Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Greetings from Australia!

First time in Australia


We are staying in my moms uncles house in Gold Coast for a week and its been sooo much fun

sooooooo busy tho

yesterday we went to Warner Brothers Movie World. My mom took Hyrum so it was Mav, me and my two cousins goin crayzeee with the crayzeeee roller coasters.

Next in the agenda of theme parks are Seaworld then Wet and Wild.


I dont understand why soooo many people pay sooooo much money just to scare the shiznittt out of themselves.

I still do it tho...

On a different note, im going to get sealed to my parents today.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Alright everyone!


Lets say you and your spouse are from 2 different country.

Then your spouses country denied you of a visa.

Which means it will take between 1-3 months till you can go to that country again.


risk going into the country on a tourist visa (with the possibility of being sent back to your country), not be able to work but be together


stay in your country while applying for a visa that is a sure thing you will get (green card status), be able to work but be apart for 1-3 months

I just wanted to see other peoples opinions so I can think this through properly and weigh in all the different options. Any feedback is appreciated.

BTW, this is a true story...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Not Completely Complete

and I MISS HIM!!!

and that (above) is the look that I get when
-i do something funny or dumb or stupid or crazy
-i say something funny or dumb or stupid or crazy
-i act funny or dumb or stupid or crazy
so its fair to say I get that look a lot

Its kinda weird sleeping by myself again.
and im getting a little taste of what its like to be a single parent.

Im excited to be with my everything again.
and become completely complete.

8 more days and counting...

Photos kindly taken by the amazing LeeYen of Loblee Photography

Overcoming Flying Fear

I LOVE to travel!

probly one of my fav things to do.

and i am very VERY grateful for planes,
they make seeing different parts of the world or experiencing new cultures soooo much easier.
which I LOVE!!!

I LOVE exploring the beautiful world that we have been given by our loving Heavenly Father.
If I had a lot of money, I would do it more often.

But im getting off topic here now.

The whole point of this post is to say that i was TERRIBLY TERRIFIED of flying solo...

with a hyperactive 10 month old!

BUT lo and behold,


and I overcame my fear by getting him as tired as possible while waiting to board,
having bottles and snacks readily available,
breathing in and out,
and my secret weapon,
a never been seen light up ball still in its box.

it actually turned out to be quite a pleasant experience.
Maybe because he had his very own bassinet.
Or maybe because I had a whole row with 3 seat all to myself.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A time that La'ie will NEVER forget

This post is a little late but ow wells...

Last week we had a once in a lifetime experience.

Definitely a weekend to remember.

The Spirit of God was felt extensively.

and the hand of the Lord was over the whole of Laie.

It was a GREAT weekend!

First, President Thomas S. Monson came to the Polynesian Cultural Center. A lot of people gathered to welcome him.

I could not believe I was an arms reach away from the prophet!

Plus, I was LUCKY enough to be standing next to a little boy who he stopped for to show him his ear wiggling skills.

He looks like he's angry but he's actually just concentrating hard on wiggling his ears

Then Mav, Hyrum and I went to see the night show. 
President Monson, President Iring and his wife and Elder Cook and his wife was there.
The show was pretty much the same but the cast came out after the finale and sang Teach Me to Walk in the Light for the prophet.

Here is my video of it.

Then the next day, I was again lucky enough to be the official photographer for the Cultural Celebration for the Campus News Center. 

So I got a coveted ticket, which was only available to parents of the 2000+ youths that performed for it.

Here are a few of my photos. FYI: I took more than 300.

Dats right! Pres. Monson made peace signs at me.

This girl got a kiss from President Monson when he was on his way out of the CAC. 

I LOVED her character! 

It was a great show! 

Made me wish I were on stage with them. I miss my performing days...

Then the next day was the long awaited Laie Temple Rededication. 
We went to the 9am session, which was great!  2 of my old roomates got to sing in the choir inside the celestial room so it was cool watching them too.

There were 3 dedicatory sessions and after the last one I happened to be at the temple taking a friends family pictures when we noticed that everyone was gathered at the entrance.

So we went and sure enough after 10mins, President Monson and President Iring came out.

It was a great way to end a GREAT weekend. 

I kinda wish Hyrum and Maverick was at the temple that day too but they were at home and would’ve missed it if they tried to come.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


We look sooooo young!

First official date

Who knew 
that the person i broke up with 
this time three years ago was 
going to be my husband.


First picture together

Friday, October 29, 2010

9 months

Hyrum Ichiro at one week

9 months
30 inches
21.4 pounds
8 teeth later

My little charmer boy!


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Friday, September 24, 2010

8 months

This little munchkin is gonna be 8 months on Saturday.

Time sure flies when you are having fun.

Big news of the week: He can now stand on his own! I was so proud!!!

And I was on a roll with making Hyrum food the other day because our visitors, Wendy and Janice (Mav's cousin and friend who helped their daughters move into the BYUH dorms), gave me one of these
for my birthday! Which makes baby food making 10 times easier.

 I made sweet potato, carrots, carrots and peas, potato and broccoli and pear.

And he LOVES it more than the Gerber jar mush.

HIGHLY recommended!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall Semester

I am not a student anymore but Fall Semester started today and i am STRESSED!!!!

It totally crept up on me...

with that said...I am not prepared!

I didnt know Mav's class schedule...

which means I had to work out my work schedule...

not to forget babysitters...

my list of things to do when Mav is out of school is no where near half...

uuuhhhgggghhhhh!!!! STREEESSSS!!!!!

then i have other things to worry about too...

like that BLASTED green card application...

S T R E S S ! ! ! ! !

did i mention that Mav has an internship from 3 - 8pm MWF!

and classes from 11 - 2:30!!!

so it tough finding a babysitter for that long...

so if you know anyone who can look after a Hyrum for a decent college student/starting family price...



Much Mahalos!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Baby Food

The Gerber baby food that we get for free from WIC is kinda getting old to Hyrum.  He seems to not like the flavour as much as he use to.  So I decided to do a little experiment and make my first ever baby food.

So I started with just carrots...nice and easy for a first timer...

So I boiled it...

While this one looks on...

Boil till soft...

then let the blender at it...

Our blender SUXS so I had to mash it some more with a fork

Add with some baby rice cereal

Then serve...






Warning: Food may make a reappearance on the other end.

Have you made your babys food before? What are your tried and tested tricks that I can adapt? Keep in mine that I DO NOT cook.

Thursday, September 2, 2010



to go here
Auckland, New Zealand


and to see these lovely people
My parentals

and this crazy guy
My brother

and dont forgot about these people
Jam, Marje, ate Mina, Gab and everyone else

then we get to go here
Gold Coast, Australia

to welcome the
New Year 2011

and to see these people
Baet Family

Journey begins December 3!!!