Nov 25, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017


We are supposed to celebrate thanksgiving in Tacoma, WA with Grandma Josie. Unfortunately, we had to cancel it because her and Miggie are  both afflicted with illness. Miggie has to go home early from school the day before thanksgiving. He was affected with nausea and vomiting. Surely, we miss Grandma Josie. Hope she is feeling better now. We are grateful for her kindness, thoughtfulness and for being a source of strength and inspiration that she is to us. She lives by herself yet endeavors to live life with faith and hope in God.

At the dinner table, Kevron offered a touching prayer.

Whenever we look back on the beginning of our journey as husband and wife up to this time, our hearts are just filled with deep gratitude. We are grateful for everything specially that our love, trust and loyalty with each other are being strengthened continuously. 







Later in the evening Lola Trudee and Lolo Rollie came. So grateful for them for helping us with the kids when we need it. It is such a blessing that we live close to each other.












By the way here is a picture of my turkey and ham. They're tender and juicy!!!


                                        






Sep 7, 2017

Camping at Aspen Point (Southern Central Oregon)

We went camping for the last time this summer and before school start. The drive to the campsite was 5 hours. I prepared some games that we played during the road trip. Kids had fun playing "I'm going on a picnic" and "Animal game". I was impressed with what the kids know regarding animals.

I love camping in the wilderness! Away from the noises and chaotic condition of the  urban areas. It is just so relaxing finding myself engaged in the beauty of nature. Most importantly, I feel so blessed and joyful to be with my family. I love paying attention to their cute stories of what they know, their expressions, giggles and laughs. They are music to my ears!

Here's a record of our activities. Enjoy watching them 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃








Stopped by Mc Donalds




Deers everywhere!!






I have a record of our camping foods and activities. 


Credits to Lola Trudee for cooking pork adobo for our first dinner. (pre-made) I just reheated it. 
Very delicious!


I cooked rice to match the adobo.




Emma prepared and arranged these chairs. Such a big helper!






Our home sweet home 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍


Rice is ready 💃


The little helpers taking a break from helping Mommy and Daddy.


The peeps devouring foods yayyyyy!!! yum yum yummy!!!


Our kind neighbors gave us freshly baked fish.. They were so delicious! 


Time for breakfast... french toast and bananas.


Random stop on our way to Crater Lake. 














Another random stop.




Got the kids souvenirs. We were not successful in our attempt to view the Crater Lake as it was covered by thick smoke. But, we decided to make a short drive around it to see Vidae Falls and The Pinnacles. 
We will definitely come back and see Crater's beauty.


















Lunch time it is!


Our board game.






-Irene