|I miss them!|
I started blogging crazy after the holidays. And I got my first sponsor to do a giveaway here! I was pretty thrilled and I got even more inspired in really building my blog and sharing our stories. It's all because of my fellow Mom bloggers and random citizens who read my blog! Thank you!
I was blessed with work that has given me so many opportunities to grow as an individual aside from being a wife and a mother. I am still currently employed by the same company, and I can't thank my God enough for an employer who is very understanding and patient with me whilst I juggle being a Mom and working for them. Thank you!
|He was scared of the water, didn't go in until the next day. Even then he was scared!|
Took Jacob on his very first road trip in the country and his first beach vacation. Sadly, Oscar wasn't able go with us that time because of work. So we enjoyed the beach with my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephews, and Jacob's Godfather.
Jacob's First Birthday! After months of preparation, the 1st birthday is over! Just like that. We had good food, great company, and a healthy little boy!
June - July
|Before the cut. Oh my goodness, I miss his hair!|
|He didn't cry during his first haircut. Now, it's all tears and tantrums!|
|And after, he looks like a big boy! :(|
During these months, he also learned how to walk. I keep these videos on my phone so I can always look back at that wonderful time that he discovered life above his crawling view. Oh gosh, I'll try not to cry while making this recap post!
Our first trip without Jacob! Oh no! It was hard leaving him for 2 days, he was even asleep when we got back home. Poor guy. He had some stomach aches I think since he only had formula for a day and a half and he threw up at one point the next day. I really can't leave him that's why it's so hard for us to go on a vacation or a trip with friends. I must have him by. my. side! Lol.
|Birthday lunch at Vikings Buffet|
|Jacob's Dedication at The Linden Suites|
|Looking out the window of our room|
|He wanted to jump right in!|
|They don't look pleased, huh?|
|Good food at Sonya's Garden|
|He thought this was a place to take baths that he was ready to jump in too!|
And I attended my first ever blog conference, Blogopolis 2012! I learned so much and I have still yet to share with you what I've learned from professional bloggers who have been earning so much from their blogs just because they're doing it right! But don't get me wrong, they also blog because of their passion for writing and sharing their stories to other people so it was not all about learning how to monetize your blog.
|Buffet spread at Oscar's 25th|
|In Bulacan with the Santiagos|
|In Manila, with the Llamanzares'|
|In Marikina, with the Romeros|
Spent our first Christmas in Norzagaray, Bulacan. I've always wondered what they did in Bulacan during Christmas since Oscar's family has been going there for as long as I can remember. We started dating in 2002, and every Christmas Eve, they'd go there to visit his Dad's side of the family. We'd try to talk on our mobile phones until Christmas comes, but usually they welcome Christmas midnight all together so he'd just call me as soon as it hits 12:00 MN. And now, there we were in the same place that I've been only imagining of. I sometimes look back at how far along we've come together as a couple. And it's crazy to think that after all those years, we did make it. We got married and now we have a beautiful son together. Yes, spending Christmas in Bulacan made me think about that! :D
This Christmas season was particularly tiring because of all the traveling we did. On Christmas Eve, we went to my relatives living 45 minutes away. Then traveled 1.5 hour to Bulacan. Christmas day, traveled 2 hours to Marikina to visit his maternal side of the family then 45 minutes again to go back to my relative's house, then home in 45 minutes. Phew! Thinking about it made me wonder how Jacob endured all that sitting on his carseat!
So there you have it folks, that's our 2012! I wish I could have made it more interesting for you but that's our simple life. We're still adjusting to our new life as a family so we pretty much just stay at home because it's more comfortable there. When Jacob gets older, I guess that's when the adventures start!