The Crazy Moth Chase

It was an exciting time for us lastnite. I woke up past 2am when I thought I will have have another bout of leg cramps. Thank God I didn’t!

My Prince beside me moved and heard the sound of the moth trapped behind the blinds. I thought it was the sound of the raindrops but I was told it wasn’t. He got up and tried to chase the crazy little moth all around our small bedroom- behind the blinds, picture frame, under the bedside table, and when it finally landed on top of his pillow, he was smiling triumphantly when he thought he literally gotten rid of the moth when he thrown it away outside the room. It was a winning moment for my Prince over a little moth who was bugging our sleep in the wee hours of the morning. Hahaha!

We tried to go back to sleep after that. A few minutes later, we heard another sound. I thought it was raining for real.

But lo and behold!

The moth resurrected! How on earth the moth was able to rise back from its grave? Lol!

The Prince lost his patience this time. He grabbed a spray and chased the moth to no end! He was merciless! Lol! He was relieved to finally see it dead infront of him. It was past 3am.

This morning, he told me not to ask him what his sleep was like. Haha! I was teasing him that he was a moth killer at dawn and he simply retorted:

“We have dominion over animals that try to pester our sleep.”

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Weekend Special #8: Caught on Video

The past week had been quite a busy time for us. It was a long weekend and some plans were laid out a few weeks before that.

As my husband and I planned on spending time with some Church pals at The Entrance, New South Wales, I mentioned to him that we also need to spend precious moments with my lovely mother-in-law. My MIL specifically wanted to go to a park surrounded by water. We all then planned of going somewhere close to spare me from traveling a long way.

We did have an enjoyable and fun day! It was the best time to unwind, relax and simply enjoy each others’ company.

I love that my beautiful MIL is all so groovy and game in every photo takes. She has learned to love smiling for the camera; the fact can not be discounted that the camera loves her too! ;-) I guess she has gotten used to it and learned over time that being with me means taking a snap of anything is the norm ;-)

These were only but a few video captures taken on that day. By watching them, you can see how fun the day turned out to be.

The first video was just a random talk between the three of us wherein I was pretending to be capturing them only by the medium called pictures. They were both tricked in the beginning! Hahahaha! :lol:

I find the second video extremely hilarious! Why not? My Prince had a posing fit infront of me without suspecting that I caught him on video! As soon as he realized it was a video capture, he instantly walked off! Hahaha! :lol:

Oh well! The paparazzi could not simply get away from it all without some sweet revenge from my husband! LOL! :lol: :roll:

The last video aptly captured my choreography skills when taking photographs. LOL! And mind you, it also showed how an obedient subject my MIL was. :D

We spent five hours at the park without even realizing the time had gone by so quick! It was one of our best day out by far and we look forward to spending more time together as a family especially that summer is just around the corner. :-)

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We Prayed, He Answered: We Are Pregnant!

It is with great excitement and joy that my better half and I share with you all God’s loving grace and mercy- we are expecting our first child! Finally, our home will be growing by two little feet early next year :-)

Mummy and Daddy To-Be

Mummy and Daddy To-Be

We can assure you that this beautiful news being withheld up to this very moment has been nothing more than us protecting what is most sacred and precious- a new life that beats and was far from reaching its 12-week milestone.

Thanks to our family and friends who have respected our privacy over the past crucial weeks; allowing us the privilege and honor every couple deserves- to share the wonderful news ourselves. It is such a beautiful and special moment and we couldn’t be any happier!

To our prayer warriors, thank you so much! Your prayers meant so much to our family especially in my most fretting moments. To those special people who have shared our wonderful highs and subterranean lows, we are grateful for having you in our lives!

We give back all the glory, honor, and praises to our Lord God Almighty for bestowing in us this precious gift of life. For this child we prayed; and the Lord has granted us what we asked of Him (I Samuel 1:27). Indeed, prayers can move mountains and He has made all things possible!

Photo Credit: Bregie

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One Month Off Work is Officially Over

My month-long holiday had come and gone. It was fairly quick and I felt like I did not really achieve anything except that I got the much needed sleep and rest that I desired. At first, I felt bewildered of what I am gonna do- do we go see some new places, fix my closet, iron out clothes, explore my new Macbook, blog with gusto, etc? But everything is just so overwhelming and one month went by so fast! I hardly completed those things in my to-do list. Sleeping-in and rolling in bed at any time of the day was the norm and that was pretty much it. I believe that’s one of the power of timeoffs- just do anything you want at anytime. It’s quite liberating! It was not surprising at all to put on some weight while I was on a relaxing fit for one whole month. I felt so good!

But lo and behold!

There were days when I felt crap. I can not put into words how exactly it felt but it definitely was not welcome especially when I was only trying to enjoy the limited time off work. My husband swiftly found a rustic remedy to that by surprising me with a bouquet of flowers one afternoon. It certainly brightened up my crappy world! He knows how to cheer me up and lighten up my mood. He is simply the sweetest!

A simple act of love made me the happiest wifey

A simple act of love made me the happiest wifey

Just as how quickly it began was the quick ending of it all. I went back to work last week. Boy was I not looking forward for it! Although it’s now spring in our neck of the woods- which means it is getting a lot warmer than what it was in winter- we still get that brutal chills in the mornings. I had to slowly get my rhythm back prior to going back to work.

You see, I had to get up a at 5am or 5:30am at the latest. That’s just too early for me!!! Well, as compared to my waking-up routine back in the Philippines, it certainly is! But then again, my body clock got used to it after some time :-) I just had to hit the sack earlier than I should to compensate for getting up early otherwise I’d feel like a zombie. LOL!

Anyhow, I survived the first week at work. I felt touched that my husband led a very heartfelt and soulful prayer just before we left home on my first day going back to work. I haven’t actually thought about it but the gesture made me feel so proud of him! I’ve got a husband who entrusts everything to God- he prayed for our safe journey to and from work and for God to provide all the mental and physical strengths that I so need.

On Tuesday, I had a nasty headache and my husband went to the trouble of picking me up at work; he wouldn’t allow me to catch the bus and the train. He had to combat the traffic which was at its peak at the time; it took him 3 long hours all for the love of me. I truly appreciate him for doing that sacrifice. Except for the sores and aches all over my body, I made it. Thanks to my Prince who served as my official masseur at night. The gentle and loving touch was very relaxing and comforting; I felt alright after that.

Thank God for a wonderful and amazing husband like mine! Love absolutely never felt this good! :-)

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A Happy Birthday It Was for Him

My Prince is a simple man- no fuss, no dramas. So when I asked him a week before his birthday what he wants to do for that special day, he simply retorted:

“Just at home and have a feast over McDonalds for dinner.”

And he saw me rolling my eyes! I can only mutter:

“You’ve got to be kidding me!”

I knew for a fact that our weekends had always been pretty loaded. Sometimes, we only wanna stay home and do nothing. But because both of us are working, we only have the precious weekends to do things together. So I completely understood if he only wanted a simple and relaxing celebration of his birthday where there’s peace and quiet.

It did not take a lot of convincing to opt for something “buffet” and not McDonalds. I only had to give so much emphasis that it was a Friday and a long weekend at that with the Queen’s birthday falling on a Monday and it’s a Public Holiday. That meant a sleep-in the next day.

Sweet!

We then both agreed to have it somewhere close. Buffet or “Eat-All-You-can” in the nearby restaurant came in very handy for the both of us. We had to directly go there straight after work. I did not even had a chance to take a refreshing shower. But because time is precious, we had to make do with the hurried arrangement.

Unknown to my husband, I bought a birthday cake for him which was revealed when he fetched me at the train station. Well, I simply had no choice. I can’t hide the box anywhere else.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

I had to ask permission to leave work earlier so I can catch an earlier train. I was apprehensive that the cake would be such a big mess after the train ride, so leaving work earlier than normal was my solution to avoid congestion. Did I say I have an amazing Boss? He had no qualms in approving my request to leave work 45 minutes earlier and even extended his birthday greetings to my husband.

As it’s buffet, we were expecting to be seated just anywhere.

Influx of patrons on a Friday night

Influx of patrons on a Friday night

However, it was a lucky night as we got a reserved table where patrons did not show up. We were perfectly seated at a spot where we had a slightest bit of privacy :-)

Buffet Dinner

Buffet Dinner

It was a night loaded with various cuisines. Buffet captures shall be published at My Bits and Bites. After eating what our bellies fancied at the buffet, it was time for the birthday boy to blow his candles and of course for us to sing him the “Happy Birthday Song.” This time around, I made sure I captured it on video.

From here on, I shall let the photos speak for itself of how the night went on for My Prince’s nth birthday :-)

For posterity sake ;-)

For posterity sake ;-)

Just about ready to blow the candles on his cake

Just about ready to blow the candles on his cake

Cake loaded with candles, LOL!

Cake loaded with candles, LOL!

Cutting of the cake

Slicing of the cake

The wifey with the birthday boy ;-)

The wifey with the birthday boy ;-)

I promised to give him extra hugs that night. How sweet! ;-)

I promised to give him extra hugs that night. How sweet! ;-)

True to my promise!

True to my promise!

With my lovely MIL

With my lovely MIL

Wrapping up the night with a pose

Wrapping up the night with a pose

My husband received the following cards:

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From the Philippines with Love

From the Philippines with Love

Read: Sweet Birthday Surprise from the City that Never Sleeps

It was a very simple birthday celebration for a very simple man that is my husband.

When I think about it, I have always looked forward to celebrating our birthdays together. It seemed so surreal that we could do it together now; finally after the long haul.

I look forward to more birthday celebrations with my Prince. I wish him all the best this world has got to offer. In prayer, I constantly ask God to manifest His abundant blessings in our union as we sojourn together.

Note: This post had been sitting on my draft for three long months. I only managed to go through it now and finally hit the publish button.

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