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October 17, 2020

Fall Break 2020

Stayed overnight at Marriot Starr Pass. Was supposed to be an advanced birthday celebration for Topeng but he didn't get to enjoy it because of work.

The following day, we hit the Reid Park Zoo.

After zoo disasters

Knock out sa jinet

March 22, 2020

MA Trip 2020

Our first girls-only trip. Lily's first spring break. Yumi's first plane ride.

My amazing cousin Emily (and her family) accommodated us for this trip despite growing concerns due to a pandemic. Most of the places she planned to take us to were closed but she made sure that we still make the most of it.

Friday, Mar 13th

I'm not superstitious but this was probably not a good date to travel.:p As if flying with two kids without another adult is not stressful enough, additional precautions like packing masks/gloves and disinfecting/avoiding touching surfaces had to be taken. Thank God, He kept us safe and we did not encounter any obstacles during our flights.  

Saturday, Mar 14th

Arrival in BOS. Hardly caught any sleep during the flight as we were seated at the very back of the plane (e.g. seat does not recline) and slightly separated (e.g. Lily was an aisle apart) so just slept through the morning. In the afternoon, the Perkins took us to Wingaersheek beach then dropped by Rory's parents' house.

Sunday, Mar 15th  

This might be the only day in our trip when we were able to go where planned. Fortunately, since the attractions are found outdoors and it would be easier for people to socially distance, the DeCordova Sculpture Garden stayed open. Credit to Emily for the photos.

Afterwards, we picked up the car rental to fit three car seats. Truth be told, this was my first time driving out of (Arizona) state so you could imagine how nervous I was taking it back to the apartment. God bless Emily for doing the rest of the adulting stuff (like driving and installing the car seats) after that.

Monday, Mar 16th

One hour drive to Nubble Lighthouse and Longsands Beach in Maine. Ininggit namin si Topeng sa lighthouse.:p


Dinner at the Balandan family's new crib

Tuesday, Mar 17th

Ceramica Paint Studio 

Wednesday, Mar 18th

Hiking at Virginia Wood Trail

Baking strawberry muffins

Thursday, Mar 19th

Cake decorating

Friday, Mar 20th

Cousin photoshoot. Matching tops from Tita Em.

Saturday, Mar 21st

Flights back to Tucson

January 15, 2020

New year, new Yu(mi)!

It's now 2020 and what better way to start the year than to declutter by doing some KonMari with KonYumi! )

She is slowly but surely starting to sit up straight and have started baby led weaning with carrots, avocados and sweet potatoes.

December 15, 2019

All we want for Christmas is Yu(mi)

A lot of things has happened this year, and a lot of things and new experiences to thank for!

Here's to a Blessed and Merry Christmas to everyone! :)

November 15, 2019

Instant Pardon for that Turkey

with that cute face, president tiger can't resist pardoning that Turkey!

Mayumi finally is now comfortable sitting with some assistance, in preparation for some future gobble gobble gobbles!

October 15, 2019

The Very Hungry Mayumi Nara-pillar

Nina's milk certainly helps with Yumi's growth spurts allowing her to grow grow grow!

September 15, 2019

Up Up and Away!

Yumi's grip continuous to strengthen as she go overs her 2 month milestones.

We are starting to see the curiosity in her eyes as she looks at us and her surroundings and some glimpses of her smile. Hope to see more!