MY LIFE. MY THOUGHTS. MY WORDS.

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




Day by Day...

I've been really busy with things and continue to neglect my blog. I cannot promise to be proactive with this, but to try. I'm going to try to post at least a little something something each day by giving my days a Theme... I guess. LoL! I don't know but as time passes and with each blog post, you'll catch on to the pattern. Hehehehehe! I got love for you blogging buddies and I really do enjoy your posts, so I want to try to open up more and let you in my life as well. Let's see if this works out for me. LOL! (starting next week, for sure)

Manic but Meaningful Mondays - Lessons Learned
Tell All Tuesday - My feelings & experiences
Wimsical Wednesday - Thoughts, Dreams, Goals.
Throwback Thursday - Share a moment from the past
Freaky Friday - Anything & Everything
Sweet Social Saturday - Social Events or Happenings.
Sympathedic Sabbath - Touching Stories & Experiences

Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite!


On Saturday (02/11/2012), which I believe was considered his "Day1", I got my first Valentine's gift from my handsome hubby...  and oh how crazy excited, but more surprised.... because.... I was like .... really?... a KINDLE?  I've been talking a whole lot about them, but I really didn't think he'd actually go out and get me one. YAY!  Now, I'm going to be reading for days! He's so cute, telling me this was only my first gift. LoL! I truly feel spoiled, not just blessed but totally spoiled rotten to the core. My hubby loves to bake and he's bomb at it too. So, when I said I'd like to take some treats for my team, Sho made them some Pink Lemonade Cupcakes, YUM! I even broke my juicing craze to try them and the chocolates I got. YUM! Lana calls her daddy, "The best cooker caker ever!" LOL!

"Day 2"... Monday (02/14/2012) OH EM GEE What the sweetness? It wasn't even VallyDay, yet, but I came home to Roses, Chocolate, Perfumes, Balloons and one of the best Cards I've ever received from him (and I sure get a whole lot of cards from Sho), after work. Our daughter even had a bag of treats, a balloon, card and a pink teddy bear on her bed, from daddy. Alana gets the best Valentine's gifts, every year from daddy. When she gets old enough, those guys are gonna have to step it up if they really want to impress her. Her daddy will probably out-do them, every time. LOL! My husband Sho has always been good on Valentine's, to all the woman who are important to him, (aside from Lana and I) including his mother and mine. They would get roses, chocolates and cards from him. We do not spend much and those who know me, know that I'm cheap... super cheap... as in, don't pay full price for anything, dirt type of cheap. LOL! However, Sho wanted me to have some pricey things that I have always wanted but would never actually go out and purchase for myself. Not only is he hopelessly romantice, but he did more than just be romantic, he was considerate of my feelings and really wanted (not to impress me) to make me happy, see a smile on my face. :)

"Day 3" Valentine's Day (02/14/2012)... My husband makes me so sappy! I get lovely goosebumps, thinking about how much this guys loves me. I woke up to my final gift pack, which included an ITouch, new earbuds, and a $25 gift card to Target. I know, I know... he really out did himself this year. Spoiling me like that. I don't even think I deserve it. LOL! We ended our night, watching, "The Woman in Black" at the Cinemark Theatre in American Fork. I could tell he was tired, but still wanted to take me on a date for V Day. Although, I felt like I watched the movie alone, because he slept through most of it, I couldn't help but to smile at him all night. He makes me feel so special and I'm not very easy to please. What a great guy!  Gotta love this man. Let's give it for SHOLUV, he really knows how to love me. He always makes me feel Super Duper Special *blushing w/a smile & some tears* :)

After work, I had to get in a quick work out, so I went with cousin Lani to Gold's Gym in American Fork. Unfortunately, classes were cancelled because of Valentine's Day (I know huh? exactly what I was thinking...what the? shut the?) LoL! So, we hurried down after the Sauna to Gold's Gym in North Orem and caught the Zumba class there. OH BOY, did that instructor work us out. LOL! It was great, after which we both rushed home to shower and get ready for our dates.

My Dearest Sherwin Magalei, you are too good to me. I've never been put on a peddle stool by anyone other than you. Only you know how to love and care for me, the way you do. Word could never express just how much love, respect and admiration, I have for you. Thank you for being worthy of your Priesthood and blessing our family, for loving me without fail, regardless of my ugly-ness, loving our daughter and being one of her very best friends. A great father you are and I couldn't ask for anything more, because you are perfect to me. You keep me going, everyday. You really do. Love you to eternity & beyond.

I had such an amazing Valentine's Day! I'm super grateful for all those who made my day a blast. I'm grateful to our Heavenly Father for blessing me with wonderful family & friends and for his hand in my life. Thank you to the love of my life ShoLuv Tapusoa Magalei, for putting up with me and making me feel priceless. I mean it when I say, "YOUR LOVE IS KING!". Thank you Loloa Tuha for our short time together today. I love every conversation we have. You always get me pumped to be better for Sho & Lana. Thank you Lani (Ss-ngata Fam) for being my workout partner. I love our time together. You are definitely my sister from another mister. LOL! ♥ Thank you to my beautiful mother, Salote Bernard. I know it may always seem like a lecture from me, but know that I hold a deep and special place in my heart for you, that nobody can ever touch. You mean the world to me and I'm blessed to have you near. You are definitely Lana's BFF! LoL! I truly feel blessed to have so many great people in my life. The Lord is always good to us and I'm amazed by his unconditional love for us. Thank you again for such an amazing life. I wouldn't give it or the people in it, up for anything else. God is Good! LG baby!