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Monday, April 18, 2016

What Matters Most

We didn't do anything this  Easter.  We decided to to spend our Easter Sunday doing what matters the most.  We went to church and we  went  at the nursing home to visit my FIL.  We did not attend the  usual family Easter event because we figured, Dad will be  alone   at Woodland Hills and we anted to be there for him.
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After we visited my father-in-law, we brought the kids to the park and  let them play there until they were tired.
These kiddos are very inspired of the American Ninja Warrior that they want to do stuff that would make them stronger.
I underestimated  what my  daughter is capable of and she impressed me that she can  do the monkey bars  now.  She   normally does not have the strength to do it but  I think she is getting stronger now that she is playing volleyball.
I always wish that I have the upper body strength so I cam do stuff like this but my hands always gives up before I could cross  the monkey bar lol.
EJ gets so frustrated when he can't   successfully do  stuff like this but we keep encouraging him to continue practicing.
My kids are definitely growing up.  Hubby and I can still remember when we have to lift them up to do these things.  Now they can reach it and can do it by themselves.
This only mean one thing,  they are growing so fast and we are getting older lol.
Anyway, back to my FIL, we  tried to visit him yesterday but he is no longer at Woodland Hills Manor.  We just learned it yesterday.  We knew that he was brought to the hospital to try to  give him some meds for his  Alzheimer's but after that, we were not updated no more.  The last time I talked to my SIL, she told him that  Dad is coming back to  Woodland Hills that's why we   tried to visit there.  
 We didn't know that  those last two visits will be our last time to see him there.  I talked to my SIL today and she tild me that Dad is now residing at Gables Care Center in Hopedale, Ohio.
 I really feel sad for my FIL.  I wish I could take care of him at my home.  My SIL said that Woodland Hills  complained that Dad  is doing stuff that is making the staff uncomfortable.  My opinion is that, I don't think Dad realizes that he is offending them by   accidentally touching them.  Dad can't see very   anymore so when he talks to someone, he likes to  hold your face or your hand.  I guess, the staff there took it the wrong way.  I mean, come on, he is 93 years old and he is the nicest guy I know.  I am glad he found a new home.  We will try to visit him  this weekend at his new home.
The last three photos were taken when we visited him with my husband's  childhood friend/brother.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Jolly Roger Experience #SiblingsDay

Today is national siblings day.  I wish I could visit all my sibling and give them hugs but I am thousands of miles away from them.  Since I can't do that, I will just write about our   experience  in Jolly Roger in Ocean City, Maryland two years ago.  
 Having  children is a wonderful gift.  Both of our kids   brings us joy in almost everything that they do.  Becoming a parent to these two wonderful kids  is a  great blessing from God, they are our treasure.  Having a boy and a girl is like  dealing with night and day situation.  They are so different in so many ways 2which is challenging sometimes but one thing that they have in common is their love for traveling.  Both of these are like hubby and I  who enjoys traveling.  
 In 2014, we decided to go on a road trip and went to Ocean City Maryland to celebrate our daughter's 8th birthday.  Our son always say that  his sister is very lucky because she was born in the summer and now that they both go to school, Rylie's birthday is always on school break.  
 As much as we would like to go somewhere during  EJ's birthday, the option  is very limited because it is on winter time.  So what we do is  have a good getaway on  our daughter's birthday so we could all enjoy it.  
 Going to Ocean City was a great decision as we had a total  blast out there.  Not only that we enjoy the ocean but we also enjoy  the recreation  in Ocean City such as the Jolly Roger Park.
 It was too hot out there that walking in your bathing suit  is very normal.
 I hope that we could go back there again someday.  I wouldn't want to stay  very long  though, it gets tiring  after a couple of days.  I think two to three days is enough to enjoy the place.
This year, we won't be able to go  on a far destination as traveling isn't in our budget this year but hopefully we could do something fun together.  To my siblings, I miss you guys so much.  I pray that we could all get together soon.

Monday, March 14, 2016

New Home for Dad

My sister in-law visited us last Wednesday informing us that she  is going to put  Dad in a home as  it is getting  harder  for her to take care of him.  I applaud her for doing it for several  months but I know that eventually her body will give up as  she is not getting any younger and Dad is getting weaker so moving him around is hard.  John suggested to put Dad in a home  earlier but  they thought that putting Dad in a home  is like abandoning him. 
This is where Dad lives now, it is called Woodland  Hills Manor.  He was moved there last Friday.
The place was nice.  The employees seems friendly although we didn't talk to anyone.  Dad was sitting in the lounge area when we arrived.  He didn't  know who we were but he was sure happy to  have visitors.  
It was my first time visiting a  nursing home and I feel overwhelmed with sadness.  However, I would consider working in a nursing home if given a chance.  I think working with old folks is rewarding.
We will see you again this weekend Dad.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Kalahari Fun Water Obstacle

I gave my husband the camera  when the kids took off to swim because I had to stay  in the table where our things were.  We rented a locker but apparently, the lockers are  so small thjat it only fits a bag and some  small stuff.  If I could have known it was small, I would have just kept the money and just  guard our things my own, that's what I did  with the other things anway.
 But anyway, my husband  said that the kids liked this  obstacle course set up which they call American Ninja obstacles lol.
 Bopth kiddos are very  competitive so they made a bet that whoever drop on the water loses.
 So here they go.  Glad both of them are strong for this type of activity.
 As you can see, Rylie has two more  floats to go through and EJ still has three.
 .. and he dropped on the water at the ast one lol.
 It was a nice competitive race for  them.
EJ was bummed but Rylie was happy she completed the course without falling.  Rylie is a lot more cautions that him so in situations like this, she would always prevail.   They really had a blast out there.  They temporarily forgotten about Winter.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Viewing Real Estate Online before Making a Purchase

Buying a piece of real estate is a major investment. You typically would not go into a sale without first seeing what the house or land looks like first and making sure that it meets you particular needs. However, if you live some distance away from where you plan on buying a house, you may wonder how you can take a look at the property without relegating your search to pictures. When it comes to looking at possible investments like a new house or a Crystal Lake cabin for sale Illinois buyers can now see properties upfront by viewing videos of them online.

Viewing Each Room and Level

Before you buy a house, you typically want to know every detail about it. You want to know features like how many rooms are in the house and how many closets each bedroom has. You also want to know other features like how tall the windows are and if there are any ceiling fans in the home. 

Because a real estate agent may not be able to recall intimate details of the home you are interested in buying, you can find out for yourself by viewing the video online. You can see for yourself what the windows look like, if any ceiling fans are in the home, and other details that could influence your decision to buy.

The videos are not so long that they will cause you to get bored or tired while watching them. However, they are long enough to give you a fair idea for whether or not you want to request a more in-depth viewing if or when you can travel to the location. You can also watch the video on your home computer or on your mobile device. 

Requesting a Showing Today

If you are interested in the home, you can request a showing by filling out the form online. The form allows you to establish communication with the real estate company that is selling the home. You can include your details and also the best way to contact you.

You can also communicate with the company by using the social media plugins found on the website. You can request a showing and ask questions before you view the house for sale.

Buying a house requires that you do your research first. You can start by viewing videos of the property online.

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