I'm done cleaning the house just in time for the new year. I have thrown old stuff that will never be used and have donated some to charity. Of course I've kept some things for sentimental reasons but most of the stuff that has not been used since last year I have let go. The toys of my son that has been cluttering the guest room are now arranged properly and neatly and I don't think that there is a single dust left to be wiped in our furnitures. I'm beat and tired and just want to crawl under the sheets but I am here still thinking of how easily I accumulate things over time thinking that I bought them for a reason and yet they're just sitting somewhere accumulating dust. What a waste of money! For the coming year, I commit to be more careful with the things I buy. I will carefully assess it its a need or a want and definitely avoid impulse buying. I feel the need to declutter some more things in the house like books, dvd's, electronics and the like. I need to let go of some things that are just there for sentimental reasons. I need to simplify. Less clutter less stress and more room for what is coming for the year 2010.
Year 2009 has been a very good year for our son. He has had a lot of social activities that has made him into a well rounded kid. Here is looking back at the year 2009. We love you kiddo! (pictures are not arranged in order)
5th birthday held in school.
K1-commencement exercise (he looks so cute in a tie)
Birthday celebration with the family
activity in school ( chanelling a jew from the bible)
Summer swimming lessons
failed attempt to make mochis
summer alaska football camp
so happy to recieve his first medal in football
Happy to see his first play from trumpets
His coach said that he's got a lot of potential.
trip to Manila Ocean Park
a trip to cosmic kidz ( sobra expensive ha!)
2009 family day
World phyro at the fort
ravages of ondoy from our window
My son as an igorot during linggo ng wika
Dad at work
Newest addition to the family...mito
United nations 2009
Children's x'mas party at BHRC
Family Annual Christmas celebration 2009.
So looking forward to new and exciting adventures for our family. Happy New Year to all!
As excited as I am for the coming year 2010, I do not want end the year without posting all the things that I am so thankful and greatful for this year. So here goes,
I am thankful for the gift of health for our family. Thank you Lord for healing my ovaries. I am grateful for my husband's job. I am so thankful for spending and focusing my time on my son that resulted in his improvement in school. I am grateful for our bonding moments and our long talks. I am thankful for very supportive and loving parents who are always there unconditionally. I am thankful for my sister's complete recovery from cancer. I am thankful for my BIL's recovery from a heart attack. I am thankful for my BIL's spiritual healing. I am thankful for my SIL's happiness and prosperity. I am thankful for seeing an old friend and renewing our friendship. I am thankful for the gift of forgiveness and understanding. I am thankful for the gift of generosity, humility and of faith. I am thankful for the lessons learned from the trials and difficulties that I have encountered this year. I am grateful for love that has grown and mature between me and my husband. I am grateful for my husband and son. I am thankful that the Lord has kept his promises to me and has made me into a believer even though I am not worthy. I am grateful for the gift of faith, hope and love. I am thankful for the unexpected gifts we have recieved this christmas that has made the seaason more meaningful. I am thankful for the roof over our heads;the food that we eat; the clothes that we wear; the comforts we are enjoying and the realization that we are still far blessed than my brothers and sisters that have been affected by natural calamities and disasters; Thank you Lord. I am thankful for my challenging life, all its up and downs. I am thankful for the love, generosity, forgiveness,kindness, friendship. I am thankful for all the blessings, big and small, in whatever form.
I would like to welcome the year 2010 with a heart full of hope, a positive mindset, a happy disposition and unwavering faith. With that being said, I would like to post a list of my wishes and resolutions for year 2010.
I want to be vulnerable and transparent.
I want to have a new car.
I want to buy a new house.
I want to start a business of my own, something that I would love to do.
I want to be physically fit.
I want to be financially wise and responsible.
I want to start a soup kitchen
I want to volunteer more to charitable institutions.
I want to be more open and trusting
I want to travel more.
I want to read more.
I want to try out more activities that I havent done before.
I want to eat more fruits and vegetables.
I want to wake up everyday with a smile on my face. No worries and anxieties.
I want to be a better wife and mother.
I want to do boxing and yoga.
I want to join my first marathon.
I want financial security.
I want to enjoy life more each day as if it were my last.
I want to impove my relationships with family and friends.
I want to renew and make more friends.
I want a bigger and beautiful engagement ring.
I want to renew my marriage vows to ivan.
I want our parents to have financial security in their old age.
I want to make things and do things right.
I want opportunities to better our life to keep on coming.
I want my contagious personality back.
I want to laugh more and worry less no matter the circumstances.
I want to visit my sister and nieces in the states this summer.
I want to be the kind of person God wants me to be.
If its God's will for us to live in canada then I wish to attract all the resources that we would need in preparation for our stay there.
I wish to settle all our past and present obligations and start a new. It is always never to late.
I am sure I can think of some more wishes and resolutions but thats it for now.