1. make the bed 2. empty the dishwasher 3. empty the washing machine and dryer 4. load clothes into the dryer and turn it on to dry the clothes 5. dust around the house 6. swiffer the floor 7. be the 2nd man of the house and double check the doors are locked before going to bed 8. put plates in sink after meal 9. no tv, no phone during family meals 10. pray in the morning, at bedtime together with mama and dada, and pray and thank God all throughout the day 11. group hug (actually he taught me this) 12. help carry things into the house after each grocery shopping trip 13. be honest about how you feel around people you love and love you 14. go to church 15. read books 16. praise 17. appreciate 18. bless everyone and everything around you 19. go to bed happy
Moving to Arizona meant for me choosing a great school for Brandon. The A grade school close to our house didnt have any openings at the time I registered Brandon. Nevertheless, I thanked God in advance for giving Brandon the school he needs to help him grow and learn happily. August 3 2015 was the first day of school, and since he was still waitlisted at our school of choice, we enrolled him to his community school. That same week, I received an email on Wednesday that Brandon has been accepted to our school of choice and started going there the following Monday. Faith, Actionm and Expectation are my main three ingredients in causing the Universe to converge all circumstances/events/people to manifest my desire. Thank you God.
I prayed for a child. But I received
more than a child. With this child, my life has become truly purposeful
and meaningful. My son, you have pushed me to be the best I can be so
that you can be the best you can be. You have taught (and continue to teach) me
love in its purest form. Sometimes, it is so pure that it can be misinterpreted. You are the greatest gift that God has given me apart
from your Dad and the life I have. I am ever grateful to you. I love
you forever across lifetimes and universes.
It is great that even if we live in Arizona, there are places to go where we can enjoy snow. Here we went to Wing Mountain for a day. We had a blast sledding, but also learned that we can do more and do better the next time we go. We can bring our portable grill, lawn chairs, change of clothes, etc, and most importantly come much earlier.
We enrolled our son to Little Cookers, which are a set of 1-hr classes where kids learn how to cook. When I bring him, I stay and watch (and learn). I don't know why but I just want to stay and make sure he is ok, and that he is learning, and that he is behaving. Oh my gosh right? Yes, that's me. I get separation anxiety when my son is away from me. For me it is ok, because someday, he will be all grown up and there is no way I can be like this mom anymore. I am cherishing this time,and savoring it.
My 11 years of marriage, and I must admit that it takes work, time, and commitment to keep it and make it work. I say this because before I got married, my husband and I only focused our time and efforts to ourselves. When we were together, everything we did and do were all about us. After we got married, our time and conversations became more about work schedule, paying the bills, relative matters, our son, the mortgage, etc. And next thing you know, the marriage becomes all about things that are not related to love. Well, good thing we have love, we have the commitment to be with each other no matter what.
These pictures were taken when our son had a playdate at his classmate's house from 5pm-7pm. My husband and I scrambled to figure out what we can do in 2 hours! We ended up having dinner at Fleming's. I wished that I had time to really prepare like wear a nice dress, and fix my hair, etc but no time.
However, we had a great time eating and feeling like we are bf/gf again.
It has been a while since I posted here. Our family is really loving our new life here in Arizona. It's weird to say it like that, "new life". It seems like yesterday when I would always talk about moving to a warmer state and starting our "retirement" life there. And here we are! God is so great folks. I can't stop being thankful and grateful about the fact that I am living the future that I imagined. I wish for you the same things. That you live your dream. That you really figure out your heart's desire, and ask for it and then expect to happen.