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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Exciting News!

So excited to post this photo.......


Coming in June 2013!
We have decided not to find out, I know crazy right?! We were going to try and not find out with Inoke, but I just couldn't hold out.  It was my first and couldn't stand the anticipation.  So since we already have all the basic essentials that we need, we figured hey why not, let's live on the edge!  I am so nervous and excited at the same time.  Truth be told, I am terrified.  I love my little guy so so much and cannot wait to share this love with a sibling, but  I just don't want Inoke to get lost in the shuffle, if that make sense.  I know he will be such a great big brother! 

Also we have another big change coming up.....
WE ARE MOVING! 
This will be our new home starting in January.
It is in Farmington, just west of the freeway, which is about 15mins north of Salt Lake City.
We signed a year lease and going to try it out to see how we like living up there.  
Believe me I have my reservations about moving away from all our family and support system.  But I really think this is going to be a great new start for our little family and it will make those times that we spend with the extended family that much more special and fun.
This 1 hour sometimes over 1 hour commute is just killing me.  I hate traffic! I have turned into such a road rager!! I also hate that it causes me to be away from my little guy and Sione so much. I was worried about our childcare situation, because we do rely so much on family to help us with watching Inoke, however we figured out that we really are just needing help because of our long commutes!
Sione's work is about 10mins from here and mine is about 20mins.  I will be going back to graveyards for January through the end of March, so with us being so close we won't have to find a babysitter for that 1 1/2 gap of when our commutes overlap! It is going to be glorious!! 

So that is the latest update in our little Asisi Family! 




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I forgot to post this little gem.... Inoke with Chief Burbank at the Salt Lake City Police Department Halloween party.  As you can see it took a little bribery to get him to stand still... best part is he didn't even get to eat any of that candy, I slyly gave them back after our photo shoot!



Thursday, November 8, 2012

OCTOBER 2012

October came and went.  Mostly because I felt like a zombie.  Working Graves really puts a damper on things when you want to spend time with family and friends, but have to make sure to get enough shut eye during the day...which is virtually impossible when your body isn't used to it and you have a 1 1/2 year old.  My mother was kind enough to come down for a few weeks and help. Man I have an awesome family!

Most of these pictures are of Halloween activites, as they should be.  That is what October is all about!
Inoke getting candy at Sione's work

Inoke getting candy at Mom's work...Daniel,Inoke and Ari getting ready to trick or treat

Clay and Inoke on Halloween, same costume, how awkward! ha!

Haunted Provo River boat ride...scariest night of our lives....

Miniature Golf at Willows Golf Course...thank you Susan and Steve Roberts for your hospitality!

Mom and I at breakfast

Gardner Village...Sione making his very own jump rope

Pumpkin Patch

Gramma K and the monkey and the skunk

SEPTEMBER 2012

September, another month full of birthdays and busyness.  I switched back to a swing shift for the 1st 3 weeks, which was great. It is so nice waking up in the morning with my boy and just hanging out until I have to go to work.  No rushing around, just relaxing and spending time together.  Then the last week I went back to my original trainer and switched to her shift, graveyards.  I stayed on graves until the end of October.  It was torture.  It was crazy trying to figure out when to sleep, and am I going to get enough sleep to be able to function at work? I tell you those drives home at 0700am were brutal!

Sione took an impromptu road trip back to San Diego with his dad for Labor Day weekend...I had to work ;(

Dunes

Dunes with some of Sione's friends...Inoke loved it

Inoke's new favorite thing is to ride the Carousel at the Provo Mall, he loves this thing!

We spent a few evenings at the Riverwoods cute little street fair

AUGUST 2012

August...where o where did the month of my birth go?  We didn't do anything for my birthday, I had to work during the day.  I tell ya it was quite strange going to work and not a soul knowing it was your birthday.  Not that I expect big fanfare or anything, but just a little odd knowing it was just another day for everyone I was around for those 8 hours.
My Auntie Crissie came to visit, mostly to help out to watch Inoke when I had to work day shift so that Inoke didn't have to be in daycare.  We went to Bear Lake with the Asisi Family. Went to an Owlz game with the Eyre's. And just tried to remember everyone's birthday...
Our life saver, Auntie Crissie

Bear Lake County Fair

Bear Lake Truck Pull

Sacked out at the Lake

Treden feeding the horse .. Inoke is not too sure

Tired cousins after a day at the Lake

Owlz Game 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

JULY 2012

July was busy.  Mom and Dad came down for a quick trip for Ezra's 1st birthday.  It really is all a blur.  I had to work 4th of July day but everyone seemed to have a great time at the Parade, in the evening we went to Danny and Khealynn's to celebrate. We did get to go to the freedom festival and enjoy some not so great food...but great people watching.  We also went fishing with Grandpa Asisi with the cousins. Also my Gram turned 95!


Sparklers and 4th of July at the Harris'

Freedom Festival

Grandpa and Grandma H


Fishing with Grandpa Asisi  
95?! Doesn't she look great!! 





JUNE 2012

June 18, 2012

I started a new job.  I now am back to full time dispatching with Salt Lake City 911.
It's been pretty stressful, I'm not going to lie.  We had to put Inoke in daycare, yikes!!!! The D word.  It is actually a really awesome place, it is run by the hospital and my sister in law was able to get us into it.  However it was getting pretty expensive and we were only using them 1-2 days a week.  So we were thinking about pulling him out.  Inoke had a major melt down when Sione dropped him off and that was the deciding factor for me, I just couldn't bear the thought of him crying and missing us....I know I'm a total wimp.  So with that I called up my aunt Crissie and asked her if she could come out and help the last few weeks that I had to be on day shift, and what a gem, she was out where with no hesitation at all.... 
So it has been a challenge, but totally worth it, we have affordable health benefits, I have my retirement fund set back up, and best of all we actually have money every payday left over to save for a house! Yipppee

I really like the variety of the calls we get.  It is usually pretty steady... not too busy, not too slow.

Here are some photos of our activities in June.....
Inoke clearly outgrew is baby seat before the 2 year mark...So a big boy chair was in order

Inoke's first fat lip ;( 

Gap Model
Inoke's first Strawberry Days in PG...He loved it, obviously! 

Saturday hike with the fam

Mexican...Literally...Rode, thanks Lawton


So far behind....

It has been a crazy summer.  I started a new job in June and have been trying to adjust to life as a full-time job holder and full-time mom!

So I'll just do a post for each month...maybe combine a few months, we'll see how it goes!

Thanks for your patience, love and support!

Lorien

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Inoke's 1 year appointment

Inoke's 1 year appointment was pretty uneventful.  He got his last round of shots, which was sad as always, poor guy.  Got a thorough examination from Dr. Savage and is "looking great". We are transitioning, or trying to, from formula to milk.  He likes it well enough, just trying to get used to having it in a sippy cup.

Stats:
Height - 30 1/2 inches - 75%
Weight - 20lbs 2 oz - 15%
Head size - 17.8 in - 20%

Wandering around the room getting into everything, and 1st taste of milk. So good .... 

Having a little dance party that evening with his new music set .. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Random photos and happenings

Here are just some random photos from our happenings and adventures.




Trips to the park

 
Bike rides

Bon Fires 

Inoke's sick day.  He had been having low grade fevers,runny nose and a wet cough for a few days, well on a Sunday his temp spiked at 102.4.  I called the our on call nurse and she said with the given symptoms take him to instacare to rule out pneumonia.  Well they ruled that out, and strep and ear infections. So they did some blood work.  After 3days of trying to get answers, it turns out it was a viral infection and we would just have to wait it out.  Gotta love it.

My spa day, thanks Sione and Inoke!


MAY!

So this is a little late, sorry - It's been a crazy month. Starting off we had Daniel's baptism
(Thanks for the photo Ela)

Sione was honored to be involved in baptising Daniel.  What a great event. We love that little guy, and so excited to see him take this step in his life.

Then the next weekend was ...... 
INOKE'S 1ST BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

We had so much fun! Thank you to everyone that came to celebrate, and a special thanks to Ela, Fia, Naki, Lua, Tiana, My Mom and the kiddos for helping blow up balloons, frost cupcakes and decorate for Inoke's UP Party! We think we used close to 400 balloons! Oh and thank you to Pinterest for the great ideas!


I love that my mom and dad were able to come down to help celebrate! 

Sione found Jeremy, this awesome balloon guy and he made Inoke this cute UP house and came to the party and made everyone, even the adults, fantastic balloon creations.

We had Jdawgs hot dogs cater the party, and man they were delicious! 

Inoke didn't really want anything to do with his cake, he's not really a sweets kid, loves salty things, probably would have rather had a dill pickle to munch on instead .. wait he did! 

Sione tied balloons up on the top of the house, then at the end of the party we let them go, it was cool! 
I can't believe that this little guy is 1! He's such a joy to be around, he is always making me laugh and smile with his little mannerisms and "words" he says.  Thank you Inoke for coming into our lives and blessing us with such joy and happiness! 

The next weekend was Sione's long time friend, Mike's wedding.  We love Mike and we love Grace, so glad they are finally hitched! 

View of Thanksgiving Point Golf Course, where the celebration occurred.



Inoke had been running a low grade fever and had a runny nose for the last couple days, so he was pretty clingy and didn't really want to be put down during the ceremony-reception, however when the music started at the reception and everyone else started dancing, my boy was off! I love this kid and I love how much he loves music and dancing, he is his mother's son .. if that's even a saying ;) 




Also Mike and the "Provo Boys" put together a little ditty for Grace, it was super cute! 




Okay and to top it all off, the last weekend in May we decided to take a little impromptu trip out to San Diego to surprise Sione's mom.  Myself, Inoke, Sione, Naki, and Lindsay piled in the Camry and set off at about 9pm Thursday night, arriving about 630am Friday morning.  Inoke was a great traveler as always, slept almost the entire time.  It was a great but fast weekend, got to go to The World Famous San Diego Zoo, relax at the pool, and attend an interesting carnival at the Valley Center Fair..... 

Surprise June!

So fun, it was the best carnival! Ha, not really ;).  It was great people watching, the total teeth of all the workers at the carnival was probably 32! We had a good time.  Treden and I took a spin on the strawberry shortcake ride, and he loved the dragon roller coaster.  He also rode a potato sack down the huge slide and caught some air at the end, there is a picture of his leg after his ride ... and a little video 



Pool Day, Inoke had a blast.  So tuckered fell asleep eating his apple!


video
We met the Queen's and the Resch's at the Zoo on Saturday, I love the Zoo.  Saw some great animals, the gorillas were by far the most entertaing.  I borrowed this video from Jake.  One of the smaller gorillas was bothering the other one's with his "blanket", a burlap sack.  So one of the older ones threw it off the little embankment, and the little one followed right behind it .. super funny! The kids kept saying that the 'daddy' was telling the younger one to clean his room. 


Inoke didn't know quite what to do in the petting zoo, just kind of wandered around taking in the animals. 

So that rounded out our month of May.  Here's to June and many more pictures and adventures.