Saturday, March 27, 2010

WE ARE BACK-- Happy Easter





As you can see the kids are growing fast and both of them have their own personalities... It has been so much fun to see them interact and become good friends. Lucci turns 3 tomorrow and Baby Paul is 9 months old today. We have been so blessed with such a busy life.

Things we love to do right now.... Sit outside on a blanket on the lawn and just play and laugh. Go for walks, and runs at Howarth Park. Go to the Park, take baths, sing, read and go to the library.

Our family started a new business and has been working hard to establish a customer base. We love having Dadda at home to go with us to the park.

I have been part of a Biggest Loser Challenge with our family and Sam's family. Koli was our inspiration and has continued to inspire us to get healthy and to find our Best Life. I LOVE the personal trainer I am working with. His name is Trainer Todd and he is just amazing. He has a great blog that I will put a link up for. He writes articles and continually is teaching me new things.

We are excited for Easter Sunday and for the FUN that comes with Spring time in Sonoma County. We miss all of you and can't wait to see you again..

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What happened to the Unga Family?




I must apologize for my lack of content, updates and most of all exciting news about our family. I was introduced to Facebook about three months ago and since then it has been so hard to keep my blog going...

SO, did the baby come or what? YES he was two weeks late, but he definitely made his appearance. Paula (Paul) Elijah Unga was born Saturday June 27th at 11:49am. He weighed in at 9 lbs. 3 oz. and 22 inches long. Can you believe that? The crazy thing is that I only pushed for 14 minutes. We were very grateful that he came that fast.

Birth was beautiful, he is an amazing baby, and his big sister Lucci could not be more proud of him. She is coping with sharing the spotlight quite well.

We are so blessed as a family to have been given the opportunity to have such wonderful little spirits join us. When I am up at night staring into the eyes of this little boy I often wonder how I am so lucky to be his mom, and I think of all the great things that are ahead for him.

Thanks to all of you for your support and love to our family,
Ofa atu,
Nat, Kelii, Lucci and Baby Paul

Friday, April 10, 2009

What is your Baby's Name?

Caitlin, the ultrasound tech I work with at Prenatal Peek is so impatient that she insisted we take a peek at baby yesterday. He looks good, but is not showing his face!! Fun at work!

I made a deal with my husband that when we had children I would get to name the girls and he gets to name the boys... So I have only 9 weeks to go and my husband tells me that he is not sure what the name will be, but he is also not offering any suggestions or allowing me to offer my suggestions. I told our good friend who is an attorney and he told me I needed to retain him as counsel so I could recant my prior agreement. Kelii said he would tell me in the hospital.

So what do people ask you when you are having a baby? Oh what are you going to name him... I don't know? and I have no say? Is this crazy or what?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lucci's 2nd Birthday


Kelii thanking everyone and Lucci patiently waiting to begin eating... MMMM GOOD FOOD!
Lucci with her cousin Baby Jack.... She loves him so much she asks to see him all the time.
Lucci is obsessed with Dora the Explorer.... She got a package in the mail from Pappa and Nanna Overson and was so excited when she opened it to find... A new Dora Swimsuit, a Dora towell, and Dora books. She immediately began trying to put her swimsuit on and she wore it all morning until the party!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dadda Bball?

One night Kelii left to go play basketball at the church and Lucci asked me where he was so I taught her the word B-ball, knowing that Basketball is too hard to say. She is so cute when she says it, so now whenever Kelii is gone she will ask me Dadda B-ball? I used to try to explain where he was like work, or at Church for a meeting, or the store. She would just stare at me and then say again Dadda B-ball? So Now... Dadda B-ball? Yep Dadda B-ball all the time!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Do you See the THREE LINES?

Last week we had our trip to the Hospital to get our Ultrasound! We were excited to see the baby even though we already knew it was a BOY we wanted to see the heart, the lungs, legs, hands, etc. So as we were viewing all these parts of the body the ultrasound tech asked us if we wanted to know what we were having. We said of course... She said "well IT'S A GIRL!" We looked at each other and then back to the screen... then the part that kills me... Do you see the THREE LINES? In my head I was thinking what the blank is she talking about? I have seen the boy parts on this baby and we are having a BOY! I then calmly asked her how sure she is to say that it is a GIRL? She told me that they don't tell their patients unless they are sure! Then she looked at us and said "I understand were you hoping for a BOY this time?" I just shrugged it off and said "Oh we will be happy no matter what we just want to make sure the baby is healthy.

Needless to say as soon as the scan was over I called Prenatal Peek and told Caitlin our tech that I would be there in 5 minutes to get a scan because I need to see in 3D if this woman was CRAZY or if they were wrong. SO we arrived and as soon as Caitlin put the probe on my stomach this little baby opened HIS legs as far as he could to reveal in 3D little boy parts!

WARNING: Don't always believe the people at the hospital sometimes they see THREE LINES!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

BIG NEWS!!





We are very excited to announce that we will have a new addition join our home the first of June!! This pregnancy has been more difficult and we are pretty sure that this one will be a BOY! We will double check this week so I will keep you posted. We are so grateful for the timing of this new baby in our lives as things have been hard with the economy in California and we are looking forward to the blessings of a new child in our home!

Christmas Time and Counting Blessings


December 26, 2008 marked a monumental day for me and for our little family. It is my 5 year mark of being Cancer Free.... During this holiday season it rang through my mind over and over, and I kept thinking of all the wonderful things I have been blessed with...

My daughter Luseane is such a blessing and a miracle in my life!
My husband Kelii has been such a rock and a solid foundation for me during all times.
My faith in the Lord and the blessings that come from knowing who I am and where I am going will forever be the ultimate gift I have been given.
All of you who have loved me, nurtured me, shared with me and strengthened me through your stories. Thank You!

Count Your Blessings Name them One by One....

December Birthdays... Okay I am WAY Late!



MY SISTER HILLARY!

Many of you don't know my Sister Hillary, but many do and for those of you who do you will understand why I had to give some Praise to this woman... First we have shared many things together, December Birthdays is one of them, Her birthday was December 17th. We have shared a room, a bed, toys, clothes, sports equipment, goals, books, ideas, recipes, wisdom, laughter, cold mornings running and most of all fun! She is my Big Sister and someone I have always looked up to in life. She was a honor roll student in High School and pushed me to do better in my classes. She always seemed to do what is right which didn't help me during my teenage years.. I was the one who was always in trouble.. so thank goodness for Stephanie, my little sister:-)..

She is the one who we called MOM.. for good and bad reasons. But the one thing I can tell you about my sister is that she always thinks of other people and ways to do special things for them. I can remember numerous times coming home from my last game or on my birthday to see my room decorated and candy or flowers on my bed with a note from Hillary telling me how proud she was of me and how much she loved me.

During my cancer treatments she once again showed up on many occasions to see how I was doing and she even came with me to my treatments. During that time of my life many of my friends seemed to disappear, but those I consider my best friends were always there. I love you Hill and can't thank you enough for your advice, your example and for being my Sister. I truly believe we are Sisters by chance, friends by choice!

For all of you who have a December Birthday I want to give you a SHOUT OUT!! I have one and this year was the BIG 30! Can you believe it? Me 30? Well I made it this far... So hopefully there are more to come...

I have to give some big THANKS to my husband for putting together a 30 Year old Birthday Bash with his family. It was so much fun! He planned it, cooked the food and we had a great time. It was everything I wanted for my Birthday. Except I wish my family could have come... Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A tribute to my Grandfather Kenneth P. Hendrickson


67 years ago on this very date December 7, 1941, there was a bomb that hit Pearl Harbor that changed America, and many families who lived here at the time. My Grandfather Kenneth P. Hendrickson was one of the many men who were drafted at the age of 18 just after graduation from high school. He was drafted to the Air Force Engineers because of his experience working on farm machinery and welding. He helped repair the heavy equipment at the air bases. He was married to my grandmother 6 months before they graduated because they knew he would be leaving. Young and in love you could say, and Grandma got pregnant before Grandpa left over seas so their first son my Uncle Raymond was born while Grandpa was serving our country.. He did not see Raymond until he was 13 months old.... What an amazing story they have and what amazing people they are to me. Grandpa served our country faithfully and stayed true to his new bride the whole time. The part that always amazes me is that they wrote letters to each other everyday for 2 years 20 months and 2 days.

I want to pay tribute to my Grandpa and all others who gave of their time and freedom to sacrifice so that I can have the liberty I have today. He just turned 85 on December 4th and I want to honor him and let people know what a hero he and my grandma are to me. They have taught me values and given me a heritage that is so valuable.

Love you both, Nat