Monday, September 12, 2016

Thank you for rejoicing with us in Our Moments Together

Billy, in his anniversary post in Facebook yesterday said, "Now I know what it is to grow old together with someone!" Well, that inspired me to write this. 

This is another late post. Hmmm... not so late though... it's only a day after our 27th anniversary. As usual, I planned to make this two weeks ago but giving priority to caregiving and household duties, especially in the absence of our Manang who has been sick for almost three weeks, has taken its toll once again. 

The weekend routine--- late breakfast, preparing and giving nasogastric tube feeding to my 90-year old father, bathing, bringing out the trash bags for the garbage truck to pick up, folding clothes after laundry, preparing for another batch of clothes to wash... Oh, thanks, dear hubby, for attending to the doggies morning and evening, everytime you're home! For helping me with the dishes when my legs seem to crumble and my eyelids are ready to drop at night. Thank you for sweeping away the dust and dirt off the floors. Thank you for ironing your own clothes after I have washed and folded them. I can't thank you enough for all these and more.

I reviewed my files a few days ago for some recent photos to post in time for our anniversary. To no avail. I was distracted by other more pressing things. Now, let me take a few-minute break to put my thoughts together. Call it 'me-time'. I need to post this today. It's now or never. 

Here they are--- our hubby-wifey photo ops!

Our eldest daughter, Ayana Grace, posted this photo early in the morning yesterday in Facebook to greet us. This was taken July last year during a family day's out at the Art in Island, a 3D Trick Art Museum in Cubao, Quezon City. 

At the Yap-San Diego Ancestral Heritage House
In 2014, Billy used to hold off-campus graduate classes in Mathematics at the University of the Philippines Cebu City. On two occasions, I had a rare opportunity of taking time off my household chores to relax and unwind out of town. While he was conducting his classes, I got to visit some places. The photo above is our reflection in the mirror taken by the caretaker of the Yap-San Diego Ancestral House, one of the oldest houses located in Parian, Cebu City.

The next group of photos was taken during our family's vacation in Hong Kong last year 2015. Read my post about our escapades here.
Lingering to relax at the Statue Square, Central
            At Po Lin Monastery with
   the Big Buddah at the background          

At the Big (Tian Tan) Buddah, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island

Taking a rest after a long walk around Disneyland
Taken on Mother's Day this year, our whole family experienced how it feels to be serenaded by gondoliers during a promo gondola ride. Of course, we grabbed the Mother's Day Gondola Ride Treat promo that offered one free ride for a mom accompanied by three paying persons. A splurge, you may think, it is, uhmmmm.... at P500 per person, but it was a unanimous decision by four. No regrets because the 20-minute ride was worth all the fun. 
At Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig
Last night, we had a quiet and simple celebration of our 27th year together. We strolled to the Backyard Food Park a few blocks from our house and shared this black bun burger with fries and a pitcher of green tea lemonade. 

Yum, yum, yum!

Today I posted this in Facebook and Instagram to thank friends and loved ones who expressed their greetings either by liking or commenting on the posts of Billy and Ayana yesterday.  
Selfies before and after dinner
Wahaha! Look at how my color theme perfectly matches the painting on the brick wall! Nice choice for the night eh? 

Thank you, once again, as the likes and anniversary greetings continue to pour in the comment boxes. We praise God for you all in rejoicing with us as we celebrate our simple joys together. 

Till my next post. I really hope it will be soooooonnnn! 

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