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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.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Then and Now

Before and after.
Next generation versions of us.
The past meets the present.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

(Super Belated) Celebration Chronicles

It is nearing Christmas yet I will be talking about my hubby's birthday treat (way back) Fourth of July.

His birthday fell middle of the work week so we had to adjust his celebration to a later part of the week. It was a quiet one, no fancy dinner, no loud parties -- we wouldn't want to worry on how to stop drinking wouldn't we? -- no big preparations. This year we decided we will be celebrating it as a couple. A way to make up with all the missed "us" moments due to the hustle of daily living.

I reserved two seats for us at Ace Lounge for an early lunch. We arrived early so we had the place all for ourselves an hour before the lunch hour. It was a feast since we got their eat-all-you-can buffet and we were able to savor the dishes offered.

After that we went to the mall as I surprised him for a wardrobe shopping. Since we opted a "just the two of us" date, I figured we have some budget that we can allot for some birthday presents. I am happy because a lot of the things he liked were on sale so that was definitely an added bonus.

Since there was just too much food intake during our lunch, we opted for light snack and coffee at French baker later in the afternoon. The birthday boy's last stop was a good massage at Hands to heaven.

Birthday present from Daduds and Mamu

He definitely deserved something nice for his birthday after all the hardwork that he has done. In between ministry, family and work, this simple celebration is just a little reward.

 I love you Dhe! Hope you had a blast =)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The adventures of boy Zye- Part 5: The First Q is out!

As I have mentioned in my previous post to bring it on. Our son really did!

Husband and I woke up early to be the first in line during the PTC card retrieving day. Got 2nd in line but was ecstatic to see that Zye did pretty well in school!

It was actually very evident that he is good with Math simply because he would rather count than do the other school stuff. (Do we see another Engineer in the family?) Over-all average is 93.18 with the lowest grade at 91.85. Really impressive! (and not just because I am his mom)
 It sometimes gets a little challenging to keep him focused whenever we are studying. This especially goes when he practices his writing and whenever he needs to do some coloring activities. It can be gruelling and frustrating especially when I come home from work and we still need to study.

Most of the times we actually need to find new means and ways to be able to introduce new learnings. Review time before examination can be tricky since it is just a "re-run" of everything they have studied. A few times we did consider getting him a tutor just in case the time we spend reviewing with him isn't enough. But we do enjoy every studying moments (even if it takes hours!) and we just make sure that we let him feel that studying can be fun.
First quarter grading was superb. I know it doesn't guarantee all the remaining quarters in school but it truly is a big statement that Zye is enjoying school and he sure aint behind. His progress is the most important this and for that alone, his earned all the stars in my heart.