Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving and more

It’s Monday, which means I owe all of you a new post! Thank you for waiting so patiently … I suffered little harassment ;) I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving! Ours was better than we anticipated. We’ll get to our Thanksgiving a little later though.

We have been so busy down here. My Mom and Dad and Kyle and Erin came out the weekend before last. It was so much fun. Dad wasn’t feeling well so on Saturday he slept off his sickness while Mom, Kyle, Erin, Makayla and I went on a South Beach tour. We met one of the other wives, Jessica, down there with her sister, who was also visiting, and took a land and water tour. We got to see all of the landmarks … most importantly, Miami Ink … hahaha. We also got the tour of Star Island where we saw all of the stars homes (J Lo, Shaq, Gloria Estefan, etc). There was nothing good for sale so Steve and I won’t be moving there anytime soon ;) (yeah right)! On Sunday we watched the boys lose AGAIN and then we just hung out the rest of the week. Dad was actually here on business so he had to work.

Kyle, Erin, and Makayla on the tour

Later in the week, Steve and I attended a charity event for A Child is Missing. Steve was busy shaking hands and giving autographs while I followed him around with my glass of wine, smiled, and made small talk with everyone ;) We also made a donation which won us two items in the silent auction. All in all, it was a fun evening. Makayla stayed at home with babysitters for the first time! She did so well. Another one of the guys on the team has 4 little girls. They are 4, 19 months, 1 year, and 1 month!!!! YIKES! They live in the same complex as us and have formed a gang with Makayla. They hired the sitters for the night so we took Makayla to their house.

Makayla and the girls in her new room

Jessica and I at the ACIM Event The next day the team left for an away game. Jessica came and stayed at our house while the boys were gone.

Steve’s first night back he attended another mixer for his Chaplain’s ministry foundation but I stayed home. When my parents were here they kept Makayla for 3 nights and then she had the sitter so I decided I’d better stay home with her and give her some TLC. When my parents took her it was my first time spending the night away! Steve and I were more sad than she was but it was nice sleeping so sound and not waking up at 6:30am!!!!

Steve’s cousin, Noke, flew in from Georgia to spend Thanksgiving with us. We had some of Steve’s teammates and their families over for Thanksgiving dinner. There were about 20 of us. I made my very first turkey and it was great! I cooked a 20 lb. turkey, 15 lbs. of mashed potatoes, and about 5 lbs. of stuffing. NO LEFTOVERS!!!! The rest of the meal was pot luck so everyone brought a dish. We cleared all of the furniture out of our living room and had tables and chairs delivered. Steve also has another cousin who just moved to Miami for work so he came over also with his wife and kids. Their little girl is so funny, she took this video clip of Makayla (turn up the sound). It’s short but funny.

They took the picture of my turkey so I will post it after I get their email.

Our living room before dinner ...
Our living room during dinner ...

On Black Friday Tasha and I went shopping to buy all of our Xmas decorations. The house is already completely decorated and beautiful.

Saturday, Steve and I went over to John Beck's house to watch BYU beat Utah ... boo. Steve was interviewed on a radio show before the game ... here is the link to listen (click on the link, Steve is the 3rd interview down, about 4 minutes in) ...

Last night I had to go and get Makayla her own little tree because she insists on undecorating the big one and was going to pull it on top of her. I thought if I got a little one that she could play with she would leave the big one alone .... so far, so good. She has pulled the little one on top of her several times though. We decorate it every hour.

Caught in the act ....
Her little tree ...
The boys play Monday Night Football tonight against the Steelers so be sure to check it out. Maybe we’ll get a win. Rumor has it that the Miami police are going stop giving speeding tickets and fines; instead, they are forcing violators to buy tickets to the Dolphin games!!!!!!! Hahahaha … boo …

Here is a pic of Makayla checking her myspace!Have a great week everyone! We miss you!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Clarification ...

My post today was titled, "we're baaaaaack", but there was some confusion. I meant "we're baaaaaack" on the web, our site is up and running again. I definitely did not mean "we're baaaaack" in California. It's bitter sweet but we won't be home for the holidays this year.

Just wanted to clear that up!

Welcome back!!!

This has been an unfortunate season for the Dolphins. Since I will be updating on Mondays, I will probably include a bit from Steve’s Sunday game so I thought I would update you on the season thus far.
8/11 Jaguars 18-17 W
8/16 @Chiefs 11-10 W
8/25 Buccaneers 28-31 L (it’s all down hill from here)
8/30 @Saints 0-7 L
Regular Season
9/9 @Redskins 13-16 L
9/16 Cowboys 20-37 L
9/23 @Jets 28-31 L
9/30 Raiders 17-35 L
10/7 @Texans 19-22 L
10/14 @Browns 31-41 L
10/21 Patriots 28-49 L
10/28 Giants 10-13 L (played in London)
11/11 Bills 10-13 L
11/18 @Eagles 17-7 L
11/26 @Steelers 8:30pm EST (Monday Night Football)
12/2 Jets 1:00pm EST
12/9 @Bills 1:00pm EST
12/16 Ravens 1:00pm EST
12/23 @Patriots 1:00pm EST
12/30 Bengals 1:00pm EST

And to put a smile on everyone’s face here are some pix:

Steve Fifita #60

Halloween 2007

Makayla was a skunk! She is too cute!

Day at the Beach

I am happy to say the weather has finally changed around here and it is beautiful! The humidty and high temps have left Florida … hopefully until at least march!
Here we go again ...