Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Gracy & Agie's No. 2

is coming soon.

This family had given so much inspiration to me. Yes, Heaps!
Happy to see the excitement of the roller coaster ride ahead!
Cheers to the Cellacay's !

From 2

To becoming 3 with Abie.
Trivia: Gracy was on her family way with Abie when we came to Australia. So, this little sweet kid will turn 4 soon!

And more to come for the Cellacay's beautiful family.
and beautiful friends.

and I am becoming better with this events planning thing. 
How awesome I have pulled this off with last minute planning. Oh, the jitters.
with the help of my sis of course!

Monday, January 25, 2016


Some unexpected changes did happen to us.

We changed  our address in 2015, without even planning for it. See, our God likes adventures---- I certainly got what I wanted. Spontaneous & unplanned.

We had no idea we could be selling the Richmond house - although I know it was of good value already, the property was very close to me. Quick decisions had to be made. Sell the existing property and move to the new one! As we move to our new place, I realized that a  house is indeed  a mere structure- it is actually HOME that we are building on. We thrive on each family member's strengths, hopes, aspirations and prayers.

It was not easy move. Took longer than I thought to sell the Richmond property so, for some time, we were paying helluva of mortgage and the tank ran out.But just before Christmas 2015- the settlement happened and whoaaah....what a very nice surprise to be in ! God, I know I should not act surprise about me being so pampered and loved. But I am astounded of the amount of HUGENESS you showered to me. Not the money actually but more importantly the kind of people you surround me.

My family is top 1. My papa and mama - they never questioned me for anything. They are just there supporting me every step along the way. I am very happy seeing them healthy and enjoying their lives. That what matters most to me. I appreciated so much the amount of unconditional LOVE they showed to me.  The kind of LOVE that is Exhilarating and you want to breath in everyday.

My sisters- who despite being independent , still enjoys time with us. No matter how chaotic my immediate family is. Despite their own priorities, they will choose to be with us on important occasions. I truly appreciate that. I am not a perfect Ate, sometimes I can be demanding and pushy but I am Ate you know.

My mom-in-law - who shows so much kindness and tolerance. I would be greatly indebted.

I changed to a new job in 2015.  It does give the money. Actually, it has afforded us a few luxury to enjoy this year!We are very blessed! The stress remained the same but I have changed the way I have approached a lot of things at work now. Which really worked well. I could sleep peacefully at night and it is good.

I changed my Attitude to life in general. And that to me, that is the biggest change that happened this Year.

I looked back and i can only find joyful, memorable times! My heart overflows!

 To God be the glory!

my 2015

are all but exciting surprises!

it feels that each year, i keep on surprising myself of moments that I would have never imagined to happen. This year has a different kind of flavor, a Year of Changes and of Relaxation.

Firstly, this year, my temper is much more relaxed. Yes, I don't explode anymore. I tried to avoid situations that makes me irate.  I think it goes parallel to the amount of stress I take in. The less stressful, the more relaxed I become. And I am thankful to God for the ability to make choices.

The choice to pick my battles,
to pick the kind of friends that will surround me of positivity, and
the choice of Job.
the choice not to set too High Expectations from Others.

Unlike, 2014- where we did a lot of long driving, 2015 - thought would be the same but surprisingly we stayed put but we were up to more surprises!

We didn't travel that much but we had adventures , mostly our firsts...

the first time we visited Port Stephens, saw the sand dunes and did sandboarding! Hot summer day but we went ahead took the camel rides!

quick visit to Pinas for Firjun and Elvie's wedding! The Baquial's reunited. It makes me very happy when my hubby's joy is elevated. He seldom shows ecstatic state such as this.
visiting Bohol means, beach life is not amiss!  Breathtaking view of  Bohol's sunrise!

Another first at Mount Wilson, best visited on Autumn day coincidentally, a 'Mother's Day' season here in Australia!

And then, August came for a trip to Goldcoast, away from the chilly Sydney! Thanks to qantas points for affording the trip. 

Did I say, we didn't travel in 2015? And yet another trip. But that was on the last quarter of the year after a very hectic , a roller coaster type at work. But, it was manageable. Short and sweet trips to Wyong and Bowral. This is what I love about Australia, you can go any direction, North to South and you will be relaxed of the unique beauty each town offers! Thank you God, for the experience. My children were very happy lounging at the pool exclusively for us! 

A quiet day with the love of  your life.  The place to be is no other than Bowral. An hour drive away from Sydney, the Southern Highlands! We rarely do the dating thing and thankfully, we chose  Bowral for our first! 

So, we actually did a lot of travels! 
Thank you, 2015. 
Thank you Lord, for letting us experience your beautiful creation of the world! For the many blessings that kept our hearts in awe. For the trying times and the challenges that kept us strong. I can never thank you enough. 

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