Friday, March 27, 2009
Today is our little Lote's 7th birthday. Hoko & I ran 2 Walmart last night 2 get 30 cupcakes 2 take 4 Lote's class 2 celebrate her birthday with her. They are also going off track & so we're signing them up 4 off track camp. :D
This princess of ours was born March 27, 2002. She was only 6lbs 3 oz. She was quite the handful when we had her. My mom came & stayed with us when she was born 2 help us out with her. She's always been surrounded with love throughout her life, but what I think is AMAZING about this little girl of ours is how much LOVE she seems 2 give freely 2 all who come into her life. She is our little NURTURER in the family. Whenever anyone's hurt or feeling down, she naturally takes it upon herself 2 comfort them.
She's our little momma in our family. I love her so much. She's truly a constant reminder in my life of how much more Christ like I can be. She's an absolute BLESSING in our family & we're so GRATEFUL 2 have her in our lives. This post is dedicated 2 our little Lote 4 all that she does 2 keep our family going & striving 4 in life. We love you so much Lote!!
So I felt the need 2 continue this post since we hadn't done anything 4 Lote's bday til after she got out of school. We took cupcakes 4 her class which they all loved since it had little plastic rings on top that they could all keep. 2 my surprise, even the boys were excited 4 the rings. Hahaha. . . .After we picked her up, we went home & got her dressed up 2 go play @ the McDonald's playhouse & then we headed 2 our movie afterward.
We watched Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D. It was a packed show & we loved every minute of it. It was such a GREAT movie with such an GREAT lesson 2 be learned in it. I recommend this movie 2 all!! :D We didn't have time 2 take Lote 4 her 1st pedicure yesterday so we took her today. She loved it!! Her auntie Lote came by as well bearing gifts 4 her & she was EXTREMELY happy!! We love our little 'FATSO' even though she's not so little anymore. She's AWESOME & I hope she knows just how GREAT of an addition she is in our family!! :D
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
It's not a dance club. This is a regular morning exercise class at the YMCA in Alpharetta, Georgia. It's called Zumba.
Part dance, part aerobics, Zumba is an hour long routine that works almost every muscle in the body.
"It is dance fitness," explained Stephanie Maxim, one of two class instructors. "We teach them moves that you can see on 'Dancing with the Stars': salsa, mambo, cha-cha, and we put it into a group fitness format."
"It's not like a workout," explained Diane Walterstiel, 55, of Alpharetta. "Before I come, I'm tense, but when I leave, I could kiss the world."
2night was a 1st 4 both Kassie & I. We decided 2 try out this new workout class that has been sweeping the nation & is now reaching Utah. My cousin, Soloi, has been participating in her Zumba class since the beginning of the year & has lost 30 lbs & counting. Definitely a motivation in what got me 2 finally get my butt 2 my local rec center & check it out. Because Hoko & I already have passes @ our rec, it's totally included in our couple's pass. :D
Our instructor, Shaylene, has got 2 be the most ENERGETIC & POSITIVE person I've ever met!! It's great!! She kept us going 4 the WHOLE hour long session that it was. Lol!! Both Kassie & I were huffin' & puffin' yet when we looked @ the clock, we were only 20 min into the workout. Hahahaha!! It was great though. We were moving our feet the WHOLE time. My thighs felt like they were going 2 give way @ any time. Lol!!
It was definitely ALL worth it. The next class is 2morrow morning @ 5:30 & we're both going 2 try our best 2 wake up that early & head 2 Zumba class. Lol. That's how good it is. Hahaha!! We felt so GREAT afterwards & after getting past the 1st 20 min, the rest of the hour seemed 2 just fly by. I definitely recommend this class 2 everyone who has difficulty keeping 2 a workout because this one is just way too much FUN 2 pass up.
It put me in such a GREAT mood & BRIGHTENED up my day!! Kassie also recommended a book 2 me that I've been dying 2 read, anyway. It's called, 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne. My husband & I headed 2 Barnes & Noble when I got home & picked up this AWESOME & LIFE CHANGING book as well as the audio so I could listen 2 it while I'm on the elyptical. I'm so HIGH on life right now it's FANTASTIC!! I'm so HAPPY & EXCITED 4 all life has 2 offer. Both the ups & downs are life lessons that we can all learn from & come out on TOP!! I truly believe that & have seen it happen in my own life. And all this. . . .from a so called workout class!! It's definitely more like a 'PARTY!!' Hahaha!! It's AWESOME!! :D
Monday, March 23, 2009
So I'm officially putting it out there as my way of disciplining myself into getting my real estate courses all done by April 3rd. Which is next Friday!! YIKES!! This is how EXCITED & how MOTIVATED I am 2 get it done so that I can hurry up & prepare 4 the state exam. The weather should be warming up soon enough & that's when it's pretty much PRIME time 4 buying homes. There are extra incentives out there 4 1st time home buyers so it's definitely a buyer's market right now. Take advantage of these different opportunities because while the market may be down @ this time, real estate is an ever changing market & it can/will go up at any time. Let me know what your plans are & I'll do my best 2 accommodate all your needs as well as make the home buying process as painless, but yet ENJOYABLE as I possibly can. :D With that said. . . . 'THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!!'
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This past weekend we were blessed 2 be able 2 spend more time with our families in Orem & some 4rom Seattle. We met up 4 dinner with everyone on Friday night & we had a blast. There definitely wasn't enough time 2 get caught up with everyone. :( We took a ton of pictures before departing our separate ways, but I'm happy 2 say that some of us were heading 2 a reggae concert afterward so we were still able 2 hang out 4 a little while longer. :D
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Everyone that knows me, knows that I love 2 take pictures!! I love being able 2 capture life's moments on camera. Since the girls have started their extracurricular activities, I've been LITERALLY dying because I haven't been able 2 capture any of it on film. Or should I say, on a ? gig memory card. I guess my husband finally got sick of me asking & complaining about not having a camera that works, that he took me 2 Inkley's 2 get me my first SLR camera. I've been researching online what kind of SLR camera I want so it was a cinch 4 me 2 pick out.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We've waited 4 a long time 2 finally add this HANDSOME little STUD 2 our growing family!! We are so grateful 2 have his presence in our home & I know he will greatly bless our family by taking us outdoors more 2 create wonderful memories!!
Friday, March 13, 2009
So today's my husband's 27th b-day!! WOO HOO!! Unfortunately, I wasn't able 2 surprise him with breakfast because he was up all night tossing & turning because of his tooth ache. Ugh. . . And he won't go see the dentist. :( So as of right now, he's passed out on the couch while the kids are watching Disney Channel by his side. . .
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tonight we were able 2 attend the 'FAITH IN GOD' program with our daughter, Aaliyah. As you all know, she is now 8 yrs old & so this program has been designed 2 prepare young girls 4 young women. Can you believe it? My little 8 yr old is already preparing 4 young women. If I didn't know what I know through the continuing principles that are taught in church every Sunday, I think I would have a break down right about. . . . .NOW!! Lol. It's scary 2 think of the world our children are growing up in right now & so I'm eternally grateful 2 be a member of the only true church on the face of this earth. And more than that, I'm so grateful 4 a loving Heavenly Father that is so merciful on us that he has enabled temples 2 be built here on earth so that we are able 2 be sealed as families one 2 another 4 all time & eternity.
So I'm totally having a late night. I don't know why I keep procrastinating my workouts til it's late @ night & then I can't shut my eye balls 4 nothing. Hahaha It's already early early Wednesday morning & I'm only now finding the time 2 blog about our hike up Ensign's Peak. LOL!!