Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nine Years Death Anniversary of my Mother-in-Law

Last September 8th, my husband and his entire family remembered and honored the memories of my mother-in-law who passed away nine years ago of cancer. My sister-in-law especially shared the video they had made for her funeral which chronicles the life of their mother and we can't help ourselves but be emotional. Everyone in the family started sharing their favorite memory of their mother and I remember the words from his mother before when my then boyfriend now my husband went to the Philippines for the first time. She told me on the phone "Geraldine please takes care of my baby", and I know in my heart from then on that my husband is closed to his mom.

Unfortunately, my mother-in-law and I didn't get a chance to meet in person but I am thankful that her entire family made me feels welcome. My sister-in-law Michelle also told me that she thank God that Tony had me by his side and they are thankful that I am taking good care of their baby brother.

Anyway, we choose to remember all the great things my mother-in-law did in her lifetime and we are looking forward to be reunited with her in the next life to come.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Visiting Four Cities in Texas

My husband and I had a blast during our road trip vacation last week. As a matter of fact, we visited more cities in Texas compared to our previous trip. We visited San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi and Pearland Texas. Our trip was short but we had so much fun.
By the way, one of the many highlights of our trip is to visit the newly opened Jollibee branch in Houston, Texas. It is the most popular fast-food chain in the Philippines which is comparable to McDonald's. I haven't had any food from Jollibee since I last visited Philippines in 2010. I almost cried when I entered the store and saw the menu. It reminds me fond memories I have with my family back home.

Other than that, we also get a chance to hang out with my husband's Uncle and his family in Pearland, Texas which is about 20-40 minutes away from Houston. Uncle Edward is an established lawyer in Houston and in fact he works as a Judge there. We stayed there for one night at their gorgeous looking home. They welcome us with so much love and excitement which is really cool. His wife Aunt Debbie made dinner and breakfast for us. My husband's cousins are so friendly and kind. We are so thankful for them and looking forward to see them again next time.

Also, we went to visit the beach in Corpus Christi and we went to the River Walk as well in San Antonio. We always adore these two cities in Texas and it is good to be back after two years of not able to come back there.

Anyways, take a look at these gorgeous pictures below. I hope everyone is having a great evening and a great week.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Vacation Mode!

Six more days and we are ready for our much needed vacation. Our vacation has been long overdue but thank God we both got approve for paid vacation. Although, I have to work six days straight until Sunday before I can take off but that's okay. I am so excited to visit Houston, Austin, Galveston, Dallas during this entire trip because it is my first time to visit these beautiful places. We are planning to visit the beach and some attractions which these cities offer. My husband and I are exploring Texas in a big way.

I just hope everything will turn out great and we only hope for a fun-filled road trip.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

July 4th Wedding!

My husband and I had the opportunity to witness the second wedding of my sister-in-law Carleen last month with my new brother-in-law Dan. The theme of their wedding is Fourth of July since it falls through the same day when all Americans celebrate this special day. They requested all their guests to wear a red, white or blue dress during their wedding day celebration. We have so much fun celebrating this special occasion with my husband's side of the family as well as relatives from across the state. Below are some of the photos taken during their Fourth of July wedding! Congratulations again!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Life in America is NOT Easy!

We have so much going on these past few months and as always my work schedule has been so hectic. I've worked so many hours for the past several weeks that all I can do when I get home is take a shower and rest. My husband has been the one taken care of things and preparing meals for those weeks that I've worked a 12 hour shift or more. I have never imagined that I will be working these many hours since moving in America almost 8 years ago this October. I am used to working an 8 to 5 job while still living in the Philippines and have the weekend off but working here in the US is a different story. Either way, I am still thankful for having a job that I can depend on and a job that can pay my bills.

By the way, you can read on my next post the different fun things we did last month. I hope every one of my readers will have a great day and take it easy folks!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Elegant 2014 Purple Homecoming Dresses by DressV

For most people, school is out for summer, but in just a few months school will start again. Homecoming is actually not too far ahead, and actually right now is the best time to purchase homecoming dresses because they can be purchased at a very good price, and not only that, it is better than waiting for the last minute to purchase a dress for homecoming or prom. If you like purple, some of the best 2014 purple homecoming dresses can actually be purchased at dressv which is an online dress shop that has an incredibly huge selection of dresses for many different occasions, including wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses as well. It turns out that dressv also has very good prices on their clothing as well, and there are always specials to be found on their website, which is something that I like very much. I should mention that I attended a wedding last week, and the bridesmaids wore purple, and I already like purple, and I felt that the dresses looked amazing. At dressv, one of the purple homecoming dresses that I really thought looked amazing was the Chic Spaghetti Straps Short/Mini-Length A-Line Daria s Prom/Homecoming Dress 9789, which I really think looks awesome because of the color and design as well. Another purple dress that I think looks amazing is the Lovely-A-Line Sweetheart Beading Pick-Ups Knee-Length Homecoming Dress because again, it is purple, and also I think that it is very fancy looking and elegant as well. Keep in mind, that if you like different colors of dresses, you can actually order most of these styles in a variety of colors, including the dresses that I mentioned. So what are you waiting for? Check out all of the great dresses that dressv has to offer, you will definitely find something that you love!