Sunday, April 29, 2012


Yup. Last week I turned 29 and to be feels GREAT!! I feel like I'm getting in the best shape of my life.  And that's not just physically. I've created a very tight knit circle of people in my life who I can say love me just as much as I love them. I'm continuing to grow in my relationship with Hoko and I cherish every moment we have together cause YESSS....that saying that distance makes the heart grow fonder is definitely our truth at this point in our lives together. We started out so young, inexperienced, flawed from head to toe, insecure, naive, foolish, blind to the obvious and just full of going where the wind blew. Pathetic, right?? Wrong!! Cause with all our experiences in life, we've become thee strongest we've ever been. I love this man with all my heart and am so grateful for his continuing sacrifice that he makes for our family of nine. I'm hopelessly in love with him. 

I'm continuing to learn so many different things as a mother to my children. I've never learned so much in my life then when I became a mom. People are always telling me that they don't know how I do it with seven kids and Hoko working out of town, but my kids are really pretty amazing on their own rite. I swear they teach me soooo much more than I have or will ever teach them period!! I'm so patient because of their innocent nature in pointing out the simplicities that the Lord has blessed us with. I'm so in love with Hoko because they bring out the BEST in him as their dad that flies kites with them, eats late night desserts with them and then gets up bright and early to make them a hot breakfast.  He stays up 'til the wee hours of the morning completing school projects with the girls, and most importantly....loving their mom so unconditionally that I get butterflies just writing about it. I've heard my daughters conversating with each other on more than one occasion about how they want to marry a man that loves them as much as Hoko loves me. *tears* It's a good thing that it's only gotten better with time. ;)

I'm learning that I need to be *HAPPY* with myself and stop looking for people's approval as a NEED in order to be happy. I continue to discover things that I love to do and I do them. Whether it's by myself or with a doesn't matter. As long as it makes ME happy. I'm all about enjoying life to the FULLEST so I'm trying my best to make thee best out of the cards that I'm dealt with and surprisingly?? I am absolutely content. I have outlawed a lot of people in my life and am enjoying my choices thus far.

At 29, I have this newfound feeling of urgency in not having time for things and people who don't have my best interests at heart. I'm indulging in the sacredness of being a woman who will stop at nothing to achieve her dreams/goals. A woman who will protect and honor her family at all costs. And a woman who stands up for what is right because there just aren't enough women in the world doing it. I love my relief society sisters. Their examples help me get thru the day/week.

29 has brought so much more sentimental feelings of gratefulness for the people that are in my life. My birthday was spent with the ones I love MOST. Hoko and our kids. We had dinner at my favorite steakhouse. Texas Roadhouse. I always get the 12 oz NY Strip. It's my fave!! We had such a great time. Jordan sat in a high chair for the first time and I was that annoying mom taking pictures of his every move. Lol. I don't care. I love my babies!! All eight of them. And yess, that includes Hoko. :) Earlier that day, we took the boys to my mom's and Hoko was planning to take me to do my most favorite thing in the world: SHOPPING!! Hahaha...but I didn't feel well so we went to lunch at Red Ginger and picked Jordan up and headed back home (baby Hoko and Savou stayed w/grandma per their request). When we got home, I threw my sweats on, got my comforter out, popped some redbox's in and knocked out on the couch before the movie even started. I was famished!! We woke up a couple of hours later when the girls came home from school, got ready and headed out to dinner with them. We had such a great night. Nothing fancy. Just Hoko and our kids. That's all I needed. It's all I've ever needed. They are my everything. They are ME. :)

1 comment:

The Lomu Family said...

You look sooo good for being 29 and having 7 kids!!

Happy belated Birthday!!!