Saturday, November 28, 2009

Officially "MOM"

Well, my mother-in-law was in the period of sad moment. So, my husband encouraged her super hard and they came to agreement of going out for bowling!!! My response was "Can you throw a ball? I guess you can kick it."
Somehow, both of them forgot that she had both of her mastectomy taken out and was not allowed to lift up heavy stuff.
We shift the plan to go get ice-cream and see a movie, "Blind Side," which we enjoyed very much.

P.S. I officially got a permission to call my mother-in-law "MOM." There are a few reasons why I wanted.
1) I always wanted to call mother "MOM" since I have been calling my mother "oka-san," which means mother in Japanese.
2) Plus, "DeNeece" is a long name and you can't call her name when you are very in hurry.

These are photos from last two days.
She made a delicious corn pudding on Thanksgiving day.

Also, don't you love her smile?!
We went to donuts party at Smiths.

P.S.'s P.S. I discovered one of her daughter's (Marie) secret similarity with MOM; The tone of voice and smile when they face to a baby are exactly the same. A great family unity (within MOM and Marie).

I am grateful for babies who help the families unite.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


We have been trading our charities.

My husband and I took all to my mother-in-law's birthday dinner,
Marie took all to cafe rio and movie (Fantastic Mr. Fox),
my mother-in-law read scriptures a lot for her sons,
I bought her a long socks that go up to thigh,
she bought me a pair of leg warmers,
we made a bed for Cousin Sam,
and he baked some brownies.

So, we are having fantastic holidays.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Comforting stuff

It's been almost a week since my mother-in-law's daughter with 2 little ones left Provo. My mother-in-law was off course missing them. Through that time, I discovered, what I call, her little secret, "comforting stuff."

Her fluffy bed,
Three Fixed bathrooms,
and McDonald.
Oh, and off course beautiful roses and Godiva chocolate from her husband for her coming birthday.

Yes, her birthday is tomorrow, the 23rd!!
It may be a little late to ask but, let me know if there is any little thing that I and my husband can do to make her day special!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


My mother-in-law was a great giver for the trick-or-treaters. She greeted with smile and gave candies. Earlier that day, David treated her with ice-cream as well to prepare for the night.
Best one was Suzie who came in the pink dress. She had a dance to show us. So, she took off the nice fluffy jacket (it was a cold night) and danced. According to her brother, she had to take off jacket in order to dance. What a sacrifice in this cold! Well, we all clapped for her.
She reminded me of Luke 10: 27.

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself."

Great thing can be learned in Halloween.

Another highlight is my mother-in-law jumped, shook legs, and screamed for joy (that is I think she did in her head but I perceived from her facial expression) when I told that I got an internship. She is a great mother to me as well.

Her daughter drove half day and all night, and got here about 4:30am. Now, my mother-in-law is super active watching for the little ones. Good for her.