Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the daddys and grandpas out there!  A special Happy Father's Day to my hubby Fi Dan! :)

Today started off as usual. Nenji and Rylan waking up first, then they start wrestling around, and then I woke up from them being crazy. Fi Dan got to sleep in today with baby Spencer. And I went and made some homemade doughnuts! Apparently here in Dominica, they don't have doughnuts and I have been wanting to make some for a while now. I think I have like 5 different pins on pinterest, so I figured to day was a perfect day! I prepped the dough the night before and then just rolled it out and fried it this morning. Made some sausages with rice and viola...a perfect Hmong breakfast. ;) I thought it was kinda a ghetto little breakfast, but it Fi Dan liked it and the boys were just thrilled we were having sausages. I gave a little "thank you daddy" talk, not thinking much of it, but I saw Fi Dan starting to tear up which made me know that it mean a lot to him. :)

We went to church and had a good day there. Then we came home and took a nap. After our nap we went to the river to feed the fish! Fi Dan has never gone with us and so he really enjoyed it. We came home, ate dinner, had Family Home Evening, took baths, and now the boys and daddy are asleep! Good day. :)

Helping mommy make some doughnuts.


Feeding the fish. 

He's so sweet. Just hanging out with mama. 

Take 1

Take 2

Take 3...Ry decided it was taking too long and left. 
LOL, he is so funny.

My little crazies!

 Nenji was our photographer...I thought he did pretty good. 

 They picked me some flowers...but it ended up on them! :)

Lately, I've been thinking about how blessed I am to have Fi Dan as my husband. Fi Dan and I met when I was only 17 and I just fell in love with him. Sometimes I look at 17 year old girls now and think, "Girl, you know nothing! You just a baby". So it's strange to me that I made up my mind I was going to marry Fi Dan when I was 17. I know that Heavenly Father definitely had a hand in it. If you would have asked 17 year old Kalia what she wanted in a husband, she probably would have said something silly like, "I just want to find someone who makes my heart smile". I really like that saying, but the Kalia now is thinking, "what the heck does that even mean?"

Now I know what I want and I have found it in Fi Dan. Crazy...right? Even though Fi Dan drives me nuts sometimes, he also is my best friend and my confidant. He has such a kind heart. Sometimes I have to give him the " want me to do what?" stare when he easily forgives others and I still want to hold a grudge. (I know...I'm a bad person). He's such an amazing daddy. When I was 17 I didn't even think about kids, but I am just so glad that Fi Dan is such a good daddy and willingly makes time for the kids even though he's so busy. His sense of humor...nobody in the world knows his real sense of humor except for me. You all would be surprised by how funny he is. And lastly, I love it that he loves God and is a worthy Priesthood holder. He shows me how to be a better person because he always puts Heavenly Father first and he has such great faith. :)


  1. Your answer at the age of 17 was, " I'm never going to marry a Hmong guy!" :)

  2. HAHA, I know, but that's supposed to be between US!

  3. I love how the boys are helping you make the doughnuts :) And Bubba's hair is hecka