2017 Family Moto

6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowingbeforehand the things which I should do.

7 Nevertheless I went forth...

1st Nephi Chapter 4:6-7

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."

Motherhood Mission Statement

To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Running with the Team

Running with the Cougar Track team has been a blast!  My boys self-esteem has been on the rise.  Edward really pushes himself at the meets.  It is so fun to watch him get excited about a sport!  Nolen is really a natural.  He is so fast.  Stephen and I have been running with the team and I am actually improving.  My form is getting better with each practice.  I am really enjoying running with the team.  What I love most, though, is that we are doing this as a family.  I am so grateful we finally found a sport that everyone loves.  
This last weekend, we all headed over to the top of Menaul for the cross country meet.  The boys ran their hearts out.  I even managed to snap a few photos of the boys 8 & under team.  Edward ran a 9:33:00 minute mile and Nolen ran a 10:02:00 minute mile!  They are getting faster and faster!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Hawwaiian getaway- Day six

Wednesday was our last day.  I had planned a photo shoot on the beach at 9 AM, so we sort of had a slow morning and got ready for the day.  We drove over to Charley Young Beach in Kihei and met our photographer.  He was a funny old guy but did a great job.  It was a bit sunny, so the boys were squinting in a lot of the photos.  This is primarily why I shoot at sunset!  Also, I try to find a nice shady spot so no one is squinting in the photos. 

After our photo session we wanted to pick a really fun beach.  We tried to find our secluded beach again, but we went too far south.  We ended up at Makena Beach on the south shore of Maui.  As we walked up to the beach, the life guards were telling everyone to stay out of the water because it was a dangerous shore break.  The waves were huge! The biggest ones were higher than 12 feet.  It was so fun.  I sat by the boys and we played close to the waves but not really "in them".  The boys loved being pushed around by the ocean.  They had a blast.  We spent the entire afternoon there and just before the sun set, we headed back to the condo to pack up for our midnight flight back home.  
Stephen and I went out for dinner that night while my parents took a nap and packed up.
We got on our midnight flight and flew home  We got home Thursday before noon and we were all wiped out!  I had such an amazing time connecting with my family.  My sweet boys are the light of my life.  I love them so much! They were so easy to vacation with and I would do it again a million times over!!  There are so many places I want them to see.  I can not wait until our next adventure!

Aloha, Maui!