Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009!


Monday, December 29, 2008

Lose Weight

After trying to lose weight for several years I finally almost did it! My goal was to lose at least fifteen to twenty pounds this year. With the holidays going on for the time being it's hard for me not to devour the delighted foods that was prepared in the table. Exercising everyday helps me regulate my body and maintaining a diet meals and it is not easy, so my husband told me to stick on my plan or everything I worked for will be for nothing. I watched a television few days ago about how to lose weight during holiday season and they stated that in order to not gain a pound we need to avoid the desserts, plan the foods that we want or really like to eat, try not to drink a lot of eggnog and eat something before going to a party or dinner with a family and friends that way we don't have to eat everything whatever the foods offered in the table. This is really driving me insane and told myself that I can do this! Thinking about all the garments that I have in my closet that seems a waste because they won't fit anymore and I don't want to end up keep buying all the time especially with this economy.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Celebrations!

Christmas is not complete without a nice memento, so what I started doing three years ago was to have a wonderful portrait of my family. One day I thought that it would be beautiful to have my daughter or the whole family photo taken with Santa Claus, but every time she's beside Mr. Claus she started screaming and crying because she was frightened with it's massive beard and until now we never get that picture taken with Mr. Claus. What I did since then was for me and my daughter wear a santa suit to get that fantastic memento with my husband every year. She was very excited every time we do this because she knows it's time to open the presents.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas To All!

I just want to greet everyone a Happy Holiday!

Merry Christmas! Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Spread The Love Award

This is really a cute tag.... When I open my blog today CECILLE shared this one that just made my day! I love receiving tags because I love my friends as well through the blogging world because I learned something from them each day.
That's why I would like to share this to all my friends.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Four Days Before Christmas!

People were so excited because Christmas is almost here! My daughter and I continued our shopping list for Christmas yesterday because most of the outlet mall were on their biggest sale. She was having fun because she gets more princesses toys for herself whenever she sees one. Christmas is not all about presents, it's about the joy and happiness you shared to someone you loved.
Always remember that presents were appreciated, but to be in presence whether you don't have anything to give were more appreciated to share the spirits of Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone and God bless you all!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Getting Sick

It's easy to get sick when a person is so stressed out and not having good sleep especially this season of the year. My husband and my daughter this past few days has been sick. My daughter has been coughing, having diarrhea and a fever while my husband has been weak lately for not having good rest and working too hard in order to provide. Letting him a few days of relaxation in bed would be just fine then he will felt better again. It's worrisome whenever your loved ones got sick at the same time specially when you felt helpless. My daughter has been visiting her pediatrician several times lately and that got me worried because her cough has been going on for a few months now and keep coming back, so I give her a medication as needed as what her pediatrician suggested until her cough gets better. When her diarrhea was gone, that makes me feel better especially when she only has that fever for a day and hoping that her cough will be gone completely soon.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Vacation Goes Bizarre

Last year, some of the people that I thought I can call my friends that I meet and only known here were planning to get away for a few days. They told me to organized the whole trip and ask a favor if we can use our van for traveling down the road, so I agreed because they promised to put some money for the gas and told me that I don't have to contribute for it since we are using our van. On the day of our trip, I sensed something was wrong because some of them were acting b----y to me. No matter what I say about something whatever our topic was were all wrong and they always misunderstood it or changed it to something ridiculous. Through the days that we spent on our vacation, I felt I was bullied and wondering what did I do wrong or why do they act like that? Realizing and hoping that I never took that vacation with them. That way, our friendship still remains without hesitations until now or maybe it's for my own best also to know their deliberately characterized behaviour against me, so I will know to choose the people that I can call a friend.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


This past two weeks seems very long and unusual here in GA because of the never ending downpour of rains and the risings of the temperatures while some states have a snow storm. My husband came home every night from work uttering about the heavy fog he encountered down the road. While the road becomes dangerous to drive around, it feels good to just stay inside the house to watch something from the television. Some people do likes to eat when their inside their comfortable shelter specially when it's raining or just want to cuddle in their beds.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thank You Anne!

Thanks for sharing this WORLD WIDE WEB FRIENDSHIP AWARD AnneHayes, I really appreciate it! You are sooooo sweeeet! I'm also delighted that we're friends!
I would like to share this award to all of my friends.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The DR's

I started watching this new shows of The Dr's lately because it is very interesting and informative. The show is all about diseases, surgeries, different illnesses and what you need to be aware of about your health. They also talked about some information that people needs to know in regards to a better health. While watching this show several times, I've learned so much about how the body works and reacts to different medications and some treatments. This is really a good show and at the same time educative.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Amazing Blogger Award

Recieving tags have been wonderful specially from a thoughtful friend through blogging. I recieved this tag from my amazing friend CECILLE who always keeps my blog in traffic. Thank you so much dear!

I would like to share this opportunity to appreciate all my friends with this wonderful tag specially MAUS , UMMA , AMY , NINA , and JENNY .

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Perfect Anniversary Date!

My husband and I were celebrating the day when we fell in love and made a commitment to each other. Since the day we got married, each day was a blessing!

Last night we went to the revolving Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and with a panoramic view for our dinner date that started with an appetizer, crab and scallop fondue truffle parmesan crostini with a white chocolate mudslide.

Our entree was 8 oz beef tenderloin with black winter truffle butter, baby carrots, haricots verts, mashed potatoes and cabernet sauce.

This was another mouth watering 16 oz angus beef cowboy ribeye with the sides of mustard herb butter, barbeque roasted potatoes, brussel sprouts and cauliflower gratinee. Our entree was also served with a glass of margartini to soothen the exquisite foods.

When we finished our main entree, the dessert was also the most awaited delight to satisfy a date with my sweetheart, so we ordered a madagascar vanilla bean creme brulee to finish up the wonderful evening.
Everyday has been something special to us, but the day our hearts became one is something more to celebrate.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Everytime I'm with my daughter spending a quality time together, I've been noticing that she loves to dance and sing. Since she's been watching Sleeping Beauty almost many times as possible, she already know how to sing it's featured song which is kind a cute. Whenever she wears something pretty and elegant, she always dances around and I thought that this is some kind of a good talent for her age and her voice is acceptable as well.

Monday, December 8, 2008

What Are You Thankful For This Year?

Thank you so much AMY for this tag. I really appreciate it!

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary
Because it means you've made a difference.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.

Below are the seven (7) reasons to be thankful for this year:

1. That I live my life to it's fullest.
2. For my husband and daughter for the love they showed me.
3. That I am losing a little bit of my baby fats (lol).
4. That I started advancing my knowledge more and more each day.
5. That my family are in good health inspites of the economic crisis.
6. That I can still help my family and loved ones back home in any possible way to make them happy.
7. That I found some good friends everywhere.

And I'm also thanking God for everything that he's done for me throughout each year!
While I'm still keep thanking my blessings every single day to our Lord, I would like to share this to everyone in my friends list, so no matter how busy they are of lots of things they will have time to post this to their own world of blogging. Thank you all!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Tree

Whenever I see the sparkling lights of a Christmas tree everywhere, it's just makes me feel happy. Since I celebrated Christmas here in the states I always have the biggest tree displayed in our house because I loved looking at it all the time. It seemed to give inspiration to me because when I was back home I never had a Christmas tree because it's not very much affordable. When I got here, my husband bought me the biggest Christmas tree ever displayed in the store. I felt touched by him and so excited every time I put ornaments on it every year and since then, I've been collecting ornaments for my decor.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thanks AnneHayes - Train

This is a tag from my newly found friend ANNAHAYES . Thanks dear for this wonderful smile award.

This is the rules:
1. Write about 10 Things that Brighten Your Day.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Add the link of the person who gave this award.
4. Nominate at least 5 person.
5. Leave message to the nominees.

10 Things that Brighten My Day
1.) Sweet kisses from my husband and my daughter early in the morning
2.) Have a cup of coffee
3.) Surfing online
4.) Reading Clive Cusslers book
5.) Relaxing
6.) Taking my time shopping just by myself
7.) Going out with my family
8.) Making money everyday
9.) Have a long and lazy day with my husband watching a dvd movies or having a good conversation
10.) Partying with my friends

I would like to share this to AMIABLE AMY , CECILLE - Small and Simple Things..., FAYE , UMMA and SHY .

Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday Cards

Most of the people this holiday season are very busy preparing and wrapping gifts for their family and friends. Today, I've been preparing my christmas cards to be sent out tommorrow. Holidays are not just about presents, but to be with your loved ones or let those who are far away know that you are always thinking about them and they will always be in our hearts.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

First Snow

My daughter was having fun with the snow here up in North Georgia the other day. When she woke up she just want to go directly outside and play, so I changed her clothes to a proper clothing so she won't get cold. She and her daddy were playing for an hour and doesn't seem to care about the freezing temperature while I was inside by the door taking pictures of her.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Shot On The Spot!

I got this tag from my friend UMMA - Spices of Life. This is really a fun tag! Thanks dear!

Here are the rules:
1) Take a picture of yourself right NOW!
2) DON'T change your clothes, DON'T fix your hair... Just take a picture.
3) Post that picture with NO editing.
4) Post these instruction with your picture.
5)Tag 10 people to do this.
I would like to tag ANNAHAYES - The Train Thoughts , GHE - sweet memories, JONLYNX - Philippines vs. Brunei Darussalam , MARIZYLLE - Salt & Pepper, MARVZ18 - Marvz18 ,
MAUS - Around Nature Spring , MAYBEL - No Place Like Home , NICE - the will of the wind , and SHEILA - A Blessed Life.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Smile Stone Award

MARIA was giving me this award. I apologized for the delayed my friend and really appreciate the thoughts!

There are so many things and reasons that make me smile, the simplest things that make me happy and here are my top ten:

1.) I am smiling because I know God is always there for me.

2.) My family is one of the reason that I smile everyday.

3.) I'm smiling everytime I make a good deed towards others.

4.) I am smiling because Christmas is here!

5.) I am smiling whenever there is peace on Earth!

6.) I am smiling because my husband always tells me that he loves me everyday.

7.) I am smiling because I'm thankful for the blessings that the Lord God Almighty showered upon me and my family everyday.

8.) I'm smiling because I see the beauty of day and night.

9.) I'm smiling because of the mesmerizing beauty of the four seasons of the year.

10. ) I've been smiling because God created a miracle of life.

I've got a lot to be thankful for everyday and now, I would like to share this to everybody who really appreciates about everything.