Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer madness...

So I have not blogged in awhile. We have had a bit of a busy summer so far. We started off with going down to Florida on Memorial Day weekend. We switched Victoria with our Nephew DJ for a month. That was a very long month I must say.

This is DJ.

We then went back to Florida to switch back our children. While in Florida Victoria got to do all kinds of fun things like play on the slip and slide, have tea parties and make castles out of sheets and cushions :). She also got to have her hair done by her very talented aunty in all sorts of different styles. One style she loves are beads. She loves the sounds the beads making when they hit each other as she runs or swings her head around.

While we were down in Florida we visited Willie's family. These two girls are just so cute. They are twins. Their names are Tiana and Brianna. They are Willie's uncle's girls. I wanted to take them home with me they were so cute. Brianna (the one on the left) is so loving and affectionate. She kepted calling Willie daddy and she kept following him around. It was the sweetest thing.

This is a picture of Willie's grandmother. I just call her grandma since I don't have anyone I call grandma so that keeps it simple. I have amma and Ofa :). Victoria took this picture so it's a little hard to see. lol.

Victoria also got a picture of Willie's aunty Tanya. She was born with severe mental and physical disabilities. She is a really sweet person who loves to laugh. She has a wonderful smile when she sees her loved ones and she loves kids.

While we were in Florida we also picked up Willie and Quinton.

We celebrated Mana's 8th Birthday. He didn't want a cake this year he only wanted a blizzard from DQ. So we got all the kids a blizzard and had some pizza and some movies.

The following day we went to Concord, which is right next to Charlotte, and went to Dave and Buster's.

So far we have gone swimming

I had to add this. Victoria would get out of the pool once in awhile and start shaking off the excess water hahahaha. Plus I also like her Minnie mouse swim suit lol.

Well I think thats good for now. I will blog more tomorrow or the next day. Depending on how things go. Oh I have been doing a little bit of scrap booking. Im having fun with that. I need to let the kids try it out. I have also been working on my piano playing. I have found sheet music for Bella's lullaby and I have been working on playing it. I really need to get my Viola out and start playing it. I have been focusing on strengthening my talents lately. I feel it helps with the days I feel depressed and overwhelmed. I want to start reading books again so my mind doesnt implode hahaha. Any suggestions on any good reads. I have a library card now so I have access to free books.

Oh and also our records have arrived in our new ward so I feel more settled. Members in the ward have said the only thing left now is for me to get a calling. I think it's coming sooner than later, just a feeling I have.

Also Willie will probably be leaving on the 14th of august. My visiting teacher companion is 9 month preggers with baby number 2 and her hubby deploys next week. I think this might be one reason why we are companions, perhaps to help support one another while our men are gone. I try not to think of Willie leaving. It makes me sad. It will be tough especially since Victoria already gets upset when Willie is at work. She is a daddy's girl for sure. We will definitely be sending lots of care packages with pictures and letters from the kids.


MiriamR said...

You should read the City of Glass, City of Ashes and City of Bone books! They are fun. I hope you are having fun! Victoria's hair is so cute. Tuimana makes me laugh so unconventional on his birthday but its his birthday so he gets what he wants right! I think thats what I want on my birthday too!:)

meleofa said...

I love this update. Sounds like things are good. I love all the pics, and I am amazed at how you are getting back to your music. You have always had such an amazing natural talent when it came to music. There are so many good books, I agree with Miriam on the Immortal Instruments series. You should join goodreads.com. Miriam and Melanie and I are all on there. I have a big list of books I have read on there. hahahaha.

Melisa said...

oh yeah miriam sent me an invite to that. hahaha its in my email. i will check it out. I feel like my brain is going to mush sometimes. lol

Hera said...

so much fun and thanks for all the photos. Victoria is very resourceful.

MoBo said...

Gosh They are aLl so Cute! I am with you on that one Miriam, Tuimana Sure doesnt follow convention, Its Great! such an individual hehe Gotta love him. I am So Excited about your music playing!!! I dont know why haha but its Totally Awesome, Go Melisa! Books are great too, I would deffinatly agree with Miriam and Mele'Ofa about immortal instruments (thats what the city of.. series is called). I think Jane Austen's work is worth Reading once through, people usualy get one favourite and hate the rest hehe My favourite is Persuasion. Twilight saga is worth reading once, if you havent already heheh Great stuff Books, they really do help aleviate stress and depression.

some more worth reading once:
Children of the Promise(mormon fiction series), five people you meet in heaven, Love that Dog (this ones great, I nearly cried first time i read it hahaha Silly me hahaha) The works of lemony snicket are entertaining, can drag a bit sometimes, but his unauthorized autobiography is Great stuff anywho I'll stop now heehee love to you guys!