Happy 2017! I miss you mommies, I thought I will be able to blog during the holiday break but Gwen’s yaya also took a vacation for 2 weeks so I always have zero energy and time to blog. But no regrets, because being yayaless is sometimes a blessing, we get to spend more time with Gwen.
I have so many personal stories to tell you about how our 2016 went. It’s the most eventful year of my life, it’s one hell of a roller coaster ride that Jeff and I were lucky we came out alive, and stronger!
I won’t make a monthly recap anymore, I’ll just tell you stories on future blogposts. There are 2 events that made our 2016 colorful.
Our Boracay-Coron trip last April is one for the books. It’s supposed to be a Boracay-Coron-Bali trip but flight cancellations made us miss our flight to Bali :(. The good thing is we get to spend another night in Coron. It’s also our first time to ride a 9-seater plane from Caticlan to Coron, add to the thrill is muntik pa kami maiwanan ng eroplano, we arrived at the airport 15 minutes before take-off.
In preparation for that trip, I started going to the gym as early as July 2015 pa lang, excited masyado hahaha. Hindi pa rin umabot sa pwede na akong mag 2-piece levels but I’m in my best shape since motherhood and iced venti white mocha americano came. So please allow me to post my Boracay photo for a souvenir. :p
I wasn’t able to write about my fitness journey but do search for the hashtag #BadudetsWorkout on IG. I hope I can go back to the gym this year before summer starts.
There were more family travels that followed like our company outing in Thunderbird Resort in La Union and my birthday slash Halloween trip in Boracay again.
For 2017, we will save up for a trip on Gwen’s 7th birthday, and if it’s God’s will, we will extend the stay to welcome the new year in a different country.
“Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown – even when we don’t want to and when we think we don’t need to.” – Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
2016 is a year of adulting for us. We got a place of our own and we moved out of my parents’ house. It took us by surprise because it came too early than our original plan which is to move out before Gwen enters Grade 1. So even if we were unprepared and didn’t know where to start, we started living as a family of 3 plus Ate Yongyong.
It was bittersweet, I am so sad to leave the house I lived in for more than 2 decades. On a brighter note, I can make new lasting memories with my little family. And that it will always be your HOME as long as you are with FAMILY.
Masaya rin pala maglipat-bahay lalo na pag mga damit at abubot lang ang dala nyo. We still left some of our things in my Nanay’s house since our unit is just small. We bought an inverter ref, aircon, TV, sala set, pillows, etc.
I still miss living with my Nanay because she takes care of the grocery and the cooking before. This time, I need to do the groceries every week and cook dinner or else, magugutom kaming lahat.
There will be even more adulting to happen this 2017 and I think God allowed us to prepare for it early on. Everything happens for a reason, indeed.
2017 is my year, I was born in the year of the Rooster. I am filled with optimism and enthusiasm for this year. I hope I can also share more blessings to my readers this year with the help of advertisers.