Took a test last December 25 (very fitting. Hi hi hi.) and another one this morning. Both showing two distinct lines :D
My office colleagues are so excited for me that they even sent me this Chinese calendar to 'predict' the baby's gender. Hmm... Let's see... Well, if this calendar is accurate, our first born will be a boy :P
Hubby and I couldn't be happier. Will definitely make an appointment with a doc soon to hear the official word :)
Christmas has come and gone and now, everyone's getting excited for the New Year's celebration. My next post would probably be in 2011 already but I can't let the year go by without telling you about our Christmas, right?
Yes, it's official. We've moved to our new home and Myke and I had been playing house for a few days now :P I haven't taken pictures yet but I will be posting it soon! The few days before Christmas, Myke and I had been busy organizing and shopping for other household stuff. I barely had time to visit the market for items I'd be using for our Noche Buena. I was planning on cooking a few dishes but apparently, hubby is content with just some ham, bread and hot choco for Christmas. But being the "show-off" that I am (he he he), I decided to make dessert.
Prior to Christmas, I've been compiling recipes from Home Cooking Rocks that I wanted to try out (with hubby as my guinea pig). Since I was already pressed for time, I decided to make Mango Royale. Thankfully, the wet market is in walking distance from our place so I was able to buy some ripe mangoes for the pie.
The result? Fantastic! Though I probably had gone overboard with the crust. I added more butter and the crust was a tad bit too firm. But despite that, the huge chunk I shared with my in-laws was a hit. My sister-in-law kept asking me the day after Christmas if there are any more Mango Royale :P I had to tell her that the remaining slice at the fridge has been reserved for Myke who polished it off right off the pan!
Three days to go and it's Christmas! So even if I haven't started on Christmas gifts shopping yet, I was able to design our gift tags. What I did was I downloaded some templates and then searched for some nice Christmas icons over the Net. A little bit tweaking using the fonts I have on my PC and here's the outcome:
It was a bit challenging to cut the round edges but once I was done, I found them really, really cute. You could opt to punch in a hole on one end of the tad then tie up with a string or you could simply put some double sided tape on the backside and stick them onto your presents :)
A little more than a week and it's Christmas already. Other people are busy finishing their Chirstmas shopping while I haven't even made a dent on my Christmas list. Wait.. What list? I don't even have a list yet! *sob*
Selfish it may sound but Myke and I have made several shopping trips but those were mainly for our new home. We are targeting to move by next week and we are busy scouring the shops for other essentials that we might need.
The room is actually ready for occupancy save for some shelves that we wanted to put up. The carpenters will be doing some work over the weekend and then all we have to do is lug all our things down (from my in-law's) and set it up in our room.
Last Sunday, Myke and I had a road trip to attend my BFF Tina's wedding! The ceremony was held in Batangas at the Chapel on the Hill and reception followed at Evercrest Golf Club and Resort.
Renovations had been halted because the carpenters haven't reported for duty. But since I've been mentioning our room in my last few posts, I figured I could share you a sneak peak :P
I think most girls would agree that shopping is indeed fun. But one must be patient and careful in selecting your purchases. And you must be willing to get some leg exercises, a lot of exercise.
Since the renovation is almost done, Myke and I had been busy shopping for household items for our new home especially those that we need to put in the house first before all else as what Filipino tradition called for - santo, bigas, asukal, asin, tubig, mantika at pera. Last Friday after office, we visited Landmark Makati to get a headstart on the shopping.
We bought a 10-kilogram capacity grain storage, some canisters, pots and pans, cutlery, thermos and pillows. Just a few essentials but these little things add up! To think that we haven't covered all the basics yet. Hay, baket kasi hindi ako ang nanalo sa P7M lotto jackpot? Sadness...
So after the wedding, it's time to face real life. Hubby and I's first agenda is to pimp our new crib. Mini-crib, mind you :D
Myke's mom has generously offered one of the studio rooms of their apartment where Myke and I could stay. The location is a plus since it's here in the Metro so going to and from the office is quite convenient. Though this setup would have me living far from my parents, they had understood that I have to set out on my own.
Back to the topic. As mentioned, our new crib is a studio room so we have to maximize the space by thinking of furnitures that are multi-functional. We got a lot of ideas in the web, especially for the bed. Though it is usually for a kid's bedroom (see inspirations below), Myke and I had decided to have a bunk bed cum dresser cum study nook :)
I've read about making blogs carbon neutral from a W@W post a few months back. It piqued my curiosity and I wanted to learn more about it. But perhaps due to the wedding preps, I've pushed that post aside and it wasn't until I stumbled upon the logo on a friend's site that it resurfaced in my memory.
Thru the Kaufda site, I've learned that "..an average website causes about 0.02g (0,0008oz.) of carbon dioxide for each visit." and "this can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, servers, and their cooling systems."
I honestly didn't know that. I've tried to recycle paper as much as I can since I know that trees have to be cut down to produce them but apparently, I've been ignorant that (online) blogging is causing some harmful effects to our environment. So, I want to support this programme. Having a tree planted for just posting a blog entry regarding this initiative is a fair deal. So here you go and hopefully, you my friends will also spread the word and help in taking steps to take better care of our planet.
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