Monday, November 28, 2011

"It's Almost Christmas"

As early as October, I've been playing Christmas songs at home, I usually do it on a Sunday morning while mopping our floor, kind of weird but true.  Anyway, I love Christmas, I think we all do... it kind of makes me feel like a kid again.

This year, I decided to put up our Christmas tree during the first week of November.  I stuck to my red and gold motif and added ribbons for a change.  I also bought some cute Santa decors which I placed above our shoe cabinet.  For the center table, I am planning to make a center piece I saw in one of the department stores, I just need to buy the materials because it's much cheaper than having to buy the decor itself.

Last year, decorating the Christmas tree was a family affair with the kids helping out, we all had fun, but I had to re-do the placing of the Christmas balls because the kids just placed them in one location.  I decided to set up the tree myself as a surprise for the kids, but spared a few Christmas decors for them to hang in the tree when they woke up.  Just as expected, they were both excited when they saw the tree, and first thing they asked me was, "Mommy, where are the presents?", I told them Santa still needs to deliver them on Christmas eve, lol!!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a photo of our Christmas tree and the Santa decors.  Merry Christmas everyone!!

The cute Santa decors I bought at a reasonable price, :)


Our 3 year old Christmas tree.



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Friday, November 25, 2011

A Letter to my Son on his 7th Birthday

My dearest Andre, 


     I always thank God everyday that He has 

blessed me with you and Micah, who brings so 

much love and joy into my life. You both remind 

me that no matter how difficult things may be, I 

can get through it... that despite the tears I 

always have a reason to smile, that despite 

being hurt, I could always choose to be happy.



Thank You Andre for always making me feel that 

I am loved, you never fail to tell me you love 

me, and at a young age you know when to say 

you're sorry and actually mean it. Today as you 

turn 7, I wish that you would always be in the best of health,  and that you 

continue to be as loving and as sweet as always. I want you to know that I 

will be here as long as you need me.  Happy Birthday Andre!


Love, 

Mommy


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

What Every Woman Should Have


Every Woman Should Have:

One old love she can imagine going back to, and one who reminds her how far she has come...

Enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own if ever she wants to or needs to.

Something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour.

A youth she's contented to leave behind.

A past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age.

The realization that she is actually going to have an old age and some money set aside to fund it.

A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.

One friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry.

A good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family.

Eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored.

A resume that is not even the slightest bit padded.

A feeling of control over her destiny.

- This article is a continuation of the "What Every Woman Should Know" blog that I shared  2 weeks back, which is from an article that I read when I was still in college.  I hope that you ladies would really read it by heart, it might be of help to you in the future.  Stay happy!



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Saturday, November 5, 2011

What Every Woman Should Know

- Every Woman Should know:

How to fall in love without losing herself.

How to quit a job, break up with a lover and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.

When to try harder... and when to walk away.

How to have a good time at a party she'd never choose to attend.

How to ask for what she wants in a way that makes it most likely she'll get it.

That she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents.

That her childhood may not have been perfect, but it's over.

What she would and wouldn't do for love or more.

How to live alone, even if she doesn't like it.

Whom she can trust, 

Whom she can't and why she shouldn't take it personally.

Where to go,be it to her best friend's kitchen table, or a charming inn in the woods when her soul needs soothing. (I don't know any "inn in the woods" here, so in my case I'd go to a bookstore, or to the beach probably)

What she can and can't accomplish in a day, a month, and a year.



I hope you liked  this article, as much as I enjoyed sharing it here.  Happy Weekend!


 

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