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Saturday, November 27, 2010


Brggghhhh, my oh my its freezing cold outside. Can't be denied, Falls brother Winter is already here. I do not the cold weather, I love the snow but hate the coldness that comes with it. The other thing is the dryness of my skin,the cold air just sucks out all the moisture in my body. It leaves my skin looking old, wrinkly and peeling. My face feels tight and so dry that it enhances the wrinkles around my eyes. Now that sucks, I'm 32 years old and need to take care of my skin. So I have made a promise to myself that I would close my eyes on how much a good wrinkle cream costs and just buy it. In the end it can be counted as an investment coz we only have one skin. As a mother It's important that I show my girls how to take care of our skin. It's not vanity but how we are suppose to be. Taking good care of our skin doesn't have to cost a lot of money as their are a lot of things that you can use. In the end, the secret to looking young is feeling young and staying healthy.


I am currently watching Million Dollar Yacht on Television. By golly these huge yacht are amazing feat of engineering. And as you may guess it costs an arm and a leg to own one. These people must have a whole lot of money coz those Yacht are not cheap to maintain. Probably have a dozen of crew on board. And do you know that if they don't want to navigate their boat to the Mediterranean they can have it shipped by this cargo vessel called the Super Servant. That can accommodate about 12 mega yacht. And the fee is enough to pay for a house. One Yacht cost $206,000 thousand dollars to ship. Its a ridiculous amount of money. Must be good to have a lot of money to spend. If we win the Lottery, for sure my husband would buy a Yacht since he loves boats. The luxury and decadence is kind of sinful in my opinion specially with our economy tethering on edge. But who am I to judge them on how to spend their hard earned money....

Friday, November 26, 2010


Acne problem? At one point in our lives we all experience having problems with our skin. I'm lucky enough that I only had few acne breakouts. I can't say the same thing for my cousin though, until now at age 30 he still gets a lot of breakouts and his skin is really suffering. He has tried a lot of acne treatments and nothing to have worked for him so far. I have constantly told him that he can't just try out any products or treatments he also has to read all the reviews. With that in mind, I told him to read acsonix review. Before I met my husband I have never relied on reviews but he taught me to read reviews. Its what consumers have to say about the product and what better way to find out if it works than reading it from people who have tried it. So if you've tried a lot of acne treatments that didn't work check out the link above to see if this is the one for you.


Thanksgiving has come and gone but the turkey bliss is still hanging around. We left the house at around 11 a.m on Thanksgiving day to go to Angelo's house. It was a little lonely with just the 3 of us celebrating with my BIL's family. I missed two people that day, my big girl Kayla and my husband who had to work. We had such a good time eating, laughing and watching a movie after. I was in Turkey coma after eating that big spread. I just wanted to find a warm spot of curl around and go to la la land. With all that delicious food and calorie rich desserts, I most definitely need the help of a fat burner. I kid you not, I am still full and I need to burn it all up. I bid Turkey adieu and see you next year.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day and I am happy as hell. Why? For the simple reason that I am not hosting this years Thanksgiving dinner. Last year, it was at Larry's house in New Jersey. This year will be at Angelo's house in Dover. The only difference is that Kayla is at her mom and Ralph will be at work. It will just be my MIL, Kaitlyn and I traveling to Angelo's house tomorrow. The thought of not cooking, cleaning and washing up is just making me smile. I just want to enjoy food and family without the cleaning, lol. For sure next year, Thanksgiving will definitely at our house and I am going to have to step up my game. So to everyone, a happy happy Thanksgiving!! Gobble gobble gobble!!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2nd TIME

Wohooo! Its that one time of the year where people get up early to stand in line to get the best deals on electronics, toys, apparel, tools and many more. This will hopefully be my second year to be a part of it. What am I talking about? Just the biggest sale of the year, Black Friday. Last year I finally got a chance to be witness to this shopping frenzy. I didn't get up as early but I was at the mall by 7 a.m. and by then most deals have been swooped up by the early birds. I still managed to snag a few stuff for my kids and my family back home. This year, I am hoping to get my hands on a Kitchen Aide. Seeing that I asked my husband to get it for me as a Christmas gift I don't know if I should buy it if I come across one that is on sale. I'm not really much of a shopper, not at all. This coming Black Friday, I'll probably still go to the mall and just look around. I do have some money stashed but seeing that the holiday is coming I would rather look around than buy stuff I don't really need. I am one of those people that just love to look around and try on things. But if I see something that is worth my while and is a need, I will certainly get it only if its the right price. What can I say, I'm cheap and I am proud to admit it. In today's economy, we need to be stingy and wise.


This was Kaitlyn at around 9 months old. I should have known back then that when it comes to food I better not mess around, lol.. At age 3 she eats like an adult and tries about everything except veggies. She is not found of veggies at all, takes after me. Kaitlyn is developmentally advance on some areas but also late on other. She got her chompers late at around 14 months. However, she was walking by 10 months. At 3 months old she had her first taste of solid food which was pot roast, by 6 months she was eating solid food like rice and other stuff. I wonder how she did it when she didn't have any teeth,lol. Needless to say I guess she just gummed it and swallowed just like the cheerios on this video.. I miss her being this small...

Watch how she grabs the cheerios even before I placed it on her tray, as if she was starved and never given food,lol

Friday, November 19, 2010


Thanksgiving is around the corner and we have yet to buy all the stuff we need. I am quite happy this year with the thought about not having to clean up after. This year Thanksgiving will be at my BIL house. I am also looking forward to going on my 2nd year of black Friday sale. What I'm looking out for this years black Friday sale is a Kitchen Aid. It is expensive and I hate to ask my husband for one but I think I have been a good wife and mom this year and I deserve it, lol. When I do go on this black Friday sale, my eyes will also be in the look out for kids toys for my little girls. Ralph will be getting his holiday check anytime this month and we need to go shop for Christmas presents as soon as possible. It will also help us avoid last minute shopping. Do you have any great ideas for toys to get for girls between the ages of 3-8? Do share...

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Today, I didn't have any body to babysit except for my little girl. It would have been a perfect day to just relax If I wasn't plague with a stomachache and a diarrhea. There must be something going around, my friend Sarah and her son Joey who is the boy I babysit both had diarrhea, upset stomach and vomiting. Thank God I didn't throw up but just have this stomach upset. I told my MIL about this and she immediately said that Sarah has been getting stomach upset a lot. She said that maybe Sarah needs to go to a doctor and have it checked out. She may need to do some colon cleanse and I know its not fun to do. I have heard people saying about the nasty stuff they have to drink to cleanse the colon. I have also seen a couple of shows how its good to have to procedure done. MIL keeps saying that she really needs to have it done but is scared to find out the result. Hopefully with a little rest I got today I will be in tip top shape tomorrow. I just hope that Sarah and her son Joey also got the rest they needed today. With Thanksgiving coming, you wouldn't want to get sick at all.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Lately, I have been watching more and more t.v. and less and less time spending online. Caught up on a lot of new shows and found new favorite shows to watch. I'm very much surprise at how many advertisement are for loosing weight and wonder which one is really the best selling diet pill out in the market. There is just so many to choose from and all promising good results. I for one would try something that someone I know has used and have seen results. For a long time now I have been seriously thinking about trying diet pills but my desire to have another baby is stopping me. I don't want any other chemicals in my body while I am trying to conceive. However at the back of my mind, I wonder If my recent weight gain has something to do with my not being able to conceive. Be as it may, Ralph and I will just have to wait until after my OB appointment this December to find out If my weight gain is one of the many culprit. It that is the case I will gladly go on a diet and take a few pills to help speed up the process.

Monday, November 15, 2010


That is just one of the few underwater pictures we had of our vacation last July in the Philippines. I just got it developed today. With my short term memory I had forgotten that I had it and keep forgetting to have it develop. Finally today I remembered to take it with us to Happy Harry's. I miss my cousins and my sister back home.

L-R my cousin Margaret, my sister Mitzi, my cousin Brigitte, Regi and nephew Carl. This was taken at the 3 start resort in Ormoc City my mom's hometown. It is a rare occasion of us cousins to be together since most of us live in different country. We happen to coordinate our vacation so we could see each other. I miss them so much, looking at the fun pictures reminded me of the good times we shared even in a short time. They have not seen the photo as of yet as I haven't had time to post it online. I'm pretty sure they will laugh when they see all of the photos, lol.. I miss you guys

Friday, November 12, 2010


Getting rid of our Truck and Jaguar was hard. I never thought I would be attach to a car, we rarely use the truck but I loved it. I started learning to drive on the Jaguar, I would take it out of the drive way and park it again and again. I also got to drive it a couple of times around our development with either my MIL or Ralph teaching me. We had to get rid of both cars so we can lower our car payments as well as the car insurance. My husband has been wanting to get a Mustang for a while now. I guess you could say he has a little thing for cars. He didn't think he was going to get the Mustang if he got a lower trade in for both cars but he was in luck. I didn't want to get another expensive and impractical car when he could just easily get a less expensive car that has a lower monthly payment. But how can I deny him, when he works so hard and he said he can still lower the car payments. Before he got the Mustang he was constantly online looking for the car insurance. He checked on to get a quick quote on the new car. He got the best insurance that covers his newest baby and he was so happy when he finally got his dream car.We'll see how his love for the Mustang last. I am betting 2 years max until his love affair with the Mustang dies down and he starts looking for other cars again.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Men are slobs, they really are. For some reason don't understand why such simple things cannot be done right away. My MIL reads a lot of magazines and tells me that most wife complain about what slobs their husbands are. I know my husband works so hard to provide for us and affords me the chance to be a stay at home mom but I need cooperation. Our bedroom is a wreak, a wreak I tell you. Soda cans all over the headboard, candy wrappers on the floor, paper plates on the night stand, shoes everywhere and the bathroom calls for an emergency. I have been sleeping in our kids room so basically my husband is responsible for all the mess. I have cleaned up so many times and he keeps promising to clean his room on his days off but he never does. So we have come up with an agreement that he will keep his room at least decent and I clean the bathroom. I think I got the short end of the stick though, lol. Cleaning his bathroom takes a lot of arm power, and a whole bunch of cleaner. The tub is the part that I really hate cleaning with all the soap scum. It doesn't help at all that our bathroom faucet are so close to the wall that you barely have space to clean the soap scum in between. How I wish we could remodel the master bathroom and the first thing to go would be the faucet. I would get a modern bathroom faucet that has a minimalistic look to it. Some thing like our kitchen faucet that doesn't have a lot of those knobs and what ever. I just want a bathroom fixture that is easy to clean and maintain. The tiles are also horrendous and needs to be replaced.

To cut the long story short, I am like a master when it comes to cleaning my husbands bathroom. Credit also goes to my husband because he does try his hardest to maintain the cleanliness of his bathroom on his own but the soap scums just won't let him. Maybe I'll buy him one of those automatic spraying things that goes in the shower and cleans after you get out of it. But one day, I will teach him to get on his hands and knees again and do his own bathroom,lol..

Friday, November 5, 2010


I can't believe that its already November. How time flies when your having fun, lol. The past couple of months have been so hectic for me and my family. It has been specially tiring for me. We attended two weddings and I also hosted a birthday party for my husband and my daughter last month. We just went trick or treating a few days ago and now Thanksgiving is lurking around the corner. Turkey's are abound in the supermarket just waiting to be snatched up. It's still surreal for me that in 3 months time I will be married to my husband for 4 years. I have forgotten what my husband gave me last year for our anniversary but I'm sure he did get me something. We have never done wedding anniversary gifts by year, we have talked about it many times and I have seen shows of couples giving anniversary gifts that fits how long they have been married. We have past the paper which is for 1st anniversary, cotton for second and leather for 3rd. For the 4Th wedding anniversary is fruit.

My grandparents have been married for almost 60 years now and they are still going strong. Hopefully my husband and I will last that long and maybe surpass that. Since we are just going to be celebrating our 4Th anniversary this coming Valentines Day, Ralph made a promise that he would give me something very special for our future tenth anniversary gift. Their will be a big party and a renewal of our vows that will be witnessed by the whole family this time around.

To those who are celebrating their coming 4th wedding anniversary a gifts like these will be perfect:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Trick or Treat!!! Did you guys made your rounds at your favorite neighborhood with your kids on Halloween? We did, we also had a small pizza gathering for the kids before we head on out the door.

The photo are of the kids in their costumes. From (L-R) Kelly the glow in the dark witch, Kaitlyn as Jessie the cowgirl, Kayla as the scary vampire princess and Joey as Lightning McQueen of Cars.

They were all so excited to get dressed in the costumes that they picked and get some candy. I just feel bad though that the turn out for houses that participated in the Halloween candy giving were not so good. It was actually pathetic and just sad. I know people are not oblige to give candy but Its just once in a year and kids really put a lot of effort in picking the costumes and dressing up. Younger trick or treater practice saying " Trick or Treat". This year it was just us and the Tobler kids since our neighbors went to another development to be with their family. It's such a joy to our hearts to see our kids enjoy running down the street and going from house to house. To see the delight on the faces of each child as they hold out the candy holder for some candy. Even with the cold air it did not stop them from having fun. All in all this year was fun and we are thinking of going to another development next year. I hope you guys had fun trick or treating this year,coz we sure did and got lots and lots of candy..

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