Saturday, February 28, 2009

Welcome to Sacramento Zoo

Hey folks! How's your weekend? The weather was good today. Hubby and I were glad because we thought it will rain. We had our family date to the ZOO. Akesha had a blast on the train ride. The last time we went to the Zoo was when she's 5 months old, and I am sure that she enjoyed it more this time. She was very fascinated with the monkey...maybe she thought it was her relative or something....hehhehe...just kidding. So I guess that was about it! We had fun....:)



Great American Pie Contest

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies

Have you ever heard of "Girl Scout Cookies"? Have you ever tried one? The first time I heard of girl scout cookies was when I moved here in the US from the Philippines. Yep, that's right! Anyhow speaking of girl scout cookies, our niece is selling girl scout cookies to raise money for charity. So her dad came by yesterday to drop the cookies that we ordered from her. It is my first time to taste one of these cookies, and it is delicious. I love the caramel delites than thin mints....hehhehe!

This is Katherina. Her mom is Hawaiian Japanese. Her dad is my hubb'ys brother.

Enjoy National Sporting Events in Branson

Have you been to Missouri? How about in Branson,Missouri? I heard that Branson, Missouri is the "Live Music Capital of the World". Aside from being the capital of the Live Music, this place is great also for family gateways. I have searched the internet about places and attractions in Branson Missouri, I have found out that they have great Amusement Parks such as White Water, Celebration City and Silver Dollar City. They also have some great hotels like Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. The thing I would enjoy doing is to first check into the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing is the place that I would love to stay at because of their great Escape Packages available. After I checked into the Hotel, I would go to the White Water Park to cool off. I would then travel to the Silver Dollar City to checkout the attractions there. If ever you will visit Branson this spring, why not enjoy the exciting events like the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament? This tournament will start on March 11 to 19, 2009. It is an exhilarating 32-team, single-elimination tournament featuring the champions of the Division II conferences and regional tournaments as well as the Walmart FLW Bass Tournament. This is one of the exciting events that most fans are expecting. So what are you waiting for? You should visit them today and book your accommodation.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Strawberry Smoothie

One of my hubby's likes is "Smoothie". I never made smoothie in my entire life. I learned how to make it when hubby taught me how easy it was. I am not very fond of smoothie. I like to make it all the time just for hubby and Akesha. I added grape juice instead of water, and it taste better.
Strawberry Smoothie

1container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free strawberry, strawberry kiwi or strawberry mango yogurt
1/2cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2cup orange or pineapple juice

Pineapple chunks, strawberries or kiwifruit slices, if desired

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1.In blender, place yogurt, strawberries and juice. Cover; blend on medium speed about 2 minutes or until smooth.
2.Pour into serving glass. Garnish with pineapple. Serve immediately.

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I need PEACE

Your Sleeping Position Says You Need Peace

You are calm and rational person with a good deal of balance in your life.

Friends consider you to be kind, caring, and truly loyal.

You are easy going and trusting. However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games.

Open to the world, you are not afraid to be yourself.

If you don't get enough sleep, you are: Able to cope

It's hard to sleep next to you because: You're a bed hog

All of us am sure have our own sleeping position. Hubby and I always hold our hands till we fall asleep, but then when we woke up we find each other sleeping on different positions. Very weird. How about you? What is you sleeping position?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Would you like some?

Oh boy! I know you are drooling right now, but what do you want me to do?hehehe....:) This is what we had for dinner actually. Instead of grilling outside I just used the "George Foreman" grill for convenience. It is very quick and easy. I did marinated the meat overnight with some spices and beer. Yes BEER! taste really really good. You should try it for yourself too.

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Meet My Kids! (Beauty & the Beast)

I hope you enjoy the short clip....hehhehhehe! These photos were taken in our backyard. Akesha and Buddy are very close. Buddy came first before we had Akesha. It was funny because the first time we brought Akesha home....the hospital gave us one of Akesha's dirty blanket to give it to Buddy. That is how we introduced them to each other. Since then they became best buddies...hehhehe!

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Asparagus Bundles

Asparagus Bundles
Have you ever tasted this before? I think I made this kind of dish before and I used bacon instead of prosciutto. How would you like to try making this kind of dish? This recipe is very low in cholesterol. This is great for my husband because he has high cholesterol and hypertension. Here's the recipe:

1/4cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs

Pinch gray salt

Freshly ground black pepper
1tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1teaspoon salt
1large bunch (about 1 lb) fresh asparagus, trimmed to even lengths

Unsalted butter for greasing baking dish
2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Additional gray salt and freshly ground black pepper
8thin slices prosciutto (4 oz)

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1.Heat oven to 400ºF. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Add parsley, lemon peel and cheese; toss well.
2.In 3-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to boiling. Add asparagus. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
3.Butter shallow baking dish. Toss cooled asparagus with 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Divide asparagus into 4 equal bundles. On work surface, arrange 2 slices of the prosciutto so they slightly overlap each other. Top with 1 asparagus bundle and roll up carefully in prosciutto. Place in baking dish. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and asparagus. Flatten tops of bundles slightly; sprinkle with topping.
4.Bake about 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and crisp. Serve immediately.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Welcome to My World

(Just click the image)

This photo was taken after the burial of my mother-in-law. It was very unfortunate that I wasn't able to meet her. Two weeks before my arrival she passed away.

I didn't know what to expect when I arrived here for the first time from the Philippines because I didn't know anybody. I was overwhelmed to meet all of Greg's family members. Despite of the fact that Greg's family had a funeral, they still managed to give us a bridal shower. I am very thankful to have in-laws like them.

Some of you may have known that Greg came from a huge family. Greg is the number 11th among 14 children. He has 7 brothers and 6 sisters. Who could have ever thought that his parents could have raised 14 kids? I thought in the beginning that only Filipino people could afford to do this...hehhehhe!You might have thought that they came from different marriages, but it was all one marriage. They we're raised by devoted Catholic parents.

And for the record, only 2 of Greg's brothers married Americans. One married a Hungarian, next brother married to a Mexican, the other one married to a Nicaraguan, his brother before him married to a Hawaiian Japanese, and last but not the from the Philippines. Akesha is number 32nd among the 33 grandchildren. Anyhow, just a thought of sharing this to everyone.

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Monday, February 23, 2009


How would you like to try this panwiches or pancake sandwiches? My husband and daughter loves to have pancake in the morning. So instead of making them the regular pancake, I came up with the plan of making this recipe.
Panwiches (Pancake Sandwiches)

2cups Fiber One™ Complete pancake mix (from 28.3-oz box)
1 1/3cups cold water
6slices Canadian bacon
2teaspoons water
1teaspoon butter or margarine
1/4cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (1 oz)

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1.Heat oven to 200°F. Line cookie sheet with paper towels. Make pancakes as directed on box, using 2 cups pancake mix and 1 1/3 cups water. Place cooked pancakes on cookie sheet; keep warm in oven.
2.Heat bacon as directed on package. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat eggs and water with fork or wire whisk.
3.In 8-inch nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into skillet; cook until top is almost set. Gently lift edges to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath; continue to cook until set. Top with cheese. Remove from heat. Cut into 4 wedges.
4.To assemble each panwich, top 1 pancake with egg wedge, bacon slice and another pancake.


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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Family Date

Hey folks, I would like to apologize for not bloghopping yesterday. It was quiet a busy Saturday for us yesterday. The weather was great so we took advantage of it, and went outside for a family date. We went to shopping and did our groceries, we went out to eat for dinner, and went to the IMAX Theater. Since we had Akesha we never go to the movie theater anymore. We know that it can be hard bringing Akesha to the movie theater because she won't last 2 hours of watching the movie. IMAX is the best option for us to go. This time we watched the "UNDER THE SEA". I think she really enjoyed watching those fishes/corals because she won't stop telling us in the car and even on our way home. It is great to spend quality time with the family, right? How about you? What did you do yesterday?

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Flowers For Sale

These photos were taken 2 years ago at Half Moon Bay. While we're driving on our way home we stopped at this huge garden store, and bought some flowers and plants for my garden. I was amazed how huge the place is. It took me 45 minutes to finished roaming around the place. Apparently, some of the flowers and plants I bought from this place were dead, and I left few of them in our condo ...hhehehe!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Proposed to Marry Tag

I got tagged by my newly found friend here in the blogosphere......her name is Maria. Thanks a lot sis for including me. It is my pleasure to receive this tag. I also got tagged by my Ates here in the blogosphere...Thanks a lot TAmz and guys are sweet!
Have you ever thought about how on a woman’s hand a wedding ring always hides in the shadow of the engagement ring? Now, this is true even if your engagement ring is a slender band with a tiny sparkling diamond. But maybe there is a story to tell here.

(Picture taken during our Civil Wedding Ceremony/my simple wedding band)

Before I'm going to start my piece, I will share what Greg has stated on his website.
"I was hoping to get married in my 20s, but that never happened for me. I am glad I didn't because I wouldn't have met my soulmate if I got married in those years. After I graduated from Sacramento State, I joined a penpal club where I met my wife. We corresponded through the mail for a while and then I went to the Philippines to meet her. After we first met, I knew she was the one for me. After I got back to America, we started talking on the phone quite a bit. I was still going to school, but I knew I wanted to get married when I graduated. I proposed to Demcy over the phone and surprisingly, she said yes. I flew over there during my school break and we got married on Christmas Eve."
(Our First Date)

Our engagement/ wedding story maybe different from yours, but we made the best of it. Hubby and I have known each other through letters. I wrote my first letter to him when I was my 4th year college. It took us 8 months of corresponding with each other, and then he decided to see me in person. We started our relationship after we met. I am glad that my parents didn't disagree with the decision I made because in the beginning they were against of our relationship. Some of you may not know....I am the only daughter and first granddaughter in my family, so it is obvious that my family is overprotective of me.

It was November 2004 when he proposed over the phone, and I was very anxious to tell my family about it. I know that it is a woman's dream to walk down the aisle with her white dress and so on.....but ours was a simple celebration with my family, officemates, and friends. We may not have a luxurious and a grand wedding celebration, but we had a wonderful time together.

So I guess that is all I can share to you guys.
Now it is my turn to tag all my married friends here in the blogosphere....come and grab this guys! Be proud!!!!...hehhehe...:)

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Shut Down!

Good night everyone. Thanks for coming by. Enjoy your weekend.

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I am a Summer Person

You Are a Summer Person

You are energetic, outgoing, and active.

You love to be out and about... hanging out with friends or getting things done.

Summer is the perfect time for you to be as hyper as you want to be.

In fact, during the rest of the year you feel half-asleep!

Are you a winter or summer type person? To find out why not try this quiz and see if you are summer or winter person. Have fun!

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I am a Newsboy

You Are a Newsboy

You are a quick thinking, forward looking, and even revolutionary person.

You use fashion to project a powerful and chic image.

You like to experiment with new ideas, looks, and even lifestyles.

People may try to label you, but it's impossible. You draw inspiration from many subcultures.

I have no idea why I've been taking a lot of blogthings quizzes....hehheh..maybe because it is very quick and easy. I am very wordless today, and I feel like my brain is not functioning. I think I needed some extra rest.

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Your Height Says You're Introspective

Your Height Says You're Introspective

You are a very vulnerable and spiritual person. Your emotions run deep.

You have a philosophical and poetic soul. You think things through and are a bit of a skeptic.

I am not really sure if I believe this result. Some of the result is opposite. This is hilarious. How about you? Do you believe it?

You tend to be very opinionated. You are a perfectionist with high standards.

You prefer to work alone. You work hard, and you don't like interruptions.

You are about as tall as the average Japanese woman.