Monday, January 25, 2016

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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