Happy New year
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
This snow storm that passed really raised havoc not only here in the Northwest but also in Northeast and Midwest. We heard airports canceled numerous flights, people stranded in the airports on the holidays, stranded in their own houses, and accidents. Here in our county, there were carports and roofs collapsed due to the strain of too much snow. Even a retirement home was vacated because of the sagging roof. Now the problem of flooding and flash flooding needs to be watched out for. So to those that have been affected with the snow storm should ensure your drainage is not blocked because it can cause flooding when the melted snow cannot freely flow.
Friday, December 26, 2008
kids halloween costumes | homemade halloween costumes
This year, the celebration is being held in different places. My sister and her family went to her in-laws and my nieces in their Grandparents home. For my niece Sweet, her birthday is kinda sad one because her Grandfather, father side, passed away. She don't want to have a celebration like they used in the midst of her Grandfather's wake. Those that celebrates their birthdays on the 25th of December is really lucky because the whole world celebrates with them, isn't it? :-)
One thing that I regret to plan ahead when we got pregnant was to have our baby's cord blood preserved. I remember I asked my Pediatrician about it and she highly recommended it to me. I talked to my husband about it but I guess it flew off our minds. I wish I was able to do it. I already had the form from Cryo-Cell , the leader in family cord blood banking, but I totally forgot to fill it up and wasn't able to start the process. If I get pregnant again, I will definitely do it. The preservation of stem cells of the umbilical cord of our babies are known to treat about 70 diseases and have been used in 8,000 transplants or over worldwide. This
If you are pregnant right now and expecting you need to consider cord blood banking because this can help save life as protecting our child's future. I know we are dealing with economic crisis but Cryo-Cell is helping families by offering a big discount of $725 once you enroll online using the promotional code D995. You only have to pay $995 for processing, testing and first year of storage plus they will waive the cancellation fee in addition to it. So, for Moms to be and those who are planning to have kids, this is a chance to start protecting your child's future.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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It is very frustrating when things like this happened and you are in far away place. I am so wanting to be there but the distance just won't permit us to. My parents and the rest of my brother and sisters along with their families will join my sister's family in Davao to assist my BIL's loss. I also extended our condolences and prayers to him and to Grandma.
I knew of a winter escape package to stay in either Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing or Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. This package will enable you stay in either of these hotels in a very reasonable price. If ever I have the chance I will definitely check out the 3rd Annual Ice Carving and the exciting 2009 Polar Plunge. There are also live entertainments and theaters in commemoration of the 2nd Anniversary of the Hilton Promenade. These are only few of the very exciting events while on this great escape. I told my husband that we have to check this place out when time and money permit us to. If we only have known about this winter storm earlier, like a month or two ago, I would have agreed for his plan to have a Christmas vacation. With our weather now, I felt that we should have taken a winter escape.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The whole day of Saturday was really a bad day for me. I even shunned away from the computer because I may have strained my eye muscles from always facing the computer. I only checked emails and did a little of blog hopping. To ease the pain, I did cold compress on my eye and it did helped a little bit. I decided to go to sleep early also hoping it will help more. Fortunately when I woke up this morning the pain is gone and I can open my eyes without tears already. Thank God it is not worst as I thought it was. I guess my eyes just need to rest away from the computer to recuperate. I still have to schedule an eye exam soon to make sure I don't have eye problem at all.
Friday, December 19, 2008
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
I wrote previously that snow is coming up and indeed it came and it's a lot. According to the forecast, we will experience deep freeze in the coming days. The weekend weather shows cloudy but sunny but it will be very cold. Then come next week, snow is coming back. Last night we went out to get some stuff at the store and hubby went to his workplace. Tonight we are planning to go out also but due to the ugly weather we just decided to stay at home. Hubby cooked our dinner and when he went out to throw our trash I asked him to take pictures of the outside. I did not dare to go out with our DD because it's very cold and the snow are still pouring.
This got me an idea of sending them a CEIVA Digital Photo Frame with all our pictures in it. I saw this cool gadget at sitonsantaslap.com. If you visit the site, you can experience how cool this photo frame is. You can upload pictures into it anywhere you are in the US. I tried uploading mine through the site and instantly my picture appeared in the photo frame. It's very amazing! I am pretty sure my parents will love it. So check sit on Santa's lap now and get this wonderful gift idea. You can also enter the got a wish sweepstakes and have the chance of winning $500.
Now, four years after, I am proud to say that we still have the passion and the love we have for each other is even more stronger. I am very thankful to God that He continually bless us with patience, kindness, understanding, and more love that keep us strong. Ever since, we don't forget to tell each other 'i love you' and we vowed to say it until we are old and gray. We are very grateful to God for having each other. We are praying everyday that God will keep us strong strengthen our faith and keep us healthy so we can see our kids grow up.
Since then, I told hubby that one of these days we will still pursue it. I know that cruises and vacations will still be available anytime. If ever we are ready, I can check out this great site Vacations To Go. If you have not heard of it, they are a great site to check out for any last minute plan of your cruises and vacations. As the name, Vacations To Go, infers they have best prices of cruises even at an eleventh hour booking.
At Vacations To Go, you can find cruises of up to 75% off of the original price. They have this 90-Day Ticker tool that will give you idea of what cruise packages are being marked down. Their website is also designed for clients to be able to search for bargain or discounted cruises by regions, dates, and ships. My husband sometimes decides for a getaway at the last minute. So now I know where to go to get the best deals.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The accident was a result of teenage drunk driving. Both him and his friend, the driver, died in the said accident. During the accident he was with my nephew, my sister's son. My nephew was driving another motorcycle and was following them. The driver probably drove fast and hit the rotunda with grills around it in our town. The impact was so hard the driver was killed instantly. My nephew brought them both to the hospital but the other one was pronounced dead. He was still brought to the biggest hospital in another city but after few hours he passed away.
Now my nephew is in a state of shock. I think he was really traumatized of what happened because he was there when it happened and when his friends died. It really served a lesson to him not to drink and drive. I was told he wasn't drunk but his friends were. I will talk to my sister and have him talk to a counselor or somebody that can supervise him because it can really create a trauma psychologically. For our dear friend who passed away, he may rest in peace and my prayers and thoughts are with his family that are left behind.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008
Last weekend, I marinated the beef steak and waited for hubby to toss it in the grill. He found out that our grill wasn't cleaned from the last time he used it. So he ended up cleaning it first thoroughly before grilling the steak. It took him almost two hours to do the task :-) When you are consumed with the cooking, washing the dishes will become another load so hubby used our disposable dishes as you can see the picture on the side :-) After eating, he just threw the disposables and washed those that aren't.
Along with the grilled steak, he toasted the frozen garlic bread, blanched green veggies and opened a can of baked beans. Our weekend dinner was served and it sure made us full satisfied :-)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I know in some part of the country in east coast, they already experienced thick snow. My husband asked me if I do like to go skiing. Of course I wanted to try it in my lifetime. He may bring us to one of the ski resort here in Washington. Even if we don't go skiing yet but just for us to experience being in a ski resort. Honestly I haven't tried playing in a thick snow covered yard. Maybe this year we will be able to experience it with our DD :-) I am very excited.
Wow, this quarter passed by so quick. All my finals are done and I can already relax, though in all honesty I have been relax with my classes :-) I did crammed with studying but thankfully the results are all great.
When we, me and hubby, enrolled for classes I was concerned if we both can handle the schedule. Fortunately, we did great and although there are glitches and some discussions between us, we were able to finish the quarter positively. It was my first quarter back in school after I gave birth. Our schedules complemented rightfully.
This winter quarter we have a problem with schedules. Hubby will have two months of training in different places. One month in California and one month here in Washington but in different place. It is a live-in training for a month. This means I have to check for online classes. I will have to call my adviser what class I can take online and register for it. If none, then I have to wait until spring quarter to register.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Part of the display inside Seattle Center is the Christmas village. I took some pictures but did not really take a picture of the whole village. I was in a hurry and forgot that I can go up on the elevated area to get a good shot. Maybe when we go back there I will try to take a good one of the whole village. It was also displayed last Christmas and my digital camera that time was an old 2pixel one lols, the shots are not really nice so to speak. Next time I will make sure to get a good angle and a good shot :-)
Even if we have books to look at, still it is different. It is application of what we were taught in class. Our test was to submit an insurance claim and make sure we filled up the form correctly so the insurance company will not reject it. I will know what will be my grade in two weeks. I hope it will be a good grade :-) My finals for my Medical Law, Ethics and Bioethics class will be on Tuesday.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I was thinking it is a bad idea to have our tree up this early because our DD is very hyper. Fortunately, ever since we had the tree up she did not touch or grab any of the balls and decors we have. At first she got curious and when her Daddy saw her about to touch the decor he told her not to do it or she will hurt her feelings. I think she understood it well and I am proud of her for being so behave. She just love watching herself in the glass balls but not daring to touch it.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I bought her a toy vacuum and she knows how to use it. I always tell her young mind that it is the same and it is used for cleaning not to scare her. Because we are vacuuming the floor almost everyday, she will only look at me but I have to let her know first that it's okay so she will not cry. Now hubby is cleaning the carpet and then vacuuming it while our DD is in her high chair. She is watching her Daddy so intently. When her Daddy put her down she walked towards the vacuum and touched it.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have seen babies before that are trying to imitate what their Mommies are doing and even slipping on big shoes. I think this is common to all babies because our DD is now into it. When hubby gets home she will be waiting on him to take off his shoes and then she will pick it up and try bringing it near the shoe cabinet. She sees us all the time doing it. But sometimes when she sees our slippers or sandals lying around, she will slip it on just like in the picture above. She looks very funny walking very slowly so the slippers will not slip out of her tiny feet. Babies are really great imitator :-)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
After school on Saturday we went to do errands. Went a little shopping at Ross Dress for Less, yeah I am into frugal finds, and check out Bed bath and Beyond as well. Afterward we headed to the Commissary on post for grocery shopping. It was raining a little bit in the morning but glad that in the afternoon the rain stopped.
Sunday me and our DD just stayed at home while Daddy went to church. We woke up late and I don't want hubby to be late for church so I decided to just stay at home. I finished up packing my balikbayan box and the two boxes are full already. I still need a tape to finished sealing the second box. I will have it picked up this week. Around 4pm we headed out to Capital mall because I wanted to use my 20% off coupon at American Eagle store. I got me a jacket and hubby a sweater. We just browsed around and decided to head home.
Our weekend is the usual weekend we have. How about you? Hope you had a great one :-)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I really don't like taking picture of myself :-) When we go outing I will always be the photographer and hubby and our DD will be my subjects. But on Sunday, after church, I asked hubby to take our picture. I was meaning to hold her in my arms and get a good pose but our DD don't like to be carried. She just want to walk around thus I was following her around. She even cried when I put her in her car seat. I am glad I was bringing a bag full of food stuff for her. I know she was already hungry so I fed her with her pasta shells with cheese and bacon bits. She went quite while I was feeding her. By the time we got to the restaurant she was already full and she was behaved the whole time.
For me, I don't think it's an abnormal thing. It is their choice and they deserve to have kids. I think it is the right time for society to accept this kind of changes. I see on the clip that they are a happy family and they are responsible parents. It may redefine the rule of the father, as the one who conceived and gave birth, but it didn't change the fact that their father was also a female. I believe that they will explain to their kids everything and as long as they reinforce the understandings of their children about their situation their kids will grow to have an open mind.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
With my Medical Law class, I had a B+ on our first test. Out of 50 I had 43. If I had 44 it will be an A-. Most of my mistakes were answers that I changed. I had the first answer right and then changed it to something else. This teaches me a lesson to trust on my instinct :-) We did not meet on Veteran's Day. This coming Tuesday we have to submit our assignments and we will have a guest speaker that will talk to us about health care here in the US. Our finals will be set whenever between December 2-12. I am hoping it will be a take home finals as well :-)
I am just glad that this quarter is about to end. For next quarter, since all my subjects is not offered in Winter, I will look for another class preferably an online class so I will not go to the campus. I haven't decided yet what class but hopefully something that will be credited when I pursue other medical field.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Speaking of chocolates, I am going to buy chocolates and candies that I will be sending to my family back in the Philippines. They already got the balikbayan box I sent on September 25th. My Mom counted the days and it reaches up to 42 days that they received the package. I did not sent a lot of chocolates and when I called them my nephews and nieces are telling me to send more :-) You know, they can buy chocolates there but it is different when it is given especially from families who lives abroad :-) I may have to buy more bags of candies so they can give it to relatives in time of New Year as well.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Maybe during black Friday we we will shop for Christmas gifts for our kids and send it early to them. I am scouting from different stores who offers good deals though because I know that stores are also marking down merchandise to entice buyers. We were at Sears this afternoon and I was stunned with the low price of flat screen television. The same thing with Walmart and Best Buy. But we don't need new television just yet :-) I am looking at new computer monitor, so hopefully I can get one for Christmas :-)
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Friday, November 7, 2008
Indeed, the news is not good. My nephew, my older sister's only child had an accident. He is 10 years old and in 5th grade. He goes to a Catholic school and every Friday they have student mass. After mass my nephew along with his classmates went to the canteen for snacks. They were eating at the picnic shed outside the canteen. Nearby was a maintenance guy grass cutting. When suddenly he shouted in pain and was holding his eye.
A stone was hit by the blade of the grass cutter and flew hitting him in the eye. He was in real pain so his teacher brought him to the nearby clinic. The doctor who saw him told the teacher that he needs to be seen by an Ophthalmologist because she saw the damage and she is not an eye doctor. She gave a referral note and told the teacher to call that doctor's office to make sure he will be taken cared of when he gets there. The teacher then called my sister and that same day he was brought to Butuan City.
The Ophthalmologist checked his eye and the monitor showed his lens and iris were badly damaged. He needs an eye operation right away to prevent it from further damage that will result to cataract and blindness. The doctor will take out his lens and preserve it. The doctor will also fix the damaged iris. After a month he will have surgery again to put the lens back. I was really trembling when I heard the news but I am glad that the doctor assured them that he will be able to see again. For the meantime he will wear a contact lens with grade so he will be able to see while waiting for his original lens.
My sister was really mad and asked the teacher why on earth they let the maintenance guy do the grass cutting when it is school day. What if the blade came off and flew, it could have been deadly. Their reason is that it's an impromptu cleaning because they will have visitors' yada, yada. The school promised that the insurance will cover all the expenses. I just hope that everything will be alright with my nephew and he will get back his sight.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
There are so many facts that can be deduced from this election. I got this facts from watching CNN this early morning:
- If Obama ticket wins, he will be the first Africa-American to become the President of the United States of America, the 27th lawyer to become president and the 3rd president from Illinois next to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant.
- If elected, Joe Biden will be the first Vice President elected from Delaware.
- If McCain ticket wins, he will be the 2nd US Naval Academy graduate elected for presidency; the first was Jimmy Carter.
- If elected, Sarah Palin will be the first lady Vice President to serve the country.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Last year's Halloween I bought the costume above for our DD. I put it on her but we did not go trick-or-treating because it was really cold and we just stayed inside our friend's house. We had dinner in their place while the bigger kids went out to enjoy the trick-or-treating.
This year's Halloween we were not able to go out because it was raining. I don't like going around and we will be drenching so I decided to just stay home. Our DD for sure do not understand what the celebration is all about. When she will be 3 years old then we can go around along with other kids. I just took picture of her in her little pink butterfly costume as you can see below.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
So we decided to sell it and if it will not be sold we will donate it to Goodwill. We will be selling her crib with mattress, rainforest mobile, rainforest swing, bouncer, bassinet, and other stuffs. We had the pictures of it taken then we posted it in our mailbox area. We are selling it, of course, at a very low price. I hope we can dispose all of it soon because we are planning of getting a toddler bed for her. I already found online and I showed it to her. Seemed like she like it because she kept pointing at the picture. Hopefully everything will work out fine.
Friday, October 31, 2008
When I got there the parking is already full and there were 7 cars and trucks driving around trying to look for vacant space. You have to be very quick to locate if somebody is going to pull out so you can get the space. I already made a loop 4 times then I spotted someone walking to his truck. I drove slowly until I know where he is parked at. Then I waited with my lights turning to the soon to be vacated space and I saw 2 cars behind me and one oncoming truck also looking for a space. Gladly, I was able to get the space.
It is really ridiculous. I wish they have more spaces there because there are too many people going in and the parking is limited. This is why everytime I go there I always give more time to spare because I know this happens all the time. At least if I have to wait for space I will not be late for the appointment.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
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Yes, very interesting indeed. This advertising method is what they called cranial advertising. A casting call will happen this late October selecting 30 adults with their heads shaved and to be tattooed. This is the marketing campaign plan of Air New Zealand at www.airnewzealand.com to promote a life-changing journey to the beautiful country of New Zealand. Those selected will be campaigning in Los Angeles. The picture below is what a cranial ad will look like.