Spring ain't nuttin but a Thing...

I know it's been awhile since I've posted my random feelings or my life happenings. RA does this to ya. Seriously, I've been so ... Ah, eh, nevermind, just excuses. So here's what we've been up to...

PhotoShop Fun....

I recently starting PS(ing). I'm loving it, but I'm only a beginner. I would really like to take a class and even invest in a Digital SLR Camera, so I can personally capture all the great moments with Friends & Family.Anyways, even though I'm a beginner, I've had a lot of fun, going off the advise provided by family & friends. Thanks Lisa & Sheena :)

Bowling with the Magalei's & the Frosties!

After IHop at Jordan Landing after Bowling at All Stars...

The women

Fred & Sheena

Spence & Lisa

 Sherm & Chrystel

Sho & I

Mother's Day!

 I didn't really get to know my grandmother. She passed, while I was young. I've heard negative things over the years, with regards to her stubborness and where we all have inherited that from. However, one visit to her grave, a couple years back with mom and Aunty Felila, changed my thoughts about her. Aunty told me amazing stories about her survival, her love, her devotion to my grandfather and her testimony of the church. A great respect, love and admiration for my grandmother was instilled in me that day. I'll never forget my Aunty's words about this strong and amazing woman.

 Mother's Day at Grandma Patosina Maiava Schwenke's grave in Murray, Utah. After a great sacrament meeting at our Lehi 41st Tongan Ward, we headed out to Murray to lay flowers on my grandmothers grave and honor her memory. We miss and love you grandma Patosina.

 The girls. Lana & Jazz

Mom & Grandma Patosina

Mom & I chilling at grandma's grave.

Mom & Lose BBQ ribs for Mama Day and we have my dear cousins Tue and Derek over. I love having them around. It always feels like home, when they're with us. We know they missed their mom (Aunt Freda), and we wanted them to feel like they were home too. My brother Loloa, Jr. called from Texas and you can tell he was teary eyed, when wishing mom and I a happy mother's day. We didn't want the boys to feel that same void.

At the end of the day, my thoughts turned to my sister Lisa Magalei, who's mother passed earlier this year. I prayed for her, that she would be comforted during this time. I know, I get the same feeling, every father's day. Although families are forever, every day here on earth is met with that void, when someone is missing. I love you Lisa. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, especially you single mother's, I love you all.

Lana's Muffin Mix...

OMG. I realize I'm such a bad mom. I hate my condition. I was getting ready for work yesterday morning and fell back asleep. I think it may have been the meds. My dear little LanaBear usually gets herself ready for school in the mornings and waits for my mother to pick her up for school. I was knocked out and didn't hear Lana asking for breakfast before school starts. So, the poor girl climbed up the cabinets and got a chocolate chip muffin mix. She read the instructions and made herself muffins. I'm so proud of her, no egg shells, just enough oil, except instead of water, she did use milk, which made them a little thicker than fluffy, but they were actually really good. My hubby Sho, was annoyed she made his mix (LOL), but overall we were both so proud of her. LoL My poor baby, my condition has forced her to be more and more independent, each day.

&hearts all you Mamaz!

Newborn's Conversation With God.
A Newborn's Conversation with God. A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"   God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you." The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy." God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy." Again the small child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?" God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak." "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?" God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray." "Who will protect me?" God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life." "But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore." God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you." At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.."   God said, “You will simply call her, Mom."  
Happy Mother's Day, my blogging sistahs!