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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