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It’s the Last Quarter of the Year So I Thought I’d Share Some Random Stuff

octoberTime flies too quickly! I’ve got a million project that I want to do but unfortunately, I only have at least 15 waking hours a day. I wish I had 36 though… it’s almost the end of the year and I plan to finish my Interior Decorating Course before the year ends. Yep, you read it right. I’m taking an online class since I can’t afford (financially and schedule-wise) to enroll in a local design school.

ashworthWhy Interior Decorating Program and not Interior Design? Well, I love decorating, naturally. I think there are enough interior designers in the country and I want to tap a niche market. What that is, I will talk about in another post. Haha! Sorry for the tease. 🙂 Anyway, I’m on the third part of my course  and I really hope I could spend more time studying and researching. And when I say research, I mean on field and not online.kenyaANNNND this month, Kenya is turning ONE! A couple of her teeth finally showed up, Hooray! A few more months and I will have a little bit of freedom. I still haven’t decided how long I’m going to breastfeed her exclusively though.

That’s it! I just want to keep a positive outlook this month. The past few months are quite stressful. Hope you’ll have a productive last quarter!

Beginning of A Family Tradition

Hubby and I are self-proclaimed beach bums. Our first Boracay trip was in 2007 and it was a memory we would always cherish. For four days, we did nothing but lounge by the beach getting a tan, only going back to our lodging after dinner. We would wake up early in the morning, have a couple of bread from Julie’s Bakeshop and 3-in-1 coffee for breakfast. Once a day, we would indulge ourselves with something really good like chili garlic prawns, butter garlic king crab and grilled lobster.

Three years later, we came back to the island with our 16-month old Bryce. Having a toddler meant going back to the lodging after lunch for a nap and sleeping no later than 9 pm. Meals were interrupted with either bottle feeding or untimely diaper change.  The worst was when Bryce pooped in his swimming shorts (no diaper) while we were enjoying our chili crab with our hands. So appetizing!

And now four years later, there are four of us! Boracay is no longer the same when you’re lugging two kids under 6. We still love the beach, of course, but we surely miss out laid-back moments. Well, I guess we have to wait a few more years before we could take another vacation sans the kids…

Anyway, we decided that this will be our official family pose! Haha! We will try to go back to Boracay every 3 years to take a photo and watch the kids grow and us, get older. I wonder, if  grandchildren would be included someday…family pic2

Reunited with Nature at Last!

Last December 24 and 25, we were invited by a friend to their humble abode in the midst of a mountain somewhere in Sta. Maria, Laguna. I was actually looking forward to this trip because it’s in the mountain! Nothing excites me more than spending the night in the mountain, filling my lungs with fresh air (no allergies in the morning) and enjoying the scent of the grass. magnificentThe place was only two and half hours away from Manila so it’s a perfect get away from the stressful city. I wish we had our own piece of land there with trees of course!

The highlight of the trip was the falls. The water was definitely inviting but the urge to take photos was stronger. This opportunity doesn’t come too often, you know.

Bryce by the falls

No water is too cold for Bryce.

I’m not sure what the elevation is but we must have been pretty high up. It felt like someone turned on nature’s air conditioner but way, way better because the air just felt and smelled wonderfully delicious.


Even Morgan, our year-old Lab, enjoyed the hike and the swim in the falls.

Sorry, I’m so bad at sharing this trip. I’m actually out of words to describe the experience. It’s just pure bliss… I hope these pictures would speak for me instead.

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