Thursday, March 10, 2011

Planning For Oz!

One of the things that consumes my time these days is because my family, including my in laws are going to Sydney and Gold Coast for the Holy Week. I've been given the task to plan, book and search for hotels, tickets, visa, tours etc etc..

I've been a frequent visitor to Tripadvisor website. I love it! I actually make decisions which hotel to book based on reviews from "real" consumers.I also check the photos taken by "amateur" photographers or travelers so I won't have "high" expectations, you know what i mean? professional pictures are deceiving! Each picture is flawless and all rooms are pristine and new, I'm not sure if it's photo-shop but it look so unreal.

It's been a decade since the last time I went to Australia, so I'm kinda excited to be a tourist again and do all the touristy thing. I'm bringing my kids which makes it more exciting and fun. It will also be their first long haul trip, my testing ground before I decide to bring them to USA soon!

See you soon, Oz!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Simple Joys

I haven't shared/blog anything about what happened for the last 4 weeks! Been so busy, during and after the trunk show; never ending mommy and house duties! I'm not complaining but just saying that comparing my life 10 years ago being single has totally change and I love that I have a family to take care now, who I know needs me and I love taking care of them back!

Now that my kids are 7 and 4, they're a lot easier to handle and bring along with me wherever I go. There is already sort of a routine at home like what time they wake up; get them ready; go to school with them; yaya bring hot lunch to them; I work while they're in school; kids back home at 3.30; rest; I tutor them; I cook dinner Monday to Friday; nightly family devotion lead by DH and finally, tuck them in to bed :)

These are my blessings everyday and I thank God how my life has transpired to balance time with family, friends, work, leisure, travel, etc.. I am happy where I am right now and God allows me to live my dream, everyday. Thank You Lord. You are Amazing.

Just last weekend DH and I took the kids for a beach getaway with good friends BP and AP and their kids. I'll share some photos that I took, the simple joys I share with my husband, kids and friends. If you have a lot of stress I suggest you MAKE time to go see and feel the ocean, the mountains, lie down and breath fresh air.. I guarantee it will bring you back to a right perspective..

Siblings off to the beach!

kids swam all day!

Pork Adobo with Veggie Meat & Tofu

Lettuce, Arugula, Pomelo & Walnut Salad

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happiness Part 2

This is a super late post! These pieces are not included in the teaser slide show and most of them are sold! Anyway, If you like these babies I will be happy to make a similar version for you!