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2017 Year Review

January 28th, 2018 No comments

As a new year begins and I reflect on the past year that just ended I find that I forget the good and bad things that we experienced. The purpose of this blog is to act as a family journal for posterity, and also share family updates with close friends and relatives. So here is a quick look at our 2017!

We bought a new home and moved into it on March 31

In April, I got to go to Utah for one of my mission companion’s wedding.

The beginning of May, Matt’s sister got married in California.

Towards the end of May, Matt & Tia flew to Utah for the sealing of close friends we met in the Philippines.

There was a really good airfare deal, so a lot of our family came to visit us. We made a trip to Waco to visit the Magnolia Silos.

In June we had a family reunion for the Limary side of the family in Las Vegas. Nearly all of the siblings and grandkids attended.

While in Vegas, we were able to attend the wedding of my brother Robbie.

Right after we got back from Vegas, Kalani and I went to a church girls camp for a week.

Beginning of August, my 17 year old brother passed away. All of the siblings and spouses were able to attend the funeral in California.

The end of August, Matt & I took a trip to Florida to scuba dive and visit with close friends that we had met in the Philippines.

We got hit with Hurricane Harvey in August. So most weekends in September were spent “mucking” homes as we raced to tear out sheet rock, carpet, cabinets, etc, before mold could set in.

Halloween was a wet evening, but the cousins got together to trick-or-treat (despite the downpour) and got a lot of candy.

Mom & Dad Farley visited us in November.

We had a full house for Thanksgiving that we hosted.

Kalani was in a lot of plays this year. Fiddler on the Roof, Little Women, Cinderella & Macbeth to name a few.

When it snows in Texas it is worth staying up until midnight for a snowball fight.

And finally, we spent 3 1/2 weeks in the Philippines to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year.

 

Baby Blake turned 1

July 2nd, 2015 No comments

Last week our baby turned 1! We have loved this past year to be able to have a baby in our home again. Blake brings so much joy and happiness to us everyday. And living in Asia, he gets a lot of attention with his blonde hair and blue eyes.

 

He is well traveled and loves the beach and ocean

He is well traveled and loves the beach and ocean

How he was normally carried when we left the house…attached to his mom using the Moby Wrap

Now he gets around using his Plasma Scooter

Now he gets around using his Plasma Car

We love this baby of ours

We love this baby of ours

 

Before Blake turned one he has been on 22 airplanes and 6 countries. And I am sure there hundreds of photos with him and different Asian people.

6 year old Mason

June 21st, 2015 No comments

Mason turned 6 in May. This past year a lot has happened for our fun, sensitive, temperamental boy.

Exactly one month after Mason's 5th birthday he became a BIG brother. And he is a wonderful big brother who always loves to play with his baby brother.

Exactly one month after Mason’s 5th birthday, he became a BIG brother. And he is a wonderful big brother who always loves to play with his baby brother.

He started school and loved making new friends and playing.

He started school and loved making new friends and playing.

He lost a bunch of teeth this past year so his mouth if full of holes.

He lost a bunch of teeth this past year so his mouth if full of holes.

He still loves his uncle Robbie. And he discovered that he can touch his nose with his tongue.

He still loves his uncle Robbie. And he discovered that he can touch his nose with his tongue.

He loves to help out in the kitchen...mostly making chocolate chip cookies.

He loves to help out in the kitchen…mostly making chocolate chip cookies.

He likes to be happy, laugh, tell jokes and cuddle.

He likes to be happy, laugh, tell jokes and cuddle.

On his actual birthday we were at Coco Grove Resort in Siquijor. The staff made a special sign for him, sang to him, and gave him a small dessert. It really made him happy.

On his actual birthday we were at Coco Grove Beach Resort in Siquijor. The staff made a special sign for him, sang to him, and gave him a small dessert. It really made him happy.

Six facts about 6 year old Mason:

-He wakes up around 6am everyday

-He takes a nap nearly every late afternoon

-He is over four feet tall

-Reverse psychology works well with him.  “Mason you cannot be in this photo, Mason you can’t have any fun, etc”

-He is learning to read and write…even though he doesn’t really care to learn to read and write

-He is adventurous. This year alone he has done wakeboarding, platform jumping into the ocean, snorkeling, elephant bathing, tiger feeding, and swimming with whalesharks

*More photos of Mason here.

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Mason turns 5

May 26th, 2014 1 comment

We have had Ma$on Man in our family for 5 years now! We love the fun little boy that he is with his sweet personality. He has had a busy year traveling around the world and getting a tooth pulled out due to infection and then losing 2 baby teeth because his adult teeth were already coming in. And this coming year will be another adventure with him starting kindergarten and becoming a big brother.

Australia - May 2013

Australia – May 2013

Singapore - July 2013

Singapore – July 2013

Malaysia - July 2013

Malaysia – July 2013

Vietnam - October 2013

Vietnam – October 2013

California, USA - November 2013

California, USA – November 2013

Indonesia - February 2014

Indonesia – January 2014

Philippines - February 2014

Philippines – February 2014

China - March 2014

China – March 2014

Laos - April 2014

Laos – April 2014

Myanmar - April 2014

Myanmar – April 2014

Brunei - April 2014

Brunei – April 2014

A favorite pose, making muscles and kissing them

A favorite pose, making muscles and kissing them

We love the twinkle in his eyes

We love the twinkle in his eyes

5 facts about Mason:

-Loves babies

-Our “Adventure Boy”

-Good singer & swimmer

-Enjoying doing school with his mom

-Loves Skylanders, Legos, Super Heroes, Dinosaurs, etc.

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Kalani turns 10

March 24th, 2014 No comments

We have now been parents for 10 years…how time flies! We feel very fortunate to have Kalani as our daughter and love spending time with her and watching her grow into a young lady.

Kalani is a very compassionate, easy going, funny and loveable

Kalani is a very compassionate, easy going, funny and lovable

She loves to sing and had a singing teacher for a couple of months and now is in an International Girls choir

She loves to sing and had a singing teacher for a couple of months and now is in an International Girls choir

She loves attending the International School and has had some wonderful and fun experiences at the school

She loves attending the International School and has had some wonderful and fun experiences at the school

She loves to play with her friends and brother...and make silly faces while taking photos

She loves to play with her friends and brother…and make silly faces while taking photos

She is growing up too fast

She is growing up too fast

She still misses the United States and the family that we have there. And getting stung by a box jellyfish wasn't great either

She still misses the United States and the family that we have there. And getting stung by a box jellyfish wasn’t great either

But she also loves the perks of living in the Philippines

But she also loves the perks of living in the Philippines

Happy Birthday to our wonderful girl

Happy Birthday to our wonderful girl

10 facts about Kalani:

-Really easy to travel with

-Wonderful big sister

-Loves acting & singing

-Loves to read (right now Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus…she has a crush on the Leo Valdez character)

-Fun

-Adventurous

-Loves her school, but also misses being homeschooled

-Loves to eat, especially Baby Back Ribs

-Likes to wear her moms socks, shoes and make-up…and the shoes fit her perfectly

-She is a very good friend and loves to be with younger children and babies

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