21 Takeaways

2021 is about to end. Many lessons learned. Many lessons reinforced. Let’s see if we can actually come up with 21! 😂 1. Sometimes we just have to ride it out. Heal, rest, wait. Be patient with yourself. 2. Control is an illusion. Instead of trying to gain it, relinquish to the One who hasContinue reading “21 Takeaways”

Christmas Traditions!

Our family started building our Christmas traditions since our oldest girls were small. It was a great opportunity to share them in my friend’s website, simplenotsimple.com! Here’s the link! https://simplenotsimple.com/2021/12/02/happy-birthday-jesus-four-christmas-traditions-to-celebrate-the-true-celebrant/ Hope it helps those who want to start their traditions, or inspire you with ideas. And I hope it reminds us of why we celebrateContinue reading “Christmas Traditions!”

17 years!

It’s been 17 years since the day we said I do to each other. Let me see if I can share with you 17 things we’ve learned in our 17 years together. 1. Marriage is not the goal. It is just a tool. >Christ is still the goal.< 2. Listen first. We can respond correctlyContinue reading “17 years!”

Yoki’s Farm!

A few weeks ago, the girls had a scheduled free day, and our birthday girl mentioned she wanted to go to a zoo/farm. We remembered Yoki’s Farm, which we saw posts of from our friends. But because lockdowns and alert levels here keep changing, I honestly do not keep up anymore, I wasn’t sure ifContinue reading “Yoki’s Farm!”

So Here We are Again….

Here we are again, almost time for elections, online discussions getting heated. On the one hand, I appreciate the passion people have for our country. I learn from their posts. I believe they really have a place in this world, to challenge our minds and our points of view. Or actually reinforce what we alreadyContinue reading “So Here We are Again….”

My Thoughts on ODL

So it’s the second year of online distance learning. My kids miss their face to face classes, but I still think ODL is the best set up. And I don’t mean just for this season. Last year taught us a bunch of things. I heard my older daughters complain about school being different. About theContinue reading “My Thoughts on ODL”

Learn From Your Mistakes

Our daughters love to talk. They ask a lot of questions. And though it’s overwhelming at times, with the three of them always having something to say (poor daddy 😂), I so appreciate and enjoy our conversations. A few weeks ago, they asked about our past relationships. Some were easy to answer, some were not.Continue reading “Learn From Your Mistakes”

DIY Mom

One of the best decisions we made for our home is putting our old floorboards on the wall. I like to keep things simple and minimal, so even though I don’t decorate the whole house, decorating the wall brings some attention to any celebration and to the celebrant. I like to reuse and repurpose. HavingContinue reading “DIY Mom”

His Eye is on the Sparrow

And He watches over me and my family….. We were recently at our friends’ place, which they call The Lord’s Camp. Our girls were with their two friends. They went into the pool together while I was watching them in the front porch. I got distracted when our friends (the owners) arrived though, and IContinue reading “His Eye is on the Sparrow”

What Do You Love About Mom?

The girls gave me cards for mother’s day, and in the evening, during dinner, King asked the girls what they love about me. ❤️ So what do they love about me? Danae said that I was patient with them even though they give me gray hair. Hahaha. They always say I’m patient but I reallyContinue reading “What Do You Love About Mom?”