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) https://ift.tt/2ZaxaR2 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2YkkGVB

July 26, 2019 at 05:46PM


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Jul 23, 2019

Happy 26th birthday, Matt, our firstborn!!!


Jul 22, 2019

July 22, 2019 at 09:57AM


072219 A reminder to be humble, and to share blessings… https://ift.tt/2JUzJ37 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2M5DlSC

Jul 20, 2019

July 20, 2019 at 08:27PM


072019 Rosary Basilica behind us… (May 2018) https://ift.tt/2YcLOKd via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2JUzULH

July 20, 2019 at 10:47AM


072019 From the Dalai Lama https://ift.tt/32C9k2D via Tumblr https://ift.tt/32CEQ0i

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.

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July 18, 2019 at 06:19PM


071819 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ https://ift.tt/2YWI3pi via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2JBPPzQ

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 Piรฑas.

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.

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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 https://ift.tt/2xOtDvI via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2Ybi4O1

July 14, 2019 at 08:50PM


071419 https://ift.tt/2jRnA66 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2loiYoB

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 https://ift.tt/2NT2FxT via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2LqTUZV

July 13, 2019 at 11:46AM


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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?

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Jul 8, 2019


via IFTTT,

070819 Sometimes we need to do some reminiscing and remember the way we loved our spouse at the beginning of our marriages, the simplicity and sweetness of it, before the kids came along, before the layers of hurt, before life got complex and the responsibilities exponentially increased.

We need to think through what it was like to enjoy those moments of affection and intimacy, when we looked forward to every interaction, and there was no other place we wanted to be except in each other’s arms. - from Teach With Joy.

Video credit: our 25-year old son who is turning 26 this month.

July 08, 2019 at 03:03PM


070819 Enjoy the rest of the workweek ๐Ÿ˜œ… https://ift.tt/32hHzMq via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2YF1l2t

July 08, 2019 at 06:48AM


070719 ๐ŸŽตSunday I’m in love ๐ŸŽถ (to the tune of The Cure’s Friday I’m in Love) ๐Ÿ˜ https://ift.tt/2JhQeY2 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2S1t9vj

Jul 7, 2019

July 07, 2019 at 09:39AM


070719 Sunday mass offertory comes to mind… https://ift.tt/2JwQK31 via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2xwmAaz

Jul 6, 2019

July 06, 2019 at 01:49PM


070619 Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate, also called Saint Nicholas Cathedral, is where Princess Grace (Kelly) and Prince Rainier Grimaldi are buried.  The church sits on the site of the first parish church in Monaco built in 1252 and dedicated to Saint Nicholas.

This family pic was taken last year and one of literally thousands of photos still in my phone gallery

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July 06, 2019 at 09:39AM


070619 Don’t look far. Start within your circle. https://ift.tt/2YAP3YN via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2YD7nR0

Jul 4, 2019

July 04, 2019 at 05:01PM


070419 See that smile? I put it there. That line didn’t really come from me… or him. JFK said that about Jackie. Jerry could have easily said the same thing about me, because that’s just how it felt as soon as he texted me: “Landed. See you at home!” ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป‍♀️ https://ift.tt/2RScwSD via Tumblr https://ift.tt/2YAiLx6

Jul 3, 2019

July 03, 2019 at 02:01PM


070319 read from Larry Kim’s Twitter

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Jul 2, 2019


via IFTTT,

070219 When the skirt rides up, the leggings slide down and the sons are able to capture the fiasco on video...

Jul 1, 2019

July 01, 2019 at 04:05PM


070119 A new chapter, a new verse or same old story, what is it for you?

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July 01, 2019 at 08:10AM


070119 A lesson on filial piety for our sons.

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. —Anita Baker

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