Since time in memorial, Valentine’s Day has always been celebrated by plenty of men and women, whether or not they’re in a relationship.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking of where your boyfriend will take you tonight. You’re probably itching to know if you’ll get your beautiful bouquet of flowers. Or maybe you’re trying to find of where to take your loved one for a sumptuous dinner. Or best yet, you’re looking for a place to have a booze w/your fellow single friends.
So, what’s the plan?
In my case, I don’t really “celebrate” the day neither do I expect something from the hubby. Whatever floats the boat, right?
Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
To the love of my life
3 years, 11 months. A month short of 4 years.
Being with you has truly been a wonderful blessing, love. 4 years of life’s best. We’ve had our own share of heartache, petty and big fights, misunderstandings and what not, yet we’re still here- building a life together as husband and wife and as parents to our little bundle of joy, Marceo, taking every challenge one at a time and conquering them all by His grace.
Being with you was one of the best decisions I ever had to make. Not only did I say yes to a generous, passionate, kind-hearted and witty man, I said yes to God. Because you’re nothing short of a man after His own heart.
Thank you for staying with me, for making me laugh every single day, for making me feel special and for making me thank God every day for simply having you around.
They say we’re lucky to have each other but I say it was all part of God’s faithful plan.
Can’t wait to grow more in love with you, with life, and with God in the many more years to come!
Happy 47th month, my love.
A little tribute -
Anonymous asked: If you didn't have a baby do you think you would've left your job? Sorry to play the 'if' card. All the best!
Hmmm, honestly, having Marcelo made me think of quitting! Haha. I thought of being a full-time mom but I guess for now, I shall stick to playing double. I can still be hands on even when I’m working. :-)
Not that I “need” to work, my hubby encourages me to do whatever I really want, which I really appreciate!
Thank you, anon!:-)
Mommy Diaries: Marcelo’s 5th Month
I still can’t believe how fast time flew by. Marcelo is about to turn half a year old in about two weeks time and I’ve hardly forgotten every minute of my labor and delivery experience! What is living out the carpe diem mantra! Reminds me to really squeeze every ounce of learning and joy in each day w/my boy!
Anyway, almost 2 weeks ago, we celebrated Marcelo’s 5th month at his grandparents house. I think some people still wonder why families celebrate on a monthly basis until their babies hit a year old, I have no reason to give that but for me, it’s just nice to get together, pop out a cake and make our son feel that he’s a welcome addition and that we’re proud of the things he’s been able to do and accomplish the recent months! Yes, cooing and smiling and giggling, among others are accomplishments worth celebrating! These are milestones that every parent looks out for and are excited to learn about and witness right before his eyes.
Had a simple salo-salo with the Sazons and Belarminos. Cake was a staple so that month we bought Mango Bravo from Contis. Well, pansit is another must-have when celebrating his birthday!
Happy birthday, sweetheart! We love you so much!
To Wives: Before You Were Mommy
A must-read for first-time parents!
"Remember each other. Remember the two that made the family. Let the Lord lead you both together. Because when the days are endless and the hours short, it will only be His love who keeps you together. It will only be His mercy that gently guides your hearts as one. Hold tightly to one another, and even more tightly to the Lord. There is no greater adventure for you to experience and no greater gift than to walk through parenthood with your best friend. You are a team. Every single day."
Swearing by these!
Human Nature’s Sunflower Beauty Oil is truly heaven sent. It’s been one of my go-to products for sometime now and I love how inexpensive a bottle is. What’s great about it aside from the fact that its 100% natural and packed with vitamins A, D, and E is that it has so many uses!
I particularly leave it on the rough or dry areas of my face and under eye; my underarms, especially when I was preggers, had really gotten dark so I religiously put them on day and night (still, my hormones were too strong enough it didn’t lighten, good thing it’s beginning to lighten up! Imagine when I gym, I can’t do some moves in embarrassment!); and lastly, on my hair to get rid of the frizz and for added moisturization. Unlike other hair products like gels and waxes, it doesn’t damage your hair at all!
Another product of Human Nature that I’ve been using is their Balancing Facial Wash. It’s this green bottle made with manila elemi, marine extracts, sugar beet and aloe vera w/some bamboo scrubs and loofah to help exfoliate the skin. It’s great for oily or combination skin! Although I don’t recommend using this product every single day (I only use this thrice a week) because too much exfoliation can lead to breakouts! It also dries up the skin and causes it to peel when you use it too frequently.
A staple in my regimen these days and my ultimate favorite, is the organic Shea Butter in Sweet Pea, don’t have a picture of it but I’ve been using it for over a year now and prolly doubled my consumption when I was pregnant for my belly to avoid stretchmarks. Though from what I know, stretchmarks are often charged to genetics, there’s nothing to lose if I used them!