Friday, April 13, 2018

2016-2018 Family Update

We have had some crazy times this past couple of years! Overall we have had some fun family reunion trips, some major events and milestones and one of our big life goals finally came true, when we bought our first home in May 2017. There have also been some very difficult family tragedies. 

In August of 2017, our beautiful, intelligent and humble niece Taiana tragically passed away after her courageous battle with cancer. She was only 18 and had her whole life ahead of her, she had plans to attend BYU and she was the biggest BYU football fan. She always made everyone feel welcome or loved and she would always call me twin because she looks a lot like me when I was younger. She would have people tell her all the time that she looks just like me. She made a huge impact on so many lives and even though she has passed away she has still made an impact. We love and miss her so very much. Her story was shared on the LDS general conference general women's broadcast by Sister Jones. Thank you Nana for teaching us the to have faith in the Lord and trust in his plan! 

The end of 2017 was very difficult, my husband ended up hospitalized due to his ongoing health issues. He was in and out of the hospital then came home in January then ended up back in the hospital in March due to more health issues unrelated to the other health issues. He is now doing well and things are getting back to normal. This fall we will have two kids in high school and 3 teenagers!! Life is great, we have a lot to be thankful for and my hubby turned the big 4-0! lol! We are grateful for all that we have overcome and we look forward to the future with optimism. 
2017 Tupea fam reunion photos

Bear Lake Tupea Family Reunion 2017

May 2017-Bought Our New Home/first home 

Irie's first dance 2017 (Stag with friends) 

2017 On the roof of the Conference Center 

2017 Halloween 

Irie's Volleyball banquet (10th grade 2017)

2017 Temple Square 

Christmas 2016

We love you Nana! 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Playing Catch-up

It has been quite some time since I last posted, 
I have been so busy working Full-time and helping with family things.

Since the last time I blogged, there have been numerous milestones and events that have taken place.  A few that stand out are all kids are now in school all day,  we have a high school aged daughter.  We have had a ton of fun reuniting with the kids older sister Saiva, as seen in the photo below in the center. 

My mom left on her LDS mission to Laie, Hawaii PCC mission along with a two nephews and one niece of mine. We went on a family reunion trip to St. George, Utah, went on an Ensenada Cruis and a family reunion trip to Las Vegas, most recently. 

The younger kids all attend the same elementary after a few years of going to separate schools. They definitely love being in one school together.  We have moved back to our old house in the Kearns area and we have enjoyed having our own space again.

I have been at the same company for almost one year and starting some other ventures soon. We have definitely been blessed and we are so thankful for all that we have.  As the saying goes, "We may not have much, but together we have it all!"

Friday, April 15, 2016

Time flies....when you're having fun!

It's been a few years since my last post. I know I have tons to catch up on.  Let's just summarize for now. My oldest is entering the 9th grade this fall, 2nd is starting Jr. High this fall, the 3rd eldest my son will be in 6th grade, 4th oldest will be starting 4th grade and then my youngest daughter will be in 2nd grade and finally my baby, the youngest son starts first grade this upcoming fall.  All the kids will be in school all day. Wahooooooo! I may just change my schedule at work to days so that I can sleep regular hours instead of being a zombie working graveyard shift. 

I really, really love my family, I am so blessed to have them and there are a few things that have been eye-opening since my last post that have changed my life.  I have a lot to work on. 

Until next time......

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Catching up.....again!

Just realized I haven't blogged for three months. So here is a quick update for October.....

We celebrated Lil' Pearl's 4th birthday with a tea party,  break dancing, games, her favorite Mochiko Chicken served with rice and veggies and of course her flower Chocolate-Chocolate cupcakes. 

We love you sweetie!



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