Monday, November 30, 2009

Its December!

Whenever December comes, I get excited. I love giving gifts and family events! This year, I am glad that I am able to finish 90% of Christmas shopping already! I can't believe its already December 1!

We don't have plans to travel this Christmas break... need to save. Nonetheless, its great that holiday season is here once again...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pixel Bug Weekend #11


We had a usual weekend. The only unusal event was we went to visit a mall in Makati on Sunday just before we met my parents for dinner. The kids had a blast seeing all those Christmas decors. They loved the decors they saw in Rustans Makati...

For more weekend photos, check out SassyMom's Pixel Bug Weekend!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback # 31

This is a picture of Jenny and me in December 1993, we were in 1st year college...

Jenny (the one on the left) is my best friend from high school. I still remember we used to share a diary together... it started out when we were in 1st year high school and I think we had 3 diaries together?! Our houses were near each other and we would spend a lot of time together. Personality wise, we weren't the same but we clicked! We had fun times and when we faced trials, we knew we were there for each other. We didnt go to the same college but we still hang out. One thing that kept our friendship is that we shared the same faith in God! God sent her to be my friend all these years!

Since 2005, she has already migrated to the USA. I miss her so much... that is why when she is here, we make it a point to at least see each other! Now, writing this post made me miss her.. I am going to write her a note now!

Friday Photo Flashback

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Baby Diapers

My little boy is finally potty trained! We haven’t worn a diaper for a month or two now! It gives me mixed emotions. I am glad for his milestone but I am sad at the same time because I know that he is really no longer a baby.

When we were still using baby diapers, I would always check for discounts and stock up on diapers! Buying in bulks with discounted prices helped us save! When I saw that Sam’s Club offer baby diapers and training pants online, I checked the well known brands like Pampers and Huggies, and I found out that those are the main brands they supply! It is also quite convenient since they deliver directly to your home.

Now, writing this post has made me miss changing diapers of my little babies... oh, how they grow up so fast!

Thankful Thursday # 19


I am so thankful that hubby was invited as one of the speakers at the Talk series last Saturday! He did great! I am also thankful that as he has decided to go full-time in ministry, his interview with the Senior Pastor went fine too. We are just waiting for further interviews and direction.

Thank you Lord Jesus for your faithfulness and unwavering love. You always know what is best for us... thank you for the opportunities you give us and to be able to serve others!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Colossians 3:17


I was very inspired by the recent CNN Hero for 2009, Efren Penaflorida.
After watching his speech, I thought, if I really love Christ as I say I do, what can I do to serve?
And this is the verse that answered me...

Whatever we do, big or small, if we do it for the Lord and we do it with a thankful heart, we are serving Him! What a privilege!

Now, this inspired me to think of more ways to reach out to others outside of my family and serve them..

For more Word of God this week, check out Forever His.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : Animals Rule


Today's theme is ANIMALS RULE! The movie I picked is BEETHOVEN. I am a dog-lover and I watched this movie so many years ago... it has always been my dream to have a pet dog! This movie really made me want to have one of my own.

Head to Just About Anything for more great movies!

Monday, November 23, 2009

You Are Inspirational - Efren Peñaflorida


Efren Peñaflorida is named the CNN Hero of the Year for 2009!
Mabuhay ka Efren!

His acceptance speech was truly inspirational too!

Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry…

Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need.

So to each and every person inside in this theater and for those who are watching at home, the hero in you is waiting to be unleashed.

Serve, serve well, serve others above yourself and be happy to serve.

As I always tell to my co-volunteers … you are the change that you dream as I am the change that I dream and collectively we are the change that this world needs to be.”

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pixel Bug Weekend #10


Pixel Bug weekend button 1

These shots were taken while waiting for our food at a fast food chain... We were on our way to the Talk Series at the World Trade Center.

Hubby was one of the speakers of Parentin.TV Talk Series under the Pro-Family topics.

And of course, it was great to finally meet Ms. Tintin Babao in person. She is a very nice lady.

We bought copies of her books, The Story of Christine and Si Konta Si Bida at Si Big Boy Buwaya.
My kids love them!

For more great weekend photos, check out Sassy Mom's Pixel Bug!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback # 30

These pictures were taken in 1999. 10 years ago. I can not believe its been that long! These are pictures with the youth group from the church we used to attend in. I was part of the youth staff and this is where hubby and I became friends.

You can see us both in all the pictures! Can you find us?

Most of the people in these pictures became real good friends of mine. Though I don't get to see them much anymore since we have moved here, I will always have good memories of them! Some of them have moved to other countries too. Just writing this post makes me miss them!

Friday Photo Flashback

For more great photos, check out Alicia's More Than Words!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Girls Talk: Pastime


Our topic this week is about pastime. What is my favorite pastime? Obviously, blogging takes the first place... that includes blog posts and blog hops. Aside from that watching series with my hubby is another pastime I really look forward to. We watch Flash Forward, Heroes, CSI, Lie To Me, Numb3rs, V, 24, Lost, Chuck... and of course, movies too. I also love capturing photos... and looking at photos... especially those taken by great photographers!

For more Girls Talk, head to Girls Rule!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Girls Rule!

Every Thursday, Girl’s Talk is on most bloggers posts! We talk about our favorite girls stuff weekly. The pat weeks we have posted about our favorite bags, shoes, accessories, drinks and chocolates. It is such a fun way to meet other bloggers out there and share another side of ourselves! So, who is the brain behind Girl’s Talk? She is no other than Niko of Girls Rule! So, who is Niko? Let’s see. Niko described herself as a father’s girl as she has mentioned in her post. This post of hers was one of the most heartfelt posts I have read from her. Niko is also the loving mother of Yena and the loving wife of Yobib.

Girls Rule is one of Niko’s many blogs. I am amazed at how she manages to update all her 5 blogs, work full time and have time for her family too! Amazing, isn’t she? She will be celebrating her birthday this November 22 and she has written down her birthday wish! She wants her blog to be followed, subscribe as a reader to her blog and add her blog as a technorati favorite. Such simple tasks which can make her happy on her upcoming 28th birthday!

Proverbs 31:15

(image from Amy Deanne)

This verse is truly a reminder for me. There are days that I don't organize my day, thus the day controls me. The things that I do set my pace instead of me setting my pace. I need to remind myself to wake up earlier so that I can have my much needed quiet time every day and then do the chores I need to do.

Thank you Lord for your steadfast love! I am blessed that even when I fail, you always give me second chances.... Lord, help me to organize my days and to always prioritize You and the people you have entrusted me with.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Life Is A Constant Change

Just when you thought you had it all figured out... you have finally adjusted... then you realize that your kid has changed again... life is a constant change!

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : Presidents and First Families


Today's theme is PRESIDENTS and FIRST FAMILIES. I Will feature 2 movies today... the first one is AIR FORCE ONE. I love Harrison Ford and I just love this action packed movie!

The other movie is FIRST DAUGHTER. It stars Katie Holmes. Though I read not so good reviews, I thought it was a nice and entertaining movie to watch.

Head to Just About Anything for more great movies!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pixel Bug Weekend #9


This weekend, I attended the first wedding officiated by my hubby! It was exciting and quite memorable. The groom is my hubby's best man in our wedding!

Before the wedding started, here are some of the shots that I took!

And here is hubby with the bride and groom.

For more great photos, check out Sassy Mom's Pixel Bug!