Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Willow Jean Fonua

The Hamilton Family has 12 little ones which we are crazy obsessed with, and now the Fonua Family has it's first!
Presenting Willow Jean Fonua
April 25th 2010

First Time Grandma

The New Family

Excited Uncle Young

Willow came to see me for her newborn photos (and for every photo ever forever!)

She did a really great job and she is so adorable.

Congratulations to Deacon and Leah!
We just love her and are so happy she is in our family. She is so much more expressive and laughing now- more pictures to come always.

Tim, Beth, Mark, Rockwell, Asha, Minxy, Lola, Gabi, Elena, Maya, Axl, Cooper.....and Willow! Thirteen bratkins and counting

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Two Years and Counting

young and I recently celebrated our two year anniversary!
We were married on May 16th 2009 and it has been a great two years, with fun times, rough times, happy times, and sad times. i could not be happier nor could i have a better husband.
We went to Des Moines for the weekend, nothing big, just a little get away with each other.
We went shopping, watched movies and ate a lot!

iowa (period)

Adam Emenecker Challenge!

Here's hoping there and many, many more celebrations to come...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Young Fonua!

Young's 27th birthday was in April! We went golfing and played in Amana, went to lunch, shopping, and dinner with friends and family!

I loved playing all day with my husband and spoiling him! He loved food, golfing and presents!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNG FONUA!- from a few months ago

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Catchin Up- Christmas 2010

Christmas Time for the Fonua's was amazing, we made gingerbread houses, cookies, watched the classic movies and all the great things that come with Christmas.

Adam and Amanda were staying with us so we had a full house, then Young's family came for a dinner.

I made a yummy Christmas dinner!

Flash! portraits Christmas party, where I was given the hardest worker and who moved all my stuff awards.

Then we went home to Kentucky for Christmas. Christmas eve was the usual Christmas crackers and chaos, including playing the pipes like old times.

We finally made my brothers join in their own tradition of the Christmas sweater!

The usual matching shirts photo-ops

nine of my parents twelve grandkids they are sooo cute i wanna squeeze them I am obsessed.

Christmas was wonderful we got to see some old friends, playing with the kiddos, watch movies, go to bounce U, eat lots of yummy food, and enjoy the holiday.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Creepy and Crafty

Halloween is so fun!
Full of scary movies, pumpkin carving, haunted houses, parties, costumes, and candy!
So we carved pumpkins

our witch on a warty pumpkin

Then I got crafty again.
I have all black furniture and picture frames and a camel couch so I needed to tie them together.
I saw a tiny monogram pillow at Hobby Lobby that I liked because I love monogram stuff but again it was tiny and had beads all over it so thus not snuggly for the couch.

So I made this:

A good addition to the house and I used my new sewing machine
all for under $7

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Crafty Catherine

I have always had a desire to be crafty and artistic and also had way to much jewelry. So to make use of my first issue and solve the second I decided to make some cool jewelry hangers.

The before picture!
I took some old frames from work, bought some cool fabric, ribbon and cork...

Then TA DAH!
These are the three hangers ready to be put on the wall and filled with my jewelry.

on the way with a few modifications

I was pretty proud of myself for making something cute and crafty and relieved that my jewelry is more organized. Basically this is bragging...