A Simple Happy Day of Hearts

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We spent Valentine's Day at home today. Nothing special; just made some more Valentine cards for each other and our loved ones (which we've been doing the past two days), and this afternoon, we hied off to the nearby mall for some dessert. Ton and I had a fun time scanning the mall crowd for mushy couples and starry eyed high schoolers and college students … [Read more...]

And the soul felt its worth.

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It's a different type of Christmas this year: My little boy has a fever. As I write this, he's lying in bed, finally asleep after fidgeting for a while. I suspect he's just fatigued, after a long day yesterday. (We spent the morning in Makati at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, where he played all morning; evening was spent at a party with Ton's relatives.) At … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorations at Home

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We don't have a big home, but I enjoy keeping our home a happy, cozy abode, especially during Christmas time. If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know our house is in full-on holiday mode. I've been posting photos of our home, and of the little spaces within that I've decorated. This is my fifth Christmas I'm preparing for in my own home, with my … [Read more...]

Advent Actitivies with the Kids

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The Advent wreath on my mom's dining table in their home; my niece, Summer, blowing out one of the candles after the Advent prayers. In our family, the season of Advent is a whole different experience. The traditions around this season of the Church year have been ingrained in us since we were kids. My first memory of us saying prayers around the Advent … [Read more...]

Vito’s Funtastic 4th Birthday

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There were so many emotions going through me this year, Vito's 4th year. I'm stumped that I have a four year old right now. I know I've been a mom for about five years (I include the pregnancy!), but it all seems so much more real and urgent right now. I know it's just me being my usual self (read: panicky, obsessive, etc.), but as I look at my growing boy, I … [Read more...]