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Friday, August 11, 2017

14 Years and Counting: Ivory #WeddingAnniversary


Ivory symbolizes purity and innocence. Rare and beautiful, this precious commodity signifies the integrity and fidelity of the marriage relationship and the extraordinary sense of commitment two people must have to make a marriage last fourteen years.  Loyalty and devotion are qualities worthy of commemoration.   - Jewelers of America

Wow, I can't believe that it has been 14 years since I  committed myself to a great man, the love of my life.  He has been the best partner, supporter, companion, friend I can  share my thoughts and feelings, and the best husband I could ever ask for.  Thank you Hon for all these wonderful years  that we have been married.  

2003 -  Legazpi City, Philippines - The beginning of it all.   The foundation of what we had and still have  till today.
2003 Cebu City Philippines - Our honeymoon  after our Civil Wedding 
Our second wedding (church wedding)  - 2004
2005 our daughter was born - I was scared for the responsibility  of a Mom but you were there to assist me.  It made it easier knowing that I can lean on a strong shoulder.  
2006 - Pensacola Florida -our first travel  since our  daughter was born.  I feel in love with the  Florida weather.  I wish we could have that weather here in WV, that would be a dream come true lol.  It was nice  feeling like I was in the tropics again.
Pensacola Florida 2006
2007 - Our son  was born.  Motherhood was never an easy job but you were there for me every time I needed a boost so thank you for that.  I am so blessed to have a husband who truly love his children.  I could only wish that every father  would be like you.  Every children deserves a  Dad  like you.
2008 - Chinhae South Korea  - Spending the  last two years of your tour in the Navy with you  in the land of the morning calm  was a great adventure.  It was a great experience I will never forget.  To be able to  experience it with our children was  a blessing.
2009 - Seorak San Park, South Korea - Traveling in South Korea was  fun and a  great adventure for us.  
2010 - Celebrating our 7th Wedding Anniversary - I can still remember when you told me the  7 year  itch and I was like "What is that?"  So glad we never had an issues with that.

2011 - Disney World, Pensacola Florida - Another great adventure for us especially for the  kiddos.  It was a magical way of celebrating our 8th year anniversary.
2012 - First Niagara Pavilion, Burgetstown PA - Attended a  Jimmy Buffet  Concert, it was an experience I will never forget.  This was the second time we have gone without the kids.  It was short-lived but fun.  I realized that  attending concert is a not a good idea  for a person with  migraine like me lol.  I was trying to enjoy  the moment  despite the  migraine but when the drunk guy poured a beer on my back, we left.

2013 - Settlers Ridge, Pittsburgh PA - Even a simple  anniversary celebration turned out to be special because  you always find a way to turn  ordinary adventure into an extra ordinary one.

2014  Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca PA
2014 - special moment  at home.  
2015 - Jamestown, Virginia
2016 - Tappan Lake Park, Deersville, Ohio
2017 at Home
Dang, looking back at these photos makes me realize how much we aged in 14 years lol.  However, physical change is  normal, what is important is that we still love and respect each other .  Happiness  in marriage comes within.  I am so glad that God gave me a man who  truly appreciates  who I am and a man who loves his family dearly.  Together we will try to raise our  children the best we  can.  I pray that God will bless us with great health so we can grow old together.  

Monday, July 31, 2017

July Round Up #FamilyPictureJuly

July has been the busiest  so far for my family.  Between trying to finish our  DIY projects at home and   doing some road trips from here and there, we  definitely  made use of our time this month.  One thing is  for sure,  we  seize every moment of it together with our children.  We didn't want  the time to go by without spending it with our precious.  
Hubby and I also made it a priority to  take care of our health.  It's  odd that after we finished our major project of doing our  fence, we are both suffering from neck and shoulder pain.  I am not sure what causes that but we are  going to our doctor to  have it checked.  Other than that, we are doing  okay.
Aside from doing projects which keeps as active, we  also  play tennis and  take walks  with our children regularly to keep us busy and keeping happiness alive.  I love this  quote about happiness.
I love this quote about happiness.

 "To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."- Buddha
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To continue on with our  monthly goal, I am reposting this family picture taken during my daughter's birthday.

I am happy to  have been given to  try LEAN PM, a  powerful fat loss supplement  and  sleep aid.  I bought one  bottle for my husband  last month and he liked it and it  produced result on him  so I said maybe I should try it since I have a hard time  falling asleep.  I am also struggling to lose the  10 pounds  I have gained  last year.  I am  pleasantly surprised when the  seller contacted me  and asked if I would like to try  this in exchange  for a review  which I immediately accepted.

After three weeks of using it, I have good night sleep and I also lost 5 pounds.  I was stuck at 103 lbs  even with work out  but after taking Lean PM, I am now at 98 lbs.  I finally reached my ideal weight.  I just wish that I could be consistent with my work out, I keep slacking.  If you are having trouble falling asleep and  also trying to shed some  pounds off, I recommend  this Lean PM.  You can  buy it via amazon.  It worked for me and my husband.  Here's what you can expect from this product
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Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Monday, July 17, 2017

12 Things We Did for Our Daughter's Birthday

From the previous years, we always go on a vacation on our daughter's birthday.  We always timed our trip on the week when she celebrates her birthday but this year, we  kind of slacked on planning it and decided that we should just  do  small  road trips  here and there and save  the money for next year's  vacation.  We want to visit my family in the Philippines and we also  wish and dream of visiting New Zealand.  Anyway, here are 12 things that did during our daughter's birthday month.

1.  Watched a 4th of July Parade
The 4th of July parade is always done ahead at our city especially if the 4th falls on a weekday  and this year is no different.  Seeing   their friends be part of the  pro-life float encouraged my kids to be part of it too next year.  We will see how to join but it's definitely something they wants to do.
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2.  Watched the Firework With Family Friends
We always watch the fireworks with  the Howells but this year  they went for a vacation so we joined two families from our church and school to watch it with us.  The kids had an absolute blast to be able to watch  it with their friends.

3.  Planted a Magnolia Tree
To make her 12th  birthday as memorable as possible, we planted a magnolia tree  at our  yard.  I know that it is not something you expect to  do on  birthdays but I thought  she will always remember this tree as long as we live here.  

4.  Water Balloon Fight and Played in the Rain
Thanks to my son for thinking about this activity.  He did all the preparation for this activity and it turned out to be a great time for both of them.  They even played in the rain as it came down towards the end of their play so it was a big plus.

5.  Volunteered at School
Even though it was her birthday, I felt beaming with  pride  as she decided to go to school and volunteered in preparation to the upcoming Vacation Bible School.  From the previous years, it's either she is attending the  VBS or we were somewhere vacationing so she never experienced doing this type of outreach program.  I am  so happy to see her step up  her game.  She  was also happy that she did it because she get to be with some of her friends while doing it so it was memorable for her birthday.
6.  Visited Columbiana Ohio
OUr little  trip to Columbiana, Ohio was random and unplanned.  MY husband wanted to look at Saturn Sky and we went for a ride with him.  Although he did not get the car as it was sold 10 minutes before we could get there, we still had a great time looking around in that quaint little town.  

7.  Visited Indiana, PA
Ordinary trips can be extra ordinary if you do it with loved ones right?  This road trip was planned but not for the reason of sigh seeing, we went there because my husband  wanted to look at another Saturn Sky after a disappointing result of his quest down in Ohio.  We are always game when it comes to  taking trips because  we get to see places we have  never been to before so it is exciting to see something new every time.  I should have not agreed to purchase  it that way we could have taken more road trips but I wanted my husband to have his dream car.  After all, he deserved it.  Daughter and I had a great time looking around  while the boys were enjoying  looking at cars.

8.  Went  to See the New  River Gorge Bridge
We live in West Virginia but we have never seen the  New River Gorge bridge.  Even my husband hasn't seen it and he   grew up here. It takes 4 hours to drive downstate  that's why we have never been there.   Anyway, we finally went and see it and glad that we did, it was gorgeous out there.

9.  Camped in the Backyard
Why go to a camp ground if you can do it in your won backyard?  I know that's not a real thing , yo]u would say, and it doesn't really  give you that real camping feeling but it's good enough for us.  It was special because  we did for  our daughter's  birthday and she loved it!

10.  Played Tennis
We play tennis regularly but to do it on her birthday is  special  as well.  We were always somewhere vacationing on her previous birthday but this year, we were home so went to play tennis  after  doing  little special things for her.  Tennis is something we all enjoyed playing.
11.  Shopping Trip At Macy's and TJMaxx
I realized that my little girl is no longer a baby and she is turning into a little lady so her likes are changing  each time.  She told us that she just want some new outfits for her birthday so we  took her  shopping at Macy's in Robinson since our Macy's here in the area  have closed already.  She also love shopping at TJMaxx so we took her there too.  I love shopping with my daughter because he is a smart shopper.  She not only  look at the clothing but the price  that comes with it.  We are not rich so when we shop, we always  remember how much the things cost and she is very good at that.  
12.  Devoured Some Sushi
Eating sushi is  quite  an ordinary thing for these two but we went out and eat at our favorite Sushi  restaurant in the area  because that was what she was craving for  on her special day.  I was going to cook at home but I did not object  because  that gave me  a break from cooking as well.  What made this a different from our previous visits was that, they tried the  Love Boat Sushi, it was a  combination of different sushi.  My husband said that since it was her birthday that they should  try  this one.  
We also gave her some  random but  kind of unique things like the 12 wooden roses.   Instead  of fresh roses, I thought this would   stay longer and she could keep it as a souvenir/ remembrance when  she turned  12.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017

#BirthdayPresents #THankfulThursday #MonthlyFamilyPhoto #BeautyBox5 #FamilyPictureJune

I love the message that SparkPeople  sent me during my birthday, it's inspiring.  Sometimes, we forget  what matters the most and get distracted  with so many little petty things that we neglect what is important.  
I also love  this quote from Buddha.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha
Now that I am older, I do appreciate every moment that I get to spend with my family and friends especially my husband and children.  My world  revolves with them 24/7 .  My goal  is to spend as much time with them while I am still given the chance.  I know that  they will have their own lives  soon and while they still at home, I would love to spend mine with them .  I wish  that my husband  could retire now so we can  enjoy spending time with each other  as much as I'd like to but since he is the only one providing for our family, it is not feasible at this time.  
I love homemade personalized cards from my kids, they are the best.  I compiled them in  scrapbooks or albums.  The sweet little notes  makes my heart  melt, it's rewarding.

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale

The kids got me  this  dehydrator for my birthday.  They are so sweet.  I haven't tried it yet since we are still so busy with our fence  projects but I will get to it once I have the time.
They always  make fun of me when I open gifts because I don't tear the wrapper .  I always  op\en them carefully lol.
I didn't even know that they are going to get me this.  I mentioned this before to my daughter that it would be nice to have a dehydrator.
We had a little  shopping trip at Robinson mall on my birthday.
My husband gave me this set of matching  bag and wallet.
It matches perfectly with my shoes, it's awesome!
Thanks Hon, I love them!
I took a short video of the  card that my daughter made for me.  It's a progression of a  rose flower.  I thought it was really neat.  My son's message was great too, very tpouching.

A good friend of mine from Japan  sent me a  box full of Japanese goodies, they are all yummy and kawaii!  Thanks a lot Clang and Sasaki family!  Clang is one of the  many bloggers I have met online but few of the ones that really became  great friends with me.  We haven't met in person yet but  our friendship grow stronger even though she no longer blogs.  I get updates on their family's lives on her Instagram and Facebook pages.
Another very good friend of mine who also sent me presents is Dhemz from Texas.  I also met this wonderful lady  in my early days of blogging and became friends with her and  her family for life.  We met personally in Disney World  five years ago  when we came back here from Korea and  we also visited  and traveled with them in Texas.  We can't wait to  meet with them again and visit their new home and see their new baby, we're excited!  It's great to met  people thru blogging and become friends with them for life.  

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. Simon Sinek
Last but not the least is this month's goodies from Beauty Box 5.  It contains Jesse's Girl liquid eyeliner, Prestige Cosmetics my biggest lashes mascara, Did Hair's  jeweled hair tie set, Larizy's lip pencil, and Coastal Scents' reveled 3 palette sampler.  
I mentioned in my post that I am embracing  the color purple  now that I am in my mid 40s.  BeautyBox5 must have sensed that and I got this eye shadow sampler.   Check out BeautyBox5, it's a fun subscription since you get 5 different products every month.  Most of it are full sizes too.  
I think purple is actually a beautiful color.  I wasn't fond of it before  but I am starting to like it.  

And for the month of June, here is our family photo.  So far, we haven't failed to take   a family photo each month since January so hooray for that.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

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