Saturday, November 26, 2011

day 25...

today was such an uneventful day. i woke up mid afternoon and spent the day doing absolutely NOTHING!!! well actually i take that back. i did do some online some articles on those crazy black friday shoppers...and caught up on some missed television shows. so with that i am proud to say that i am grateful for...

lazy days!!!

u know what i mean. a day where you just don't feel like doing anything. a day where you just wanna lay in your bed. a day where you don't feel like picking up your phone....cuz today you're not doing ANYTHING! lol...thanx bruno mars.

its nice to just sit back and relax and do nothing after being on the go every other day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

day 9.....thru 24!!!!

so this challenge has been a complete FAIL FAIL FAILURE!!! *heavy sigh* what can you do?

so to catch up i thought i'd just include the last 15 days in one post. so here you go! lol.

day 9: keiki o ka 'aina la's

with the younger saaga's and keo's a few years back. these kids always keep me on my toes...luv them to pieces!

day 10: twinkies
the newest additions to angie and david keo's mo'opuna's. luv seeing how the change and grow with each new day. such a blessing to FINALLY have them here with us.

day 11: google books
i LOVE getting lost in a good book, and googlebooks makes it that much easier when i'm able to download it on my phone. don't you just love technology?!

day 12: facebook
i have a love/hate relationship with facebook. i love that it keeps me connected with the ones i love but i HATE that it connects me to random people. thank goodness for security settings.

day 13: last minute swaps
this was a busy busy day for me with a missionary farewell and all, so it was nice to get an email from a coworker saying she would like to pick up my shift that night. nothing like getting a good nights rest.

day 14: haloa

learning more and more about haloa...keeps me culturally connected even though i'm physically disconnected from my 'aina.

day 15: GNO's
luv getting together with my girls out here in utah. even though they're all married with kids...its good to see that they are still down. here we are at

day 16: hawaiian cultural center
having the opportunity to work in a place that keeps me "rooted" has given me a better appreciation for my background. mahalo.

day 17: team potluck

even though i hate driving into the office...i'm grateful for an amazing team who coordinates amazing potlucks. it kinda makes the drive worth it.

day 18: snow

another love/hate relationship here. love watching it, and playing in it...but hate driving in it. it snowed today and it ruined all my plans of going out (i was soooo not gonna drive down to provo in that!). buuuuuut....i love being bundled under a huge blanket sipping on some cocoa while watching a movie. "eets dee beeeesss" that movie

day 19: besties

i love these two. and i love that they're GETTING MARRIED!!! so grateful to have them both in my life and to have been a part of their looooooong overdue union. all i know is march is gonna GET IT!!!!

day 20: cali love

here's another shot with the besties and their families....BOTH of whom i LOVE! i love that everytime i go to cali (long beach/murrietta/san fran) its like i'm returning home. luv my cali 'ohana!!!

day 21: laughter
me and jan...omg this girl is the BEST! she and i both flew in to help with aforementioned besties proposal...and it was sooooooo much fun hanging out with her. she cracks me up this girl! this whole weekend was nothing but gutt wrenching fun. can't wait to go visit her up in the bay soon.
day 22: eternal families
i.miss.him. but so grateful for the plan of salvation. a constant reminder that i need to shape up my life so i can be with him again. luv u jason.

day 23: skype

meet my sister mahea. THIS is why skype is the best thing created EVER!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! not only can i talk story with her but i can see what she's doing....from 3000 miles away. and here she's trying to show that she can dance tahitian in her chair. hahaha. so mento.

day 24: thanksgiving

i love the holidays. nothing but relaxation. least up until i have to go to work at 1030 at night! but alas...i'm grateful for this holiday...which reminds me to be grateful for EVERYTHING i have.

so now that i'm all caught up...we'll see what the next few days left in this month will bring.

Friday, November 11, 2011

day 8

day 8: chapstick

with this dry weather coming up i've never been more grateful for chapstick! without it i would have some pretty dry chappy here's to you nivea lip care! its the simple things in life.

Monday, November 7, 2011

day 7

day 7: missionaries

yesterday i had the privilege to witness my uncle open his mission call via skype. he has been called to serve in the west indies mission (english speaking). i'm so proud of him and the decision he's made to be a soldier in God's army. he's worked so hard and prepared for so long for this moment, its exciting to see it actually happen. the BEST part about him opening up his call was everyone shouting out where they thought the west indies was. some thought india. some thought japan (lol). some thought africa. hahahahaha. when everyone finally stopped cheering and looked at the map in his packet, we all started laughing as we attempted a rastafari accent. lol. too funny. so good luck uncle mark! we'll be here cheering you on as you serve those in the west indies!!!

day 6

ok i'm totally falling a day behind here but eh...its been busy.

day 6: delta

thank you delta for letting me go home at LEAST 4 times a year.
thank you delta for letting my parents come up to visit every other month.
thank you delta for letting me take last minute trips to california to visit my besties.
thank you delta for taking me to korea and thailand.
thank you delta for letting me experience the WORLD.

i've said it before...but i'll say it again...i LOVE the benefits of working for an airline!!!! flying for free has been the biggest blessing this past year and a half. after moving to utah, these benefits have made it possible for me to fly out to different destinations for various occasions.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

day 5...

day 5: my car

last may i purchased my first brand new used it was a proud moment for me. i actually purchased a vehicle that wasn't a bomber...didn't have rust spots all over the didn't require any tricks or prayers to get it to start. it was legit! coco has gotten me through many winter storms, kept me cool through some hot winters, and has taken me to various destinations here in utah. i'm so grateful to have much so that she just reached her 100,000 mile mark the other day. lol. yup...i've racked 40,000 miles on this car in a year and a half.

Friday, November 4, 2011

day 4

day 4: my house

i'm so grateful to have 4 walls that keep me warm in the winter and cool in the summer. this may not be "home" but it's a great substitute. we just barely moved from a 5 bedroom 2 and a half bath to a 3 bed 2 and a half bath. its a lot smaller than what we were accustomed to but its a perfect fit for my brother's little family...and me...the live-in nanny. lol. not only that but the location is ideal. its only 2 minutes away from my brother's place of employment, and since we're so close to the freeway it takes 10 minutes off my commute to the center.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

day 3

day three: hau'ula park place

this is my home. if i won the lottery and had unlimited income...i would want to retire right here. not even kidding. i would fix my parents out a few other properties on the street (namely the ones who i don't even know) and move my whole family there. lol. i'm so fortunate to have this be my place of upbringing. i've never felt so safe anywhere else. from playing kickball and skaiini in the lane to picking flowers from granny's puakenikeni tree and plumeria's from paul down the road...this is my home.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

30 days of thanksgiving...

a few of my friends have been posting pictures on facebook of one thing they are thankful for...and will continue to post one thing a day for the month of november. so i figured i'd do that on my blog! since the second day of the month is nearly over i guess i'll post the first two items i'm thankful for with this entry:

day 1: the parentals

the 'rentals in their

of course i can't list EVERYTHING when it comes to these two AMAZING people...but here are a few...

thank you for being great examples
thank you for loving me unconditionally
thank you for teaching me how to serve
thank you for dropping me off at school even though we only live like a block
thank you for chasing down the school bus whenever we woke up late
thank you for waking me up to go to school
thank you for cheering me on from the stands
thank you for driving me to and from practices
thank you for allowing me to make my own mistakes
thank you for being there for me when i made said mistakes
thank you for everything you done...continue to do...and will always do.

day 2: my siblings

the most recent pic of us 5...the BEFORE the AFTER is under construction lol
*sigh* miss him

as the youngest of is assumed that i am the spoiled one. well...i am! hahaha. but not only by my parents. i have five WONDERFUL siblings who have all contributed to my i mean who wouldn't want to spoil me right?! i'm so thankful for all of them and i couldn't imagine life without them. it would be so...boring. lol. man...i especially miss jason...i can't imagine how things would be if he were still here. i mean we get pretty crazy already as it is...and if jas were still here i think our neighbors would probably call the cops on us every time we have a game night. not to say that that hasn't happened before...but sibz pretty much ROCK!!!