I was almost M.I.A for two weeks because I was so busy preparing for EA’s 7th birthday party. I will post about it soon once I get the official photos. But for now, I would like to share with you my DIY project for his party.
Oh how time flies super fast. My EA just turned 7!
I have always believed that 7 is a milestone birthday. It is officially when a kid crosses from being a “child” to a “big kid”, or well that is how I explained it to my son. As a mom I guess it is a perfect excuse to be emotional and sentimental, right? As much as it is a milestone, it is also a statement and confirmation that I no longer have a “baby” to take care of. At the same time, it makes me so proud to see his growing independence and confidence in a lot of things; from having friends, to joining school activities. I have always been worried of his “life” in big school but this year he proved that he has matured and can handle being with more kids his age or older than him.
As we have seen him more comfortable in making new friends, our goal this year is to expand his horizon; for him to be further exposed in different activities. School is about to end in March and by then we hope we can get EA to try any sport or art activity. We believe in him and his talents, thus we want to enhance it further,
Oh, the plans that we have for him, so many! I guess that is what parents really are, right? But in my reflection this morning, I realized that we can only foresee things so much. However, at the end of the day, we can not control their future. We are only here to guide them to be good individuals and responsible decision makers. They will make their own future and destiny, and we should support them, and guide them of course but never to dictate them.
So to my son EA, a very very happy birthday to you! Continue being a good and wonderful boy. Your future is a bright as your smile. We love you and we are here to help you reach for your dreams!
Several Filipino celebrities got engaged early last year, and thus, at the end of 2014 and this year 2015, we can expect a lot of Celebrity weddings. Of course,the much awaited part of the wedding is always the bride in her wedding gown. If you ask my style, I have always been a conservative type, meaning when it comes to wedding gowns, or at least those worn during the actual wedding ceremony, I prefer gowns that are not too revealing. But “conservative” wedding gowns need not be boring or unimaginative. You can have a jaw dropping gown without having too show too much skin. Want to have ideas? Here are some I found at http://www.tbdress.com/Cheap-Latest-Wedding-Dresses-3577/:
A sweetheart neckline is very common and fits almost all body types. You can wear it underneath a lace top for the ceremony. Then later at the reception you may let go of the lace top for a more dramatic look.
When I check my Instagram, I usually scroll through it quickly, tap “Like” if I found a post interesting or nice, then move on. But this particular quote made me stop and stare for a few minutes:
I have seen this before, We even say it out loud. But following this, deeply and sincerely following this, at one point in our lives became a struggle.
This month, we celebrate our church wedding anniversary. It is always nice to look back on that day. Here are some little tidbits about our wedding:
Pope Francis is in my country now as I am writing this post. Philippines is the country in Asia with the largest Catholic follower. He will be here from January 15 to 19 mainly to give comfort and love to especially to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
If there is one staple in your closet, what is it? Well mine is red. I like this rich color because it signifies strength, confidence and sometimes power. I usually wear red on days when I feel less confident or if I am about to present something to a number of people. The color somehow gives me the boost that I need.
Wearing red can be intimidating at first. Others find it too strong. I did too initially. I just have one rule when it comes to wearing my favorite color and that is keep it simple.
How do I do this? Well for one, I am always particular when it comes to fabric. The fabric will set the tone of the dress.
2014 turned out to be a pretty good year for me and my family. As we close this year and welcome 2015, I give you the highlight of 12 months that passed. Time does run fast!