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Be Grateful For Everything

I have been #MIA on my blog for a month now. In my last blog, I shared that we just moved into our new home. It was a restless couple of weeks for us, especially for me, because I had to deal with five children (two boys and three dogs), while Sean is working. Many times, I felt like pulling my hair off while continuing unboxing our stuff. Who doesn’t feel like doing it when you are doing a lot, and you are super tired? Well, I survived every day without pulling my hair off, and I’m grateful for it.

Three weeks later, after we moved into our new home, Sean and I tied the knot! And because of the #pandemic, we decided to have a quick wedding ceremony with only a few family members and Sean’s best friend, but it was beautiful with a little bit of comedy (my little one decided to use the restroom during the ceremony, so we had to wait for him. Lol! It was a beautiful day – a very special day, indeed!

We are living in this beautiful home for a month and a couple of days now. Wow, time flies! It feels like we just moved in here a few days ago. Peaceful area. Friendly neighbors. We are witnessing the sunsets right from our living room. Fresh air and seeing deers in the backyard too! This place is perfect. This house is ours and our forever home! So grateful for everything God has given us. Thankful for the challenges, and so grateful for the blessings as well ♥♥♥.

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HOW WAS YOUR TUESDAY?

Hi friends, how are you doing and how was your day? I hope you had a great one. My Tuesday was typically tiring. I just finished unpacking all boxes in the living room and kitchen areas. Thank God! The master bedroom is getting straightened a little. Sean and I were able to hang clothes in our closets. I let him do his stuff since I couldn’t reach to hang his clothes in his closet anyway. Shhhhhhhh, it’s too high for my ‘4-11’ height, lol.

I had to take a break at 11:00 and cooked some Menudo. (Menudo, by the way, is a popular Filipino dish. Every Filipino loves Menudo). My boys don’t eat Filipino food so much, so I had to sit and watched them while eating. Well, today was one of those miraculous days for me. My boys ate Rice and Menudo, and they had happy plates after eating. Oh yeah, I’m a happy mom today. I mean, I’m tired, but I’m also pleased and so proud of them.

My boys’ happy plates.

At 2:00 pm, while the boys were napping, I started unpacking a few boxes entirely for my photography studio down in the basement. I can’t wait for this unpacking thing to be over. However, I don’t want to rush everything (unpacking boxes and decorating the house); I would like to take time when it comes to decorating because I want the house decors exactly where I want them to be. So, yeah, that’s about all for today, and of course, cooked dinner, put the boys to sleep at 8:30. Lastly, clean the kitchen.

Watching the sun sets from our upper deck at 7:30 pm

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First Week In Our New Place

Yay, we finally moved into our new home! And it will be our first week tomorrow since we moved in. I’m sure you know moving is not an easy thing. It’s very stressful and very tiring. Right now, we are trying to regain our strength back. Me, personally? I haven’t had a nap for three weeks now, and I feel drained! I told Sean, I don’t want to rush unpacking all the boxes and decorate the house because there’s no need to rush. Since we are here already, we need to take it slow and to give our body time to recover and regain strength. Well, my body is telling me I’m tired, and yes, I am! I lost three pounds just from packing things alone. I am a petite, skinny woman, and losing three pounds is not good news for me because I don’t want to look thinner than I already am.

Anyways, we are so grateful to all our friends and family members who helped us. We couldn’t have done it without them.♥♥♥ I’m so thankful to God for the help He sent. Glory and honor back to Him.

Watching the sun sets from our living room. ♥♥♥

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Moving To A New Home

Few more days and we are moving to this beautiful home. Thank you, Lord! Of all the house listings we checked, this is the only home that Sean and I both admired so much. We both fell in love to this house since the very first time we found this house online. And usually, when you’re viewing good house photos online, they doesn’t always look the same when you see it in person. When we checked this house for the first time, we were shocked! It’s more beautiful than we expected. We are so grateful we found this beautiful home. To God be the glory!

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CHERISH EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES IN THE BEST FOR YOU

We are moving out of state soon. Yes, I have mixed emotions. I am so excited that Sean and I are finally settling down and be in our dream home with the boys. I am also sad to leave my really-really good friends here in Louisiana, who are my family and so dear to me. I’m so thankful to have found beautiful people who believe in me and the best in me. I will cherish them and their friendships as long as I live.

A brand new start in a new place is making me feel quite nervous; however, it is the right time to start a new beginning. I am so happy to start this new journey with Sean and the boys.♥♥♥

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Rainy Wednesday In The Twin City

Yesterday’s weather was perfect! However, today’s climate here in Monroe and West Monroe is the total opposite of yesterday. It has been raining here since last night and the entire day today. Like I’ve always said, Oh my Louisiana weather! Today, it could be winter, and then the next day will be like Summertime. This sudden weather change makes a lot of people sick, you know?

Whenever the weather is like this, I honestly don’t want to go out at all. I don’t particularly like driving in the rain, and then deal with road traffic. It’s like I have a choice, well, too bad because I/we all have to deal with it sometimes. It’s part of our daily living. How about where you live? How’s the weather in your city?

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Quick Trip To Branson

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! Last week, we were finally able to check the house in Branson, Missouri, that’s on the market. Sean and I had been browsing homes in Branson online, but we always come back to this one house that we checked last week. When we first saw this house posted on the market, we both looked at each other and, at the same time, said, “Oh, this house is beautiful!” We’ve been praying for this house since we saw it on the market, and we are still praying continuously for this specific house.

“When you pray for something, be specific.”

When we were at the house location, we were almost speechless. Built-in 1978, this gorgeous home is ready to move-in. Very well taken care of, and 90-95% completed. Even the basement is fully functional. It has an open space inside with lots and lots of storage cabinets — at least four bathrooms. The master bathroom size shocked us the most – it’s like another master bedroom size, golly! We fell in love with the antique vibe of this house. I think the only words that came out from my mouth the whole time were, “oh, my goodness!”And, so as Sean. Well, see what’s going to happen next. We will continue to pray and let God do the rest.

We eyeballed that house for an hour. After the house viewing, we went to the boardwalk and had fun for a little bit. It was a great day for us!

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7-Hours Road Trip To Springfield, Missouri For Christmas (Vlog)

Seven hours of road trip sounds very tiring, especially when you have kids (two boys and one dog). They were good, and so behaved all the way. Even my 8-year-old didn’t take a nap at all. He was looking with all those road signs, including the distance signs on how many miles more to go to Springfield, Mo. It was a very peaceful trip — no kid’s fight at the back seat; no argument regarding their toys; and most of all, our fur-baby (dog) was such a good rider all the way. That was one good trip. We are so proud of them!♥♥♥

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