Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Best Weekend!!

 Where did the time and day go it has gone by so quickly. We didn't write anything in April and we are sorry for not keeping up for that month. April, all I could think of in the month of April is Paperwork!!!! During the  Weekend of General Conference, as LDS(Mormons) where we listen to our beloved Prophet President Thomas S. Monson, his counselors, apostles and other general authorities for two hours; Anthony and I made an offer on a house. After months of paperwork and signing and waiting, this past Friday on May 17th we closed on a house in Columbus, Ohio...WAHOO!. To celebrate as new homeowners we took the kids to Seaworld/Aquatica

We went with one of my best friends Whitney Copeland and her kiddos and her sister. The kiddos had so much fun especially my Robert. He loves the water. He gets so excited of splashing water everywhere that is not the bathtub.

 Kelly has become so big and independent that tells us where and what ride she wants to go one. Robert and Kelly loved going on this wet slide. If they could they could have gone the whole day. Robert cried a little but as soon as we said food he stopped.

One of the big rides she got to go one was the Journey to Atlantis. While standing in line she kept saying "I love roller coasters" By the time we got in the boat, she held on to me and Anthony. After we got to the bottom, I asked her "Did you like it?" She replied "No I don't like Roller Coasters". After spending several hours at Aquatica we went to Seaworld for dinner and we ran into these awesome friends
Robert and Kelly weren't sure about Telly and The count but Anthony and I sure had a blast with them. At seasworld there was a BAY of PLAY for kids. There were kid rides and also a show of Elmo and friends. The kids loved going the Blowfish, shamu ride and the carousel. Of course someone was getting tired while eating with some friends and this is what happen.
 Robert had to get some zzz's in before playing again. Kelly needed a break and recharge her battery as well.  Of course us parents was also happy we needed a break to just sit and enjoy the breeze. Sometimes us parents need to refuel. One of the greatest moments as parent is seeing there daughter hug one of the friendliest monster

It was amazing that Kelly had pointed out who Elmo was. She told me she wanted to hug elmo and to take her picture with Elmo. I couldn't be much happier to do that. The smile on her face is what matters. After spending 10 awesome hours at Aquatica and Seaworld we were all wiped out the kiddos had a blast and it was the first time the kiddos has played for that long. Anthony and I knew once we get in the car and start driving away that the kiddos will be sleeping.
I couldn't ask for a better weekend. In Sacrament meetings one of us would be outside with one of the kiddos. Today we only took the kiddos out once just to go to the bathroom. In Sacrament meeting today both kids were better than ever. Kelly also bless the food today all by herself. Weekend was a hit!! Until next time stay safe!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Today It is a beautiful day to play outside. The kids, dog and  I went outside after breakfast and soaked in the sun that was shining down. The kids was so excited to be able to go outside. Robert and Kelly's favorite thing to do is find rocks and every time they show me a rock it gets bigger. 
This particular rock that Robert is holding, Kelly wanted to hold THAT rock. Robert kept telling her "My rock". He even brought the rock inside and put it between him and Kelly watching their show on Netflix. 
 After they finished their show they went back out side and played with more rocks. They each found their own rock and decided to sit on it.
 They sat on their rock for a little bit after I snapped this picture and they made me think of how much they love their ROCK. I reflect on how they are my ROCK. They reminded me of the prayer rock that I did when I was little and that experience reminded me how I can teach them the power of prayer. They both have their ROCK and I wouldn't doubt that they would sit with their rocks during dinner and also when they sleep tonight and in the future. They are my ROCK.

Friday, March 8, 2013

How I met my husband

          Today Anthony and I have been married for 5 years. We have been friends for a long time. Let me tell a story of how we met. It was the summer of August of 1997, My family had just moved to the Island of Guam. Our first Sunday at the Barrigada Branch was quite smaller than what I was use to in wards back in Hawaii. I remember seeing the young men blessing and passing the Sacrament. Particularly I remembered Anthony a 12 year old boy passing the sacrament.That was the first time I saw him. While the sacrament is being passed we are supposed to remember our savior Jesus Christ well me being 9 years old I was in la la land and I remembered thinking in my head I want to marry a boy like him (Anthony). While I was in Primary Anthony's mom was my primary president. Later his family and my family got together once a month  and have Family Home Evenings. I would get so excited just to see Anthony when my parents would say we are going to Lemons for Family Home Evening or we need to clean the house because the Lemons are coming over soon. Usually when we are with the Lemons Family he would play with my two young brothers Paul and Eku. When my mom was young women president she would have all the young women sleepover on Saturday nights and ride with us to church on Sundays. Those nights the girls would talk about how cute the boys are, when I hear they are talking about Anthony I would lay on my bed with my hear near the door and just dream about him. When I turned 14 I was so excited because I was able to go to dances. At a youth dance I remembered him walking up do me and asking if I want to dance I got all excited inside and I responded "Yes!" I don't remember the song we danced to. I wished I had. My family was getting ready to move back to Hawaii. On the morning at the Airport, we had friends come to say goodbye to us. Anthony was there too. We hugged and said goodbye.
           Fastforward to 2004, I got an email from Anthony's dad name Vince. He wrote how his family is doing and asked how we were doing. At the end of the email he wrote "P.S. I wouldn't mind having you as a daughter in-law!." That time I though he was just kidding. Couple years later I had already graduated and we moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. In January 2006, Anthony's family came to Vegas. I knew he wasn't going to be there because he was on a mission in Puerto Rico for our church which was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His family was there and also another family we knew from Guam was there. It was like being on Guam again having Family Home Evening. The Lemons Family invited us to Mesa, Arizona for Anthony's Homecoming. My folks said yes, I got all excited again. The drive to Arizona was so exciting. The 4 hour drive all I could think of was I can date him now since I'm not a kid anymore. As soon as we got to the house I had butterflies in my stomach. I walked through the door and went to the kitchen and there he was getting up from his chair I said Hey Anthony! and went to hug him but I stepped on his toes as I did.
That night we were watching Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire. I sat on the couch and he sat next to me.During the movie I felt something near my hand I looked down and it was his hands next thing we are holding hands. Then he put his arms around me by the end of the movie. He had only be home for a day and we were already holding hands. Apparently at the time he didn't know who was sitting next to him since I'm a twin he didn't know which was which. He later figured it out since I kept getting closer to him.

March 2006

That weekend my feelings for him grew stronger. The drive back home I felt that I could actually be married to him. Couple of days later after we got back home in Las Vegas, Him and a good friend of ours Kawika decided to do a road trip up to Utah. They stopped in Vegas and got to spend the night with us. We all went to the Las Vegas Strip and walked around. Anthony and I were able to talk about having a relationship. 

This was when we actually started a relationship more than just friends. Since then we had a long distance relationship. Then in May of 2007 He came to Hawaii and proposed.  

Then on March 8, 2008 We were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple for Time and all Eternity. 

Running a Half Marathon together could symbolize how are long distance relationship was. In long distance running physically you are hurting but mostly you're mentally telling yourself to push through. MY long distance relationship with him was a brick wall I had to overcome and mentally telling myself to push through, he also helped me to push through when life was hard. He is such a great example to me and to our kids. Running along side with him and crossing the finish line together was such a huge accomplishment for the both of us.