Thursday, May 24, 2012

I love this little girl. She is just so much fun. She is always surprising me with quarky new things. I love when she is trying to make me laugh! She just is so bubble and fun to play with! So grateful to have her in my life. She has been doing gymnastics for a few months and she LOVES it. I am so grateful that there is a tiny gym within two minutes of our house. It works out perfect! Her favorite thing is the bars. She loves to do flips and swing around.
I just love her cute little face!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

So I got stitches on my back.... let's just say I am going to have an awesome tan line!! haha

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Birthday!!!

For Kylia's birthday this year, we had a princess tea party! The girls got all dressed up and came ready to play princess games!
Kylia surprised me this year by asking for a blue princess cake. Blue it is! Here are all our tea party delights!
The first thing on the agenda was to make princess necklaces. No princess is complete with out a beautiful necklace!
This is a lot more difficult than it looks!
Kylia had to help everyone when playing pin the crown on the princess!
I think the best part for all the kids is when you open presents! Everyone gets to help.
The kids table after a couple of spills. Every time one of the girls spilled, we just rolled down the table cloth. Fortunately, the girls spilled in the order that they were sitting!
More presents!
So excited!
Until next year!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


We have been completely crazy lately. Jared's parent's were here for two weeks, we got a break for a few days, then another family came and stayed with us for a week. So nice to finally have our little apartment back! Here are some pictures in no particular order.
Jared finally graduated!!! Almost.... 2 classes left! haha
Jared and his mama!
Kylia loves to be our picture model! haha So many poses!
happy Birthday Kylia! Quick cake and ice cream on her birthday! She is so excited for her party on Saturday!
Jared went to regionals with his SIFE team. Good news, they won! Bad news, he will be gone for another week. Here come Nationals!
Papa and Brayden
The Aerins
the boys, all in blue! Good lookin group!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I love these kiddos!!! They are just so adorable! We are enjoying the sunshine now that it is FINALLY shinning.

Friday, February 24, 2012

We get depressed here in Hawaii too.

Whenever people come to visit, they always say, "You are so lucky to live here." Yes, I am lucky. It is beautiful. The weather is practically always nice and the beach is less than a five minute walk, but I live here. I'm not on vacation. I get up to two wonderful kids each and every morning.

Each day I am peed, pooped, or puked on at least five times. I do the laundry, I clean the house, I feed the kids, I bathe the kids, I dress the kids, I wipe poopy butts and snotty noses all day. I am going from 8 each morning till 9:30 each night, if I am lucky. At which point, I have a few minutes to try to destress before I have to clean the house and get everything ready for the next day.

Jared is in school full time and working between 15-20 hours a week. He goes all day long. When he is home, I am constantly asking him to help. When he finally gets a spare minute, he begins his homework. Often times, he is up till two just so that he can get it all done.

Taking the kids to the store is very stressful for me. So today, I decided not to. Which means, I really didn't bother making dinner. I had somewhere to be, so I just left the kids with Jared. I got home at 8:30. Jared had cheese and crackers for dinner and Kylia had yogurt. I quickly tried to throw something together but macaroni and chicken strips was all I could come up with. Jared finally laid down with Kylia about 10. It is now 11, and I finally got Brayden to sleep. Well kind of. I can hear him playing in his crib.

Jared fell asleep with Kylia and the house is quite for the first time all day. I have about an hour to clean the house, get ready for bed, and relax if I want to get 8 hours of sleep before starting again tomorrow.

So when people tell me that if they lived here, they would go to the beach every single day, forgive me if I roll my eyes. I would love that too, but lets get real. I'm lucky if I make it to the beach two or three times a month.

I'm sorry, but sometimes I need to vent. I know blogs are for bragging about how great life is, but sometimes life is hard. That doesn't mean that I don't love my life. I love it. I love being here in Hawaii. I love my husband. I love that he is always trying to help. I love being a mom. I love having two kids. I love the strength that the gospel of Jesus Christ provides, but tonight, I'm feeling just a little depressed. Usually, I vent to Jared, but tonight, I think I will just let him sleep. Until tomorrow, I hope your day was less stressful than mine!

The picture is purely for your amusement! Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012