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Sweet November 2014 on Instagram

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Sweet November 2014

It’s been a long time since I last did an Instagram Monthly post, and I thought I should do it again, and I thought the past month deserved one. Because I realized today (just today, really) that November is my most favorite month of the year. Looking at Novembers past, I couldn’t be more right in my recent realization. November is definitely a favorite.

It’s the month to look back and remember the lives of those who went ahead of us, and to be thankful for the life we now live. It’s the celebration of the past and the present. It begins with bittersweet memories and ends in joyful celebrations; with mourning and then dancing. It’s the season of Thanksgiving and rejoicing. Of leaves turning, and winds shifting, and wardrobes changing.

November is like, the calm before the storm. A time to breathe before the holiday rush takes over the malls, the roads, our homes. It’s a time of transitions and courageous pursuits, of leaps of faith and quiet reflections.

It’s the last chapter before the last chapter, where the story wraps up and culminates for the big finale. It’s quite an important month, really, but most of us won’t know it until it’s over.

Thank you, sweet November, for all the sweet moments, and for ushering us to December beautifully. We shall see you again next year.

April 2013 on Instagram

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Can you imagine me smiling from ear to ear and wiping tears off my eyes while putting together these collages? Yaikes. Nanay na nanay lang ang peg. Someday, when Dawn & Rain are teenagers, they’ll read these stuff and think their mom is being overly cheesy! Sorry, kids.

Dawn & Rain <3

April on Instagram: Sweet Rain

April on Instagram: Happy Dawn

April on Instagram: Bed Circus

But how can I look at these pictures and not be cheesy and so overwhelmed with joy? Di nga? How?

Since last month, the girls have been learning to roll over and explore every corner of our bed even in their sleep. Lots of bed circus happening around here these days; my husband and I would wake up in the morning with their tiny arms and legs on our faces. That’s 2 sets of arms and legs ha, mind you.

We’re seeing a lot of personality even more now too. Dawn is obviously the more funny twin, while Rain is the more articulate one. The usual scenario is, Rain babytalks, and Dawn laughs. Or Rain smiles, and Dawn makes faces. They’ve also started interacting a lot more now. Sometimes we would catch them smiling at each other like they have secrets. It drives us nuts.

April on Instagram: Loves of my Life

You know what’s really cool? Looking back and seeing how different this April was from last year’s. Last year I was dealing with morning sickness and getting used to pregnancy and sleeping a lot.

One year later.. and here we are. A-ma-zing.

x o x o

A month wouldn’t pass without quality time with loved ones and friends. April 2013 highlights two sets of cousins visiting from Australia, both from Bud’s side and mine—it was lovely catching up with Kuya Mitch and Ate Dots, and Jason and Neil. Joni & Mae spent time with the girls for the first time too, and I wonder when I will see them again *cough*. Ninong Dave and Ninang Nory, our disciplers, celebrated their birthdays. We spent a lot of time with our families in Caloocan and Las Pinas. And then there was our godson Ziki’s birthday celebration, a book party that my girlfriend Normi lovingly DIY-ed.

April on Instagram: Ohana

April on Instagram: Ziki's Birthday

What a beautiful month April was, and now, May is about to end too! Funny when you start to think that this one month was the best month ever, and then the following month becomes even better. You know?

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March 2013 on Instagram

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March on Instagram

March on Instagram

March on Instagram

March on Instagram

March highlights a trip to the park in Bud’s childhood hometown (we don’t have a park in our subdivision, it would have been nice to make this a regular thing!); and some baby-less dates. The crying has lessened significantly, and my husband and I can get away more now to have some coffee, or go to the mall, or run, or play pingpong.

And then there are the usual moments with the twins, playing, laughing, sleeping, drooling. The thought that this is now our “usual” still makes me feel.. wow. Never gets old.

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February 2013 on Instagram

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February on Instagram

February on Instagram

February on Instagram

February on Instagram

February is a peculiar month. For something labeled as “the month of love”, I sometimes wonder why it had to be the shortest month of the year. When I was a full-time employee, I loved Februarys because we get our full salary even though we came to work 1 or 2 days short of the usual. :p As I once said, this blog had been a witness to some of my happy February days.  February 2010February 2011February 2012. February 2013.

February this year came and left us with good times and bed times (uh-uh! see what I did there?), and lots of special happenings with the people we love. Rachel, one of those girls I was telling about in that post, got married. My husband and I went to Tagaytay with our married friends. And we spent the last week of February with D’s parents who were in the country for a short trip. A lot of days were also spent getting stuff ready for Dawn & Rain’s dedication. And then there were times we just spend in bed, all four of us, laughing and being all silly! It was surely a full and happy month.

Thank you, February, for all the love!

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January 2013 on Instagram

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Hello. So I’ve been attaching black-and-white photographs on my 30 Days of Gratitude series (which still has about 2 weeks remaining!), but I don’t want the whole 30 days to pass by without a dash of color in this blog. After all, the past weeks have been colorful. Here’s our colorful month of January on Instagram:

January on Instagram

January on Instagram

January on Instagram

January on Instagram

January on Instagram

January on Instagram

This month we’ve witnessed some real smiles, answered prayers, countless of sweet moments with the twins, and an entire village of friends helping us raise these little ones. There was a back-to-back wedding, my brother’s 31st birthday which coincided with the twins’ 3-month-mark, SBCC’s 39th anniversary, and Manny Pacquiao up close and personal.

And then there were too many Instagrams of our sleeping beauties. It’s that time of their little lives where they’re asleep more than they’re awake, which we try to enjoy as much as we can before they start running around and needing even more attention. I think someday I’m going to miss this phase!

If it’s indeed true that the first month of the year is an indication of what the rest of the year is going to be, then it looks like we’re going to have one crazy [insert synonyms of amazing here] year ahead of us. Well, bring it on! :)

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