Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me

Birthdays come but once a year.  This is a universal truth.  The good thing about getting older is.....um....the amount of experience you gain with another year under your belt?  I guess that's more of a question than a statement.  What I know this year:

*I am extremely blessed.  Ok, I know that even if it's not my birthday, but seriously guys....family, friends, and nail polish have been really good to me this year.

*Trader Joe's has unexpectedly brightened my life with their ready-made salads, organic olive oil popcorn (same caloric intake, no guilt....bc it's organic, duh), cookie butter, and their sample corner.  Thanks be to the Trader Joe's Gods for bringing it to Utah.

*I am even more shamefully addicted to reality tv than anticipated.  SHAMEFULLY.  My DVR list increases each season.  Don't judge. 

*I need wrinkle cream

*Living alone is not as lonely as everyone thinks it is.  Soul possession of the remote control is a serious blessing.  I.e. ESPN is not my fave.

*Walking around Target is my happy place.  I assumed my happy place was Laie, Hawaii where the beaches are perfect and where everyone wears Locals flip flops, I was wrong.  I can't go to Laie everyday...weird.  Thus, Target is my 2nd favorite happy place (if we're keeping tabs).

*Rugby isn't the same if Manti and Mikey aren't playing *gasp* did I really just type that?  Sacrilege.

*I only have eyes for Siaki.  The other day at Walmart I passed this guy who was obvi a Calvin Klein model but all I wanted to look at was my burley, unshaved, Tongan hottie who acts like he's white.  Who could ever want more?

*I am a lot more patient than people give me credit for.

*The outdoors is medicine to my soul.

*I still love Pink, in fact, on Wednesdays we wear pink.

*I am practically a professional chef....practically. 

Kneader's has the best breakfast I've ever had....like...ever

He changed our oil....talent people, talent

I don't know why I love this pic of Siaki, but I love it.  Maybe it's bc it's a candid shot of him, maybe it's bc he's gaming, maybe it's bc he looks like he's trying to be a model...I just don't know. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Just a little somethin'

Ok folks, you want drama?  I'll give you drama.  Not really, but considering this is sort of a journaling outlet I like to be honest....I don't really mind people knowing my business....uh...well....most of my busiNASS.  I have had my degree for 6 months now, and I have yet to find a job.  I stopped looking in January just b/c I got so discouraged.   I recently began looking again and sometimes I get so annoyed with cover letters, resumes, letters of recommendation etc that I just have to quit applying.  Do you guys have any secrets or tips? 

My dad definitely has enough motivation for the two of us as it is the topic of our conversation ever MWF.  I spend my afternoons with my dad.  He is a great source of joy, and also a great source of frustration....I mean the kind of frustration where he makes jokes about you and you're like *haha sympathy laugh" you're so funny dad, but for reals I am trying to find a job so you don't have to make fun...kinda thing....anybody know what I'm talking about?  Honestly,  these past 6 months have been kind of like an undercover blessing.  Since I don't work in the day I can work out in the morning and spend time with my dad in the afternoon.  I mean, I'm obviously the favorite...everyone knows it so I don't mind writing it down, but I've come to love him and learn more about him than I ever thought I would.  Hmmphf, who would've known.

Siaki and I are still going strong.  I love him.  Do you ever have those times in a relationship where you're like "uh....is this who I'm supposed to be with?"  I had that ONE time in the beginning of our relationship.  I prayed about it (too personal?) and have known ever since.  I guess that's why I stick around after a year and a half....almost 2 years now...can you believe it?  Hopefully we'll get married by the end of the year.....fingers crossed, everything crossed.  I feel blessed to have him in my life.  We are literally exact opposites.   He is very logical and I am emotional.  He is extremely rational and I am irrational.  He fixes things I break things...no really, I'm super clumsy.  All in all....we work well together.  Lucky us. 


Laki & Leila watching the horses.  Laki protects Leila like a good big brother.

Me & Becci at her bday party.  19 years as best friends....cray

I seriously LOVE this picture.  She is somethin' fierce.

Me & Jeanette at Bridle Veil Falls

Out at Daybreak feeding the ducks with Papa.

I seriously love this boy so much

Laki learns a lesson from Daddy on how to BBQ.  He learns from the best.

I love this pic.  Look how small Leila looks next to her Grandpa. 

Family Dinner outside, perfect weather.