Friday, February 22, 2013

Take A Break

I had a pretty busy week.  I don't really want to go into details, because I would rather much think about what I intend to do over the weekend.

 An image I came across Pinterest gave me a couple of ideas on how to take a break, and I just wanted to share it with everyone.  The ideas are not that fancy, pretty simple and it's like going back to basics, so I know it's going to be fun.

We all need to take a break every once in a while, so take your pick and enjoy the weekend!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Insta-Friday: Siblings

It is a blessing to grow up with a sibling,  You would always have a play mate you can never get rid of, someone to talk to, to lean on, to laugh with over silly things.  You may get into fights once in a while, but you know that you would always have someone to watch your back.

My kids may have their share of sibling rivalry.  They may have their fights and arguments over little things, they don't always share common interests and are exact opposites, Andre being a home buddy and Micah always wanting to go outside and play, but they have always looked out for each other even at a young age.

I am proud of how Andre would always hold Micah's hand whenever they are in the play ground, helping her up the slide, or how Micah would always look for her Kuya Andre first thing when she wakes up.

To have a sibling, is to have a friend given by God.  To know that whatever happens, you would always have someone to be there and share life's ups and downs.  Andre and Micah may still be young, but I  think they know how blessed they are to have each other.

Blessed to have grown up with 3 brothers,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Things We Do For Love

There are endless possibilities of what a person can do when he's in love.  One can be inspired and do great things, or desperate enough to do something stupid.  I myself have done things I can be proud of, and a few foolish things that I can just laugh about, all in the name of love.

"How Were You Bitten By The Love Bug?".  This was the title of an essay writing contest I joined 13 years ago.  I remember joining the contest hoping to surprise someone, and luckily my story was among the few that was chosen.  The prize I got was a pair of Russ love bug stuffed toys (which I still have until now) and having our story and photo published on the lifestyle section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Love makes us do things we normally would not have the courage of doing. So hopefully whatever it is we do for love, it would end up to be something we could fondly look back to every now and then.

The photo below brings back happy memories of how it was back then... young, carefree and in love.

Happy Hearts Day everyone! Stay Happy ♥

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Being Realistic...

Today, I had lunch with my kids at school.  It's something I look forward to every now and then.  I find time to do it because it's what I would have wanted to do if circumstances were different.  I can't be in school on a regular basis so it's also the only time I could follow up with their teachers  on how my kids are doing in school, especially with Andre.  

I feel guilty sometimes, because I want to be  the  mom who stays in school for lunch.  I would want to be the mom who's always around during PTA meetings or the mom who hangs out with other moms everyday waiting for the kids to be dismissed.  It's what I think is ideal, but not realistic for moms who work like me....

So I would just be the realistic mom, who would devote as much quality time with my kids as possible, the mom who would never get tired of explaining to my kids why I need to work, the mom who would talk about my kids with pride, the mom who would always look forward to going home after a days work to bear hugs and kisses and never ending questions from two little kids who gives me enough reason to believe that my life has a purpose.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Insta-Friday: Sinulog Week

It's the 1st day of February and the last day of the week!  Whew!  How time flies!  Since I promised to dedicate Fridays to sharing photos I post on Instagram, here are some photos taken during the Sinulog week.  Enjoy!

Magellan's Cross

Micah enjoyed watching the colorful floats

Candles being offered, it almost filled up the shrine...

One of the parade participants who managed to flash that sweet smile!

Colorful key chains being sold in every stall I see around the city :)

One of my favorite floats during the parade

A photo with a Festival queen in SM

Too bad we were not able to get the kids matching t-shirts :(

A pyromusical was a great way to end the celebration

It was a fun week.  My favorite part was watching the fire works two-nights in a row :)  We were at the parking lot of a mall waiting for the fire works to start,  just enjoying watching the kids goofing around, sitting beside my husband and feeling so happy and contented.  

These are the moments that makes life so beautiful.  Until our next Sinulog!

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