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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

One down, one more to go party

My Z's "dedication day (Christening day)" was finally over and yet we are planning again for another party on June (her first birthday party). We were actually contemplating of whether to pursue  it or not before,  but now is decided to do party since we saw that it is where relatives see each other. It's actually serves as a reunion kind of. So even though throwing big parties these days are not practical but we will pray that God will provide us provisions so that we'll be  able to do it for the sake of relationships (both family and friends).

Having a do it your own party is really  hard specially with the set-up and pack-up time. My feet hurts and I got really tired after Z's dedication party specially when the youth who helped us set-up went home already and "we" with my dear friends were left cleaning the dirty dishes and some other mess. If I could only hire a food server at Food Server Jobs to set the food table up and to clean it after (specially packing up the left overs) I probably would because doing this things needs skills and patience.

I thank God for He has given me friends whose passion is to do party events and helping friends does their parties :). Without "ate Raquel" my baby's party would never be that beautiful!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Food and Gifts :)

Last night was good but kinda tiring. I cooked food for the whole family  (my family of three then hubby's mom and three siblings). It's good to have them at the house actually but I just can't help myself but wanting to just go to bed and forget everything. But of course I don't wanna spoil the moment so instead of resting I forced myself  to to get up and excite myself by opening my baby's gift's even the clock did not hit twelve yet.

It was good opening my baby's presents, it made us all lively and made the almost quiet house alive and giggly again. How I wished though as I opened the gift that a someone had slipped a box of jansport backpacks gifts for my out of town usage specially now that my friends and I are planning to go up North to celebrate New year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

I soo want you

Ooh gosh... I'm really into wanting this one. I was at the grocery store awhile ago and I was looking on in the meat section I was thinking of cooking lumpia shanghai for dinner, but the thought of the preparation made me decide to go for roasted chicken instead. But my cravings is still here with me. I'm hoping I'll have this food on or before Christmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Meditate upon His Word!

Jeremiah 33:3

New International Version (NIV)
3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Friday, December 16, 2011 thinking of food :)

Yes... I'm thinking of menus for my baby's Christening on Friday. We order food already though, but since we only order for three different dish, I now thinking of what else should I add to the menu. I have a lot of choices though but my problem is, I cannot cook all of what's in my mind because I have a baby to take care of.

I might do my all time favorite *chicken cheese roll and my hubby's recipe *pasta con ala doi. These dishes are easy to prepare.

I might also make pink leche flan for dessert. :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

 I remember a friend who work in a hospital who has loads of new scrubs uniforms that's in the closet yet. The hospital gave them four sets a year reasons why she has loads. Sometimes I borrowed her scrub pants to use as a pajama whenever I do an overnight stay at their place.

These  Cherokee uniforms scrubs below is the scrub I really like because it seemed  fashioned to fit your body. These scrubs made me want one. How I wish I'm working on a company that requires employers to wear scrubs, I mean beautiful scrubs just like this one.

Dickies Denim

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Psalm 84 NIV

Psalm 84

New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 84

Psalm 84[a]
    For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. 1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
   LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
   for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
   for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
   and the swallow a nest for herself,
   where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
   LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
   they are ever praising you.[c]
 5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
   whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
   they make it a place of springs;
   the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[d]
7 They go from strength to strength,
   till each appears before God in Zion.
 8 Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty;
   listen to me, God of Jacob.
9 Look on our shield,[e] O God;
   look with favor on your anointed one.
 10 Better is one day in your courts
   than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
   than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
   the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
   from those whose walk is blameless.
 12 LORD Almighty,
   blessed is the one who trusts in you.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Silver and Gold Coins for Christmas Gift?

Gift list haven't started yet and I'm not sure if I  can start it still. Things are really going out of control specially when it comes to finances. Things have gone way far different now... and I really need to accept this fact now that we cannot do the same thing as before... when we have no baby yet. This time our priority beyond anything else is the need of our adorable little girl. If before I can buy this and that.. or anything I find interesting but this time I have learned and yet have to learn to accept that I cannot do such. 

Well if ever I have the means to buy a gift for friends I would not hesitate to  buy silver coins co'z this is not a common gift you give and I know that they would treasure this and would keep it.  I like this Canada coins below though co'z the country has a special spot in my heart. If I have to buy a coin for myself I definitely would get this two. :)

Canadian Gold Maple LeafsSilver Canadian Maple Leafs

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Home alone with my gorgeous.

Yes... I'm home alone with my gorgeous baby Z again. It's her and mommy again and again and again... I love being with her in her good moods and bad moods I'm not complaining. As my dearest mom's friends says... just enjoy... she will soon grow up and won't be a baby anymore nor again. So enjoy every moment with your baby.

So now... we both are lying together in our tiled floor but we are in opposite direction co'z she roll and roll and roll and it's so tiring if I have to come after her. So I let her go as long as I know and could see that she is not harming herself.

We both are waiting for daddy to come home. Daddy thought that we are a delight to see when he comes home... what he doesn't know we are more delighted to see him every-time :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Play drums like a rockstar

Staring at this awesome drum set made me think back of some situation three years ago when I was just new member of  the Youth Mobilization team ( a religious organization that helps the unreached youth). I went with a co-team mates to a tribe up north, a four hours drive from the Manila. Their place was up in the mountain, a very tiny village but with beautiful people.

They have  a very small old but cement church with really nothing in the altar but the presence of God probably. I don't see any musical instruments unlike in my church in Manila where we've got all that our worship team needs. But all I could see in this small church was a water jug  sitting down in the corner of the altar, and when I asked the pastor what the jug for, he said that they uses it as a drum. My heart was broken and my eyes fail me co'z tears run down. All I could say during that time was a prayer that may the Lord sees their heart of the people there  and hear my prayer of blessing upon those people. And lo and behold when I came back after a month a drum set was sitting in there new and shining.

I just forgot the the drum set brand co'z I was focus on the whole thing. It might be a Tama Drums or something. I don't know... co'z all I know then that the youth of the church went singing and dancing and worshiping.  For sure they enjoyed playing with the band specially now that they have a keyboard and a guitar. This thing below is actually the best, love it!

Midnight Blue

For baby and grandma

Hubby's mom dropped by at our house one day with a big smile on her face co'z she has with her an extra large diaper for my baby of four months, I know it was quite big but it helps. It was a branded diaper reasons why I can't just let it go, anyways, I had to put on her during night time so I had no worries at all that someone might see it and thought of me a weird mom.

It was a packed of thirty pieces but hubby's grandma saw it and asked for some she thought that it maybe a baby diaper but since it's extra large in size it might also fit on her.  Sure did, it fits on her co'z she is no big woman and sure indeed she save a penny for a diaper. It is still good to have one rather than wearing nothing specially these days that an   adult diaper cost more.

So instead of bringing thirty, mom just brought twenty pieces co'z grandma had ten. It's just an ironic thing to think that a baby and a grandma shares the same size of diaper. lol!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Schools should have metal detectors

I saw it on television, heard it from a neighbor, read it on newspapers, yes, it's all over the news-killings at school and malls have grown in number these days. I just have one question though how come these people were able to bring deadly weapons inside such establishments knowing the guards always look into each one belongings to see if someone had brought with them unwelcome things.

A couple of weeks ago I saw in the news that a student was shot dead by another student. Faculties of the school and parents were shocked hearing the news. Their question are: how come these people or students were able to bring such weapon to school knowing the guards has metal detector that can detect such things. However I also learn that detectors are not solely for metals only there are also that detects gold like  metal detectors gold.  If your carrying with you a gun or a knife with gold in it, the ordinary metal detector might not detect it but the gold detector will.

I just hope though that deadly metals/weapons will be confiscated  whatever device they may use.