Only 17 hours at home, and worth EVERY MINUTE!



Yesterday, I took my little sister and brother Tulai and Tueni, to the Pioneer Reggae Bash. We really enjoyed it. All the performers were so good, especially One Foundation! I'm so glad my younger sibblings wanted to go, cause if it weren't for them..we would have just stayed home. Lol Nick kept calling me during the concert asking me how the concert was going? I told him how good everyone was, and that I couldn't really hear him. So he started texting me every now and then. I didn't think anything of it, because we were having such a good time. haha Right as the concert was ending, he was calling.. AGAIN! I answer to tell him that the concert just ended and that I'll call him as soon as I get to the  car. And he tells me, "Well.. I'm OUTSIDE!!".. I respond by saying, "Shut the heck up!".. LOL He tells me again, that he is really outside! I literally start running for the door, in hopes that this wasn't some sick joke of his! (which he does when he's bored!) Sure enough, THERE HE WAS!! :) My handsome was really here!! I started to run to him, to bad there wasn't any wind blowing, cause it would have made this moment perfect! haha Don't hate! LOL He had the biggest smile on his face, and I had an even bigger smile on my face, cause I noticed he was holding something.. In my mind I was secretly saying, "Please be for me! Please be for me!".. haha When I got to him, I hugged him and asked him what was he doing here? He said they gave them all a day off on Sunday, and he wanted to be home with me and the kids before he left to North Dakota this week! I was so HAPPY! He then pulls something out from under his arm, and it was the Fossil bag I've been wanting for a while now! YAY ME!! I'm a big fan of Fossil's bags. Their pretty pricey for just a bag, so that's why I could never bring myself to buy one! Lol But since Nick bought it, who am I to argue! haha

I LOVE how much room they have..



This guy ALWAYS brings me something home, even if it's just for a quick visit.The last visit when he came for the 4th of July, he brought me perfume. The True Religion Hippie Chic one that I always mention to him, but never knew he really paid any attention to! Lol



He's definitely been stepping up his game after the very disappointing anniversary gift! Every year for our anniversary, Nick sends me an edible fruit bouquet and if he's in town, he always has something special planned. This year, I was HOPING  he would change it up a little. When May 2nd rolled around, sure enough.. I get another fruit bouquet. Don't get me wrong, I appreciated it. But I just wanted something different this year. I promise I'm not a brat! haha I had a long talk with him the night of our anniversary. I talked to him about how I feel like he's getting too comfortable with sending me edible arrangements, and how I feel like it's just expected now. I told him how sad it made me feel that I wasn't being surprised anymore. Being a wife, those are some of the things I look forward to. And he really had NO idea. He just apologized over and over.But I don't blame him, cause I'm not a flower kind of girl. I prefer getting things that I can actually use or eat! LOL So with him out of town all the time, that's usually all he thinks of sending me. After that night, he sends me gifts here and there and I LOVE it! He really does know how to SURPRISE me, even though he knows how much I HATE surprises! haha He is such a Great Guy!! I feel so LUCKY and BLESSED to have such an AMAZING HUSBAND, who always takes my WANTS and needs into consideration! ;)

He was only home for 17 hours. He left earlier today, but I'm still on cloud 9! :) Even though the kids and I, have been out to see him a couple times already.. it still doesn't get old! All his surprising moments, definitely out weigh the annoying ones! Lol

On another note, we offically both have the same phone now! LOL.. He absolutely REFUSED to get the iPhone 4!! Oh well, he's lucky he brought me something, or I would have thrown a fit! haha

Hate Goodbyes..

Heading home tomorrow. I hate when we have to leave Nick. I hate showing him that I get so emotional, so I usually wait until we drive off before I break down. He always tells me, it makes it harder if he sees me cry. So I try my hardest to put on a straight face. It's so sad seeing my kids get emotional, while saying our goodbyes.. It was easier when they were younger, when they had no idea what was going on.

 I still remember the first time Mele realized what was going on. We were dropping Nick off to the airport, cause he was leaving for Louisiana. She was only 2, and she hugged Nick and wouldn't let go. Nick asked her what was wrong, and all she could tell him , through all her tears, was that she was really sad. I saw when Mele was born, how instantly Nick was attached to her. He was and  forever will be so overprotective with her. This little girl can do no wrong in her daddy's eyes! haha When we would argue(me throw a fit), he would leave.. with Mele. He took her everywhere! He says I spoil Spencer, but he was worse with Mele! So hearing her tell him this for the first time, broke his heart! That day he held on to her so tight and just cried! Of course, I was begging him to just quit. But I knew he wouldn't, cause with Nick's background, this was probably the only job that would even consider having him work for them. I told him she would be fine, but all he kept saying, was how much little girls NEED their daddy's! I know that's why even though he's away all the time, he makes sure that him and Mele stay close and that she knows he's there no matter what! I LOVE the relationship he has with her.. :)



Now that Spencer is old enough and he understands what's going on. It makes it 10 times harder for me. You don't know how many times I've wanted to just pick up and and travel with Nick. It's just hard, cause we want our kids to have stability in their lives. So when they're in school, we don't travel as much to see him. Plus, we have our responsibilities back at home that need to be tended to. Just last night, Spencer came and hugged me and told me he's going to miss his daddy. I told him, so was I. Then he turned to me and said, but he's my Best Friend. He's just your husband.  I almost cried, but I played it off and fought back my tears. To Spencer, being Best Friends, is the most love you can give to someone. When Nick calls Spencer, it's usually  by one of these nicknames, Son,  Best Friend, and sometimes it's even " Da Boy".. Spencer answers to all of these nicknames. :)  Spencer is always asking me to call Nick, so he can tell his dad any little thing that is going on in his oh so dramatic life. I swear this kid makes life seem so complicated. haha He's only 5!!

I go through phases where I start feeling sorry for myself. And those are the days I'll lock myself in my room and just cry. But then I start to think how much harder it is for other people. I have my 2 sister in laws, who are both pregnant (one giving birth today), who are in the same boat as myself. They are Amazing Mother's. They do what I do everyday, if not.. more! When I think of them, I'm quickly reminded of how pathetic I am being. It just NEVER gets easy! After leaving here, we won't see Nick again for another month or so.. This sucks! :(

Dramatic much?!

No Video Games
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Spencer
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WITHDRAWALS

Spencer is being super dramatic here in Montana. He's going crazy cause he doesn't have his video games. I told him he couldn't bring any. I told him he could bring his DSi, but he was having a moment, so I changed my mind. He's usually okay, cause I can occupy him with swimming, but not this time around. I've been calling him dramatic all week, and he's been responding by calling me.. ANNOYING! This kid has such a smart mouth, that once I can hold myself back from laughing so hard at the things he says, I'm going to smack him!! I'm glad he's such a bright boy, but sometimes he's just too smart for his own good! We went to dinner the other night, and this was him having one of his many moments about not having his video games. haha This kid!



He didn't even eat. He was too busy, fevering up. Yes, you heard me right! He was literally making himself sick! Don't ask me how, but he did! He is so DRAMATIC!

Music makes me smile.. :)

Music always has its way of cheering me up and making me smile. I go through phases with songs, depending on my mood. And these two songs are currently on repeat! :)
This is Beyonce rehearsing one of her new songs off of her new album. This has to be one of my favorite songs of hers. Only she can give me the chills every time she performs. She's AMAZING! I LOVE HER!!


I heard this song from a friend who posted it on facebook, and I can't get it out of my head! If Nick was an alcoholic, I would be the reason why! ;)



Working Mama..

So I'm just sitting here taking a break from cleaning and doing laundry. We'll be heading back out to Montana on Thursday morning to spend a week with Nick. He'll be leaving to North Dakota in about a week and a half. So we won't be able to drive out there, as much as we do to Montana. North Dakota is about a 12 hour drive from here, I think?? Not sure, but I know it's a really long drive. One that I do NOT plan on making anytime soon! Lol

Nick has been getting really homesick lately, so he's been asking for us to please drive out there. I always notice that when Nick is having a tough time being away from home, I'm usually okay. And I'll be the one to be strong for us. Then I have my days of being depressed and missing him, and he'll be the strong one. I love how it is always playing out like this. Cause I don't know how it would be, if we both had our bad days together??.. Lol

Aside from us leaving on Thursday. I've been hecka job hunting lately. It's pretty scary and nerve wrecking, thinking about jumping back into the work field. This feeling reminds me of how I felt on my first day of jr. high and high school. Not knowing what to expect, is really scary. I'm so determined to get into the airlines though! Cause then we could just fly to wherever Nick is working. But it's just not happening right now. So I've been applying for front desk(hotels) and receptionist jobs, just to keep me busy until Delta calls me back!! Hoping and praying they call me back!! haha I really need a job since Mele and Spencer will both be in school this year. I can't imagine how much time I'm going to have on my hands. I'm going to go CRAZY!! I need a job ASAP! Nick already told me, that whatever money I make from my job, is all mine! So maybe that's why I'm wanting a job even more now! Lol Even though I know, it will all probably just go to savings. I just love the thought of me being able to bring in some kind of income and just helping my little family out. I'll feel so much more useful! :) As corny as it sounds, I want to be able to spoil my husband! Without using his own money to do it. Lol So if any of you know of any jobs hiring, let me know.. :) Preferably, airline jobs! Lol

Wish me luck.. :)

Mele's Special Day!


So as you all probably already know, Mele was baptized last Saturday. We've been talking about this day, since she was born! haha This, her graduation day, her wedding day.. :) Nick and I, knew we wanted to do something big for her. Cause being baptized is a HUGE deal. Such a big decision when you're only 8 years old. :) Nick was so nervous to baptize and confirm her. But he did a really a good job. I'm so bummed I couldn't really hear him confirming her, because all I could hear was my son playing and screaming in the foyer! Terrible! But it didn't make it any less special. I'm so very proud of the both of them! :)


On Sunday, Mele wanted Nick to walk her up to the front, so that she could bare her testimony. He said okay, and when they sat up there to wait for her turn, Nick told her not to be nervous, and she turned to him and said.. "I'm not daddy, I have a really good feeling".. When Nick told me this, I couldn't help but get emotional. I asked him what did he tell her after she said that? And he said he told her that, that was the Holy Ghost.. and she just smiled. She's been learning a lot about the Holy Ghost and being baptized lately. So the thought of her having the Holy Ghost with her all the time now, is the coolest thing ever! :) She did such a great job on baring her testimony for the first time. She looked like a pro! I felt the spirit so strong, as I sat there and listened to how strong and confident she was about becoming a member of the only true church on earth! My heart was so full of joy! And for the first time in about 16 years, who would have thought that Nick would be baring his testimony too. I cried the whole time, just listening to his voice shake from being so nervous, and expressing how much love he had for the gospel and our family!! Hearing him say that when he calls me on Sundays, and just hearing that the kids and I are getting ready for church, makes him feel so Happy. He was mentioning all these little things, that I thought went unnoticed, and I just broke down. Seeing what strong testimonies Nick and Mele had, has to be one of the proudest moments of my life! It was definitely a "SPECIAL DAY"..

It was even more special being able to have Nick and my family in town. I had my my mom, sisters, and my auntie Sina(2nd mom) and her family all here as well. It was so nice! I MISS them all so much!














After her baptism on Saturday, we threw her a big baptism/birthday party. We worked with a friend/party planner Kassie Feinga, to get her party planned out and situated. And for the record, we definitely recommend going through Kassie and her sisters for any event!! :) We didn't stress about anything, but the food! And even that, I'm kicking myself for not having it catered!! It was absolutely AMAZING!! Kassie and her sisters did such an Awesome job on Everything!! We couldn't have been happier! But most importantly, Mele was extremely Excited and Thrilled about her party!! The look on her face, made it all worth it!! :) Pictures just don't justify how awesome this party was! We still are getting comments on how much fun everyone had, and how cute everything was. So a BIG THANK YOU to Kassie and her family!! We couldn't be more pleased with how EVERYTHING turned out!! :)

There's a ton of pictures! Best Party Ever!!!!! :)