Monday, June 27, 2011


Kiki sported her first pigtails today. Her hair is finally long enough that I can up it up without little wispies everywhere. She is so cute! I am having way to much fun with her.

Saturday, June 25, 2011



Today we spent a wonderful day at Galveston. It was such a fun field day. By the time we got to Galveston which is no more than an hour away for us, the kids were already hungry for lunch, so we stopped and had dinner by the ocean on the seawall.

Then, we headed to the visitors center for more info on all the things we could do there. Let's just say we are going to have to go a couple of times in order to do all the things we want to see and do. The boys had to take a picture with the pirate statue in the entrance of the visitors center. It was so funny seeing them pose.

We then took the ferry to a peninsula in hopes to see dolphins since we heard from multiple people that they follow the boats. Unfortunately we did not see any, I guess it just means we need to take another ferry ride on our next visit. The kids still had fun walking around the boat, feeding the seagulls from the back of the ferry.

After our ferry ride we headed to Sea Wolf park to visit a WWII submarine and battle ship. The kids absolutely loved it. They wanted to go and see every part of the sub and ship.

Julien in front of the missals.

Logan clever as he is got on one of the bunks and pretended to be sleeping.

Jon was a little nervous going down into the submarine afraid he would not fit, but he did. 
See his surprised face!


Julien and Logan taking control of the sub.

We ended our day at Galveston at "the Spot" which is a delicious, cute, little burger joint that we had heard a lot about. It was really good, and a very fun environment. 

All in all, we spent an awesome day visiting, and enjoying each others company. Let me just say Texas is hot, and we were glad to get home to an air conditioned apartment.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

To my Dear Husband

I feel so blessed to be married to such an amazing husband. He is so dedicated to taking care of us and making sure all of our needs are met. He is brilliantly smart, a very hard worker, and loving husband and father. I could spend hours watching him play soccer, swim, snuggle, build legos, fish ... with the kids. Life is good! 
Babe thanks for being a great dad to our three beautiful children. I love you more than you know and am so happy to be sealed to you for time and all eternity.

  Julien and Jon

 Jon and Logan

Kia Ora and Jon

To my Dearest Dad

My father truly is the greatest father and person in the world. Never once in my life have I thought otherwise. He is so loving, caring, charitable, and genuine. He is kind, soft spoken, and never has anything bad or negative to say about anyone. He is smart, and very knowledgeable about life, the gospel, anything and everything.  Everyone who meet him just automatically feel drawn to him because of all those qualities. He is a great example of who I want to be. He is a wonder grandfather to my children and a great example to them also. I love him so much and am grateful to have him in my and my family's life.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Trip to the Sea Center

Today we visited the Sea Center. The Sea Center is a fish hatchery, they also have aquarium with gulf specific sea creatures, and a board walk where you can see wetland plants and animals. It was a fun cheap activity for us to do.

The kids loved the touch tank; Kia Ora was so intrigued with all the little creatures that she was pulling herself down to try and grab things.


Here we are on the board walk. It was very hot, and we did not see any wildlife, but it was still fun and relaxing.


Finally in Texas!

We finally arrived in Texas after 6 long weeks of been apart from Jon. We got in late last Friday night and were too tired to do anything, but Jon had planned a fun day at the beach for the following day that we were all very much looking forward to.
Jon bought all sorts of beach equipment to make our outing more enjoyable. Each of the kids got a new beach towel, and chair. The boys got boogie boards, and Kia Ora got a beach shovel and bucket set.


Jon also got a fold- able table and canopy. It was nice to have some shade especially for Kia Ora who is not acclimated to the sun and heat.  Jon had prepared a nice picnic too. It was a perfect first day in our new home town.

We are loving Jon's new work schedule. He leaves home early and gets home early, doesn't have to do homework after he gets home or go to the lab Saturday to do more homework. We actually see him multiple hours everyday. I still remember the time when the kids would literally not see Jon for an entire week, because he would leave when were where still asleep and return after they would be put to bed. Those days were so hard on our family, but I am starting to see the blessings that came from all those hard sacrifices our family made while in school.
One of the things the kids love to do is hanging out at the pool. We have gone to the pool everyday this week for the exception of Sundays of course.


Kia Ora very gracefully presenting a devellope to her dad. She loves to lift her little leg and point her toes. It is the cutest thing. She is headed to the right direction.


 Saturday morning is soccer time with the ward/ stake. While Jon and the boys played, kiki and I enjoyed lounging around on the grass under the warm morning sun.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Body Logic's "Uncovered"

We finally got pictures from Body Logic's first show. Body Logic is a dance company that was started by a some of the girls I danced with at UVU. The company is a little over one year old. We  have had the opportunity to perform at various venues ever since the company was assembled. This past April was especially wonderful for the company as we put together our very own show for the first time. We nearly sold out the house both nights. We actually made a profit. It felt amazing to know that we were so successful.

I choreographed a piece titled "Terminal Velocity" which was very athletic and fast paced. The dancers did an amazing job embodying my vision. I would love to go back, rework it, and reset it.



Pictures from "Creatures of Habit" choreographed by Claire Bagley.



 Pictures from "Cassandra" choreographed by Angela Banchero-Kelleher. Angie is a former Repertory Dance Theater dancer, and currently teaches at UVU. She is an amazing artist. We were so lucky to have one of her best works in our show.

We performed many more pieces, but those were some of my favorites.

After the show, I was able to participate in a little photoshoot. Here are some of my best shots: