Dec 30, 2019

Dec 28, 2019

December 28, 2019 at 08:49PM

Dance like no one is watching
Live like you’ll never be hurt
Sing like no one is listening
Live like it’s heaven on earth.
 – William Purkey via Tumblr

Dec 26, 2019

December 26, 2019 at 08:49PM

122619 My post-Christmas thought bubble is a quote from Phil Mcgraw: A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now. I better lay off the holiday treats pronto. πŸ₯΄πŸ€£ via Tumblr

Dec 24, 2019

December 24, 2019 at 08:34PM

We give thanks for this joyful holiday when we can celebrate our Savior and his love for us. Merry Christmas, dear family and friends! ♥️✨ via Tumblr

Dec 22, 2019

December 22, 2019 at 09:04PM

Here for a pit stop πŸ€ͺ via Tumblr

Dec 21, 2019

December 21, 2019 at 09:04PM

Fotog: Wacky pose! Friends: πŸ₯³πŸ€£πŸ€ͺ Me: 😏 via Tumblr

Dec 18, 2019

December 18, 2019 at 06:49PM

121819 When the mall parking is full and the wait is longer than usual… via Tumblr

Dec 13, 2019

December 13, 2019 at 09:13PM

We could have had anyone in the world, but God had planned for us to choose each other. via Tumblr

Dec 3, 2019

Nov 29, 2019

November 29, 2019 at 10:35AM

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. - Melody Beattie #thanksgivingthoughts via Tumblr

Nov 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 at 10:14PM

☀️πŸ’¦πŸ§˜πŸ»‍♀️πŸ‘‹πŸΌ via Tumblr

Nov 25, 2019

November 25, 2019 at 08:18PM via Tumblr

When I planned our itinerary, I was determined to just wait for the boys at the ski resort parking lot while they went up the summit of Mt. Titlis.  Fear of height got the better of me.

But after much persuasion, I relented, sucked it up and decided to join them.  The anxiety was still there but something else came over me. Fear of missing out.  I realized we've gone this far and I didn't want to miss a moment with them. #flashback #throwback #swissalps 

Nov 14, 2019

November 14, 2019 at 08:48PM

πŸŒ΄πŸ’¦☀️ via Tumblr

Nov 9, 2019

Nov 3, 2019

November 03, 2019 at 08:06PM

You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination. This was the day I decided to just escape from everyone (except the Mr.) and everything (except the phonecam). ☀️πŸ’¦πŸŒ΄ via Tumblr

Oct 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 at 08:13PM

103119 Beach is empty… via Tumblr

Oct 30, 2019

October 30, 2019 at 12:33PM

Hopefully wiser ☺️ via Tumblr

Oct 27, 2019

October 27, 2019 at 08:22PM

There’s no place like home except for the beach. 🌴☀️πŸ’¦ via Tumblr

Oct 20, 2019

October 20, 2019 at 08:18PM

The Patapat Viaduct in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte crosses Pasaleng Bay, rises 31 meters over sea level and runs along the town’s coastal mountains, which is the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range that snakes through Northern Luzon. It is the 5th longest bridge in the Philippines. This family photo was taken on April 10, 2009 by a local tour guide who showed us around the province. He brought us to Burgos, Pagudpud and Kabigan Falls. #forumsession #forumtraveller #forumsessionoctwenteen via Tumblr

Oct 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 at 08:13PM

101519 Two kinds of sunset… Pa and Ma and the color of the horizon via Tumblr

Oct 12, 2019

October 12, 2019 at 10:03PM

101219 Filial piety. If only everyone will put this to practice… via Tumblr

Oct 3, 2019

October 03, 2019 at 08:09PM

100319 I ♥️ them. Every family has that one crazy person. In ours, we have more. #throwback#tbtforumsession#forumtraveller#forumsessionoctoboom via Tumblr

Sep 29, 2019

September 29, 2019 at 08:16PM

092919 Sometimes when I need a miracle and look at our sons, I realize we already have three. ♥️♥️♥️ via Tumblr

Sep 26, 2019

September 26, 2019 at 08:35PM

#fsseptwensix #forumsession #forumtraveller via Tumblr

Sep 23, 2019

September 23, 2019 at 08:22PM

092319 Meet the family. Ages 22, 51, 54, 26 and 15 via Tumblr

Sep 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 at 12:25PM

Did somebody say weekend?πŸ’ƒπŸ» via Tumblr

Sep 17, 2019

September 17, 2019 at 08:13PM

091719 “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” via Tumblr

Sep 9, 2019

September 09, 2019 at 08:33PM

090919 “Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are sandy.” via Tumblr

Sep 1, 2019

September 01, 2019 at 08:19PM

090119 Moments like these are never enough. Because the middle son was in town for the long weekend, even this green area of the parking lot was a perfect spot to make use of the timer and the tripod. Shangrila Resort Mactan, Cebu August 2019 via Tumblr

Aug 30, 2019

August 30, 2019 at 08:27PM

Our little tribe by the gossamer veil of the waterfalls two years ago. Tumalog Falls Oslob, Cebu August 2017 via Tumblr

Aug 26, 2019

August 26, 2019 at 08:31PM

082619 They do not possess superpowers and they do not wear capes, but here I am with my heroes. They are heroes in their own right.

This was during dinner tonight with the extended family on National Heroes Day. via Tumblr

Aug 23, 2019

August 23, 2019 at 08:36PM

082319 Back home after 2 nights of hospital confinement… via Tumblr

Aug 22, 2019

August 22, 2019 at 08:36PM

082219 A little bit of crazy, a little bit of nuts, and a whole lot of love.

This month marks “dance-erous” son’s first year at his first job.

Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy
May 2018 via Tumblr

Aug 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 at 08:48PM

081919 All these wooden inlays ♥️ so painstakingly and meticulously put in place I had to walk barefoot. via Tumblr

Aug 17, 2019

August 17, 2019 at 08:21PM

081719 With the challenges of menopause, I’m extremely grateful for days without bouts of debilitating anxiety, panic attack, palpitation, internal vibration, etc. Recently, I came across an FB focus group that discusses all the ills of this dreaded phase and I am so so so glad to know my feelings are not unique to me.

My take-away is: if all tests come back normal, chances are, the symptoms may be due to hormones. via Tumblr

Aug 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 at 08:31PM

081619 Home is wherever my bunch of crazies are.

Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy
May 2018 via Tumblr

Aug 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 at 08:36PM

081519 All I need.

Sons and hubby, away from the crowd
Versailles, France
May 2018 via Tumblr

Aug 13, 2019

August 13, 2019 at 08:36PM

081319 Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.

A quick shot before letting our family wishes fly at Shifen Old Street.

Shifen Old Street
Pingxi District, New Taipei City
Taiwan, April 2018 via Tumblr

Aug 11, 2019

August 11, 2019 at 08:16PM

081119 Notes to the 3 sons:

Your future does not lay in front of you… it lies deep inside you.

Life is not about finding yourself… it’s about creating yourself.

When life gets crazy, do something normal… and when life gets too normal, do something (a little) crazy.

Always be nice.

Practice the art of listening.

Never forget… we will love you forever, for always, and no matter what.

Our family in a beach in Orleans
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
May 2014

Quotes based from Suzy Toronto via Tumblr

Aug 4, 2019

August 04, 2019 at 08:01PM

080419 It’s not what you have in life that matters, but who you share your life with.

Our family, 5 years ago, in the state where Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was founded, and in the exact location where the Von Trapp family of Austria settled after fleeing from the Nazis.

Von Trapp Family Lodge
Stowe, Vermont
April 2014 via Tumblr

Aug 1, 2019

August 01, 2019 at 08:20PM

080119 Rain and umbrellas are unwelcome when sightseeing. But when you are dealt with continuous downpour for most of the day, you just have to man up, grin and bear it.

The hubby and sons
Xinshe Castle, Taichung City
Taiwan, April 2018 via Tumblr

Jul 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 at 08:21PM

072619 No perfect pictures, only perfect memories. Counting the days until all 5 of us are in the same place within arm’s reach of each other. ♥️ (Insa-dong, 4/2019) via Tumblr

Jul 21, 2019

July 21, 2019 at 08:27PM

072119 Throwback to 2015 via Tumblr

Jul 20, 2019

July 20, 2019 at 08:27PM

072019 Rosary Basilica behind us… (May 2018) via Tumblr

Jul 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 at 08:05PM

071819 The sons at Saud Beach, Pagudpud 10 years ago. They were aged 15, 12 and 5 years old then.

The youngest one silently sat by the shore and longingly watched his siblings play in the sea. He wanted to join them splash, swim and frolic before sunset. He was told (repeatedly) to just play in the sand because he had his swim at Kabigan Falls earlier in the day. We were worried he might catch a cold for over-exposure.

Quite reluctantly, he did obey. This 5 year old boy, young and gung ho as he was then, was wise enough not to have any fit.

Looking back now, none of the boys had bratty outbursts when they didn’t have their way. I’m really pleased they took after their Pa in that aspect. via Tumblr

Jul 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 at 08:29PM

We didn't use a face app or aging filter in reverse for this.  Lol.  This is really an old photo taken during the summer of 2009 when the sons still had chubby cheeks and layer of pinchable fat.

That day the hubby drove a borrowed Crosswind from my Pa on our way to visit the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. The drive alone was 8-12 hours long depending on the traffic.

It took us less than 4 days. We toured the sights of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Vigan, then drove up to Laoag, Burgos, Bangui, Pagudpud and down again to Paoay before heading back to Las PiΓ±as.

This is the wind farm along the coastline of Bangui Bay in the municipality of Bangui.  It is the first in the Philippines and Southeast Asia and has a capacity to generate up to 33MW. via Tumblr

Jul 14, 2019

July 14, 2019 at 08:50PM

071419 And when someone asks me “where is home”… Home is you. #hubbyandsons #family via Tumblr

Jul 13, 2019

July 13, 2019 at 09:06PM

071319 Just three months since this photo was taken and already thinking of where to go next via Tumblr

Jul 12, 2019

July 12, 2019 at 04:21PM

071219 Keep calm even during this Mercury retrograde

1. Anxiety attacks with no trigger this week. Menopause woes.
2. A parcel from Ninjavan is still undelivered (2 weeks since ordered).
3. PLDT’s fiber connection has been down (4 days and we were told restoration is after a week). Not good for work-at-home productivity for the hubby and son.
4. Foodpanda’s delivery was incomplete even after I have paid in full, their live chat service was lousy.
5. And this boy riled me up big time today.

How’s your July week 2 so far? via Tumblr