Thankful Thursday!


This is really a call for celebration. I have mentioned before our pursuit of buying a new home, actually a mobile home and after three long months of waiting in vain for the deal to be approved then closed it was done yesterday. At the same time we were also handed the keys to our new home! Yay! You can't just imagine the happiness we felt as first time homeowners, but along with that is the challenging task of packing and unloading. We still need to do a general cleaning of the house as it has been vacated for a few months. It also comes with the exciting part of … [Read more...]

Cherry Picking In Brentwood

During the long Memorial weekend, we, together with some close friends decided to go cherry picking. I was quite excited as this is my first time to do such activity. Brentwood, California is about 61 miles from San Jose which means that travel time is more than an hour. Since our car, a 1995 Nissan Sentra is not stable to travel such distance, my husband and I decided to rely on car rental for our vehicle that day. It was such a lovely Sunday morning just perfect for a long drive. While it was showering in San Jose when we left, we were welcomed by a beautiful … [Read more...]

In Ceana's Eyes

I want to share some snapshots which were taken by my 28-month old daughter. From  the pictures we will be able to see the world in the way our children sees it. Our children grow up so fast, before we know it we're already clearing off their things and sending them off to college, and the next thing, we're already selling their used college books and visiting them in their own apartments. The photos below were taken at Target during one of our shopping trips. The following were taken at some shops we visited. This is her feet while on her strollers. Of all … [Read more...]

My Morning Sickness Story Plus A $100 Giveaway

Having a child is what my husband and I prayed and wished for. I guess most married couples feel the same way. Would you believe that I already had a hunch that I was pregnant maybe after 24 hours my daughter was conceived? I don't know but my body just told me that "something" is happening. I started getting clumsy and dropped things which didn't happen before. I also started experiencing short but light fainting spells which later on became nauseous and then eventually developed into morning sickness. Oh boy! I think this is the most gruelling part … [Read more...]

Save the Children with Breastfeeding

  This is a very important photo for me because this captured the first time I saw my daughter and held her in my arms. This is also the first time I have attempted to breastfeed. You see, I delivered through an emergency C-section and wasn't able to have a glimpse of her after the operation. I was just assured by her pediatrician that she is a well baby and that comforted me. Nauseous with all the anesthesia and tired from all the labor pains, I succumbed to a restless sleep (because of the oxytoxin-a labor inducer in my IV), but I was excited though to see … [Read more...]

Stay At Home Mom

I am a stay at home mom for almost three years now and so far I am still enjoying it. There are a lot of times that I wish I can go back to working mode, and that is during those times when I want something bad to buy and the family's budget is just enough for our basic needs. I do not have any remorse with this choice because the time I spend away from the corporate world is the time I spend with my daughter and witness her milestones. I can still remember how I planned her 1st birthday party last year and now she's already two. It is a good thing though … [Read more...]