Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, December 13, 2009
While I was in NYC ~ Mum and Dad were in New Zealand and Brisbane Australia visiting. Many Reunions for them and brought more treats for me. Close to Heaven experience to return home to goodies from HOME and having just come back from my future home of NYC! :) LOL
Monday, August 10, 2009
For starters - Check out the Camp Grounds thoroughly and if possible in person so we know what it 'really looks like' before we arrive. By night fall it actually turned out pretty good. The Stars are certainly beautiful at night and it was great weather. This experience had me appreciate my upbringing in NZ surrounded by all the variations of GREEN that you could only imagine here.
The most important thing though was that we had a GREAT TIME TOGETHER as a FAMILY! The Kids had a blast and thats what mattered most right?! :)
...and have stumbled across and now indulged in RAISING THE BAR!
Ashlie suggested DROP DEAD DIVA -trying to see if I really like or not?
Otherwise... Everything is great!!
New YORK is still HAPPENING....something to look forward to!!!
Peace, Love & I *heart* NYC!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Karen Schram then sang a song which lead into the chorus which went "Come unto Me, Come unto Christ..." and for some reason THAT INVITATION to COME UNTO CHRIST felt very personal and direct! There are a few very significant times in my life when I have felt the Lords encircling arms around me bear witness that he is REAL and THERE for me! I was humbled to recognize the enternal and undying love of my Savior, Jesus Christ. My Joy is Full! Today is my chance to make right the wrongs in my life! And for that gift of the Atonement I am truly grateful. Today is my opportunity to be more like him.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Flew to Utah for General Conference and to spend time with cousins from Utah, LA and my poor BYU Rugby student cousin "PaulEE" for the weekend! Mostly ate my weekend away, Kareoked with my cousins, went to a Rugby game at the U and attended Sunday Morning Session in the Tabernacle to end off the festivities on a lasting HIGH!
VIVA LAS VEGAS Reunion
Most of our Familia hit the road and caravaned to Vegas for the SEINI KOLOKESA Family Reunion hosted by Roy & Crew! Camped between Pele's house (with pool) and the LDS Warm Springs Campsite with everyone else. Ended Vegas on the Strip with the Kiddlings!
LA - AUNTY HENRIETTA
Mum, Dad and I drove to LA from Vegas with Fei-Fei! Had a nice relaxing time. Cousin Talau slept over with us so we could catch up over Jack-N-the-Box. Thanks to Charles - our Driver and Tour Guide! We parted ways to Sac while Aunty Henrietta flew back to Brisbane, AU.
LA - Linzie's Wedding
Girls Road Trip with the Sua's to Linzie's wedding. Met up with O'lupe and Avon at the Temple and Reception and had the bomb food and entertainment. Avon joined us on our Tour through Santa Monica and the Pier! LOVED IT! My kindah lifestyle! Cookie Factory remained faithful to our taste buds!
We had another successful TOFA AWARDS evening to highlight the local Polynesian Graduates! Proud of our Kids!
TOFA EDUCATION CONFERENCE was good too! Only Regret....No Darn Camera! So No Pics!
SACTOWN FAKALATA FAMILY REUNION
More Family time! More Fun! HOT as Hades! But hey...we were positioned nicely under Shade by the Pool both days - so cant complain. Volleyball was a Hit! We had the Champ team on Sat! Top Talent performed by all ages with GREAT FOOD! Thanks Uncle Albert!! Aunty Aiona's Otai with lots of ICE... BOMB! The Pool was HEAVEN! Even if they made me wear my swim suit with no shirt... If I knew I was yelling at my little neighbor (the Lifeguard) I would've been nicer....LOL Poor kid!
SUMMER MOVIE MUST... saw it 3 times! You need a bud to go with? Call me!
HAVE I FOUND A NEW HOBBIE?
My friend and coworker Ashlie has turned me into a reading FRENZIE! First it was the TWILIGHT series, then Lisa lent me THE RESCUER and then Ashlie introduced me to SOPHIE KINSELLA's THE UNDOMESTIC GODDESS. Finished CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC in a few hours and now finishing SHOPAHOLIC IN MANHATTAN.
BORDERS is FLAVOR OF THE MONTH! for Books & Limited Edition Chocolates :)
HARRY POTTER MARATHON
We had a girls HP Marathon last weekend. Junk Food, PJ's and all! Kept falling asleep so ended up rewatching a couple to be sure I catch all of the details :) Now I'm ready to see 6 at the IMAX with the girls! I think Tomorrow it is?! Cant wait to start reading this series - my next project.
Okay - this should suffice for a catch up.... written my own all over the place NOVEL :)
Friday is almost done! YAY... & Tomorrow Gloria takes out her own Temple Endownments! Big Day!
Monday, March 9, 2009
My nephew Na'a Junior was born. My sister Lisa gave birth on Jan 1st. Very exciting New Year addition to the Hafoka and Mann clan.
We downsized at work. Closed one office. Took on extra accounts and lost 2 people in our office. We had a lot of positions to fill in January - so it was a blessing!
Work still busy. Still a big Blessing.
Baby Na'a was blessed. It was good to see and catch up with close family.
TOFA committments into over-drive mode with the Mentoring/Tutoring program with Luther Burbank High School and other local high schools. Met with several groups of youth in the community. Working close with about 30 of them - having a blast seeing their enthusiasm to make a difference in their own lives. Even went to LA and discovered a future opportunity for TOFA and local PI's in Sacramento. Exciting news to follow later in 2009 or early 2010.
Valentines - lots of SWEETS :) Valentine Pizzas and treats with all of the Nephews and Nieces and Nana in Elk Grove. Yum goodies for Aunty Liz :)
Amber (my sister in-law) got new pic's of their kids! So cute!
Work is back to slow. Sales is up!
Dance Practice is well on its way now for Harvard in May! Its pretty exciting. The kids are learning quickly and the instructors are awesome! I have a great team I'm working with. Parents and Church leaders are also very supportive.
Ward Primary Missionary activity. I did New Zealand. We made mini Potatoe Top Pies and Temple Pudding with custard and Ice-cream. It was a hit! The kids and adults loved it!
Nana Bessie's World Wibe Web Family Reunion is scheduled for this weekend in honor of her Birthday this Friday March 13th. Each family has been busy preparing their individual family video/footage to upload on our private family youtube to share with each other. We will SKYPE in this weekend! Can't wait! We finished our video recording on Saturday night - after much joking around, noise control with excited grand kids and ended off on a musical note with a song that Uncle Paul (Dad's brother) wrote himself "Where Shall I Go?".
Okay - now that we are brought to the present. I will sign off and get back to work!