MY LIFE. MY THOUGHTS. MY WORDS.

Back II Blogging

It has definitely been a while since I last blogged, and I do miss it. I love to write. I feel better about voicing myself through writing then any other form of a expression and comparable to the gym or gun range, it's therapeutic for me. Much has occurred since my last entry. We've moved a few times, only to temporarily reside in Salt Lake area. It's been a journey, however our plans to move back to Utah County are currently in development. We are here in West Valley, for the sake of our daughter's progression and growth at Mana Academy Charter School. 

My brother's would agree that I tend to over share, but it is all to ensure closure, without any misunderstandings, of the person I am and my intentions. So, I have decided to begin blogging again with the certainty of telling my story. As an honest hard working mother of a gorgeous (tween) pre-teen, a wife to a beautiful soul, a sister to duo success stories, a Rheumatoid Arthritis patient, a go getting risk taker, and a regular gym rat, I am constantly, adapting, blooming, and gaining a better understanding, from day to day trials and triumphs. I feel closer and closer to becoming the women I want to be. It is our freedom to share our moments, our thoughts and our experiences. This is my story, and I chose to share it with everyone. :) 

Love our growing Family!

Last Saturday was an eventful day. Our dear brother Jerome Bernard married his love Tupu Reid at the Timpanogas Temple. We were fortunate to enjoy such a lovely reception, held in their honor, by the brides family. My brother Jerome is my Mother's Husband Lose Bernard's son. We had such a great weekend with family & friends. Along with my other siblings here in Utah, I also got to enjoy the company of my brother Peter, his girlfriend Charlene, my sister Pearl, her son Kaimani and cousin Puni, all from Washington. Unfortunately, I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted to, but here is what I did capture...


Congrats to the Newlyweds! May your days together be built on a firm foundation of forgiveness, kindness, sacrifice, respect, admiration and unconditional love for one another. We love you both so much and wish you nothing but the best! Tupu Dear, welcome to our big Brady Bunch!






YSBDU 2012

Had such a blast, but posted most of what I can remember on my fitness blog, which I plan on focusing most of my blogging & writing time. However, I just wanted to share a few of my pictures from one of the funnest days, I have ever had since my love for Zumba.
Kass Martin's Master Class
Zumba Toning & Sentao
My survival kit for the day!
HOT HULA with Lisa Loomis
Found my RA Zumba Sistah Tui!
2 EXCiTED 4 our ZFourHour Concert 2 Start!
 Aftermath...over 5000 calories later...SORE FEET!
Zumba Soldiers! LoL!
 
Yes, we had a blast! I was excited we were invited to battle with EMZ and I even had the opportunity to share how Zumba had changed my life and what Zumba means or is to me. I'm loving all the new ZIN40 numbers and the routines brought back from the 2012 Zumba Convention!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Can you really feel my pain?

Although I LOVE to...
 
 
my REAL challange is the...
 
Relationship I have had with these guys....
UGH!
 

Sunday, FAMILY Fun Day!

WHAT CAN WE SAY??
 
THE BEST SUNDAYS ARE
FAMILY FUN DAYS!

Our life is RICH & BLESSED...

with the Comfort & Joy
 

Family :)
What is life...

without FAMILIES and


without LOVE?
So CHEERS...
and here's to...

our growing
 FAMILY!

which includes...
our many extensions...

through marriage & blood 

Families are Forever!

BOOGYDOWN B-TOWN

I know I refer to it as our, "Bummer Summer in Bizzy BMore", but that was labeled by my own personal experiences. I don't blame anyone for having a, "Not as Expected" type of summer, but myself. We had our UPS and we had our DOWNS. However, I don't regret any of it. It was a learning experience. An eye opener which taught me many things and made me appreciate everyone back home. 

We took a huge risk in storing our things and leaving our home. I realized there were so many things I could have done to differently to better prepare for an experience like that. I do miss the people we have worked with. The  Baltimore office definitely had an amazing team of people. The trainings and work, taught my husband and I so much about ourselves. endurance, strength and other skills and talents were tested. It may not have seemed so at the time, but we really did learn how to apply ourselves, in anything we do. 

Although, I personally felt our trip, messed up my body, it was definitely an adventure. I have come to realize that life is too short to settle. My husband and I have had the big home and nice furnishing and decor (been there, done that) and felt it was time to make more memories, time to move on. Time to really enjoy life, because the materialistic things and collectibles items can not leave this life with us, when our clock runs out. This life offers so many places to see and much more people to meet.  
Baltimore, Maryland experience selling Safeguard for Silverline gave us a summer memories that I know I will always cherish. Especially, our time together at the end of every crazy day, sharing and talking stories in our apartment about our day and the crazy people we encounter. The competitions on Friday Fun Day. The kai po moments we had with our knock knock partners. This was a summer, we will never forget. Our first year, surviving the crazy heat, humidity and crazy people. 



I have a brief moment to breathe, before being thrown back in the rush of LIFE. I'm so grateful for how busy my life has got, because it keeps me going. It keeps me smiling, moving, positive and happy. Staying busy, keep me from beating myself up. It keeps me from the negativity of my own doubts and it keeps me from worrying or caring about what others think of me. I admit, I have a very dark side of me. A side of me I hate and sometimes can't control. I thank my family, my friends and most importantly my husband for keeping me safe from self destructing, at times.

My husband will be leaving in less than a month, to the other side of the country and I can't stop thinking about what I'm going to do without him. :o(  He's my better half, he's the better spouse, the better everything. Like any wife, I'm going to miss his touch, his voice, his scent, his priesthood, his presence. Most of all, I'm going to miss his loving and caring help with his cripple wife. Tears continue to flow and he hasn't even left yet. :o(

On a scale of 1 to 10 my Level of Pain today is an ELEVEN!



I'm feeling a little

but yet a WHOLE LOT OF PAIN in my joints


I'm sad I can't go KickBoxing like I wanted but at least there's always...


plus I love the ENERGY at Gold's...





REFLECTING



April Conference  2012