Friday, November 26, 2010

To hack or not?

This morning Dave decided that Jack's sideburns were too long so what did he do you wonder...he cut them so blunt that he looks like a big (little) nerd. So today I am seeking opinions. Should I take the leap and give Jack his first hair cut or should I suck it up and wait until a more appropriate age to due "the first hair cut." I dont care what anyone says I am NOT counting this as Jacks first hair cut. I refuse! I swear its worse than I could capture with my little wiggle one.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Today I realized that I have been in Hawaii for about two months now and havent even thought about blogging since I got here! School and life are moving so fast my friends...but I wouldnt have it any other way. Life here is so great.
Aside from all that, the reason I thought I should get to typin today is because I had a fantastic lesson in one of my classes on self-justification or in other words the dissodence theory.
Its the theory of the slippery slope of why we find it ok to do little bad things. In essence its why we find it ok to do things claiming, "its ok because I am different...that doesnt really apply to me." make sense?
So the more I thought and the longer the teacher spoke, I realized that whether I am embezzling money or justifying the judgement I pass on others everyday, it doesnt matter the bottom line is they are both wrong.
I find myself justifying because I assume the other person doesnt either A. understand me or B. because we're just different.
But is that really the case?? Arent they just sitting over there thinking the same things about me??
The point of the class was to urge us to try and see our own things in life that we justify and try to correct them or atleast start with recognizing that we do it.
He closed with the story of Buddha who was a prince and left the palace to see and understand the rest of the world, and when people met him they would ask "are you a god?" and he replied "no I am awake".

Aside from my deep thoughts We have been photoboothing lately and I thought the two were so funny and then I realized I should post a normal one here you go.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Movers and Shakers

He we go!!!! On Monday we fly out to Hawaii to spend the next four months in complete disarray! I am going to be a full time student at BYUH and Dave is going to do a full time internship at PCC. Our lives are about to go CRAZY! Wish us luck my friends and book your vacations! Pray for my brain to operate at full capacity and that is about all I can ask for now. But needless to say...we are so excited to be spending the next four months in Laie, Hi. :)


(Photos from the last time we lived there. So excited for new memories!)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Father in law...

Dave's dad recently wrote an awesome book. Why I havent blogged about yet I'm not sure. I read it a while ago and it is sooo good. I can honestly say that it is such a well written political thriller because I am an avid reader (I read A LOT). :) Check it out if you are into a good easy page turner. You can find it on Amazon and its called The Jefferson Project by Thor Duffin. Enjoy my friends!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weekend friends

This weekend our friends from Hawaii, Jordan and Rachele Larsen, came and stayed with us, so fun!! We went to the beach and worked on a stop motion video for fun. (Its the first one we've ever done)

Jack my happy boy.

The boys surfed...I paddled out and floated :) Good times. Dave is standing behind me annoyed that I am posting a pic with him with a long board because he says he isn't a "long boarder". Funny husband. He short boards but today was definitely a long board day.

After the beach we ate at Wahoo's Fish Taco's in Huntington, it was so delish! But it was sooo crowded because it was the US open for surfing.
Bath time!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jack's 1st Birthday Party

Happy first birthday Jack!! We had a beach theme party for him (clearly limited budget) which translates to few decorations but a rad surfboard (no not a football or space ship) cake. This cake took so long to make but turned our so good and tasty!! Such a great day!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pictures in a nutshell


Memorial day with Logan and Jennilee Caulkins...we have such great friends!!
The pier
Such a happy boy!!
Santa Monica pier was another stop on our weekly Saturday adventures. Sorry Pictures are coming in one big blog but we just got internet that was capable of operating :)
Our summer so far has really been great and I really look forward to spending every Saturday as a family. It is always a blast!
Fam photo at the pier
My boys

A family day at the beach after a long morning of hitting up the garage sales. The spoils were so good!!
OH, and Iva Lee's is where we ate for my birthday when Jack threw up...ha!

Del Mar Fair with the Aarons! Oh Oh how we love them!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sara Lately...

I certainly have my work cut out for me!

Today I gave the closing prayer...

On Fathers day Dave and I are speaking in church...

The following Sunday I teach Young Womens...

The following Tuesday I am conducting a girls camp meeting...
seeing as how I am the Ward Camp Director.

Lots and lots, right? I really am excited though, this summer will be awesome!

Sara Lately.2

Today Dave and I decided to see who Jack would crawl to if we put him on the opposite side of the room...I am thinking sure lets do it (I will obvisouly win, but I can humor you).
Jack goes to his corner and Dave and I to our separate corners and Ding hes off in a mad crawl to me :) Dave then says, REDO! Hahaa, and a redo it was. I win. Jack loves mom. Isnt being the mom the best?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer photos.

For some reason I couldn't get blogger to post any of these photos so here is my facebook link for the album. Hope your summers are great. The church is true and I miss and love you.!/album.php?aid=180723&id=594452669&ref=mf

More awesome photos still to come :)

A little laugh.

Do you know what happened 159 years ago this Winter... back in 1850s?

California became a state
The people had no electricity.
The state had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically nothing has changed except the women had real breasts and the men didn't hold hands.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Drum Roll Paaaa-lease!

The Duffin Family :) (April 1st 2010)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Jackness Update

Born July 11, 2009. This picture was taken on July 24, 2009.

This picture was taken May 10, 2010. He is now almost 10 1/2 months old and is growing up so so fast. He crawls, pulls himself up to anything and walks along, says "daddy, ducky, doggy"...we think, loves the bath and is just such a happy boy. I cant believe that time has gone by so fast! I love this little man so much everyday and I am sure Heavenly Father is sick of hearing it but I still thank Him every day for what an awesome son we have :)

**This weekend was my 27th birthday (old I know) and so pictures of that will be posted shortly**

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Yesterday Dave's mom, sister Wendy and I went to Wicked!! It was so much fun!! We won the lottery and got great seats for 25$
--> This picture cracks me up because I totally bent over to sneak a picture (which is not allowed) and the usher woman came over and said "Hi I just came over to make sure that you saw the sign that said no pictures." whoops. Yes I saw your sign that is plastered ALL over the auditorium and then I decided to take it anyway. I am sneaky. Obviously.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Here you go!

Sorry it has been sooo long since I have posted anything...I just feel like life is going on and I am going with it! Where do the hours go once you have a child?? All I know is that I love every single second with Jack (and so will you when you have the chance:).
The latest and greatest here is that we are moving to So. Cal in min May! YAAAA! I am so ready for hot weather again! Dave got an internship with the WEBB boarding school in Clairmont Ca. Clairmont is just north of Pomona. Ya white trash fair here I come!
Also, Jack is nearly 8.5 months now and I swear he is a weed. He eats like madd and is growing so fast. It is so so so fun to watch him learn everyday about the world.
Ok im sure you have read enough...MUCH LOVE MY FRIENDS!
oh and come to ca and holla at the Duffins!