Believe it or not, we've been in this city for 4 years already and this is the very first time that I was able to walk around downtown. I mean I go there quite a few times already, but I was always just driving by or attend some business.

This day though, despite the cold weather, I decided it's high time I walk around the block and take some photos...

Age 14

My son is excited to get his learner's permit on his upcoming 14th birthday. He is busy studying the driver’s manual now. He said that most of his classmates are going to try to get their learner's permit on their birthday. He and my daughter has been fighting over who will get their dad's car already! Hahaha...

Soon, he may want to look for jobs during the summer. Oh boy, stop growing up too fast...

Our log house

Well, it is not actually "our" log house. It's my in-laws' log house. They are very proud of this investment of theirs and it had had many guests already, both locally and friends from abroad. The view from the log house is spectacular too.

My in-laws dream is to buy some cabin beds, dressers and night stand to make it the "ultimate" log house.

15 Things

From Facebook. Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

  1. I love to travel [budget permitting] either by car or by plane.
  2. We will definitely be going back to the Philippines as much as we could afford.
  3. My bucket list includes: sky diving, hot air balloon and a luxury cruise.
  4. We just celebrated our 15th anniversary!
  5. I usually work on holidays since hubby will be home with the kids.
  6. I'm a trying hard photographer.
  7. My first DSLR is a Nikon D-40 which I already sold to a friend. And I am now a proud owner of a Nikon D-90.
  8. I've done quite of bit of photo shoot since then and some perspective photography.
  9. Took 4 photography course related already, and am currently taking up Photoshop.
  10. We just made a trip to Panorama Mountain Village in BC. And it was awesome.
  11. Tried my very first Mountain Yoga session there. And my body didn't like it.
  12. We've traveled to Edmonton quite a bit this summer since we bought the 3 month pass to access all the parks at West Edmonton Mall.
  13. I love digital scrapping, but just couldn't find the time to do them now.
  14. I have 50+ photo albums at home! And I don't know where to put them.
  15. And lastly, I am trying out the gym for the very first time in my whole life! I am desperate to lose weight or else my doctor is going to give me medication!
And that's it!!! Tag, you're it!

Our 15th Anniversary Cake

October 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Just needed to post this on 10-10-10...

Happy thanksgiving to all Canadians!

My teenager

Sometimes I still couldn't believe that I have a teenager already. He is starting to mature, little by little. He is becoming conscious of his weight too. And his interest has moved on from gameboy games to more mature, more violent games. He had been dropping hint here and there that for his 14th birthday he wanted a PS3. He claims all his friends play PS3 only, none of them play Wii or DS anymore.

My answer to that, he should save his allowance as much as he could, and if he can come up with 70% of the price, then I will be happy to pay for the other 30%.


It's our 15th wedding anniversary today!!!

Happy Anniversary to my beloved husband!

Finally, I'm a member

I am finally a member of a fitness gym club! I was really hesitant to sign a two year contract, but overall, it is cheaper in the long run, and if ever I do need to cancel, it will still be cheaper than finishing a one year contract. Go figure.

Anyway, I'm really enjoying my time at the gym. In the 40 years of my existence, this is my first time to try out the gym. I usually attend the group exercise, it's more fun to have a small group of people to work out with. I especially liked Zumba [latin dance!]

I'm hoping that this would help me lose some weights. Doctor wanted me to lose 15 pounds by December. If not, then it might be time for me to click here and do more research.

Things that makes me happy!

I just read a few articles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul, Count your Blessings edition. And it made me realized that we should try to write down one or two items that we are blessed with every single day. I started my kids on that...

  1. My Husband. He is the reason for my being! He made my dream come true!

  2. My kids. Though they sometimes drives me crazy, they are the love of my life! Every single hug and kiss, just takes away my bad day and all my troubles. I love when they make me home made cards for Mother's day, Valentine's, Christmas and Birthdays. And I kept them all.

  3. Friends. They keep be sane. We all need time away from our family, and I am so glad that I have a group of friend to hang out with.

  4. Photography and photo albums. I love taking pictures and even though I am not in it, it's okay. I'm just glad that I am able to take those photos.

  5. Tax Season. I wish tax season is a whole year job, coz this is one thing that I really love doing. I don't feel like it's a JOB at all. Despite the long hours during the peak of tax season, I don't really feel tire at all.

What's your blessings for today?