Can We Go On Vacation In Our House Next Year?

...My daughter said that after coming back from the Philippines last summer. She told us that she's tired of going 'somewhere' for vacation and she would want to spend the summer at home. Now, why would she say that considering most kids and adults would want to go anywhere for summer vacation. Well, considering the fact that we've spent the last two summers out of the country, then you will have an inkling on why she feels this way. Last year, we spent a month in Europe and visited 7 countries; then this year, we spent 5 weeks in the Philippines. I guess she got tired of travelling and just wants to go to summer camp and the town beach next year. So this year, instead of going to punta cana dominican republic, we will stay here in our house and just take day trips here and there.

Nights in Rodanthe

I'm a sucker for a good love story. I don't know why but I always find myself teary-eyed towards the end of a romantic film. I remember watching 'The Proposal' on my way to the Philippines and I was trying to wipe some tears, hoping that no one sees me doing it! ha ha
Yesterday, I watched this Diane Lane and Richard Gere movie titled 'Nights in Rodanthe'. He stayed at one of the outer banks vacation rentals in which Diane Lane's girl friend is the owner. It's just a simple love story, man meets woman, they fell in love...then a shocking ending...he died! Drat! Why does he have to die at the end? It was so sad! The setting was so beautiful, it makes me want to go to the Carolinas for a vacation.

Holidays..Family..Friends...Food (Ugh!)

I love the holidays! Most specifically, Christmas! I get to see family and friends that I don't see much during the year. It would be nice to see them often but we don't live close to each other. Of course, with any kind of gathering with families and friends, there are an abundance of food...good food. I will definitely need some kind of appetite suppressants. All of my friends make good food and it's going to be hard not to try all of it. I'll have to get a little bit of everything and that's it. I promise...

Look for the Exit

One of the things my parents taught me before was to look for exit signs wherever I am. Doing so keeps you prepared in case of emergency. That's why I always listen to the flight attendants every time I fly even though I've heard it many times before. This is what I am trying to teach my kids. To look for the exit signs the moment they go in a building or a venue.

Is Your Tree Up Yet?

Mine isn't! That's because we haven't gotten a tree yet. You see, we get our tree from the Christmas tree farm. It costs more but seeing the kids have fun running around and choosing the perfect Christmas tree makes it all worth it. The memories we've made from the past years and the ones we'll make this year and the succeeding years will forever be ingrained in them. We almost always get very cold weather each time we go and get a tree. It doesn't matter which week of December we choose to go, it happens that way and it will be bone-chilling weather again this year. I think last year was the nicest though, there was light snow falling and thick snow on the ground so it was magical. Next would be the hard part, decorating the tree and the house and of course, buying presents. I already bought Amber's IPOD and dh's dress watch; I still need to get Tyler's DSi and presents for the rest of dh's family. It's hard to look for gifts for his brothers, I might give one of them some truck accessories or something like it.

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