Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The Timbercreek Overlook at the top of Kolob Canyon. It was beautiful, not a cloud in the sky. We enjoyed every moment of this day.
I started food preparations yesterday and then was up at 6 to put the turkey in the oven. The menu - hot turkey sandwiches, fresh fruit, potato salad, humus and crackers, green salad and for dessert pumpkin cheesecake and Chocolate Chip cookies. We ate took a break, ate played "wave tag", ate some more, wrote Isaac a letter...then the sun was starting to set so we packed up and headed home.
Dixie Invitational Soccer Tournament - it's become a tradition. We watch soccer the boys play soccer on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving Day. Five games in 2 days. Asa's team didn't do so well. Hamilton's took the silver. Congrats babe. It was fun to watch!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The focus of his talk was his love for the Book of Mormon. He quoted scriptures and told stories and said that he feels addicted to the words. He just can't get through the day without reading it.
Isaac has experienced complete conviction of the heart and is ready to serve. We are happy for him but will miss him very much.
Not far from our minds throughout this weekend is the fact that Rakai will be leaving for New Zealand on November 30. His one way ticket is scheduled and he is ready for new adventure.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday evening was birthday cake and candles and Karamea on Skype.
And of course...us singing Happy Birthday as horribly as possible.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Hamilton was the photog for this event. He took before during and after pictures. Filmed 2 videos and even had enough time to spell out Rakai's name with the dreads that were falling to the floor. Thanks for creating the memories.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Take EmergenC everyday of your life and you will continue to be healthy.
Despite our germ infested house, some of Ra's family visited for the weekend. Tali was baptized yesterday and we celebrated just the way Puriri's celebrate - lots of food and fun. Colin and Coi and their family stayed with us for a couple of days. They boys always have fun together and we enjoy having them come. We said goodboye to Grandpa and Grandma for a while. They are headed to New Zealand until January. We are sad that they will miss Isaac's farewell but happy that they are going to their native land for a while.
Karamea had to work so she couldn't come. We missed having her home with us.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I love to see the temple.
I'll go inside one day
To feel the holy spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.
I love to see the temple.
I'll go inside one day.
I'll cov'nant with my Father;
I'll listen and obey.
For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God,
I've learned this truth;
A family is forever.
Isaac's been singing this song since he was little and now he's accomplished this goal. We are thrilled at his success and looking forward with mixed emotions to November. We love you Isaac.
Grandpa and Grandma Puriri were visiting over the weekend. They stayed with Michael and Christana's family so we met them at the park. It was fun to play with the cousins in the water and in the park. Rakai decided to get a dog. Leopold, the English Bull Dog. Leo comes with us on family adventures and is learning how to be a part of the family.
Aunt Lillian (Grandma Scovilles sister) and her daughters (my cousins) Janet and Nancy were visiting for a few days. I went for a drive through the canyon with them and we took fun pictures. They came down to go see the plays at Tuacahn. I went with them to on Tuesday to dinner and to see Aida. They are a riot! So much fun to be with!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
We celebrated on Sunday with grilled pork chops, strawberry shortcake and chocolate strawberries. Karamea called in on skype. We sang Happy Birthday and Ammon suggested he and Karamea have a staring contest. Ammon's imagination is wonderful.
Happy Seventeen Babe!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
On the way home Asa noticed a beautiful meadow. A wide open expanse of yellow grain, cows grazing in the pasture and exquisite red rocks in the background. It will take your breath away. As we passed Asa said, "I love this world."
Friday, July 24, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
So states the description of the "Days of Camelot" we attended yesterday. Asa experienced it first on Friday and insisted that I take him and Hamilton out on Saturday. We spent the day enjoying the middle ages.
Authentic period costumes, the sights, the sounds, the tastes...it was a very fun day. They ran the maze of the Dragon Dungeon and played live chess. We watched the tournament of horses and strolled through the merchant marketplace. The boys came away with a few swords and I came away with the memories.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
usarugby.org tells it like this...
Pearl City is the only 2008 semifinalist that will make a return trip to Glendale’s Infinity Park in 2009. Last year, the Iowa-based team met a disappointing semifinal loss at the hands of the Glendale Raptors, but with its 41-11 Round of 8 victory over Atlanta Old White, the squad gets a chance to redeem itself this time around.
Pearl City took control of its match versus Atlanta early on and led 17-3 before the end of the first half. They steadily built their lead in the second half and defended aggressively, only allowing Atlanta to score in the last five minutes of the game.
The Iowa team now looks ahead to the semifinals where it meets Las Vegas – and getting past the Blackjacks should prove a trying task, as they roll into Colorado on the heels of a thrilling playoff finish versus Glendale. Down by as much as 22 points in their Round of 8 meeting against the Raptors, Las Vegas refused to back down and try-by-try, the team muscled its way back to a 22-20 game as the second half wound down.
It seemed time was running out for the Blackjacks, who missed two late penalty kick opportunities that would have put them up top, but at the death, No. 7 Tom Carter powered in for a huge try. The successful conversion ushered in the final whistle, with the score stuck at 27-22 in Las Vegas’ favor.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
April 23 Isaac turned 19. He is set on a mission and in the process of filling out those papers. James (center picture) is his favorite friend and just an extra brother around the house.
Happy birthday Isaac and WELCOME TO NINETEEN!
Monday, April 13, 2009
How did they do that? and What was God thinking?
You absolutely must see The Planet Earth!
Can you imagine a brain that thinks like this enough to translate the thoughts to paper? Only in a world that belongs to Neal A Maxwell maybe.
Except Hamilton doesn't get it...but then he's ten.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This talk by Elder Jeffrey R Holland during the Sunday morning session of conference was mesmerizing. It was as if time stopped while we listened to his message. You can read it here or go here to find the entire session.
From our family to yours we send out Easter Blessings. May you reflect on the joy of the day and may it bring peace to your soul.
Love to all!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
After growing his hair for more than a year it was time to get it cut. Lots of reasons - he was tired of it always on his face and neck, he's getting ready to send in the missionary papers, the soccer coach wanted him to cut it. So there we go, Isaac's got a new doo!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Happy Birthday Boys! You own my heart!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Hamilton memorized all his songs so he didn't have to look at the music. That's why he's standing up. This song was his favorite one. When they were finished with their recorders they sang and danced. That video is on the other camera and the files are too big to upload to the blog. But they are really fun.
Good job Hamilton!
Apparently Isaac had tucked him in before he went to school. Ra says Sammie stayed there most of the day. Even while I was home taking pictures of him and having lunch he never woke up.
He's our spoiled ball of fur!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Jill Bolte Taylor (born 1959) is a neuroanatomist who specializes in the postmortem investigation of the human brain. She is affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine, is the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center, and is the consulting neuroanatomist for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Her own personal experience with a massive stroke, experienced in 1996 at age 37, and her subsequent eight-year recovery, has informed her work as a scientist and speaker. For this work, in May 2008 she was named to Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Monday, January 12, 2009
We are among the thousands who got a Wii for Christmas. Weird for us since in all of our 25 years of raising children we have never had a game system. The family room has become the Wii challenge room and the mainstay of the house. If they are not in the kitchen they are playing the Wii.
Ra and the boys live in front of the Wii and I live under my electric blanket. Heat is my friend!