Sep 23, 2019

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Sep 20, 2019

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Sep 18, 2019

September 18, 2019 at 07:19PM

091819 So get out of your jammies and start using the good stuff you’re saving for a special occasion. via Tumblr

Sep 17, 2019

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

Sep 9, 2019

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

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Sep 8, 2019

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090819 It’s the Blessed Mary’s birthday today and also Grandparents’ Day in the PH. ♥️ via Tumblr

Sep 1, 2019

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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

September 01, 2019 at 11:29AM

090119 Happy Sunday and 1st of September! ♥️ 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

August 30, 2019 at 06:06PM

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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

August 26, 2019 at 06:21PM

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Aug 23, 2019

Aug 22, 2019

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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

August 22, 2019 at 06:01PM

082219 Don’t let a bad day feel like you have a bad life. 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

August 19, 2019 at 09:23AM

081919. Gina Lopez (+) also talked about learning the quality of persistence, the value of hardship and the error of blind obedience… 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

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Aug 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 at 08:31PM

081619 Home is wherever my bunch of crazies are.

Piazza San Marco
Venice, Italy
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Aug 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 at 08:36PM

081519 All I need.

Sons and hubby, away from the crowd
Versailles, France
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August 15, 2019 at 05:21PM

081519 No excuses 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

August 13, 2019 at 08:51AM

081319 Small is a start… 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 9, 2019

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
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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

August 01, 2019 at 12:58AM

073119 Bye July… 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

July 26, 2019 at 05:46PM

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Jul 22, 2019

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072219 A reminder to be humble, and to share blessings… via Tumblr

Jul 20, 2019

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

July 20, 2019 at 10:47AM

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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

July 18, 2019 at 06:19PM

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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 Piñas.

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 15, 2019

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

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