Late Upload Mother’s Day Celebration

When there is an occasion, we try to celebrate it simply and exclusively for our family. On Mother’s Day, as a tradition in our household, my husband took us out to a 45-minute drive away from home for dinner and for the children to enjoy bungee jump at the mall.

Rain Forest Cafe in Grapevine Mills Mall was the destination where I had my seafood combo, salmon and rice for the husband and chicken/shrimp nuggets for the girls. We do not require grand celebration in our household as long as the husband remembers me on days that pertain to appreciating the hard work I do for our family, that’s what matters to me. And I am happy with it.

What’s important is, we got to go out, everybody had fun and we bonded together as a whole family.

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I Refuse to Let Myself Go

I am married- a proud still married woman with two children. But comes with it, a slight change of my physical appearance. Not that I am blaming them but it’s obvious I am no longer as skinny as I was neither my belly, it isn’t tight anymore.

I have only gained ten pounds since I married and after having two children. For me, it’s not too bad. I can still call myself skinny except for that flabby and soft abdomen I have. I don’t mind the stretchmarks on my butt and side butt, they can be hidden and I am proud of them. I earned them, you know?

Anyway, I have been workingout at home religiously and trying my best to keep it going until I go to the Philippines in two months. I am doing this in the hope to lose that belly fat and to feel good generally. I love myself and I respect myself. Therefore, I refuse to let myself go. I am a mother and a married woman, that doesn’t mean I don’t need to take care of my body anymore.

Although I get lazy at times but I don’t let that take over my mind. Yes, working out is hard and it needs self-discipline and determination. I may not there yet but I am certainly getting there. I just have to be consistent of what I do and honestly, I feel good about doing this.

Sweating 5 times a week is just awesome. It builds my confidence, it gives me energy at the end of the day and most of all, it tones my body, well, except for my very big problem, “my fat belly”. I try to walk either on the treadmill or around the neighborhood twice a week and weightlifting using dumbbells at home three times a week. That’s the routine I try to follow.

Here are photos of what I did this week, yesterday I used the treadmill and burned over 400 calories, it was followed by some abs/ floor exercises. And today, I did my lower body exercises and abs. I took pictures of my sweaty self as a reminder that I am making a progress. I sweat profusely more than ever and it just so feelin’ good. I get to taste my sweat sometimes and today I noticed that it is no longer salty. Does this mean that I let that bad chemicals that were in my body from months and months of being stagnant inside out? I hope so.

I have no plan of stopping anytime soon. In fact, I am gonna pack me some active outfits and two pairs of running shoes to bring to my home country so I can continue being active while on a vacation. Good Luck to me!


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Modern Family We Are

Here’s a typical scene of our weekend. Nothing special, just simple living everyday. Upon waking up in the morning on weekends, this is what we usually do. Everybody gets on the internet and each just do their thing. If the girls aren’t on the computer, they’d sit in front of the t.v or play with toys. Both parents are on their respective computer as well.

In our household, it is quiet, sometimes chaotic, less drama and minimal fighting between the two girls. Other than that, we are normally sane people living in this humble abode of ours! A family that is like any other family but rest assured, we have something that others don’t. I so love my family that I built for ten years now. Thank God for my beautiful girls and a husband who works hard to bring food on the table and provide us a cozy shelter during cold winter months.

Just a simple life like this is very well appreciated by me! So thankful that I have them in my life.

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Perfect Family Place to Hangout

There is a perfect place for my family to go visit whenever we want to and it is located just a few miles from where we live. It is called French Lake, it is a place where you can feed/chase and have fun with the ducks at the same time connect with nature. Not only that, there is a also a park adjacent to the lake so going there is never boring for me and the kids. Not only for kids love going there but older people too for there is a trail that goes around the lake to jog, ride a scooter/bike or just walking. You see, it is like an all-in-one place for people of all ages.

I brought my girls there last weekend and we were amazed at how the number of ducks multiplied than the last time we were there late Spring this year. There are a lot of things in French Lake yet it doesn’t cost you any penny when you visit.

I love this place so much and will keep coming back there whenever I have a free time at home, to relax, enjoy, have fun at the same time to create bonding with my girls.

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… girls caught in action feeding the ducks with French bread. These ducks are amazing, they are wild and live mainly with the feeding of people yet they are not aloof with humans.
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Tiring But Productive Day for Me

It’s been quite a while since I have accomplished so many things in one day. Most days in Summer, I just tend to be lazy and doing what is necessary for that day is what I wanted to do but today is an exception. I woke up early this morning at 7 because I had a specific thing needed to be done as soon as I am done sipping my warm milk. First off, I was able to do the task my neighbor friend asked me to do, did write some online tasks and personal entries in between, fed the girls lunch, blogging again.

Then at 2:00 o’clock I started my most dreaded chore of the day, picking up the mess on the floor (toys were everywhere and it took forever to pick them up and put them back in the buckets), mopped and then vacuumed the rugs that sucked out all my energy. Then, albeit I was already dead tired I still managed to shower the girls then took a rest for thirty minutes. Guess, my chore ended there? No, it didn’t.

How I wished I could lay in bed a little longer but I was thinking the girls were both starving so had to get up, freshen up myself and went to the kitchen, fed the big girl and my stomach while waiting on the baby to wake up from her nap. The baby slept longer so I had a little time doing some more online tasks.

It was so funny how starved she got because as soon as she woke up, she dragged me to the kitchen and pointed at the empty rice cooker saying, “YAYS” means rice. Good thing I still have some sweet puto maya left so I gave her some and the baby was happy.

As of writing this entry, I still am not finish with my tasks… so let me end this right here and keep working.

Thankful for the Tasks

For days blogging seems to be dormant. I am not so used to it because although blogging has slowed down a bit, I was still able to do a few task everyday. But from the past days, my blogging world was so quiet, lonely and just had nothing to write. If there are no tasks, I don’t have the energy to write something personal too although I got a lot of things in my mind need to be written in my blogs.

Today, thank God I got a few and this would mean kind of busy day for me. I set my day to do nothing else but finish them even the expiry date is still days away. I don’t want to waste them anymore so as much as I could with all my power, I’d like to do them today and start now!

If I had no girls to take care of, I could be halfway of my work now but since I am a mommy of two, I guess I  just have to juggle my online work and looking after them. I tell you what, being a stay at home mom sounds easy for those who have no children yet, but it is not what they think it is especially in my world where there is little to no help when it comes to running this house and at the same a blogger and a mommy.

So when you come visit my other blogs, expect there are new entries going to be posted today not just paid posts but the latest happenings and activities of my life right now.

Overwhelmed

Although I consider myself a superwoman (for I never thought I could do impossible things before I had kids), I also get overwhelmed of the obligations I am faced everyday. Sometimes I wished I could have a day off and be myself, do things for myself and most of all a very long rest is what I need.

I missed how it is to be bored, to be honest.  Hohohoho yes, that’s how busy my life now. Having two kids with little to no help around is just overwhelmingly exhausting. I wonder how other women manage to have more than two kids and they have a part time job. I don’t think I can even do that.

The Entire Family Is Sick

This is very strange!!! Everybody in our family is sick. It started from baby Megan, she threw up three nights ago due to stomach virus plus she is teething and having wet poop. This followed by Jadyn who caught the stomach virus from the baby, she threw up all night the other night but thankfully the following day she got better or not so better for she now has hard dry cough and fever.

Another one who just got sick is my husband, he is supposed to work today but he’s there lying in bed flat. I, the not very sick so far only has hard dry cough for over a week now. Lord, please heal my family. I don’t like seeing them sick especially the children. Yesterday was awful, they just both laid most of the day and feeling so weak. I would love to see them bubbly and full of energy again!

My Afternoon Suddenly Came Alive

After I came home from dropping Jadyn to her school this morning, I stopped by the nearest thrift store and roam around for an hour. Came back, did a bit of Facebook, took a rest while the little one was asleep. I couldn’t take a nap so got up and got online again still no activities. Took my baby out when she finally woke up and let her run in the front yard for maybe 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, the two people the dada and Jadyn were away from home for 2 hours, so it was just me and the baby at home for three hours. During those agonizing hours of boredom I got really had nothing to do. I was really bored that I didn’t know what to do until an hour later of being online, my afternoon suddenly came alive!

Thank God for the blessings! Not only it made my day but also it keeps me occupied for the rest of the evening and probably until tomorrow afternoon. I am blessed, thank You, Lord! You are AWESOME!

The Price Of Playing Outside

Alright the husband saved me from Megan. All day long she is with me and nobody can look after her but me. There are times when she doesn’t want to be separated with me, as if we just met after not seeing each other for ten years. This afternoon was too much. I was trying to eat at the dining table but she wouldn’t leave me alone. She was on my lap earlier but she couldn’t sit still so I put her down. Her dada heard and saw that so he rescued her and brought her outside.

Men aren’t thinking straight. Yep, he looked after the baby for an hour but didn’t bother to put on her long pants instead just let the baby walked, tripped, fell a couple times and added new scrapes to her knees. The worse is, when she  finally got in, she got at least 4 MOSQUITO BITES IN BOTH LEGS! Argggggggggsss! I’m trying to be so careful of her not being bitten by mosquitoes and there she was, yep she got bites in her legs. That’s the price of playing outside at dusk!