Friday, December 16, 2011


I have been the worst blogger ever this year. In an attempt to maybe redeem myself a little, I've put together a "year in review" post for 2011... Enjoy!!


  • Livie turned 5 and had a "Tangled" party

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  • I went back to school after a 10 year hiatus... being a mom. :) I took 13 hours at Texas Woman's University- majoring in Family Studies.


  • Seiuli was awarded OFFICER OF THE YEAR at his PD for 2010.

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  • Seiuli was in a major accident at work when he was t-boned by an unobservant driver. He was off work for 6 weeks...

    [caption id="attachment_3687" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Wrapped around a pole"][/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_3688" align="aligncenter" width="461" caption="He's alive!! :)"][/caption]

  • Isabel's basketball (coached by my dad) won 1st place for the season!! Isabel led her team in steals, points and assists.

    [caption id="attachment_4274" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Winning!"]WINNING![/caption]


  • Tristan turned 16 and got his driving permit...

    [caption id="attachment_4275" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Driving on the road... gulp"][/caption]

  • Isabel turned 12 and had a "Photo Scavenger Hunt" Party! So much fun!!

    [caption id="attachment_4276" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Take a pic of entire group at a STOP sign"][/caption]

  • Our family formed a team for the "WALK LIKE MADD" fundraiser. We earned over $1000 in honor of Kandi and Autumn, a mom and daughter killed by a drunk driver on Easter weekend 2010. Seiuli was a police officer on the scene and also testified in the murder trial.

    [caption id="attachment_3735" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Our Walk Like MADD team minus Brad and Larissa..."][/caption]


  • I got my CHL (concealed handgun license) and a new Ruger LC9 mm. I named my gun "JET" after Jason Terry because it's black and can shoot. ;)

    [caption id="attachment_4279" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="JET"][/caption]

  • The semester ended and I made straight As!!

  • Tristan was in and out of the ER for over a week. The doctors finally decided he was fighting a virus. He eventually got completely better, but it was scary at the time.

    [caption id="attachment_3751" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="ER visit #2"][/caption]

  • My Mavs WON THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! They swept the Lakers and killed the Heat!

    [caption id="attachment_4294" align="aligncenter" width="404" caption="Dirk- MVP"][/caption]


  • I went to Houston with Nancy and Stacy to see NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and BACKSTREET BOYS in concert!! It was so so so much fun!!!

    [caption id="attachment_3849" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Well, hello Donnie..."][/caption]

  • My siblings and I managed to plan and throw my parents a surprise 40th anniversary party! It went awesomely and they were so grateful.We even had relatives that came from Louisiana. :)

    [caption id="attachment_3825" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="My parents and the "candy bar.""][/caption]


  • We took a family vacation to Destin, Florida and had an amazing time!!

    [caption id="attachment_3813" align="aligncenter" width="556" caption="My beautiful family"][/caption]


  • School started for the kids and me!!! I took 13 hours again.

  • Tristan is a junior in high school.

  • Alec is a freshman.

  • Isabel is in 7th grade.

  • Taj is in 2nd.

  • LIV STARTED KINDERGARTEN!! I have NO kids at home during the day!! HUGE MILESTONE!!

    [caption id="attachment_4150" align="aligncenter" width="489" caption="My big girl!!"][/caption]


  • Taj turned 8 and was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

    [caption id="attachment_4180" align="aligncenter" width="428" caption="8 years old!! Baptism day"][/caption]

  • Seiuli and I celebrated our 10th anniversary on Sept. 14. We are planning a trip to Hawaii in June to celebrate. :)  Sooo excited!! Sooo blessed!!!!


  • Took Isabel, my sister Ali and her friend, Maddy, to the Taylor Swift concert at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. We had a blast!!!

    [caption id="attachment_4283" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Taylor Swift, here we come!!!"][/caption]

  • Had a great Halloween!!!! I went as Flo from Progressive. Liv was Rapunzel, Taj as Capt. America, Isabel as a dark fairy, Ali as a psych patient, my dad was a "spider man", my mom Minnie Mouse and Idk wth Sei is... The older boys went out with friends... wearing white masks and dark hoodies.

    [caption id="attachment_4285" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Trunk or Treat"][/caption]


  • Alec turned 15!!! He also made the freshman A-team in basketball. SO PROUD!!!

    [caption id="attachment_4286" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Go Wildcats!!!"][/caption]

  • Isabel made A team for 7th grade!!!!

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  • Tristan played with varsity in the playoffs at Cowboy stadium!!!

    [caption id="attachment_4288" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="They lost :( But doesn't he look cute??? "][/caption]

  • Me, Taj and Livie went to Kansas with my parents and Ali to spend Thanksgiving with my sister's family. Sei had to work so he stayed behind and the 3 oldest were at the ex's house...

  • Taj started pre-team gymnastics and is doing great!!


  • Finished the semester with 4 As and a B. My Earth Science class was ridiculously hard so I was thrilled with the B!

  • Tristan got his drivers license. We had to wait until after football so he had time to go take the test. He did great!!

  • Loving being a psycho sports spectator at my kiddos games!! We have 2-4 games a week! :)

  • Seiuli has Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off for the 1st time in 3 years. YAY!!

I am soooo looking forward to 2012! How was your 2011??