Friday, February 26, 2010

Flying Seagulls

Here are some more of the photos I took when I saw the flock of seaguls in front of the parking area. Enjoy them!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sled Riding

Our kids asked us if we could take them sled riding at Pap's side yard. so we took them the other day after my husband's school. We did not stay outside very long because the snow was so deep that it was so hard for us to walk on the snow.

Thanks for dropping by folks. I want to share the Friday Follow with you. Hope you can join us for fun!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Can you guess what he is writing/drawing?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Simple Things are Treasures

My sister-in-law drove by our house and left her cards for my kids on the night of the 13th. Thanks Chris, you are the sweetest Valentine's fairy there is.
When we went to the mall last Saturday, my husband kept asking me what do I want for Valentine's day even if I already told him a gazillion times that I don't need anything. He even stopped by at Victoria's Secret but again I insisted not to get me any. For me a card is more than enough!
Here's the message:
We've shared a lot of happiness,
We've seen dreams come true,
And every now and then
we've had our share of worries, too...
But everyday our love has grown
Still deeper than before,
And with each passing year
I know I'll love you even more
I will always love you Hon forever and ever.
See simple things are the best treasure there is!

From California With LOve

A very good friend Dhemz of the My Life's Perception & Inspiration sent us some goodies that she brought with them when they had their vacation from the Philippines. We loved all of them! Ubos na actually yung sweets lol.
Thank you so much sis!

Satisfying my Cravings

Being away from my origin country is hard especially when it comes to the food that you used to eat. I crave for them sometimes. Good thing hubby is a great provider, whenever we go to the asian store, he would let me buy those foods that I want even if they don't eat it just to satisfy my cravings. I actually was hesitant to try this belt fish then but he said for me to try it, now I love it.


I cooked the last pack of pancit yesterday. I used the left over steak that we bought from the chinese resto for the sahog, added some veggies and oala, instant yummy noodles dish na. I love cooking pancit because all of us eats it, my kids and husband love and so am I.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Steak con Maize and mashed potatoes

When my husband asked for Steak the other day, I enticed him with Filipino dishes instead and I was glad that he agreed. The next day, I prepared his cravings just to balance our food likings hehehe. We had steak, corn, and mashed potatoes. We did not have mashed potatoes gravy so I used the Mang Tomas sauce instead and it was delicious.
You don't have to go out to eat fab meal, you can prepare it at home too, its cheaper.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Champ got Scolded

My husband scolded our dog Champ the other day because he did his business inside the house. He let him out the house and after a while he called him back in but Champ just looked at him so guilty and sad. My husband told me about it so I went in the door and took a picture of him.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snuggle in a Mink Blanket

I usually sleep late so I can do some blogging when the kids and hubby are sleeping already so in the morning when its very cold, I feel so lazy getting up. Hubby sneaked in the other morning and took a picture of me still snuggled in a mink blanket lol.

father-daughter tandem

My beloved husband and lovely daughter are a DUO for everything. Rylie wants her dad for bedtime stories, eating ice cream, playing games, and even baking cookies and cakes. When we we're still in Korea, they made this cake (6-27-08). They were bored to death that day because it was raining that day so they baked a cake. Our daughter helped my husband do the frosting. When it comes to baking stuff, my husband usually is the one doing it, especially sweets. Sweet tooth runs in their family. My sister-in-law joked with me one time and said that they get mean when they can't eat sweets lol.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

In the Mood to Cook

Before my husband left going to school this morning, I asked him what he wants for lunch. He asked me to make steak and some mashed potatoes but I bargain hahaha. I asked him to pick some filipino foods and he said he wants some adobo so that is waht I made. I was so busy today, as soon as hubby left I vacuumed the floor then when I got done, I started doing the laundry. While the laundry is going, I started cooking.
I promnised my friend Raquel who is concieving right now that I would cook another batch of bihon (rice noodles) because she is craving for it. so here it is Manay, I hope you like it. It's an honor that you are craving for my pancit maybe your baby will be a good cook like me hahaha, just kidding friends.
I called her to come up and get her share of pancit hehehe. I am glad I was able to do all those chores, now that I got done folding the clothes I can blog a little before I go to bed. Hubby's classes tomorrow are cancelled, yipppeee.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

30 years old Clock

My father-in-law has this wooden clock in one of the bedroom in his house. My husband said that it was his project when he was like ten years old. He also made a stoll and a key holder. I was so impressed with the clock because it is still running good after 30 years since he made it. Dad said that John can have it if he wants to. I think that it's a great remembrance of his childhood. Hubby said that he'll get it and preserve it so he can show it to his grandkids.

Speaking of clocks, we only have one here at home. My husband bought it in Guam when he was stationed there.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Bowl

Yey, the Saints won. We cheered for the Saints because they were the underdog and we we are so glad that they did a victorious performance. We all went to Dad's house and watched the game.

Jen prepared a 7 layer dip menu and Chrid made some chicken wings and a tray of veggies.
Gracie thinks that the superbowl was okay but Champ was bored after he played with butch.
The kids were busy making their valentine boxes. I love the idea of giving them something to do on the event like this.
Congratulations to the Saints for winning the super bowl game!

Squirrel on the Roof

When we paid my husband's Aunt a surprise visit in Baltimore, we called her when we were parked outside their house. While waiting for her, I saw this squirell on top of her roof. Please look closely to see him, or you might click the photo to enlarge it.
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend folks.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snow Storm

We had a snow storm that started yesterday afternoon until this morning. I think we have 18 inches to 20 inches of snow when we woke up today. My husband shoveled a lot of snow so I am sure that his back ache right now.

Have a blessed Sunday everyone!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This is the playground beside the house we lived in Korea. My kids misses it so much. They also miss the play area in the mall there. My daughter asked "How come malls here does not have a nice play are a like Korea?" I am wondering that too, how come?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


When we drove our car from Baltimore to Weirton, we did not bother to eat in Maryland because we were worried about our kids and we want to get home before it gets dark. We just bought some burger and fries at a fast food chain and drove away. When we reached PA, we can no longer take our growling tummy so we stop by at this dining areas. We first went to the family House Restaurant but hubby decided to go on the other side of the road which is called Gateway.

Thanks for pointing that Out Kuya Mel. Actually the food looks delicious but as soon as I had a bowl of soup, i was already full so I did not order anymore. Hubby ate at a buffet menu.