Saturday, January 31, 2009

PhotoHunt #5 - furry

My furry - good friends enjoying their gifts from my df. Thanks Carolyn for making me friends to your kids. take care, tfr!

Mira tagged me

I've been tagged by a good friend, Mira of A moment to exhale.

1. Have you ever been on TV?
*Yes. When I watched my wedding video, I see myself in there. :)
2. Have you ever sung in public?
*Yes. religious public. Is that counted?
3. Have you ever dyed your hair blond?
*No, it's not in my plans yet.
4. Have you ever eaten frogs' legs?
*Nope. Wish I did.
5. Have you ever received a present that you really hated?
*I did received something that I really did not like but I didn't remember hating it. I think what matters most is the thought.
6. Have you ever walked into a lamp post?
*No but I witnessed my little brother did when we were still in grade school. He ended up with a huge bruise on his forehead. I didn't do it.... promise! He was not paying attention and so did I.
7. Have you ever cooked a meal by yourself for more than 15 people?
*Yes with my dh's help. I do most of the cooking, though. I just let him wipe the tables and what not... *joke
8. Have you ever fallen or stumbled in front of others?
9. Have you ever done volunteer work?
*Yes, both in the Philippines and in the U.S.

I am passing this to Daisy of Rainy Dazeee. Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

C.I.A. #4

Here's a picture of my son driving his four-wheeler, inside the house, with his eyes covered! I guess, I'm just preparing him for that multi-tasking life ahead.


Monday, January 26, 2009


This is a weekly edition of a photo blog. My homework is to find a candid photo of my son every week and brag about it. It may be wordless since "a picture is worth a thousand words."

You are welcome to brag about yours, too, just leave me a comment so I can check it out.

Thanks and have a great day!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

guess what...

I just like the look of this picture. I thought I'd share with you. tfr!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photo Hunt #4 - Chipped

Someday I will be able to fix these chipped beads. I must be out of my mind but I'm still hopeful. take care, tfr!

McKale's 2nd bday!

Today marks another celebration ~ to give thanks and rejoice ~ for another 365 days that we spend our lives with our ds, McKale! We are so glad he's happy, healthy, and growing (in love)...

This birthday cake was made by the local dairy farm. Our favorite ~ Wright's dairy farm.

Our ds blowing his candle with dad's help.

After we shared the ice cream, cake, and some of my dish, we then shared a microphone to do karaoke, and opened the gifts. Auntie Sue and Zak gave our ds this awesome guitar! Lola Connie ~ savings bond and a music book, Brit-Brat ~ some shirts that are looking forward to summer! A lovely card from Ate Khriss. We also thank Ate Khriss for the help in everything especially for taking those beautiful pix. In behalf of my ds, We thank you guys for your generosity. I originally told people that you're invited if you won't bring anything. I guess, they didn't hear it..... lol

Friday, January 23, 2009

McKale's bday

Sometimes it's nice not to worry about what's going to happen. To just enjoy the NOW. Well, I did not really have anything planned for today. I only know that it's my ds 2nd birthday, and that we're going to pick up Ate Khriss from Worcester Ma for her scheduled sleep over at our house. But before I forget, I have to hurry home from picking Khriss up since Steph and her kids will be at the house and then I've got a call from Gerry that they're also going to come. She's with her three kids. And I've yet to meet the last addition to their family! Her new 3month old baby, Christian! I'm going to meet him for the first time. Ohh the cuddly little babies are just a joy to behold! Gerry and her kids arrived around 6:30pm. We were finishing the spring rolls and the Philippine style spaghetti then, they help me finish up in the kitchen, then we shared our blessings, including the cake that Gerry bought for my ds.

Thank you guys for coming and for sharing in our happy moments! tfr

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My lucky day

It's not that I don't feel lucky everyday but today is just a little special. My df gave me a little something for my digi - scrapping today and a classic album! Yoohoo! I am just so happy about that.... Now I can start my venture on the digital scrapbooking. You can check my other blog to later when I'm not so hesitant to show you - ;-)

My other good news is that my other df, stopped by my room today to drop off some leap frog goodies for my ds. What a nice surprise! It's just awesome to count our little blessings sometimes. I really appreciate their gestures.

Well, that's it for now, have a nice night!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

historic inauguration

I wish I can find the video I made of the inaugural speech that our new president made. I thought it was interesting to watch in the future.

I will keep you updated if I found it.


Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK weekend

well, my three-day weekend was well-spent... we are now done with my little corner except for just a few little hooks to put on here and there; and then I will be up and running with my projects! I am so happy that my dh is sooo supportive of me. I figured you should know that ... *wink!

I have work tomorrow so g'night. tfr

My new Studio

To sound more like a pro, I called the little space (that my dh prepared only for me) ~ a studio. We it's mine and I think I can call it anything I want. I love the fact that I can see through the window and enjoy the sunlight in the afternoon. I appreciate my dh for finding time to make me happy. I know his schedule is very hectic but he still finds time for me and our ds. tfr!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

C.I.A. #3

The smile in my ds' face tells me that he's got something I don't ~ Food and his favorite toy. We're busy packing to go out to the "cold world" when before we know it, ds is also busy with the food he's suppose to let his hands on for lunch! He's helping himself here, and he's ready to dive in - with Chuck.

Photo Hunt #3 - hat

too cute for their hats!
If you look closely, you will see someone wearing a hat! that's my ds!

card making class

I am officially hooked into card making! I love it very much! I am grateful that a very good friend of mine invited me to do some cards. We go to Bella Art, in Johnston, where you'll find nice, friendly people, and really nice stamping, card making materials.

my df & I

Today's technique is using a regular bleach to beautify papers! How exciting! I did not realize we can use a bleach to make cards... Here's my creation...

The pear pictured in the middle is made from white glossy paper, we stamped alcohol ink on it, let it dry, stamped the big pear picture with versa mark, emboss, then wipe the inside with bleach... I love what came out of it!

Bleach is applied inside the outlined picture on the bottom right of the card.

We stamped with bleach on a nice bazzill paper.

I'd like to thank Sarah, our teacher, for guiding me to make these nice cards!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

deep freeze... bbbrrrrrr!

I've got a phonecall from my df and colleague this afternoon. She is an angelic bearer of good news! No school tomorrow! yehey for now. I will worry about longer school days in the summer!

North Dakota's temperature as of post time is -24 degrees, my df who teaches in Vermont has a temperature of -12 degrees! I feel the chills just thinking about it! Log on to check the severe weather update/warnings.

Don't forget to get those pipes running so they won't break. Be safe, bundle up, and stay toasty at home. tfr!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Craft Night #4

It was my turn to host the Crafty Ladies party this month. I was a little nervous since it's my first time but my group mates are so supportive of me that I cannot complain.

I made vegetarian spring rolls in addition to my regular ones and vegetarian bijon and a regular bijon since our president is vegetarian. It was fun to make some vegetarian meal since I rarely make them. It's all worth the time and effort when my guests enjoyed the meal. They had seconds, and "seconds-and-a-half's". I also want to thank Amy, Nancy, Carolyn, and Tina for bringing desserts.

We made "dna - bracelets" and I could not complain about any of my students. They all tried to get an A in the rubric (lol). Everyone had fun (I think) and went home happy with the memories and ... what else but the bracelet they just made!

For all of you ladies, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. I enjoyed your company! tfr

C.I.A. #2

I wish that you can hear his excitement just by knowing that the two pens work at the same time! Ohh the joy of being a baby!


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Photo Hunt #2 - Aftermath

Just imagine all the trouble this little pair went through in the rough seas.

After the storm, my son is always happy to go outside!
He's waiting for his dd so they can both go plowing together.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

hubby list tag

Tag from Mira of Random Thoughts

this picture was taken few days after we met

Can you remember the day you first met your hubby? Yes
When was that? sometime in the past, about 9years ago
First impression. down to earth, natural, unpretentious

Were you attracted to him?Yes.

Were you friends before he became your bf? Yes.
What was the sweetest thing he did for you? He went half the world to meet me.

What are the things about him that you are thankful for? I have a lot of things that I am thankful for about my hb. For one, he puts up with me. He puts us (our son and I) on the very top of his priority list, he will do everything to make us happy, and by doing so, he makes himself happy!

This picture (on the right) was taken few minutes after the new year of 2009. As you may already notice, we both look so ready for our beauty rest except for McKale of whom we don't know where he got his energy from!

Few years and a happy, healthy son after: we are still in love! We are counting the wonderful years we spent together, looking forward to the many years to come.... to learn from each other, and to grow deeper in love...

*Now the rules are simple.

1. Foremost, link back to the person who tagged you.

2. Pick your sweetest picture when you were still friends and post it on top of the questions and answers.

3. Another pic now that you are together post it after the questions.

4. Share to how many friends you like. Be sure to link them and send them a comment about the tag.

5. Enjoy doing it

6. Let your hubby read it too

God bless your love and friendship more

I'd like to pass this tag to anyone who wants to share their wonderful memories to people.

My New Scrap/Craft Corner

I can hardly wait to move in my new little corner. We are almost done and I am so excited. I helped paint the walls and the shelves that dh made for me! I am just so grateful that we have our very own handyman in the family. Friends are welcome to stop by and spend relaxing time to scrapbook or make jewelry in no time!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Photo Hunt #1 - Hope

As I look at this picture of my ds by the beach, I could not stop wondering what he's wondering about, what he's hoping for. Whatever it may be, I hope that he will have answers for them. ... soon.

Friday, January 2, 2009

An afternoon with Freddy

Carolyn and I had a blast today. We went to Tiverton to check out a new beadstore that she found online. It was a ride but I wasn't driving so i don't have any complaints. (hahaha) We proceeded to "visit" another "mom-n-pop" bead shop on the way back to her house. It's nice to sometimes go out with somebody you like to hang out with and one with the same inclination as yourself.I am thankful that I am blest with a new friend.

This is a picture I took of Carolyn...She is showing off the beads she just bought from Tiverton. It's so gorgeous! My little camera could not justify how pretty it is! Especially if you know that she got these freshwater pearls for almost a steal! Unlucky me, that was the only pack that's on sale. Anyway, I am happy for her.
Another bracelet that's freshly created by Car when I took this picture. I love the black and white combi! "It also scare the bad spirits away!"

Another look at the bracelet...

Best buds, Freddy and Lucy... They both adorable. Freddy like to climp on me when I'm visiting. He likes to "help" me with my beading... He acts like a little kid, trust me, he does!

Carolyn is putting on her new bracelet for the first time. . .

Freddy is checking out my jewelry box. I think he recognizes that his mom made it for me!

" What have you got in here?"



Thursday, January 1, 2009

C.I.A. #1

Ben and McKale were so nice that they even shared
the fruits that they both liked.

12 Fruits Tradition...

Here's wishing you all a great year ahead ~ a bountiful 2009!