Baby Girl

We are happy to announce that we are having a baby girl!!!! As a mother to be, I am so excited and can’t wait to hold our little bundle of joy. I am literally counting down months til you arrive! What an amazing Christmas gift we could ever ask for. We thank Heavenly Father everyday for this blessing and we cannot wait for the month of May!
 
 
Ati 
xo  
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Temple Lights

Last night, we took our youth to Hamilton to see the Christmas lights! It’s always an exciting time and most people (like myself) look forward to it every year! Some people also make it as a tradition for their families and its great to see everyone come together and enjoy the spirit of Christmas!
 
 
However, leading up to the night was a different story. I was so exhausted from work and all I wanted to do was curl up in bed and sleep. Dalvin also had a ‘not so good’ day at work and he wasn’t in the mood to go. So we were both on the fence deciding whether to go or not. Plus, we were thinking we’re gonna have to put gas in our car to and from Hamilton, buy some snacks for the road and also have money for our dinner. So that kinda had an influence on deciding whether it was a good idea to go or not. By the time I got home from work, I was completely knackered so I went to sleep. Plus, the mere thought of having to get up and find something to wear; without making me look like a whale and what not; was exhausting on its own. Oh, the joys of being pregnant! lol


When Dalvin got home from work, we weren’t feeling the idea of going. But because we knew the youth had looked forward to going, we had to make an effort. Aaaaaand it’s also our calling so we have to fulfil our callings right?! right! lol..so we got ourselves ready and we were off. It just so happened that Bishop filled up our car soooo we knew we were meant to go lol thanks Bishop for putting gas in our car! 🙂

The temple lights were amaaaaaaaaazing!!! It was great to see everyone there with their families and having a good time. With all the madness going on at work, it was great to get away and spend some quality time with each other. Me and Dalvin definitely enjoyed ourselves and we were glad we made the decision to go.
 



We met up with Dalvin’s cousins too.
You can’t tell, but I was SO TIRED walking up the stairs. I was even struggling to smile! lol
Us with our baby bump 🙂
I have to post this picture because my husband is smiling! Honestly, he smiles like once in a blue moon lol

We could see the temple miles away from the main road. It was absolutely stunning!

 

 

We are pregnant!

We are happy to announce that we are having a baby! My heart is filled with so much joy and happiness. This is such a huge blessing for us and we are so grateful that we have the opportunity to be parents again. We knew that Heavenly Father heard and answered our prayers and he answered it in his own time. So far into my pregnancy, I am 18 weeks and 2 days. Next week, we will be finding out what we’re having and I am SO EXCITED!! Life couldn’t get any better right now.

Lots of love,
Ati
xxx
Baby at 10 weeks 🙂


Currently! Baby at 18 weeks 🙂

I’ll be sure to post up more pictures of our growing baby!





     

Going down memory lane

Sooooo….the time is 10.26pm, aaaand I’m wide awake zzzz.. Really, I should be sleeping for work but oh well, what a perfect time to blog! lol. Today I was going through all of my pictures and came across some cool ones, some ‘not so cool’ ones, and some should’ve been deleted years ago lol- so I thought it’l be cool to post some pictures up on here. So enjoy! ……or not. (lol)

I miss my sisters! 😦 This was our sunday routine. Get ready then come outside and take hundreds of pictures! lol- good times. 
This picture is one of my fave. You see the cardigan I’m wearing? Yeah I swapped with Tita because she was cold! lol 
This is my good friend Mealofa. This picture was taken in Tonga at the Liahona High School Reunion Dance 2012. 
The sign literally said- “NO high heels”. Me and Jess thought it was hilarious because every single girl at the dance turned up in heels lol
With my cousins Lose and Lute. Now, they both married with kids!
I can’t remember how old this picture is. I think this was taken back in 2010. On the plane to ‘Eua! 
Mom always wanna be in our pictures lol and ofcourse she demands that she will be in the middle lol- 
These were the ‘wifey’ crew. Because we called each other wifeys..don’t ask me why kos I don’t know either lol- My wife is on the far left lol- love you Mele!  
When we saw the ‘nek minute’ guy at Youth Town. We had to take a picture! lol 
My brother and Hene will kill me if they know I posted this lol but don’t they just look cute in their suits??? lolol
At some point in my life, I was a model lol- no seriously………lol
This is my little cousin Selina. We’re at the bush in ‘Eua collecting some coconuts. 
At the fireside with my Rahdesh. We’re outside taking pictures because the supper was gross lol 
This is me in front of my primary school in ‘Eua. So many memories here! 
At my first graduation! Tita was my photographer on the day. Love you sis! 
Have no idea why I’m laughing, but this picture makes me smile! I mean, look at the background. Tonga you beauty! 
My support crew! I was performing at a ward conference dance. Glad my girls were there! 
Day out at the markets in Tonga. 
Sacramento California at Tita’s wedding dance!
Glad Baba made it out to the States! 
This was taken at Disney World. I felt like such a fob in my jandals lol 
Had to take a picture with the Opera House lol 
My first time paint balling AND last. lol
Sunday selfie with Silia 🙂 

I just about cried when I saw this picture. Not because I miss Jess, but because I want this body back! lol- Yes, I was once skinny; I wasn’t always obese lol

 

Anniversary weekend

I’ve waited for this weekend for a veeeeeeeeerryyyyy loooooong time!!! and it’s finally here! On Thursday, I woke up feeling so happy knowing that we are finally going away for the weekend! The other day, I took my sister in law with me to buy Dalvin’s gift. Every time we go on dates to the mall, he would always stop by at Platypus and show me these shoes he really wanted to buy..but because the price of the shoes was just ridiculously expensive, my answer was no lol. Soooo then I decided I would buy those shoes for him (I know, I’m just the coolest wife) lol- Honestly, my heart almost skipped a beat when I saw the price and swiping my card to pay for it lol. But at the end of the day, I wanted to make this weekend special for him and he’s been working so hard so he deserves it.

  I got off work early and went to pick up Dalvin from work. We stopped at Manukau and bought some vinyl to print our matching shirts for the weekend! We got home and quickly packed our things and we were off! We had to leave Auckland by 4pm to get to Hamilton before 6pm to get the keys to our apartment. On our way, traffic was amaaaazing!! We arrived at Hamilton within 1 hour and a half so it wasn’t that bad. We arrived at the temple and went to the visitor centre to ask for directions where the apartment office was. We ran into Sister Hekau and it was great to see a familiar face! It was good to see her and know that she’s doing really well on the field. 
We finally checked into our room and it was so nice and cosy! By the time we settled in, we were both starving so we went into town for dinner. Of course I picked my all time favourite place- Genghis Khan to dine in, and poor Dalvin had to go along with my choice lol. We drove around town only to find out that there was no Genghis!!!!! the place they used to be, was on lease zzzzzz I know right???!!!! my poor husband took all the moaning and the dramatic mood swings while we were driving around looking for another place to eat. I didn’t really want to eat at another place but Genghis lol As we were driving around, honestly I think we drove up and down Victoria street a hundred times!!! lol WE CAME ACROSS ANOTHER GENGHIS!!!! the moaning and what not automatically went away! lol- we got to Genghis, I was in heaven 🙂
After our dinner, we went to PakNsave and bought some snacks for the weekend. By the time we got into our room, it was 9.30pm and we were exhaaaaaaaausted!!! it was sleep time for us.
The next morning, I couldn’t wait to give my present for Dalvin! so the eager wife I was, I got up around 6am and went to the car to get my gift lol. He had no idea I was getting him anything for our anniversary, and the look on his face was priceless! I got all emotional and teary eyed as I watched him open his gift and his face lit up when he saw his shoes. I also made him a book (which felt like forrrrever trying to finish it lol. He was grateful for my efforts and ofcourse I enjoyed all the compliments of how cool my gifts were!! lol
We finally got ourselves ready and we were out exploring Hamilton city! I looked up every op-shop in Hamilton and dragged Dalvin along with me to every single shop lol. It was like Christmas all over again having to see so many vintage dresses!! and ofcourse I bought nearly half of everything in the stores lol- Next thing, we found ourselves at the Warehouse and we bought a couple of The Lord of the Rings dvds..lol I’m not really a big fan of the Lord of the Rings, but I knew it’s one of Dalvin’s faves so I agreed to watch it lol. We were so tired from walking around the mall, we came back to the room to have a nap. Woke up later on went and grabbed dinner and came back to watch our movie! aaaaaaaaaaaand, we both fell sleep during the movie hahaha..

We woke up the next morning feeling depressed because we knew our trip was coming to an end 😦 The temple apartments were closed on a Sunday so we couldn’t stay for another night. We ended our trip by doing a session early in the morning and what a nice way to end our weekend get away! we really wanted to stay for another night, so we checked out 1 accommodation that was available to us. After much pondering and deciding if we would stay or not, we decided it was best to go back home. On our way to Auckland, we had to stop by and get some ‘Mama’s Donuts’- they are very delicious! its a pity they don’t have a store here in Auckland lol. We stopped by at KFC and got something to eat and again we went. I wanted to stop by at Pukekohe to check out some op-shops, but by the time we got to Pukekohe the stores were closed zzzzz – so we continued on our journey to Papakura lol. 

We didn’t realise how short our trip would be, but we sure did enjoy ourselves! It was great to get away from everything else and have that time spent with my husband. It was a much needed break for both of us from work and what not; and no doubt we will be back visiting again. So thank you Hamilton for having us! We really did enjoy our time away.

To my dear husband, happy 1st anniversary! This past year, we have been through a lot and more and I’m glad I got to experience it with you all the way. I love you. 

Ati xx


Had to do a selfie in front of the temple. Thanks to my husband for his awesome photography skills! lol 
The traffic was just the coolest ever! 
First day in Hamilton 🙂
Check out our awesome room! B2, thanks for having us!
Us with Sister Hekau 🙂
Welcome to Temple View! 
We got to see a snippet of the temple lights! It was so pretty!!
Our failed movie night lol- The Lord of the Rings.
Have no idea why my face is like that lol this was after our dinner at Genghis Khan!

 

Early ready for our session:)