Monday, December 22, 2014

My 38th birthday weekend

Oh wow, December is almost done and I haven't told you about my birthday! November was crazy. Good crazy. My birthday was just one of those good crazy days. I'm grateful that my life is so full of goodness and love. When I turned 38 on November 7, all I could think of was how every year God gives to me is a testament to His grace and love. Not every year is great. There have been years that were bad, even horrific, but on my birthdays, when I look back at the past year, I always still see that God was always there. Always.

This past year, my 37th year, has got to be one of the very best in my life. I really felt God's blessings pouring on me! Thank You, Lord! I hope my 38th year will be even better. But first, let's take a look at my birthday weekend.

Flowers from my Vince and our boys!
Check out how old I am! We recycled candles from the kids' birthdays.
Everyone make a wish!
And the cake is now covered with kiddie saliva!
My flowers are actually a deep red, they looked almost black.

Oakwood Joy-Nostalg gifted me with a stay at one of their suites. I'll talk more about the serviced apartments on my mommy blog but I just found it so perfect that Oakwood's address is on this street:

My sister Jacqui celebrated with us. Thanks, Jacqui, for babysitting the boys!
There was a sofa but my kids like snuggling with their Papa. Just like me!
The boys loved the master bedroom! We did, too!
Oakwood surprised the boys with a gift!
...and me with a beautiful cake!
More wishes!
Steveston Pizzaa surprised me with the yummiest, super-crowded-with-toppings pizza!
Dinner was a sampling of the seafood buffet. Boy, I look tired na here!
The boys conked out really late. Too excited!
Breakfast buffet the next morning!
Then off to the play area!
The kids loved the huge room made for play! 
Like, super!
Meanwhile, us adults lounged and played with the littlest one.
Packing away before heading home!

Happiness! My husband, my kids, my health, my friends—they are everything to me! I pray all the time that I never take this for granted, because I do sometimes. God bless them. May God make me a blessing to them.

May God use me to be a blessing to you all, too, my dear readers! You've been so wonderful and encouraging to me all these years. Thank you, thank you! I pray now for God's abundance to overflow all over you now. God bless you all!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

9GAG dug up the truth about Keanu

Or he can be the real Dorian Gray.

Now I suddenly miss Penny Dreadful!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Who wants a pair of Skechers GOwalk shoes?


Now that I've established that I love my Skechers GOwalk 2 shoes, I wanted to share with you the day I checked out their Glorietta store. It's super siksik with great finds!

But since I love my Skechers GOwalk 2 best, that's what I'm giving away to one super lucky reader*! Yes, I'm giving away a pair of the comfiest shoes!!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Cheez Whiz Milky Delight for baon or breakfast!

Now that my Vito is going to school, I'm so happy that Cheez Whiz sent me these packs of its newest bread spread flavor.

The Milky Delight reminds me of my childhood when I'd drizzle condensed milk onto my pan de sal. This new Milky Delight flavor really tastes a lot like like that—condensed milk but thicker and denser, with a hint of candy, like Haw Haw milk candy! Sweeeeeeet! Kids will super love it!

I'm making Vito's baon with the Milky Delight today:
A pack makes two sandwiches.
Creamy, sweet, thick. Yum! 
"Why can't I eat it now, Mama?"

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And we lost that round, folks. Hindi ko natiis si Vito!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Just a quick hello!


I've disappeared! November was CRAZY! Just a recap via my Instagram:

Vito went to school.

I got a haircut so I'll be pretty for my birthday.
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I celebrated my birthday!

We put up the tree.
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I had soooo many shoots, I still can't believe I survived this month!
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To top it all off, we're having some parts of the house renovated!!!

Plus, meetings, events, lunches with friends, and family affairs (birthdays and anniversaries). I won't post the photos na of those. Hindi niyo naman sila kilala haha. But there! Punong-puno ang Nobyembre ko! December promises to be a little less hectic. Well, I have TONS of deadlines to meet this week so, okay, I'm gone again!

Will blog next week! Mwah!

P.S. Thanks for sticking around, dearest readers. I'm often on Instagram so please follow me there! Mwah mwah!

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