He is 4!

And he knows what he wants!

... Timmy Time!

... green cupcakes! 

... goodie bags made by Mommy, Daddy and gues who? Clue: he wrote his name on each of the goodie bag! =)

... fun with classmates!

... with his beloved Teacher Sam. He loves her I am already worried for moving-up day goodbyes :(

... Mommy, Daddy and balloons! Kuya was not there because he's in school too. We wish you were here Kuya.

... Make a wish!  Say a prayer!

Little things. BIG BIG SMILES! :) I love you Bebelablab. Mommy is so busy for your birthday part 2 tomorrow. A well deserved party with your playmates! 

Easter recap...

Easter is the most important part of my Christian Life. How can I ever not post about it? Promptly? Sigh. Just too many things in my plate right now. But each day I thank the Lord for the grace to do all things through Him who strenghtens me :) With Him at my side I can ganbatte!

So though I'm like 2 weeks late, I shall share with you my Easter 2012 memories...

... I was assigned by our responsible to make the easter egg baskets for the kids of the whole community who like us adults, would stay awake for the Easter Vigil from almost midnight up until the vigil is finished. By finished it means about 6 am. My Miguel slept halfway through the event. We'll see next year how it goes :)

... We dress our best! Taking this photo and going to the very special and grand celebration without Kuya is a sign that I have accepted and kissed one of my crosses. Now, I don't feel that pain anymore if Kuya can't be with us in occasions such as this. It is part of His plan. I love Him. I believe He loves me. I trust and obey Him. But God is full of surprises. Who knows what  next year would be like? *looking up to heaven*

... our community was so excited that we were the first to arrive!

... One of my fave photos. Two little boys. Future cantors of the community.

... Like father like son. Thanks to Jimmy Badilla and Flor Badilla of Jimflors for the handpainted barongs!

... There were many times during the celebration when I got teary-eyed. This is one of them. Cecilia, mother of seven (three of them belong to our community) answering her son's question: "Why is this night so different?" It was so honest, sincere, pure and so inspiring.

... we all look forward to this :) 

... and this! :) 

... and most especially this? ^ LOL! Easter recap to be continued soon! Thanks for staying with me up til here. Christ is risen! He is truly risen! =)


Almost screwed up something at work today. Thank God for my Angel who seemed to have whispered to me to double check something so it didn't happen. But that still stressed me out! Thank God again coz when I got home a mail was waiting for me: limited edition MT  tapes and a very cute tape dispenser! Best of all, I got the cutest love letter from one of my bestest friends, Min! :)) Thanks so much for everything my dear friend! Love love love it to bits! :)

Hoping to share more insta-stories with you!

i love this weekend

Enjoying the two weekends in a row that we are neither going to the mall, nor going somewhere far and crowded. Just spending quiet (hmmnn not really, it's mostly noisy in fact because where can you find a home with a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old that is so quiet?) simple, relaxed time at home. I really really really love these kinds of weekends. Just that I am too forgetful *grin* 

Here are the things I love about this weekend...
  • the reality that my mother is in the hospital now but she is getting better, and I worry not about anything. God is in charge. 
  • going home from work with hubs
  • movies I watched with hubs
  • these brownies that I baked and I am proud of because it is so yummy! cross my heart! =) 
  • Palm Sunday 
  • eating together at the dining table with my son leading the prayer. precious.
  • super duper quality time with the boys
  • photos that hubby took which I can't wait to play with
  • playtime at the park
  • and the challenge of finishing the last 10 pages of this album --- my class at Made With Love this April!  

In this class, you will try your hands on masking, misting, embossing, punching, distressing, lots and lots of stamping and go home with 20 pages of 8x8 layouts! Work with a complete freshly released Teresa Collins paper and accessories pack, a Maya Road 8x8 ring binder with page protectors, and a lot lot more of yummy scrapping goodies selected just for your precious Everyday Moments album!   *alphas and washi tapes not included.

Here are some sneaks of what's inside... love the colors, the stamps (I even got emotional a number of times while scrapping. I put my whole heart into it especially the the journaling and the thoughts... made me realize how much I value my family, and that time with them is precious... more precious than any tangible thing in this world). I love this class so much! I hope you will too... 

... gotta go and enjoy the remaining 2 hours of this weekend... love and happiness be to your home as well!   :)