Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day.

I bet Grams put flowers on his grave today - she does every year.
I know she gets oh so lonely lately, without him.
I can't blame her one bit. 
Some times I have dreams about him, 
and I know he's watching over me...
The fact that we weren't that close while he was here doesn't mean a thing.
He's still my guardian angel - 
I know it. 
He's told me.

Adam and I went horseback riding today
It's been years since I've gone,
but everything fell back into place the second my leg swung over that huge mass of breathing, sweating, moving, muscle and landed straight into that stirrup. 
Such a beautiful country I live in,
such a beautiful animal I spent the morning with.
I think Grandpa would have been proud. 
He is who taught me to love horses.
I miss him.
Here's to you, Grandpa Wyatt...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Last night was our final show of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It was my first time ever being in a play, and 
I loved being a part of a greater contribution to bring wholesome, fun, family entertainment to Laie! I was Millie the munchkin and delivered my 3 lines flawlessly (hehe). I also 
really loved rehearsing with my wonderfully talented husband, THE SCARECROW!
Keola was a beautiful and perfect fit for Glinda the Good Witch, and Phil joined me in the obscurities of Munchkin Land :)

All of Adam's family was able to come and watch our last night and it was so much fun to have them there. I loved getting to know new people and spending time with the whole cast. I am on the front row, far right. Adam is in the middle by the tin man.
(I stole this pic from someone else's facebook...thanks)
I cannot tell you how many compliments I got on my husband's acting skills. Everybody was AMAZED at his performance. I wish you all could have seen him! He was "flawless," "dead-on," and "hilarious." Everyone's kids' loved him and said "he was so funny!" Our friend Eliza even said if he ever got sick of the computer business, he always had a job acting! 
I love him so much. 
He is my everything, my wonderful brain-less man of straw (just kidding of course)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Beach Day!

We spent the morning at the beach, collecting sandy treasures and soaking up the sun. We have spring term finals this next week, and are flying out Wednesday night to spend some time with Adam's sister Noelani. We are going to DISNEYLAND!! I've never been so I am so excited! 
Tonight is the last night of the play; Will post pictures of that soon!

Favorite Treasure of the Day:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Would I be Happy?

"What we insistently desire, over time, is what we will eventually become and what we will receive in eternity" (Elder Neil A. Maxwell).
I've been thinking lately, What are my sincerest desires?
My first reaction to that question is to travel and serve people around the world, 
photographing everything along the way
Seeing the jungles of South America, the Sahara and grass plains of Africa,
the temples of Thailand, the art and history in
England, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany ....
the whole. entire. world.
I want to see all there is to see...
But then I think, if I got that wish, and nothing else,
Would I be happy?
So what I've found I truly desire is to have my own eternal family, raised in righteousness and loving the Lord
making their own covenants in the temple, eternal love between my husband and I, and our children.
If have just that, and nothing else,
Would I be happy?
Inexpressibly so. 

I need to put that desire first, and all the other wishes of my heart will either 
melt away in comparison, 
or add to my already glorious happiness. 
What are the desires of your heart?

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Have you ever though to yourself when you see a beggar on the street
"The man has brought upon himself his misery;
I will not give my hand or my food, nor give him any of my substance -
He must suffer the consequences of his own actions"
I know I have. 
But God says
Aren't we all beggars?
Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have,
for our food, our homes, our money, for the remission of our sins
and for all the riches which we have of every kind?
Have we begged in vain? 


Then how I ought to impart of my substance to others.
(Mosiah 4:17-21...basically)

So humbled today when I read this. I do depend on Him - 

How will I know when others depend on me unless I am willing to give at all times? 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Baby Maeli

My first ever baby shoot. Thanks to Jessica and Erik Fenenbock, and their beautiful baby Maeli.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I love the  rain.
I love my new lens.
I love  homemade zucchini bread.
I love my husband.
(but it was time for a haircut...)