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Friends who crossed the line of friendship to discover that we can love more than we thought we can. Brought together by God and have discovered along the way that there is a deeper reason why we are together. Our mission is not to be done individually,but together. This site contains our past and our journey to the future..a sharing of emotions, feelings, thoughts, dreams, fears -- all about our adventures in life.

Friday, April 27, 2007

God's gift is here

The Beginnings of a Pregnant Woman's Diary

DATE OF ENTRY: March 28, 2007:

Yesterday, I thought of buying a pregnancy kit because I was three days delayed and something in me felt as if I was already on my way. I did not tell my husband I bought the kit because of two things: 1. I did not want him to feel sad if the test was negative 2. I wanted to surprise him if it was positive.

The next day, March 28, 2007, I did not come to work early as I normally did. When I woke up, I immediately went to the bathroom to catch my first morning urine so that I would be able to do the pregnancy test.

This was my second encounter with a stick (or the pregnancy test kit). The first time was the month after our honeymoon in which it tested to be negative. It was a weird feeling having to wait for a second line to appear. It was almost like waiting for an examination result.

After placing three drops of my urine sample, I waited. This time even while waiting a second line was already appearing together with the strip in the control window. It was faint so I did not conclude yet. But my hopes were up. I may be pregnant.

Fifteen seconds after, it was evident. Two strips!!!!I AM PREGNANT!!! I was so happy I was almost in the brink of shedding a few tears. It's already time. We will soon be parents.
I called up Dingdong. I told him I was still at home and was not yet getting ready to go to work. He said "Goodluck, what time will you get there?" And I told him, "Well, that's just how it is when your pregnant"And he thought I was kidding him. I told him that I bought a pregnancy kit and that it tested positive. As if suddenly being on his right mind he said, "Go to the hospital" I was like "Right Now?" Oh yes, he didn't want me to go to work anymore. He just wanted me to have a check up and make sure everything was fine.

After telling my husband I was pregnant, I told the whole world. It was an amazing feeling. I can't even feel the baby yet but the feeling was already overwhelming. It's so great to have been blessed this way. A great husband, a supportive family, a lovely baby coming...

And I could not ask for more.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Honeymoon Destination: BOHOL

We had a great wedding. An almost perfect one. But what we were more excited about was our honeymoon trip (of course it's about the trip...harhar) to Bohol. We left for Bohol January 3, 2007. It was a one hour plane ride from Manila to Tagbilaran. From Tagbilaran, we were fetched by the travel agency that booked our accomodation. It was weird at first to have been treated as equally as foreigners were treated but in the end we did appreciate it knowing that we were not treated as second class citizens in our own country.

Our destination was Bohol Diver's Resort, Panglao Island. (We are not divers, if you should ask) It was a bit disappointing since it was raining hard when we arrived in Bohol and we were wondering how we were gonna see the hills of Carmen of our day tour the next day. Oh well, let's leave it all up to the Mighty One. A prayer may be just what we needed. We were blessed because at around 5 P.M. the rain stopped and we were able to walk by the shore and enjoy the long beach front of Panglao.
The next day, at 8 AM while waiting for our tour guide, Bohol was still covered with rain. Heartbreaking but our hopes were still up. We wanted to enjoy our stay. It was all a state of mind. Blessed yet again, because every stop that we made, there was no rain. So we had our pictures taken at the famous sites and yes we were able to have a picture with the famous chocolate hills as our background.

The Loboc-Loay river cruise was nice. It creates a romantic atmosphere between lovers and a friendly atmosphere among tourists cruising together. It allows you to appreciate the beauty of nature and the sound of water is so relaxing that you can actually say to yourself, "This is life".

After the cruise we went to see the famous tarsiers. They were the smallest things ever. As small as a fist but with a tail that ranges 5-6 inches. (Their tail actually balances them). They have really big eyes that you can't use you camera flash whenever you take their pictures because it can actually blind them.

The Bohol Trip was another wonderful experience for us. It was our first adventure as an official Mr. and Mrs. Next plan? Either a Davao or a Palawan Trip...whichever suits our budget.

Biyahe na!

I DID (as posted in Frappucino Jown)

A year ago...getting married was just an idea. It was like agreeing on a plan for the future. Not knowing how it's gonna be, when, where. We started looking for places, gown details, souvenirs, flowers… the likes. We attended bridal fairs gathering all the brochures that our hands can hold on to.

We'd stay up late at night, planning how many guests we’re going to have, who will be our entourage, how much should we spend. There were times when the preparations would seem too complicated that we would end up arguing and then just giving up to the thought of having a civil wedding. Unexpectedly, the plans for a civil wedding became blurred and we decided to just have one that will not cost too much, but good enough to make it a memorable event.
The place was set, the date and time all sorted out. Things are getting clear. October of 2006, we were almost done with the preparations. But then again…so many problems came our way – the barong, the gowns, the photos – it was like getting caught in a twister that you didn’t even see coming. But God is good. The twister just passed us by. The skies turned blue shortly after awhile.
And so the most awaited day has come. December 29, 2006. I started early with the preparations, together with the moms and the entourage. During this time, the clouds were dark and giving the grass some sprinkling. We were having a garden wedding. Was I worried? No. God works miracles. He can stop the rain anytime soon.

Fifteen minutes before the ceremony starts…guests on their seats, I was in the car. I can see from afar my handsome groom as he greets relatives and friends. The wind was getting strong. God answers prayers. He heard our requests. He asked the wind to whisper its breeze. And the entourage march started.

My groom now awaits me. The car made a complete stop at the archway entrance covered with lovely white calla lilies. It’s my turn. All eyes set on me. The music started to play. I went out of the car and stood under my floral door. The feeling was intense. My heart was pounding with excitement. My brain was telling me to smile and look at my groom. My emotions told me otherwise. I wanted to cry as I look back at all the sleepless nights, the conflicts, the headaches, the love and the promise of forever.

How can a wedding contain such emotions? I don’t know. But it’s like in one brief moment, your life flashes back in front of your eyes -- as your parents wait for you, as they give you to the that man you chose to spend the rest of your life with – like a dream that’s just so real. As I reach out for my groom’s hands, as he takes me from my parents, I realized that we have both decided to end romance.

Yes, we did. We ended it only because we have decided to start on a journey much better than romance. We started our journey with love. Pure, unconditional, no-holds bar...love.

So does this mean that no more “kilig” moments to look forward to? Of course not. Replacing romance with pure love only meant that during stormy days, you will still smile. Amidst your struggles, you will always be comforted by loving arms. Romance may not always arise during the most difficult times while love overcomes any circumstances.

Officially married.
Officially Loved.

Back Track Still...

2006 is truly one of the happiest year in our lives. By the end of this year, we will be starting a new chapter in our life. A new journey to begin. December 29, 2006...we will be officially Mr. and Mrs. Driz.

Wow! Somehow it seemed as if it was just yesterday.

Just want to share a glimpse of our pre-nup at MMLDC. Pre-nups, we believe, reminisces much of your love for each other. It's like falling in love again.

This is the last time I'll fall in love. :)


Kakaiba ito.

Sa "blog" ko na ito, hindi ako mag-iingles.Bakit? Gusto ko lang. May aangal ba?

Sa wakas! Natapos din ang paglalahad ko ng mga pangyayari sa aming buhay simula 2002 hanggang 2005. Nakarating din sa mga kwento ng 2006. Ito angisa sa pinakamasayang taon namin. Ito rin ang taon na kami ay nakapagbakasyon sa Ilocos. Ilang beses na ako nakarating ng Ilocos Norte. Dito kasi nakatiraand kapatid ng aking butihing ina ngunit ito ang unang punta ko kasama si Dingdong at ang pamilya niya.

Semana Santa ng 2006 noong kami ay nagpunta ng Ilocos. Mahabang bakasyon ang Ilocos trip na ito. Halos 5 days. Unang sinadya namin ang lugar ng Pagudpod. Mabuti na lang at hindi pa punuan nung araw na dumating kami doon. Mapalad kaming nakakuha ng matutuluyang malapit sa Pagudpod white beach. Swerte rin dahil may aircon ang kwarto at may common kitchen.
Maganda ang tubig ng Pagudpod. Noong una akong nakarating dito, pakiramdam ko halos nasa Boracay na rin ata ako. Nagbabad kami sa tubig dahil wala pa mashadong tao at nang gumabi na, sinamantala naman namin ang liwanag ng bilog na bilog na buwan. Doon na rin kami sa resort naghapunan.
Matapos ang tatlong araw sa pagudpod, kami ay tumungo sa aking tiyuhin sa Sarrat, Ilocos Norte.Doon naman dinako namin ang kinaaaliwan naming ilog. Hindi ko maalala ang pangalan ng ilog na ito.Basta alam ko, tuwing pumupunta kami sa aking mga kamag-anak, dito kami madalas magpalipasng init ng panahon. Overnight lang kami sa Sarrat. Kinabukasan, kami naman ay pumunta na ng Vigan.

Eto ang pinakahihintay ko na lugar. Sa dami ng beses ko nang nagbakasyon ng Ilocos Norte, hindi pa ako ni minsan nakabisita sa Vigan. At hindi naman ako nabigo dahil nakakatuwang pagmasdan ang mga lumang bahay at gusali ng Vigan. Nagpunta rin nga pala kami sa Baluarte ni Chavit Singson kung saan nakahawak ako ng ahas. (Si Dong binuhat pa!)

Sarap talaga magbakasyon..lalo na pag kasama mo yung taong mahal mo. (Naks naman!)