My daughter just turned 17 last February 15 and we all went home to celebrate with her. It’s not everyday that I get to see my daughter since she left Dubai for college so I will jump on every opportunity I have to be with her.
We celebrated her birthday a day early in my sister-in-law’s house in Quezon City. We invited few relatives, my mom, nieces and grandchild. The celebration was simple but with family around to show their love for my daughter was more than enough to make us all happy.
She’s growing up. I hope not too fast that I will miss every childishness she has in her bones. I know next year will be another year but a more remarkable one as she celebrate her being introduced to society as a young woman. We can’t stop time and that means I can’t stop getting older.
I’m glad we went home for her birthday. Nothing replaces a family’s bonding moments especially when it’s a special occasion you’re celebrating.
My daughter is now 17; not quite old but no longer a child. Soon, she will be venturing into another chapter in her life and I and my husband wish to be with her for many, many more years so we can guide her. And we pray for the best for her.
Happy birthday our sweet princess. We love you!
Hello everyone! My days have been very hectic since the day I arrived in the Philippines. It’s very odd that I had migraine for the last 3 days since I arrived and was practically asleep most of the time. I took advantage of the days that followed when I got better to visit family and meet up with friends. Unfortunately, time is not in my favor so I can’t meet all my relatives and friends. I just get tired easily and the traffic is terrible. Also, people are everywhere in the mall. It’s like half of Metro Manila are in the malls around Metro Manila! Of course, I’m just exaggerating but you get my point.
Well, I think my holiday will be one hectic vacation. I’m just glad that at least, I had time to visit my relatives in Bulacan even for a short while. I hope they enjoyed my visit too.
So, until next vacation break. I hope when that happens, I’m more healthy and don’t have bouts with migraine every time I have to go out. It’s just a bummer. Why can’t I be as healthy as other healthy people? Anyway, c’est la vie.
Lines and connections will be crazy few hours before the New Year’s celebration. So let me take this opportunity to greet everyone a Prosperous New Year!
God bless and may the ushering of the New Year bring so much joy, peace and love to all.
More and more quality family time is being side-swept by the numerous social networks that everyone engage to. There is very little time for a “normal” chat at home where family members sit in the dining area and discuss how their day went or watch TV together as a family and simply enjoy their weekends as one.
The Tech Timeout challenge started by Foresters encourages families to take a daily break from technology. Participating families are encouraged to disconnect from all things electronic with the goal of helping spouses, parents and children build stronger bonds, communicate more personally and get more involved in each other’s lives. I think it’s time we all get in the game of bringing back “real quality” time, “real communication” with the ones we love and simply enjoy the comfort of live sans online social presence.
Click on the image below to know more about the Tech-Time out for families and like their Facebook page to show your support. Thanks!
Give time to your family. They deserve it. And kids, give time to your parents. Spend those quality time together.
I stumbled upon a cute site that makes stick figure family image which you can customize. I have always wanted to have stick figure family with our pet posted on our car but that’s not allowed here. So, I am glad to make one online and just post it in my social profile and save the photo too.
The site is called Build Your Disney Side and it’s also part of Disney. You can visit this link to make your own Disney family: http://buildyourdisneyside.com/
This is my family’s Disney side! Make one for your family too!