Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Father's Day 2019

My husband  started a new position at Industrial Scientific this year so he had to go on a week training and classes.  The scheduled event was on the week of Father's Day so he had to leave on Father's Day.  Since we knew he was leaving, we have pre-celebrated  this special day a week ahead.  We took him out to eat at our favorite Greek restaurant.
My kids are blessed to have such a wonderful Dad.  He always  make it a priority to attend to their need no matter how hard it is.  Sometimes, I think that he spoils our kids but he always justifies it as giving the opportunities that he didn't had as a kid.   
 We attended  mass and then headed to Theo Yianni's after.  Not sure why but the three of us  were color-coordinated that day ha ha.   I would say though that red looks really good on pictures.
"Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other's strengths." - Sheri L. Dew

"You go through life wondering what is it all about 
but at the end of the day it's all about family."  - Rod Stewart

"Real fatherhood means love and commitment 
and sacrifice and a willingness to share responsibility 
and not walking away from one's children. "
- William Bennett

Rylie's 14th Birthday

Our daughter was born in the summer so when she celebrates her birthday, we usually go on vacation.  We stopped having birthday parties ever since she started school and does traveling as a family instead.  This year however, was  different.  Due to   school expenses, we decided to just celebrate her 14th birthday at home.
I am glad that she is  so understanding about the situation.  Although we did not go to a major  vacation this year, we did some traveling  because of her history bowl competition and  educational field trip.  Those activities really dented our finances that's why we had to adjust our travel plans.  We're also planning to go visit my family next year so that's another big expense that we are trying to save up for.
Her birthday wish is to have her own sewing machine.  She has been watching  sewing tutorials on  YouTube so that's what we got for her.  She wants to  sew her own dress.  She reminded me of my youth, I was so interested in tailoring when I was in high school.  Unfortunately, I couldn't take dress making course because I couldn't afford the materials needed.  I went to  a vocational high school so when we're on our junior year, we had to pick a major which were  food trades and dressmaking for girls.  I didn't like baking but I took it since  our projects are done by group so it's affordable  since  all of us in the class contributes.  I think if I could have afford dressmaking, I would have definitely chose it,  it would have been better.  I never liked the food trade class, even now I don't like baking at all.
Her brother  got her some cosmetics and she was  very happy about it.

Ice cream cake completed the celebration.  Another year  has turned for this sweet lady.   She's excited to start her high school experience at Madonna High School.  

We wish good health Anak and good luck on your  high school journey this year.  May God always lookout for your safety  when you are not at home.  We love you.