Thursday, May 24, 2012

Keanu Solovi.. Kearns High School.. Class of 2012

Introducing the " the boy next door".. Keanu Solovi, Kearns High.. Class of 2012..
Keanu has literally grown up before my eyes, he has played football with my son David since they both didn't know to put their equipment on.. Yes that long.
Keanu is one of the best running backs I've seen.. Yes I'm a coach.. lol.. When this kid gets the ball you already know he's gonna score make sure you watch him and only him because if you blink you will miss the whole thing. Keanu is going to college in Colorado, where he received a scholarship. With his charming personality and his great attitude in life and athletic ability we will see him shine in the future..
To the Solovi family especially Keanu.. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, it has been my honor to cheer for you on the sideline and to watch you grow into a handsome and talented young man.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kearns High School.. Senior Ball.. 5-19-2012

 My 2nd oldest Amone Finau and his date Kera Utai.       My oldest son David Finau and his date Paise                                                                                                      

True conversation:
David: "Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom"
Me: "What? stop calling my name a million times."
David: "Can you take my groups Senior Ball pictures please?"
Me: " Can your group afford me? haha haha"
David: "C'mon mom don't be like that, I already told them you would take our pictures then we don't have to spend money on them at the dance."
Me: "So you already told them, and now your asking, don't you guys want the nice ones over there at the dance?"
David: "No our group wants to eat before the dance and then again after the dance, and so we are trying to budget our money so if you take our pictures then that will save us a lot of money."
Me: "Whats in it for me?"
David: "You'll get the pictures at a dance that your always bugging me for, see we both win.."

This boy has been to a lot of school dances and when asked upon return if he and his date took pictures the answer is always "NO the line was to long, or NO its to much money.."
So thank  you son for allowing me to take your groups Senior Ball pictures I can finally have some pictures of you and a date before a dance..
Graduation is coming soon for my oldest, I'm already starting to tear up every time I talk about it I have to change the subject fast.. I know I know I'm pathetic..

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Introducing Kyle Finneman.. Bingham High School.. Class of 2012

Have you ever met anyone for the first time and you felt like you have known them your whole life.. Thats what happened when meeting this young man and his mom.. I swear we are "COUSINS".. I mean isnt everyone.. lol..
Introducing a very humble, talented and shy young man  Kyle Finneman a senior from Bingham High School.  Kyle I had to throw shy in there, I mean you have to be shy with a mom like that I mean just ask my boys..  lol. Kyle is on the varsity baseball team, he is the team catcher, he is all about Baseball and Academics which will take you far in life Kyle.Kyle has a lot of offers from various colleges and universities but his mom (lol) I mean HE has not chosen which one he will attend, but I'm sure his mom is whispering in his ear. Dont all us (moms) do that..
Kyle congratulations on your upcoming graduation, I know you will take the world by storm..

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Monique and Julia.. East Hollywood High School.. Class of 2012

I love referrals.. It means they already like the way you shoot so a little bit of pressure is off.. I mean just a little..
Monique and Julia are friends with Sepa Tatafu, a senior on this blog. Thanks Sepa, your the best..
Monique and Julia attend East Hollywood High School, a charter school, which from what they tell is totally awesome and is emphasized on the different types film production and all types of arts and media.. (Yes I looked it up.. lol) Both girls are beautiful as you can see for yourself, but have uniquely different personalities, while shooting Monique (pink top) she kept smiling, and I kept giving her instructions on posing when she looked to her mom and smiled, "She makes me feel so beautiful", Monique that is all you girl with inner beauty that  matches your outward beauty you will rule the world.. I kid you not.
Julia (off white top) however was more shy with me, she kept laughing when I looked away and when I ask for a smile she would get all nervous, but when I would ask for a more serious look, she couldn't stop laughing, so I guess reverse psychology works with her.. lol.. She totally reminds me of the girl next door..
Both girls together are so much fun, they couldn't stop laughing..
Monique plans on going into nursing, while Julia plans on heading into a career of cosmetology. Wherever life takes the two of you I have a feeling you will meet it fearlessly and together..
Congratulations to the both of you on your upcoming Graduation..

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Kauvaka Kids..

Let me introduce to you the Kauvaka Kids.. The children of Leki and Rachelle Kauvaka. My heart is first with this family and always will be, I have known them since they were all babies and yes I even changed a few of their diapers.. lol.. That just waaay dated me.. lol.. My husband and I owe a lot to Leki and Rachelle taking us in when we were first married, infact our first sons'  middle name is Leki (Sitaleki to be exact) it would've been his first name but Leki came to the hospital insisting that we just put it in the middle. Leki and Rachelle you have raised strong children who stand on their own and you can  be proud of them, spending the afternoon with them they all had me laughing and making me realize WOW, they are great kids.. Rachelles' heart is now with her grandson, and Rachelle I see why? What a heart breaker, reminds me of his daddy.
The kids have been planning this for some time Rachelle, keeping a secret was the hard part.. Happy Mothers Day Rachelle, may your children spoil you rotten. You deserve it..
Thank you Leki and Rachelle for helping a poor couple just starting out. We will never forget you for that and we are always indebted to you, now that Davids 18yrs old and eating us out of house and home, would you like our first born.. lol.. Dont answer that Leki, because I know your saying YES.
Ofa lahi atu,
The Finau Family..

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Introducing Sosina Salima.. Woods Cross High School.. Class of 2012

Have you ever wondered what an ALL-AMERICAN girl looks like well wonder no more.. Meet Sosina Salima your ALL-AMERICAN girl. Sina (which is what she goes by) is involved in so much right now her schedule makes you think "wow I'm not that busy after all.." lol.
Sina is a senior class officer where she holds the title of Vice President, shes also is involved in track & field where she holds the record for the discus she beat the record holder from last year.. Which I should mention was HER.. Sina is a High Honor roll student and also Academic all-region. Do you see what I mean when I say All-American girl.
Sina will be attending the UofU where she received a scholarship.. Then after that she really will be the next President of the United States. I mean when you come out of high school with a resume like that, what other job would qualify for RIGHT?
Congratulations Sina on your upcoming graduation, your family is so proud of you, way to set the bar high for everyone to follow..
Shout out to the best LOCATION spotter.. Tisa Maile.. Love ya sis..