"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love." ~Mildred B. Vermont~

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Goofing Around After Dining Out

After our dinner at Iron Chef Japanese restaurant, hubby and I decided to visit a store that sell cowboy boots, hats and apparel. We had fun goofing around and trying boots and hats with our son. W ended buying hubby a cowboy hat and Jake with a new cowboy boots since his old one is already small for his feet.

As you can see in the background, hubby was busy looking for a hat.
I've tried this hat, but didn't buy it. I liked it, but 40 bucks is too much for a cowboy hat.
Now, here hubby with his new cowboy hat. Jacob was complaining because I didn't get one for myself. Maybe someday, Ill get myself a pair of boots and hat.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Our Anniversary Cards

It is our tradition to buy each other a card for any occasions. Here are the cards we bought for each other on our anniversary. It was funny because we bought these cards the same day. We were kind of laughing when we went to Walgreens to buy card. We said to each other: okay go get me a card and I'll get yours, lol. This was the first we bought cards together; we normally buy card days before the occasion where he will hid mine and vice versa. Anyway, the other card was from my parents in-law who never missed sending us cards for special occasion such as anniversary, birthdays, and more. We are so lucky to have such sweet and thoughtful parents.

For me, this is the simplest way to tell your loved ones that you care....inexpensive gift, but the thoughts written in it are priceless!

CC: I Will Do It Tomorrow

Hubby and I have the fair share of "I will do it tomorrow, honey." Most of the time, these words come out of my mouth when it comes to putting away clean clothes after I am done with the laundry...the same thing happened when it is time to do the laundry. Hubby on the other hand has bad manana habit when it is time for lawn mowing, washing our cars and making phone call to his parents. Nagging him is the best thing I can do to get his butt out of whatever he is doing. Good thing husbands don't nag otherwise they would nag their wives, too, lol. Ladies, can you imagine our husbands nagging us? Honestly, It can't! It would be funny, I imagine.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

He Wouldn't Dare

When I was single I used to take a sleeping pill called melatonin. This pill has helped me sleep through the night. I stopped taking it when I lived overseas, but when I go visit my family in the Philippines, I take it for I couldn't sleep due to time difference. My husband on the other hand don't want to take it for whatever reason. Since he work at night, he is having hard time sleeping on daytime sometimes. I suggested that he try melatonin, but he refused it saying that he'd rather take allergy medicine. Oh well, there is nothing I can do to help him, he just need to find a way. I am so tired on trying to help him and he wouldn't listen or do anything. I've don my part, and t is time for him to do his.

CC: No, Honey!

This week's theme for Couples Corner is "No" and here is my share. I say 'no' a lot compared to my husband. I always say 'no' when he'd rather sleep than walk, and yet he wanted to lose weight. I say 'no' when he wanted to buy something that is unnecessary. Yes, hubby can be impulsive buyer that is why, I say 'no' a lot of times. Yup, I am a 'no' person and he is the 'yes' one. That is why we are perfect for each other.....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

From Noisy to Quiet Neighborhood

More than two years ago, my family and I moved back to TX from VA due to hubby's work. And since we sold our first house, we have no choice but to live in a two bedroom apartment for a year and a half before purchasing a new house. Living in an apartment is a bit of adjustment to us; aside from living in a small space, the noise from upstairs neighbor is very hard to tolerate. Our patience was stretched as well as our understanding. Anyway, to cover the noise up, we would just turn down the volume of our television to see if they would cut up the noises they are making. It did help a little bit. thank goodness. Later on, we've old tenant moved out and new ones came in, that was a relief! After that, watching tvs is easier. We don't need to worry about noises for our new neighbors are very quiet and considerate people. It's been four months since we moved in to our new house, and so far we like it here. It is peaceful, quiet, safe, great community, nice neighbors and we are close to everything from school to shopping complex. We are even close to appliance store where we can shop for HD TV, or even a plasma tv.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CC: Yes Wife

If you ask me if I am a "yes wife" without thinking, I'll say right away that "I am not." As I always say, our relationship is based on trust, loyalty, love and compromise that is why we are still together despite of our differences. I can do whatever I want and vice versa and there is no problem with that as long as it doesn't affect our marriage. But when it comes to big purchases like furniture, and appliances we would weight things up first as to whether it is a need or just want...then decide if it is a necessity or not. There are times, hubby can't say 'no' to me, lol....he is scared I might be upset if he says 'no' to my petty requests or lambing. He even told me one time that he cannot resists not saying 'yes' to me, and that made me feel guilty. And so after hearing that confession, I promised myself not to make frown face if he doesn't give in.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

CC: Who's the Boss?

We sometimes joke about "who's the boss" at home and Jacob will reply immediately saying "it's Mommy!" Matt and I just laugh. Sometimes, when I want Matt to smile, I would say, "yes bossing" and he likes that, lol :-). Anyway, when it comes to almost everything in the house, we both decide what to do and what to buy. We also agree on how we discipline Jake. We may sometimes agree to disagree and that helps. Compromise is a big help, too. There is no boss even when it comes to finances.

At church (LDS) where we belong, this is what our church leaders taught us and we do the best we can to follow it:

"By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. "Children are an heritage of the Lord" (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

" The Family, A Proclamation to the World." ~~ Gordon B. Hinckley ~~

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Dentist's Appointment

While waiting for my turn to see the dentist last week, I busied myself reading some magazines at the watching area. I read better homes and garden magazines where I got an idea on how to decorate my house for fall season. Got some yummy recipes using pumpkin like soups, pies and breads. I have read the entire magazine and yet, 30 minutes later, and I found myself still siting and waiting. So, I grabbed a magazine where there was an article about affordable life insurance prices. This caught my interests and started reading it. I was surprise of how many insurance companies that offer affordable life insurance. This is good news for those who are looking for affordable yet with good benefits/coverage life insurance like us. I wasn't done reading when finally, the woman called my name, then I spent an hours of x-ray and other routine check ups on my teeth.