Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Measina A Samoa

I love Samoan flag day. It happens one week out of the whole year and I especially love seeing the young ones share their samoan culture. This year Devyn, my nieces and nephew participated in an all kids group and they were all too cute. Congrats Measina A Samoa for a job well done! You kids did great.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Devyn-All grown up! :(

This is for my husband and family who give me grief over not having enough pictures of Devyn. I was in tears going thru her pictures. I can't believe my baby is almost 4 and grown up! :( I was just thinking, another year almost gone by. Devyn will start preschool in September and I realized that I don't have a baby anymore--sad!

Devyn has wanted to be so much more independent lately. She has learned to do all of the things I used to have to do for her, and now all I hear is "Mommy, I can do that myself." It breaks my heart to hear that. I've realized that I need to be ready for the years to come and that I will need to keep growing with Devyn. But my attention and care will take on a different form. She will be all grown up sooner rather than later and I'm grateful to share in her simple joys and the simplicity and the innocence of her happiness.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sweet baby Peyton

This gorgeous babygirl is Peyton Faalolo'i Young Yen, my niece. She's the newest addition to the Young Yen family and we LOVE having her, especially Devyn who wanted to get in on the action during Peyton's shoot. I love you Mama!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ray Leger (Singer/Artist)

Ray Leger--a true talent! Ray is the best of both worlds, half tongan and half samoan. He's an up and coming artist with a range that is crazy. I am lucky to hear this amazing talent, just about every week with my request of "Adore" by Prince (my absolute favorite by Prince and Ray). During his shoot, I wanted to capture him in doing what he does best...sing, and he serenaded me with an R&B version of, "I love to see the temple!" :) It was SWEEEET!! Be on the lookout for his new album and to all the single ladies out there--Ray is single and ready to mingle! lol Thank you Ray for your amazing talent.