Sweet moments!

Every picture has a story, and this one is a sweet one. Papa has been sick for the past couple days where he has to sleep in a different room separate from all the girls. Ava woke up yesterday morning from her deep sleep and immediately asked to go see him, and this is what I came out to see. 🙂 She misses him! So sweet. She fell asleep on his shoulder, and when I took her to go put her back to bed, she wouldn’t let me, she slept on him for almost an hour. 🙂 it touches my heart so deeply. I love moments like this.


another sweet moment..the other day was my mom’s birthday, (first one without me calling her to wish her well) and so to honor her special day, I asked the girls to go around the backyard and find all beautiful flowers they could find. we all gathered all these lovely flowers, and it reminded me so much about mama.


My mom loves flowers and she likes to make mwaramwar (a braided flower we put on our head). I thought about you mama the whole time I made this mwaramwar.


Mashell enjoying the hammock.


Tyler took the kids to the forest while I did zumba. banana slugs and redwood trees. 🙂

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our garden is doing so well, we harvested these and have taco night.


and lastly a picture at the beach when we were invited to a beach party by some fellow Micronesian. The food was so good!


All sweet moments!

First week of Summer

Last day of school picture! 🙂 Yay for another school year accomplished!


We started the summer break with VBS (Vacation Bible School), the very next week after school ended.


This is Ava pretty much everyday this week. She’s always the first one to get up and get ready for the day, it is so cute to see her get so excited about VBS. T helped out with the Preschool Group so they get to be together the whole time. I volunteered to be in Imagination Station where I get to show/teach the kids fun Sciency-activities and it was so fun, I actually learned something with the kids as well. 🙂


Pizza Party on the last day!…….and then that night, Mashell got sick..flu bug.


we went out to eat and she can’t even stand the smell of the food, she ended up having homemade granola with strawberries.


After we ate, we went to the beach and Mashell took a very good solid nap for more than couple hours, she got so tired from being sick the night before.


and then we recreated our wedding picture on our 12 anniversary. 🙂

Princess Mode

Ava is obsessed with dresses!  She is in her princess mode where she’ll wake up and ask to put her dress on or even goes to bed in her dress instead of her comfortable pj’s.


this blue dress either got washed 2 times a week or she wears it again unwashed
this white dress she wears it while painting without an apron and…you know what happens next…paint all over




early morning dress up

she likes dresses so much that she asked me to make her a new one with pockets. So I took one of her top and add on a ruffled skirt to it with two pockets.

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Obviously, I cannot just pick one picture to show her reaction to her new dress. I think she likes it. 🙂

Not only dresses that she’s into but nail polishes, lipsticks and rainbows. Today at the store, she was shopping for herself…nail polishes, lip glosses and colorful headbands.


but she only walks out with a sparkly purple nail polish out of all these. I forgot to mention she got a real deal crown too.


such a princess girly mode.

Pony Express Festival Weekend!

we had such a fun eventful weekend last week. Friday morning, we went to Trinidad Beach. There were only few people when we got there, so peaceful and relaxing.


the wind picked up a little and she got a little chilly but still so cute in this oversize shirt. Tyler took her exploring while I lazily rested right here til we left, I did not even leave this spot. like I mentioned, it was so peaceful to move. 🙂


then we picked up Liana, but before that. we got some posters from the book fair.

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on our way back home, we stopped at this event that was part of the festival and the Ava and Liana got to pet some animals and even ride a horse. they even served free snow cones and hotdogs.

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next day Saturday was the main eventful part of the whole festival. Parade and then kids fun and games with food and music.

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like these are not enough, we left early so we can take Mashell to her softball game, about 45 minutes out of town. she got to pitch for the first time, and she did very good. she struck out couple girls. yeah Mashell, Let’s go Pitcher. a very exciting and proud moment there. She’s been saying that she wants to pitch but a little nervous, so they put her in and she did it.


on our way back home which was getting dark already, we saw lots of cars and people walking around downtown, and just for curiosity we stopped and sure enough its this thing called Arts Alive. music, local arts businesses and more.

we didn’t get home until almost 10 at night. And that’s what I call a fun eventful day. I like it when we don’t plan out our days and it just happens to be a whole lot funner and productive than any planned days. 🙂 and in that case, I’m gonna stop planning ahead of time. 🙂