Thursday, September 17, 2015

Our 3rd Wedding Anniversary

Heads up! Love month has been moved to September!! Hahaha..well at least for us, that's how we feel! <3 Yes it's been 3 lovely (sometimes roller-coaster) years of married life, but it's just wonderful over-all :) And we're especially feeling loved up now that we have the time to celebrate!!! 

Celebrating our 3rd Wedding Anniversary!
You see, exactly on our first year I ended up with an emergency situation at the delivery room while I was still a few months preggo. Our supposed steak date was instead confined to Makati Med's Floating Island resto..but the food was good so, no complaints! That was a real eye-opener for me on the realities of married life and the sacrifices a parent (even soon-to-be ones) have to give for their child.

Last year (which was our 2nd), all I remember was that we agreed to buy a convection oven to mark our anniversary and the rest of that day was a blur. I guess that comes with the territory of having an infant to take care of. Hihihihi. This was the year I started (slooowlyyyy) to take the dose of practicality meds Daddy A had been been wanting to give me. We decided that instead of flowers (which I will still always appreciate), we'll focus first on the things we need. For now, we are prioritizing home furnishings and kitchen gadgets for me. It's really a win-win situation. If I learn to prepare our food and cook better, then our family is happier and healthier. Who knows, we can eventually make a small venture out of that, right? Who would've thought that an oven can make me all giddy inside! :p

So this year (our 3rd), because the babe is now a busy 21-month old little girl, we decided to just go for it and have a mini celebration. Just the three of least before we start making more babies (LOL!!!) I really, really wanted for us to go and check out a steak place I've been stalking online (hah!) but work errands severely restrict our time. Plus the fact that we have a baby in tow. All the more reason for us to be more 'strategic' in planning our errands/date. That's really more of A, he's the strategist of our family...always being logical and practical it sometimes hurts haha (peace!). 

And tadaaaah..that's what we did. To Z and our future children, if you ever get to read this particular post, wonder no more why we have resolved to never bring any of you to our future anniversary dates! just go and ask your Ate Z...kidding, but not really! Well, we half expected the riot but somewhere deep inside we were also hoping for a miracle - that at least for a couple of hours our baby will really just sit patiently, eat by herself and not make any fuss! Hahaha..I know, ginusto namin ito. That's another dose of reality that hit us today. Because we really want to prioritize being there and having time for our child, we can (at least for the meantime) scratch off fancy and relaxed dates.

Thank you so much to the staff of Outback Steakhouse in Glorietta 4. They were just so accommodating and patient with us. Oh, and generous too! Z got a scoop of vanilla ice cream and us lovey doves got an anniversary brownie sundae!!

Not even 2 yet out on a date too??

Such a charming smile..looks like she's up to something..ano kaya iyon?

Scoping out the scene...hmmmm, where o where can I run?

Alright parents, I'll patronize you with some strokes of color here

Outback Steakhouse Salad - I didn't even get the name

Tomato soup which I've mistaken for Potato Chowder..what eating out with a toddler does to me

Our window view

Dear Mommies, just please pack your bags full of toys and nifty gadgets...

Or not. You can just play your kid videos of herself...

Our happy trio...but why that look little Z?

Z: "I appreciate the ice cream, I really do...but mommy don't you know what personal space is?"

Le sigh....even if I don't want to let her watch videos and use mobiles this early, I had to give in this time so we don't disturb other customers

Ikot ikot lang, ikot ikot lang..

A pose here

A pose there

Our Anniversary treat courtesy of Outback. Thank you!

Parenting is...mastering the art of one-handed dining while the other 3/4 of yourself is catering to the little one

A little traffic never hurt nobody...said nobody ever. d'oh, there's actually this one guy..hahahaha :D 

An Alex Franco cake. Because marriage is always worth celebrating, no matter how easy nor difficult each day may bring

"Imma let you finish mommy but let me blow this candle first!"

Kulitan with the grands..kahit antok na antok na!!!!

An anniversary blog post won't be complete without a throwback photo so here goes... :D

So before I end this blog post (my 2 roomies are already fast asleep as in kaninang kanina pa!), let me share with you this nice song "I Will Take You Forever" sung by Kris Lawrence and Denise Laurel. I just love how they sung it with so much kilig & tenderness...all. the. feels.... <3 <3 <3

Daddy A, this is for you... ang LSS mo for tomorrow!! Seriously... You know there have been inevitable, less than ideal, situations in our wedding that I told you made me sad. It pained you too to hear a rehash every now and then. But it's also true when I told you that I've already let go of all of those things. It may not have been perfect but looking back, I'll always consider it to be the best. Iba tayo eh! Hahahaha.. I now see them as things that make our wedding, our story quite unique. The kind of story we'll hopefully get to tell all our kids and grandkids and we'll all just LOL & ROFL with them the way we do with our very own special edition corny jokes! The important thing is that we are still here, together. There are still so many things I want to say that I know you want me to just tell you, heart to heart, just the two of us. So let me just whisper them in your ears tonight, and every night (and no, it's not that masakit ang tiyan ko! hahahaha :p)..I love you so much and I'll be forever thankful that I'm yours and you're mine. Okay, I'll let the cheese stop hows about that duet you promised me? Let's record all our my (coz you're not the sing-songy type) fave songs for our 4th, okay? Yaaaasss!!! Mwaaaaahhhh!!! <3

"I was a girl who trusted no one with my heart
And the dreams that young girls dream
Were just vanishing in the dark
But now I've found the one
And heaven will only know
What only my eyes can say
They say

That I will take you forever

And there will never be anyone else in my heart but you
And I will take you forever
And there will never be anyone else but you
Anyone else but you

Now my heart belongs to you
And I will always be your best friend
Now my secrets are safe with you
And the magic will never end

Now you are the one
And heaven will only know
What only our eyes can say
They say

That I will take you forever
And there will never be anyone else in my heart but you.
And I will take you forever
And there will never be anyone else but you
Anyone else but you, anyone else but you.

P.S. I can't sleep..just too much kilig tonight...or steak..or the cake! Hahahaha..good night guys! :D


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