Thursday, February 10, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!! It's Awesome to be back!

Wow! It's almost been 1 year since my last post and I can't believe how fast time flies. What to talk about first? Where to begin? Okay, well today is February 10, 2011 and so much has happened over the past year and a half. We have been so busy with just about everything from work, church, school, family and everything in between.

Ephraim - is now 16 yrs old and is a Jr. in High School, preparing for college, playing football & rugby, and attending seminary, he has a lot on his plate of goals and "things to accomplish." He's excited about playing ball. Since I've been working for Hawaiian Airlines, my family has been fortunate to fly for free, thus making it possible for Ephraim to fly back & forth to visit his dad and the Semo side of the family quite often. Of course he doesn't mind flying in first class whenever he wants, so it's given him the opportunity to travel. I'm excited for Ephraim to venture out and see what options are available to him in the "college & education" department. Lots to plan for and so much to do.

Anton - is now 14 yrs old and a freshman in high school and so far is enjoying it. He & his older brother are two peas in a pod when it comes to seminary, and church activities. He is familiarizing himself around the school campus and is enjoying all that high school has to offer. He also plays rugby for the Kona bulls and is beginning to envelope his inner talents. After being last year's May Day King at the Intermediate school, he has added to his same circle of friends.

Alafou - is 13 going on 20 and is quite Ms. Congeniality with her classmates and friends. Aside from being chosen to represent the island of Kaua'i in this years May Day program, she is balancing a heavy schedule with a GPA of 3.9. She too is playing rugby for the Kona Bulls this year along side being her class president in the Beehive class at church. She loves her Young Women projects & activities and is a good example to her friends and family.

Tony - he is 10 yrs old and will be 11 in May this year. He is definitely the baby of the family and always seems to get his way. He will be graduating this year from the 5th grade (elementary school) and is on his way to Intermediate school next year. He is the fastest runner in our family and also plays rugby for the Kona Bulls. He has a few girls who think he's cute in his class and laughs about it while he tells me. (quite the man on campus) *wink*. He has done a good job progressing in cub scouts and will soon be transfering to Boys Scouts this coming May.

All 4 of our kids has done a tremendous job balancing their activities, church, school, home & work. We are so proud of all of their accomplishments , time & effort that they put forth into all they do.
I am currently working as a Supervisor for Hawaiian Airlines and wasn't prepared for such a challenging position. It has definitely been a blessing to my family & I to have me work there, although I truly believe there is something else in store for me at the time. Over the past few weeks I've had the time to organize my house, update calendars & chore charts. I even paid a visit to my kids school and sat through a day with them in their classes. It was very interesting, but fun to see how they are at school, around their friends & away from home.

This year has a lot of positive things in store for our family, along with changes, come challenges and progress. All of which we are looking forward to. Our family just created dream boards last week to hang on our walls for encouragement, inspiration and motiavation. Our family home evenings are full of the spirit and has definitely helped with our family's progess.

I am so Thankful for all that we have been blessed with. I'm Grateful to our Loving Heavenly Father for showing us all that we need to do to return to live with him. Through example, faith & testimonies can we be better missionaries and friends to all who are watching. We learn through our mistakes and try our best to do better and move forward.

One of my challenges is to stay on top of my posts on blogspot and keep posting for our friends & family.