Saturday, December 20, 2008

I have friends.

Besides the groom, Kurt was the only husband there.
Thank you honey for being so incredibly helpful and letting me spend time with the girls! I promise he was a GREAT sport, even though he looks sad in this picture.
April and Nicole, Lincoln and Andee.
4 out of the 5 babies. Where are you Q.D?

Everyone but the bride. Lookin good, right? The weather was a far cry from our balmy island.

Hanging out at the Red Lion...
The bride in her BEAUTIFUL Tongan garb. The groom's aunt made it all by hand.

My Jana.

Before I post about Felicity's birthday, I have to tell you about last weekend. It would drive me crazy if this blog were completely out of chronological order. Plus, I wouldn't want anyone to think that I didn't have an AMAZING weekend. Because I did.
One of the thoughts that is making me swell with gratitude lately is this: I have friends that love me. Friends that I love. People that I can be completely myself around. Friends that I can't stop talking to and we stay up way to late. Most of you are probably thinking, "Yeah Kelli, we all have friends, we get it. She must be kind of a loner most of the time." Well, I guess you would be right, in a way. I am so lucky to live close to my family and Kurt's as well. We spend most of our time hanging with them when we are not being homebodies. We have friends, but most of them don't live near us.

This is getting drawn out but what I'm trying to say is that most of my best friends don't live by me and when I get to see them I am in heaven and I am reminded that there are people out there in the world that are my soulmates if you will. Please don't be offended by this post if you are my friend and you do live by me. I love you too, I promise!

Last weekend, one of my good friends and old housemates (in Hawaii you generally live in houses instead of apartments and so you get to have LOTS more roommates/housemates. It is generally an awesome thing.) Nicole got married in the SLC temple. So, including the bride there were 8 girls here (5 with their babies!) who have lived together in some combination under a roof that is blue. We loved living in the blue roof house together and we had some amazing times. When I moved in with these girls I was so impressed with their kindness, their character and their spirituality. They were such good people and such good friends to me. Our reunion was for an awesome purpose and it was honestly a testimony to me that Heavenly Father puts people in our lives that can influence us for good. It was so moving to sit with all of those girls in the temple together.

So,shout out to Nicole, Jill, Jacque, Whitney, April, Courtney, Jana. Thank you for flying in from Missouri, Oregon, Arizona, Washington and California. It was amazing to spend time with you all. Thank you for being strong, kind, funny, daring, devoted, loyal, empathetic, and patient souls. Thank you for changing my life for the better and for being such good examples to me. You are amazing women, incredible mothers and phenomenal friends.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Busy day!

Today is Felicity's first birthday, so we are busy making cakes and wrapping presents. Hopefully I will post her pictures with Ted the Turtle soon as well as pictures from her family party tonight! I can't believe what I was going through on this day last year. What a crazy thought! Love you little Felicity. You have grown so much and so have our hearts because of you (like the grinch...)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

binky kisses

Happy 100th post to us! We feel 100% lucky to have such a good life and a happy daughter.

(Sorry about the horrible filming and fluorescent light. That was me. )

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Sam and Felicity. Kinda blurry but cute.
Felicity and uncle Brett. We decided Brett is officially
the most photogenic person in our family.

Felicity and Grandpa Woffinden at the reception.
You can't tell how cute her little tu-tu-ish skirt is. Not to mention the red velvet shoes...

We took very few pictures on the wedding day. Sorry Felicity, not your best shot.

Felicity and Jacob checking out the doggy. I think this was Felicity's favorite part of Thanksgiving. Yes, that's right she might like puppies more than food. Hard to believe, I know.

Getting a hug from cousin Jake. How sweet.

My cute (and delicious) place card.

Kurt sneaking some food.

Felicity closing her eyes for the prayer. She is so religious and well trained. Just kidding.

Aunt TeriAnn

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I know, I mentioned singing those words when I saw the first box of red havens during peach season, but I can sing them again, right? I'm so glad it's Christmas time and that we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The tree is up, the Christmas CD's are spinning and the weather is on it's way to frightful. We feel so blessed to have a warm home and a beautiful daughter. We have been pretty busy lately as I'm sure ya'll have been too.
Recent happenings:
-We took family pictures with my side Mom, Dad and siblings. Pretty cute stuff.
-Kurt got to go to the BIG game and sit on the 10th row. Lucky boy.
-Felicity has learned how to get down from the couch herself.
-We had an INCREDIBLE Thanksgiving dinner with Kurt's extended family
-We had pie with my family and some friends from our ward
-I saw Twilight and The Secret Life of Bees. I don't go to movies too often, so this was exciting. I liked both movies. Twilight was of course a little cheesy, but I liked the main characters more than I thought I would. Unlike some movie critics, I loved The Secret Life of Bees. I read the book a few years ago and was impressed with the movie and especially Dakota Fanning. Cried like a baby.

-We had an awesome day on Saturday last. Kurt and I attended TeriAnn (Kurt's younger sister) and Tom's sealing in the SLC temple. The sealer was great and we came away with some good reminders for our own marriage. We went to the fabulous luncheon at the JSMB and then to a beautiful reception where we all got to dress up. I was a bridesmaid with a pretty new dress, Kurt wore a tux and Felicity was the belle of the ball along with her matchy-matchy cousin Addison. What a great day.