Monday, October 20, 2008

The "Official" Proposal!

I never thought it would happen. It's always been a thought in my mind, but never an actual reality. Friday night Sini told me we were going out to brunch with his family. He told me that one of their clients wanted to take them out to brunch. Sini told me to wear something I did...I also wore heels (to complete the outfit). At 10:30am Sini was supposed to pick me up, but instead I received a phone call telling me to come outside. When I walked outside one of Sini's cousins "Lee" was standing in my driveway holding a poster board with a riddle on it. If any of you know me, you KNOW that I love riddles and I love games! Sini had put together a "little" treasure hunt for me. Each riddle would lead me to the next destination. The first destination was where Sini FIRST asked for my number (which was my ward building). The second destination was our favorite park. The third was Temple Square. The fourth was Ensign Peak (the gardens at the base of the peak)...The fifth destination (remember what I'm wearing folks..."something nice" with heels!).....the TOP of Ensign Peak! *Thoughts going through my mind when I read the clue* "Are you serious? For real? No are you serious? Does he know I'm wearing stilettos? Should we call him and tell him I'm not dressed for hiking? Well...I walked up anyway...I figured if he went to all the trouble to plan it I should at least TRY to hike up this mountain....word to the wise...never hike in stilettos! was really hard to walk up the we ended up calling him and letting him know the the end of the conversation I was still supposed to meet him up there but as we were walking up...he...and an entourage of people (some carrying musical instruments) started walking down. As soon as I saw all the people walking down with him my heart sank! I felt SO bad for whining about my shoes. Was that it? Did I miss it? Was he going to propose? NOPE! As we were hiking down the mountain (an even harder task...I acutally had to remove my shoes and walk barefoot)

At that point my mom called me and told me that my dad needed to speak with me before he went to work and that I needed to rush home right away. Without any complaint Sini agreed to take me home right away...but we needed to drop off some of his entourage at his house. When we got to Sini's house he told me his mom had some stuff for my dad, and he asked if I would help him carry it outside...mind you the whole time I'm worried about getting home so my dad doesn't get mad so I was rushing Sini and everyone in the car....when I walked into Sini's house my family AND Sini's family were all there. Sini said a lot of sweet things and then finally....he got down on one knee pulled out a ring box from his pocket and asked "Jenilyn Fa'ilagi Su'a, will you marry me?" Just so you all know I was bawling (something I made fun of others for doing) and couldn't speak so I just nodded my head enthusiastically! I didn't even look at the ring (I just didn't care) all I wanted to do was hug Sini. After several moments I composed myself and realized that after all this time I was engaged to the man of my dreams. I also realized that Sini was trying to put something on my left hand.....O-M-G!

I feel so blessed. I just keep saying that in my mind. I honestly don't know how I could be this happy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Da Kine bah

I find I do all my best thinking/blogging late at night. I find as the day winds down, "good nights" are said...late night television comes on (not that I watch it), and the sound of the dishwasher is humming in my "random" thoughts come alive, and sometimes I feel if they are not randomness will dissipate into the abyss of nothingness. Ahem, today in my daily routine of watching tv and eating sunflower seeds I came across a television show that I thought had been cancelled. "Dog the Bounty Hunter" was at one point a favorite of mine (not that I'm proud of's sort of my one guilty pleasure). I thought it very interesting that alothough Dog and Beth (his busty wifey) are natives of Colorado....they had developed a pidgeon accent. Hmmmm....really? I mean...really? Anyway anyway....that's a completely different subject. I was watching Dog and his brigade bring down a drug trafficer in Honolulu...*sigh* how I miss Hawai'i! Not so much the drugs and criminals but the way of life....the laid back attitude...the "Locals" Flip flops that you can buy at Walmart for $2.88 then wearing them EVERYWHERE even to church...the late night trips to walmart just to get out of Laie...then stopping at Jack-in-the-box on the way home....waking up to the soft, warm breeze blowing in through the ever famous louvers....the humidity....the smell of cigarettes and plumerias (combined) once you get off the plane (or anywhere in honolulu)....the melting pot of races that attend byuh.....foodfest....the beach.....skinny dipping at the end of every semester (a tradition)...the way you smell after you eat at subway (how can you not miss that)...walking EVERYWHERE...people watching in the Aloha Center....matsumotos even thought there's a place 100 yards away that doesn't have a massive line, you can never go there b/c it's NOT "matsumotos"......going to the Laie Temple on Sunday b/c there's nothing else to do and it is air conditioned....the pidgeon accent ugh! the pidgeon accent (that's probably on the top five things i miss).....calling every lady that is older than me "Auntie" even some of my teachers.....going to 7-11 in Hau'ula to cruise....walking to chevron when we don't have a ride to 7-11....making plans to go to the gym (b/c it's free) but then making up some excuse not to go.....the food.....going on outrageous hikes (i went on like four....they were hard but they were da bomb)...skipping class to go to the seasider....hanging out at the library (literally just hanging homework) every house that was off campus had a nickname i.e. the quiet house, the animal house, the aloha house, the green house....going to the nasty movie theater that was always way too chee I in kaneohe (that's number 1 on my list..ugh i miss it!!!)....kccn fm 100 (lina girl! hahaha)! All of these memories flooded my mind as I was watching Dog the Bounty Hunter...odd (head tilt)....All in all I think my Hawaii days have to be some of the best in my life thus far. However, Utah is giving me a run for my money....don't worry I'm not gonna name all the things I love about Ut tonight...but I will say family is in Ut so....that's why I'm here. Well I'm sure I will visit Hawai'i many times throughout my life...might even move there some day..we'll see. I hope my randomness entertained some of you this evening if not.....too bad...ya can't win 'em all right? Aloha oe for the evening.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Buzz....

Here I go here I go here I go again..girls what's my weakness? HIM! Ok then chillin chillin mindin my business yo' salt I looked around and I couldn't believe it...(Salt n Peppa...Shoop)...ok so did I grab your attention?'s a little intro as to what is going on at this very given point in's the buzz. I recently got engaged to a wonderful man named Siniholani Talanoa (Sini) we dated 2 1/2 years ago before his mission...he left on his mission and although I did not promise to "wait" I promised that I would be here when he got back (meaning I wouldn't be married)..the week before he got home I started dating another fellow....however the moment I saw Sini all of my old feelings came back and I knew at that moment that we would be together forever (as corny as that sounds). Soon after his arrival to Utah we decided the next, and best step for us was to get married. A few weeks later he approached my dad to ask for permission (a wonderful sign of respect in my opinion...and also courage...if any of you have seen my dad you know WHY courage is an important factor in this specific circumstance) to marry his oldest daughter. My dad quickly agreed and encouraged the union! YAY! Sini has yet to "officially" propose (you know...get down on one knee and present a ring) but I know that when he does, it will be something that I'll never forget.
Sini is Tongan however he was born and raised here in Utah...he speaks Tongan, English, & Spanish fluently. He served a mission in Panama. He just made the BYU Rubgy Team (which I am very excited about...b/c Rugby is my favorite sport to watch) where he will play with BOTH of my brothers (Manti & Mikey). We are getting married in the Salt Lake City Temple on April 11th 2009. You know it's funny...there were days I never thought I'd settle down...and now that it's happening I couldn't be's funny the way life works out don'tcha think?

What it do what it do!

I suppose I should take the time to welcome myself to the wonderful world of blogging. I've heard the hype about blogging from friends...twix commercials...myspace...emails....I just never thought I'd be "blog savvy" until recently. A lot has been going on in my life and myspace, bebo, facebook, hi5 and ringo just don't seem to be enough....tragic. A few of my friends suggested I start a blog. Would anyone ever read it? Would it be beneficial in any way? I wouldn't want to bore anyone with the stories or everyday acitivities in the life of Jenilyn. Then the thought popped in my mind...what have you got to lose.....*lightbulb*'re right what HAVE I got to lose? Besides the privacy of my personal life...hahahaha...I'm just teasing...I won't write anything I don't want anyone else to know....(big sigh of relief). Bottom line: I think this is a really great way to stay involved with loved ones and friends...and their could argue that you could just pick up the phone and chat with friends and loved ones....but honestly you guys...sometimes I'm so lazy that I'd rather read about it then spend hours catching up you know? Don't get me wrong I love you all....I'm just lazy sometimes...that aside....let's blog!