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The Wifey is Back! :)

20 Feb

Hello all! How have you been? I’m really sorry I haven’t posted in ages! I got tied up with too much work and then I got sick.

But I am back. Despite the major work I had to do, I was able to book me and the husbo some flights for a much deserved trip in June. The last time we travelled, and I am talking about just the two of us, was way back 2005. Can you imagine that?! But God is faithful! He has given us this gift.

Another gift from God is a new phone which I am using to post this right now. I am using a Blackberry now and I am loving it! I used to want an iPhone but the Blackberry is proving to be a great smartphone!

Oh and by the way, if you don’t see any posts in the next few days, it might be because I will be migrating to ;).

Anyhoo, I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Priceless Minutes

13 Jan

“This is my beloved and this is my friend.” – Song of Solomon 5:16 (NIV)

One of the things I promised myself this 2011 was that I will consciously make more time with the husband. It’s not easy considering our out of whack work schedules but it can be done.

This week has been good so far. I made it a point to wait for his arrival before I leave for work so we can have dinner together and talk about our day. Of course when the husbo reads this, he would argue that I do all the talking. 😛

That time is non negotiable now. No amount of urgent work related matter can make me sacrifice these few minutes. Continue reading

See God in the Small Things

12 Jan

Promised Provisions by James Ramos

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? – Matthew 6:26 (NIV)

I passed by the bakery just when it opened.  I thought of buying pan de sal for the house since I was able to save a few pesos from my daily budget.  “This way, mommy (my MIL) won’t have to go out later to buy. She can have a few more minutes of sleep.”

When I got home, David, our cousin saw me.  He suddenly said: “Ate Ny, I am cooking breakfast (Yakisoba), I have a few extra, I’ll cook them for you also.”  Of course I said “Yes, thank you!”  That was food! Manna from heaven! You just don’t go around saying no. Hahaha!

Kidding aside, I did say yes and thanked David for his generosity.  It didn’t even hit me until that point that I was hungry!  Instantly, I was reminded of how God takes care of us even in the small things.   God in His goodness and faithfulness touched someone to prepare breakfast for me.

David and the Yakisoba were heaven sent! Not only was my tummy filled, but the husbo got his share and there was more of it for our parents even if we had our fill! Awesome GOD!!! Oh do you know what’s more amazing?  God provided for David as well, several projects landed on David’s lap that day! AMAZING! God’s biblical principle of sowing and reaping in effect here!  Praise God!

Too often, we are only on the lookout for the bigger things – the grandest blessing that we forget to see God in the small day to day activities. And while being expectant of the bigger and grander blessing show awesome faith, let’s take time to slow down and thank God as He takes care of our every need, every single moment of every day.

Find God in the smallest of things in your day to day walk and you’ll never miss Him in the big things!

Merry Christmas!

24 Dec

From our hearts to yours, a blessed Christmas and New year!  The husbo and Wifey will be back to regular programming soon.


26 Nov

I know I still owe you several posts about our weekend but it’s Thanksgiving and I am contemplating on the things I am grateful for.  I’ll be honest enough to say I haven’t been really consistent on being grateful everyday so today, I am taking this time to really think about the many things I am thankful for.

  1. I am thankful, of course, for family and real friends who stood by me and loved me without question.
  2. I am thankful I have access to the basic necessities of life – I work for it, but I am thankful nonetheless.
  3. This year, I am most thankful for a major lesson I learned about life and friendship.  It was painful to go through, but the wisdom I gained was priceless!

I can list a hundred more things I am grateful for but I’ll leave it at the major things and will remind myself to have an attitude of gratefulness everyday!

What are you thankful for?

Busy Weekend

22 Nov

So much to blog about! Here’s what to look forward to:

1. Our passport renewal experience at DFA

2. Our Thai and Chinese day last Saturday

3. A new gastronomic find

4. The husbo’s Run United 2

5. Coffee Themed Family Day

I will get to these posts as soon as I get some much needed rest. I promise.

A Trip and a Birthday

17 Nov

We took another trip to the North last week.  This time we were there for Tito Andring.  It’s sad to think of going back there twice in less than 3 months for funerals but albeit the gloomy reason, it was nice seeing family again, especially our cousins from Hawaii.

We were there for one week. Continue reading