A lot certainly happened to my life in 2010. I made very important decisions that has changed my life forever and so I’d like to list them down in case I will need a reminder someday. Here are the top 10 moments during my 2010.
10. Moving from the city to the suburbs
I have lived in the heart of the Makati Business District for several years and I loved it. I never really wanted to live anywhere else. I loved the busyness of the city and the fact that I only had to go down our building to go the nearest Mini Stop or 711, or to commute to go to my favorite mall. It was just so easy and near everything I loved. So, it was really a very big deal to transfer to a place that is already quiet at 8pm….a place where there is literally nothing to do at night except hang out at home. But what do you know? I consider this place of ours HOME now, and I’m actually happy here.
9. My 31st birthday at the MOA
It’s seldom that I really celebrate my birthday so celebrating my 31st was actually nice. At that time, the fireworks competition at the MOA was still on and so Kai, the kids and I went there, had a nice dinner while watching the fireworks. It was one of my most memorable birthdays ever.
8. Fun day at the ranch
Last February, the kids had a school field trip at a ranch in San Jose, Batangas, and Kai and I went to accompany them. It was our first school field trip together. I had a blast just watching the kids play, feed the horses, cuddle with the puppies, etc. It was also a nice experience to be able to participate in the talk organized by the ranch owners. The ranch was actually also a rehab center for troubled teens and that time they let some of the teens share their experiences with the parents. It was Kai’s first time to go to one of those and I thought it was a really great opportunity for us to learn more about how not to raise our kids.
7. Kai’s 36th birthday party
According to Kai, he doesn’t remember ever having a birthday party. So, the party organizer in me thought it would be a great idea to invite our close family and friends to his birthday at our new home. Despite his initial apprehensions, he really enjoyed the event and I’m so glad that I was able to give him that. I hope it will be the first of many more birthday parties for him.
6. Family trip to Caleruega/Tagaytay last summer
Some time in 2009, Kai and I went to Caleruega with our friends. It was my first time there and I really enjoyed it. So last summer, we decided to take our kids there for a day trip. They had fun just running around, exploring the place and taking pictures. It was also nice to discover the new chapel they were building there. We went to the zoo in Tagaytay afterwards. It was a really, really nice time spent with the kids.
5. Christmas eve with Kai
I was used to spending Christmas eve at home with my family having Noche Buena. Last Christmas, though, we had our Noche Buena earlier because the kids had to leave by 10 pm to go to their dad’s place. So, Kai and I were left alone at midnight and it was actually really nice and peaceful. What did we do? We drove around with really no destination in mind. We went to Sucat, then to Macapagal Avenue, then to Edsa, then to the Skyway to explore the newly opened exit to Sucat, then finally went home to watch TV, just the two of us. I’ve never had a Christmas Eve like that…. and I found out I really didn’t mind the simplicity of it all. It was truly a nice night.
4. Tagaytay with Kai for Carina and Lui’s wedding
Early in December, we spend a night in Tagaytay for Carina and Lui’s wedding. I was really looking forward to not only the wedding but the opportunity to go out of town alone with Kai. Since I’m going to give birth soon, I knew we will not have that many opportunities to go out of town alone within the next year. So, I was really, really happy we had that time together. Hoping we’ll have more times like that in the future when Ziggy’s a little older already.
3. When I resigned from my full-time job
Let me just say I didn’t hate my job. I just felt it was time to move on because it was stressing me out so much. But I kept putting it off, until I discovered I was pregnant. I lost my last baby because of too much stress and so this time around, I wasn’t about to let that happen again. Though I was set on going after another job, I also ended up not taking it. Ziggy changed everything when I ended up on a two-week bed rest about two weeks after I resigned. It turned into a good thing, though, when it forced me to stay home and make another dream come true, that of becoming a work-at-home mom. I am happier now. There are other challenges to being a WAHM but I am embracing them, spending more time with my family and learning new things about myself. What could be better than that?
2. When I found out I was pregnant
I’ve wanted another baby for so long so imagine my reaction in June when I found out I was pregnant. Despite the worry and anxiety that came with it, I was beyond excited. The fact that I was having this baby with Kai makes it even more special since I knew this is also a dream come true for him.
1. When I found out we were having a baby boy
Since I already have two girls, I really wanted to experience how to raise a boy. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, though I was super impatient already for the 3D/4D ultrasound we wanted to have. Finding out we were having a baby boy is a dream come true and I absolutely can not wait anymore to finally hold him in my arms. Having to wait for two more months is excruciating!
2010 was definitely a life-changing year for me, one I will never forget. It has definitely changed my life for the better and I am just so thankful for the blessings and pray that this new year will be even better for me and my family.
What are your top ten 2010 moments?