day. I pray for all of us that we will never forget. 

God Bless America!