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

Kylia is in this little "preschool" class and last week they all went to the fire station. Kylia LOVED it!

Jenni with Kylia and Evie. Evie is often refereed to as Kylia's Bestie.... haha I love it!

Our future fireman posing for the camera!

Inside the front of the fire truck

Another pose.

Our fire girl

Kylia loved the hose. At first she just did it a little.

Then she started to really get into it.

She kept getting in the back of the line. She couldn't get enough!

Movin around!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Zoo

One of our first adventures of the year was with going to the zoo with all of our friends. It was a blast!!! It was quite the adventure to haul all these kids around, but we did it and I think they enjoyed it!

The tigers were pretty cool. Kylia was probably the most fascinated with them. She stood and watch them forever!

This was Brayden as we started our zoo adventure. He really didn't seem that excited.

This was him when we ended our adventure! haha I love exhausted babies, they are SO cute!

Kylia and Kylin off on their own little adventure. Not quite sure what they are doing...

The kids took like three minutes and beat some bum up. He was just sitting there and they couldn't resist! Good thing he was a good sport about it! Thanks Airon!

Kylia is all smiles! She keeps asking to go back to the zoo! If only it weren't an hour away!

One of her best friends Evie.

Proof I was there too! I am usually the one behind the camera!

My hot date!

Kylia and Kylin holding hands. So cute!!

Lunch time with everyone

The peacocks wouldn't leave us alone. They just kept coming back for food.

Notice that he has the bread in his mouth. They were absolutely not afraid!

Here are a ton more pictures. Enjoy!

The End!
So, I've been selfish. I have been hogging all of our pictures for the last 8 months! I have decided to do a better job blogging! We will see how long this lasts! haha

Since we returned from Christmas vacation, we have been keeping extreamly busy, but I always forget my camera! So I will post what pictures I do have!

Here is Jared and Brayden hanging out at the beach!

Kylia and her friend Kylin playing in the rain!

She LOVES to play outside!! I have the HARDEST time keeping her in!

I don't really know what is going on here in this next one... whateva!

If you know anything about my husband, you know he LIVES to spearfish!

Especially with his brother!!!