My paternal grandmother, Lucena Ravelo Lacho used to say, "Candy, I'm happy. You know, I just live the simple life..." It's true, if we are happy with what we have, we see the beauty in its simplicity. I miss her so much... I love her so much more.
Well, I guess a big, "I'm sorry" is at hand... I haven't had the chance to write between my school, kids, their school schedule and hubby's work schedule. It's been definitely hectic, but loads of fun.
We still love it here! I can't believe that we'd be somewhere we all love. It's as if we've been here longer than 9 months! Our apartment is still a mess, but we're getting things done that are more important to us like keeping up with UIL dates, Choir concerts, church commitments, Chess Club, good grades, TAKS testing, our FHE's and our "runaway" budget.
March brought snow, fierce winds, rain, more "like still in high school" romantic dates with Charlie, a short haircut for me and a long-awaited trip to the Dallas Texas LDS temple. It was a beautiful experience.
What's coming up in April?
Midterms for me, AP Exams for Lisa, new tools for Charlie, Chess Tournament for Jasmine and good health for Ian. Oh, yeah, a long awaited vacation back to Cali to see family for my mom's b-day. See you real soon for that one... Lots of good news from friends all over: pregnancies, first kiss, new babies, 13th birthday, 70th birthday, mini-reunions, new house, going back to school and from me, one last semester this fall and I'm a college-graduate! Yes!!!
I love my life... It's simple, but full of substance. Too bad not many people can say both and feel rewarded.
1. My children's birth and birthdays 2. My gorgeous husband 3. Eating lobsters and shrimps 4. Eating dark chocolate 5. Watching my movies 6. Making homemade cards & envelopes 7. Reading to my children 8. CSI, Medium, Bones, Numb3rs & Fun Shui 9. Newest book of a series 10. My life now 11. Cooking 12. College Education 13. Flowers 14. Being LDS 15. Friends 16. Purple and Green 17. A full Pantry 18. Autumn, Halloween & Thanksgiving 19. Winter, Christmas & Snow 20. 12 Years of marriage
I'm a simple "Pinay" (Filipino), a student, a SAHM to three, a wife to a great husband, who also practices Feng Shui and loves, loves, loves genealogy, blogging, entertaining and tablescapes. That means, a full household, busting shelves and 5 blogs! Yikes!
It is what's in your heart; both your innermost desires and most intimate feelings. You want and need it. You show and hide it. Life is more fun and fullfilling with it, so close your eyes, taste your "secret candy" and see where life takes you!
Scriptures I live by...
"The glory of God is intelligence; or in other words, light and truth. "(D&C 93:36)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16, KJV)