Saturday, November 24, 2012

Azarie's in 4D

Today I am grateful for having a glimpse of what Azarie looks like in my belly :) I think she is so adorable! Just 3 more weeks and we will not only see her but also hold her and play with her. We are very excited!!!!

she has chubby cheeks, doesn't she? :D


"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." - James 1:17

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

On Being a Connoisseur

Today I am grateful for the influence of the blog called "The Daily Connoisseur" in my life. It has taught me so many things on how to live simply yet with passion. By reading its posts on the French culture, I have learned to appreciate what are truly essential. :)

a shabby chic bench for $10 at goodwill

" For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world." 2 Corinthians 1:12

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Exploring Savannah

Today I am grateful for having a nice time yesterday. :) The weather was great. I was able to drive around Whitaker Street and visit one of my favorite shops, "The Paris Market" while my husband was hanging out with people he met from "Meet Up". Then later on he joined me in exploring River Street. I never get tired visiting this place in Savannah. I'm sharing pictures below. Hope everybody had a great Saturday, too!

dipping my hand in a pail full marbles ala Amelie :)

looking like we never had a big fight the day before :D

giggling while husband takes my pic

resting my achy feet & surrounded by fall decors

"Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings" Psalm 17:8

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Beginning

Today I am grateful for a chance to correct mistakes. An ending can be a new beginning. One day at a time.


"And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” - Revelations 21:5

Friday, September 21, 2012

Passed the Sugar Test

Today I am simply grateful that I have passed my test for gestational diabetes. I failed the first one and had to take the 3 hour test. I love sweets so much that thinking of not being able to eat anymore desserts was really heartbreaking! But God is so good, He gave me another chance.  I thank also my selfless patients who helped me in praying. :)

Lunch at Lemongrass bistro after the test

What is life without sweets?!

"So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you  know that man shall not live on bread alone; but man lives by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord."
- Deuteronomy 8:3

Friday, August 31, 2012

Today I am grateful for all the blessings received in August. I know I have been blogging monthly now and not daily. But still I would like to end this month summarizing the good things that happened to me.

First of all, our baby Azarie is 6 months old already. Here is a picture of her ultrasound.

we're so excited to hold her :)

Second, my parents will be going to a vacation in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. There was also an earthquake in the Philippines today and I am grateful that my loved-ones are safe.

Third, we will be moving to Savannah at the end of next month for my new assignment. I'm sure there will be more things to do and places to go.

Fourth, my husband found a way to know that our PR cards are being mailed, already. We are really looking forward to finally settling down in one place.

There are more blessings to mention. And for each I am grateful :)

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Our Babymoon

Today I am grateful for the opportunity that God has given us to go to Canada and which I would also consider our "babymoon". :)

with our Canada umbrellas while waiting for the bus in Vancouver

We were also blessed to have traveled to California, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon. God is so generous!

at Beverly Hills, California
at the Grand Canyon
Paris Buffet at Las Vegas with friends :)

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel only read a page." - St. Augustine

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Baby is Coming!

Today I am grateful to be back to blogging. And I am happy to announce that we are having a baby soon :) This is such a wonderful blessing. Thank You, God!

Hubby's happy face 

And yours truly's goofy face :D

"Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him." - Psalm 127:3

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Last day being 33.

Today I am grateful for the wonderful year that passed. As the title of this post says, today is also my last day being 33. I will turn 34 tomorrow, February 24. I am excited as I have many more dreams awaiting for me this year. And more love to give and receive. :)

lying down at the park on this beautiful afternoon watching the blue sky

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hearts Day

Today I am grateful for Valentine's Day. Everybody is romantic and love is in the air!

Farid and I celebrated the day in advance since he is out camping with his friends for a few days. I gave him a big kisses chocolate and a camping tool :) But he gave me the best gift. One day this week, he said he was having doubts about his religion. I told him to search for the truth and agreed to come to church with me on my birthday! It is an answered prayer. I was so happy! Praise God!!!

a heart full of chocolates given by a sweet friend/colleague

"Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." - 1Corinthians 13:7

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thank You, Lord

Today I am very grateful my family and friends are spared from the earthquake that hit our province in Cebu, Philippines. It made me realize how fragile life can be. How often we take forgranted this gift that was given to us freely.

Thank You so much Lord.

"He will cover you with His wings; you will be safe in His care; His faithfulness will protect and defend you." -Psalms 91:4

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I simply prayed

Today I am grateful things have gotten easier. All I had to do was simply pray. :)

by: Reinhold Niebuhr

"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” - Matthew21:22

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Not a good day but still...

Today I am grateful for all the blessings in my life. There are rainy days, there are sunny days. Life is still beautiful! :)

sunset captured when we went biking

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Monday, January 9, 2012


Today I am grateful we are celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. At this moment, I am asked to stay inside the bedroom while my husband is preparing a surprise for me ;) Hmmmm, who doesn't love surprises? So while I'm waiting for that I am writing this post to share a special gift my friend gave me when I visited her last New Year.

Aldryne, my Guardian Angel :)

college friends

"A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that has found him, has found a treasure." -Ecclesiastes 6:14

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Today I am grateful for the new year that passed. For me, it brings with it new dreams :)

Farid celebrating New Year and his birthday @Times Square, NY

Short Stop at The Lincoln Memorial with friends

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." - Philippians 4:6