Friday, October 23, 2015


"Love conquers EVERYTHING".
A famous saying that is quite vague yet very true. 

People have done some pretty incredible things in the name of LOVE
Some bad, but for the most part, love helps a person do impossible things. 

My relationship with my love was tested at the beginning of this month. 

I was hurt. 
Very. Hurt. 
But I am also in love. 

So many uncertain things were going through my mind. 

But one this was for certain,

And that was that I love him

With everything that I have. 

We all make mistakes. 
We all have our trials. 

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is there for times like these. 
His love has saved us from our own destruction. 

We are on the mend. 
And even more in love than ever before. 
Our love for each other conquered this trial.  

Love is our motive after all...

My Ninja is Five

NOTE: This is being published 9 months too late...ooppsss!

What the crazy! 
My baby is now FIVE! 

Totally just went to sleep with a ginormous pregnant tummy and now he is FIVE! 

He has grown like a weed this past year and will probably out grow me in 2 years. 
No kidding...

This year, Hyrum asked for a ninja party since he is all things ninja right now. 

I was actually pretty excited about this one and I had a lot of fun planning it. We are in a very tight budget so I really had to be quite creative to save some money. Which actually worked out quite nicely since I loved making everything. 

Hyrum had the time of his life having all his friends in one place. 

He is a sweet boy and will make some girls heart melt someday. He will randomly come and give me a hug n kiss multiple times of the day and say "I just love you so much mom!". He is quite the charmer and I am quite content to still have my cuddle buddy. Gotta make the most out of it while he's still willing to give me cuddles. 

Although, I made him promise that he will still give me hugs and kisses even when he's all grown up. Even in front of his friends. He knows he made the promise and I will make sure he remembers it. 

He is a smarty pants. I am so sad that he is starting school this year. I have all sorts of anxieties about letting him go but he is super excited to go and I know that he will be fine. My once attached little buddy who would just scream and bawl when I would leave the room is now ready for the world. He is gonna rock it for sure! But a part (a lot) of me is just terrified for him to see the world in a different perspective. 

For this year, my wish for Hyrum so to have courage. Every night before bed, we pray that they can have courage to help them sleep through the night in their own beds.  Well my wish is for him to have courage to stand up to anything. From monsters under his bed to other kids who challenge his agency and most especially to the cruel world and all the trials that come with it. I wish that he focuses on the good things that life has to offer. 

He is super smart and his questions are harder than ever! I get stumped at times with his curiosities which then gets turned into learning opportunities for both he and I as we look for answers to his questions.

His brain is a sponge. We have a few learning shows for him and he soaks up what he learns from them then randomly tells us facts about roadrunners and scary looking deep sea creatures. 

He loves being independent. Picks and changes his own clothes, rides a bike without training wheels, makes his own ham sandwich, makes his bed, does his hair, pours himself his own milk/water just to name a few. We are working on taking a shower by himself and tying his shoes at the moment. Maybe I should start teaching him how to cook now too...  

He is quite the big brother. We have our fair share of sibling rivalries but when they are getting along, it is just perfect! They have the BEST imaginary games together and I love listening to their conversations. We have Batman rescuing Princesses from burning buildings, flying cardboard cars, hot lava carpets,  happening in our house frequently. 

He has his own ideas and knows exactly how to get them. He plans out what he wants and how he is going to execute them and I love it. If he wants to build a rocket out of a cardboard box, he will do a blueprint first and gather all of the equipment that he needs. I love seeing his brain working. He loves to be challenged and is always looking for ways to learn. 

To my crazy Hy, You are the funnest, most energetic, wildest, coolest kid I know.
Life is more exciting having you around. You are perfect just the way you are.

Love you to infinity and beyond...

Little Miss is Three

NOTE: This is being published 9 months too late...ooppsss!

Wow! 3 years old already!

I love this cute little sassy, sweetheart and her sneaky way of 

wrapping everyone around her little fingers. 

For her actual birth-day, we made her requested breakfast, French toast topped with chocolate (milo) with bacon and banana.  She got to eat on our special 'Star of the Day' plate which is always fun. 

Then she opened presents before heading over to the mall so she can go shopping with her birthday money from grandma and grandpa. 

For her special day this year, we went to Hands On for a princess party where she got to paint a ceramic crown and have lunch with Princess Ana and Queen Elsa. She was definitely in cloud nine! Every minute or so she would give me a big hug and say, "I love you mommy!" Definitely loved my princess date with my bebe girl!

She has quite the personality! Always talking, always sassy and always one step ahead of us. 

I read an article a couple weeks ago called "Signs you are living with a Threenager" and oh my heck it hit the nail hard on the head!  Move over terrible twos because this threenager is in the house! 

With that in mind, I definitely expect great things from my Halia because man, her defiance is wearing Mav and I out!!!

She LOVES to sing. She is ALWAYS singing. She always has 'last song syndrome' but most of the time she makes up her own songs. My fave is while grocery shopping, "I am singing this song, I like to sing songs, it is fun, and I am singing!" Then she's turn to me and say "I made that song up!" 

She is quite the chatterbox. All day, everyday, she is narrating everything that she is doing or telling stories or just plainly blabbering about all her observations around her cute little world. 
 Speaking of independence, she is in the "I can do it" stage. Picking/changing clothes "I can do it", pouring a drink "I can do it", putting shoes on "I can do it", buckling her seatbelt "I can do it", brushing her teeth/hair "I can do it". Which is great! But we have had some pretty interesting clothes combination (and some pretty awesome ones too). There are times when I pull my hair out waiting for her slooowllly do things herself. It takes a lot of patience since she can't do it as fast as I want her to especially coz mommy is usually running late. 

Three years old is when we start doing our annual birthday interviews so here is little miss first birthday interview. 

To my crazy Heeya Chiya, we love every bit of you and all of your fun little quirks. Our days are definitely more exciting when we have your sassiness and charm sprinkled throughout it. You are a beautiful Child of God and we are so grateful that you have been sent to us. 

Love you to infinity and beyond!