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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Perks of Renting a Book

My husband has been working on his  master's degree.  He only takes  three subjects every semester because he  works full time.  I feel bad that he still has to  do his  class  homework when he gets home from work.  His work is paying   some percentage of his tuition and  Duquesne University also grant him a scholarship which helps a lot.  The only thing he spends money in is his books.  I tell you those books are expensive.  
For those of you who are in college and looking for some ways to save money in getting your college books.  You can try the flexible renting periods  at CampusBookRentals. Another  perk of renting textbooks is the  chance to save 40-90% off of bookstore prices,  CampusBookRentals also  offers free shipping both ways, so that right there is already a big savings.   I like the fact that CampusBookRentals  donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented.  So if you rent your textbook from them, you are also  part of the donation that they are making to Operation Smile.  You can watch the video below how it works.
I have a huge admiration for  those companies who supports  organization like the Operation Smile.  This organization, Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the world.  For every  textbook rented,  the company mentioned above also donates  part of the sale to Operation Smile.
Rent your textbooks and have a chance to help  these children  have their full smile again.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Diversity of Water at PPG Aquarium

When we  entered the PPG Aquarium  in Pittsburgh Zoo, daughter and I got separated from my husband and son.  
So while we waited for them  outside, I got the chance to take pictures.
 The waterfall is such a relaxing place to  take a rest for  a while.  The water just gives you that relxation that you need for walking too much.
 Exotic plants are also a delight to see.  I will post the  diversity of water through   beautiful  water animals next time.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014

We went to Church at 4:30  even though the mass  doesn't start at 6.  The kids had to practice for the Christmas Pageant that would occur before the evening mass.  
 The church was well decorated for Christmas.

 The fourth graders  are part of the bell choir this year, their first time participating as bell choirs.
 They were at the back so you can hardly see them.  I recorded some videos but I haven't download it yet.
 I think that they did  great  considering that it wasd their first time.
 The first grade wasn't involve in the pageant this year but hopefully they would be included next year.
 Photo opp after the mass.
 We went straight to my Father-in-law-s house after the mass.  He was resting when we arrived.  My sister-in-law said that EMT's came to the house earlier and checked on him as he wasn't feeling well.   Glad he was okay.
After an hour or so, we came home and had fun at home.  The kids went to bed early so Santa could come by and bring them surprise in the morning.  
Happy new year to all of you, thank you for being part of our fun 2014 journey!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ET and EJ

EJ was drawn to this ET  statue at Kennywood.  He find it fascinating.  He remember the movie we watched with ET,
 His fascination would not be complete with a document so here it is.  He tried to imitate  the smile of the ET but it doesn't look like it lol.
Going to amusement park is fun but tiring.  No matter how tiring it is though, the kids  does not want to leave,  They are full of energy when it comes to exploring things to do for fun!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Knowing when you Ovulate Key to Getting Pregnant

These set of photos were taken in Guam on May of 2006, our friends there gave us a farewell party before we flew to the mainland US.  I was 7 months old pregnant with our  first baby when I came here in the US.  I remember, hubby would come to the Philippines to visit when it is time for me to ovulate.  It took him a lot of  vacation back and forth from Guam to the Philippines but I finally got preganat after  over a year of trying.  It was hard for us since we were  miles apart but with God's grace and  perfect timing, it happened.
Most women want to get pregnant and become the proud mother of a child. But, every year millions of couples are having difficulty in getting pregnant due to several factors. In a situation like this, it can bring physical and emotional stress. At times, getting pregnant becomes a difficult task for both men and women. If you're one of those who are just really eager to get pregnant, or maybe you want your baby's birth to happen at a specific time, first thing to consider is knowing your cycles. 

According to , the biggest secret to getting pregnant faster is knowing when you ovulate or when you release an egg from your ovary. Think of the egg as a bull's-eye and the sperm as arrows. One of the arrows has to hit the bull's-eye in order for you to get pregnant. You can figure out when you ovulate using a few different methods, like ovulation predictor kits, a BBT chart, or ovulation calendar.

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