Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The only shot I got of Seattle was of the beautiful Seattle people I met so here is the Warner family!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Fill in your answers and tag 15 people. Thanks, Nimo!
A - Age: 28
B - Bed size: King size
C - Chore you hate: Bathroom--so I make Uela do it
D - Dad's Name: Vini Tumu Purcell, dad, grandpa, papa
E - Essential start your day item: Straightener
F - Favorite actor(s): I just saw Fast & the Furious so right now it's Paul Walker
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5'7
I - Instruments you play(ed): Violin since the TVA days in Laie
J - Job title: Wife & Mommy 1st, Delta agent 2nd
K - Kid(s): 1 beautiful babygirl
L - Living arrangements: Married with 1 child
M - Mom's name: Patisepa Laveiseaso Fafai-Purcell, Grandma & Nana
N- Nicknames: Bubbles, Bubbs (this was only with the Livng Legends group at BYU--don't ask me lol), mommy, mom, babe, baby
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: 7 months prego--fluid was low
P - Pet Peeves: I aboslutely hate when people save their chewing gum--on a plate, behind their ear (yes I've seen that), on their hand--I hate it! My other pet peeve? I'd have to agree with Nimo- Negative people. Move it along if you're walking around with a dark cloud over your head!! I also hate when people can't be happy for others successes--we're all entitled to it, it's up to you!
Q - Quotes you like: "A day without love is a day without life!"
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 2 sisters-Lora and Sala, 2 brothers-Vini and Hyrum
T - Time you wake up: When im working- 4am When im off- as late as possible!
U - Underwear: A must
V - Vegetable you dislike: Lima beans
W - Ways you run late: Devyn and her oh so fabulous hair, but most of the time Uela ;)
X - X-rays you've had: Teeth and ankle
Y – Yummy food you make: Hmmm, chicken casserole. This one is a hard one cause sad to say, Uela does all of the cooking
Z - Zodiac:I'm a Capricorn
Just because a post is so much better with a picture
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Saturday: This morning my younger brother Vini was endowed in the Jordan River Temple, in preparation to serve in the San Bernadino California mission. It was a beautiful session and words can't describe the feelings I felt being in the celestial room with my parents, both sisters along with their husbands, and now my younger brother. Just one more little brother to go and we can all be there as a family. The temple just deepens your love for your family and this morning was such a special treat for us all. I'm glad Vini got in there asap--after Bednar's talk this past conference I know he will need that extra protection you are given when attending the temple. We love you Vini!
Right after Vini's endowment session Journey was baptized.
It's been a busy week, but a fun one!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The beginning of this book just broke my heart. When the policeman came to round-up her family, Sarah, a 10 year old girl, locks her 4 year old brother, Michel in a closet and tells him that she'll be back for him soon. Unknown to her at the time, the French police are taking her and her parents to the Vél d’Hiv; and they have no plans to allow Sarah's family to go back home . The guilt that this young girl feels for leaving her brother just tore me apart. Michel is about Devyn's age and I actually felt sick as I read (and thought) about Sarah's pain. As a reader, I just kept wondering how much Sarah could handle; and I have to say that I couldn't stop thinking about this young child. The book also tells the story of Julia, an American journalist living in France 60 years later, who is researching the Vél d’Hiv incident for an article. Julia is amazed that she wasn't familiar with this part of France's history, and she soon finds out that most French people aren't comfortable discussing it. As she learns more about this awful time, she discovers that her husband's family has actual ties to a displaced family. As Julia's personal life becomes more complicated, she begins to get emotionally involved with the people she is researching; and she eventually starts to question her own life.
The author did an incredible job of weaving together the two stories. From the very first page, I was drawn into these characters' lives, and I had to know what happened to them (especially Sarah.) This book also had quite a few surprises in it which kept the reader guessing. Most of the characters were living with some type of secret; and I thoroughly enjoyed how Ms. de Rosnay "unlocked" each of these secrets. I thought she did an amazing job of tying together the stories and developing the symbolism of the key throughout the novel. After reading this I'm curious as to find out more about Vel d'Hiv and also to find more books by de Rosnay.