Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Youth Luau

Last week we had a luau as our youth combined activity. We hired Lloyd's cousin to put on the luau for us. This is Kalau and his wife Uinse and their family. They are awesome, the neatest family ever. The food was unbelievable. We had sweet and sour meatballs and kalua pork with spring salad which had grapes and berries mixed in it and then of course rice and rolls. It was so yummy. Then they did a little show for us. They have amazing voices as well and they sang and we danced. They also taught the girls some hula moves and the boys the haka. They are such an amazingly talented family. It was such a great night.

Since it was Lloyd's family putting on the luau for us, we decided to bring our kids to the activity and they were so excited to be a part of it.

We had a great turn out and everyone loved the food. yummy!

My beautiful Lolohea who cannot wait to be a part of the youth program.

Lloyd showing off his moves.

Milika was the life of the party. She didn't care who was performing she got right up front in front of them singing and danced and shook her little bum. She was so adorable!

Lloyd with one of his Young Men.

Savani enjoying herself.

We got everyone out and dancing on the last song that they sang for us. This is my Dad who is our bishop and my Mom is the one with her back to us. Everyone had so much fun.

Girls weekend

A couple of weekends ago I went with my Mom and sister Cindy to St George for a girls weekend and a celebration for my Mom's birthday. My sister Tara that lives in Vegas was able to drive down and meet us and then my brother Kelly and his wife Cherish were with us for the weekend. My sister in law Cherish, her father has a gorgeous 2nd home in St George and they graciously let us stay there for the weekend. We had so much fun. We shopped and ate out and shopped some more and stayed up very late every night talking and laughing. I felt bad being gone again from my family since I was just gone 2 weeks ago for Womens conference. But everyone at home survived me being gone and I treasure these times that I have with my Mom and sisters.

The kids had a lot of fun while I was gone. They roasted marshmallows and had hot dogs roasted at the fire pit. Lloyd also let them sleep outside for the night. He said he did bring Milika in and made her sleep in her bed which she was not happy about, but I was very happy and relieved he didn't let her sleep out there. I'm glad my kids had a good time, while I had another little getaway.

Also our soccer season just came to an end. All 3 of the older kids played and really did great. Joshua is an awesome player and seems to scores goals every game. Siera loves it too, she did so well this year too. She scored her first goal and really was agressive and Savani had a blast. She figured it out a little more this season. She scored a couple of times too. The season went by so fast and there were a couple of games I missed and by the time I knew it they had had their last game. I was too late to get any pics. We will do soccer again next fall. We are now gearing up for football season to start in August.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Womens Conference

The end of April I went with some friends to Womens Conference at BYU. It was a great experience. We went to classes for 2 days that were very inspirational and spiritual. We all walked away feeling better about ourselves and empowered. We also had a great time going shopping and staying up late till 3am talking and laughing and eating out. We stayed 2 nights in a hotel instead of driving back and forth from Salt Lake to Provo. It was a great time and I hope to attend next year.
All of us ladies at the mall getting ready to shop our hearts out.

Me and my very good friend Heather Flater that I adore!

Heather, me and Kristi.

Tif and Kristi

Our junk food, we tried to put some healthy options in there too.

Kristi and Tif being silly and having fun shopping.

I love these guys and it was so great to take time for ourselves and enjoy some much needed time away from our jobs, busy schedules and kids.

The Biggest Loser

I am so proud of my husband. He won his works Biggest Loser competition. They started the competition in February and went to the end of April. He had to do weekly weigh ins and it was based on percentage of weight lost. He was in the lead every week except for two times. Since he started losing weight over a year ago he has lost a total of 107 lbs. I am so proud of him. He looks fabulous and he is so much more healthy now which makes me happy. We have completely changed our eating habits and we work out every day. It's been fun. He won a trip for us to The Homestead in Heber for two nights and also some cash for us to spend and go shopping. I can't wait to go.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Siera's voice performance recital

A few weeks ago Siera had her first real voice recital. She has been working with a new voice teacher that we love. Her name is Kathy and she used to sing with the Tabernacle choir and she is incredible! She has taught Siera so much, she focuses a lot on breathing and teaching her how to hold the notes and Siera has improved a great deal with her. She sang "On My Own" from Les Miserables which is one of my favorite songs. She did fantastic. She didn't look nervous and she sang on pitch the whole song. She brought me to tears. I was so proud of her. She really enjoys singing and we are excited for her next recital. This is her friend Klynn who also takes voice lessons from Kathy. She did a great job singing at the recital too. Siera has also had 2 dance competitions that her group has competed in. The first one they took 2nd place and the 2nd competition they took first place. Their dance is awesome and they did so well. I knew after they performed they would take first place. We have loved dance this year and look forward to the dance recital in a few weeks.