Archives for May 2013

My Kiddos

Vincent and Gigi playing in the water at Chung Hom Kok on Mother's Day.

Vincent and Gigi playing in the water at Chung Hom Kok on Mother’s Day.

I celebrated my 12th Mother’s Day this Sunday. Vincent’s birthday and Mother’s Day come together each year. I remember on my first Mother’s Day he was finally able to come home from the hospital with me. I left three days earlier than him as he was taken to the ICU moments after he was born.

The first and foremost thing being a mother has taught me is that we cannot and will not ever be in total control of our kids. They are individuals with paths of their own to follow, create, and stumble along in this time called life. What we can do as mothers is guide, nurture, and love them with all we’ve got.

That’s what we do–as was once done upon us. Here’s to Vincent and Gigi–and of course to their father for whom I wouldn’t be a mother without.

I love most how dear they are with one another.

I love most how dear they are with one another.

You'd think a large fish was approaching....

You’d think a large fish was approaching….

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Gigi Sport–She’s happiest moving around!

Yep, I've got an 11 year old!

Yep, I’ve got an 11 year old!

Who's the mischievous one here!?

Who’s the mischievous one here!?

Peace from My Love

Peace from My Love

Insta Kremb de la Kremb

Beach Ready in Acid Wash Jeans and a Bright Pink Tank

Beach Ready in Acid Wash Jeans and a Bright Pink Tank

Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts

Totally Studded

Totally Studded

Flowers All Around

Flowers All Around

Pink, Stripes, Baubles, and Flowers

Pink, Stripes, Baubles, and Flowers

Tie Dyed

Tie Dyed

White Blazer with Pajama Pants

White Blazer with Pajama Pants

Skater Skirt

Skater Skirt

Love these Zara shorts!

Love these Zara shorts!

BOHOL

Bohol was the perfect place to try out the new camera. Take a look (no edits–all straight from the camera!):

This REALLY was the view from our little cabana porch!

This REALLY was the view from our little cabana porch!

We all got a chance to just unwind and READ!

We all got a chance to just unwind and READ!

There's a feature on the camera that gives continuous shots--well the kids took MANY!

There’s a feature on the camera that gives continuous shots–well the kids took MANY!

 

We also had the underwater camera.

We also had the underwater camera.

 

Vincent got this beautiful shot.

Vincent got this beautiful shot.

 

Each day, we'd see these colorful boats right out our door.

Each day, we’d see these colorful boats right out our door.

 

Happy Kevin!

Happy Kevin!

 

Happy Annie!

Happy Annie!

 

Another shot by Vincent--he's actually quite talented and has a good eye.

Another shot by Vincent–he’s actually quite talented and has a good eye.

 

Vincent caught the colors here!

Vincent caught the colors here!

Surprise! We’re Going to the Beach!

For Spring Break this year, we surprised the kids for the first time! Of course we decorated our eggs for Easter,

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BUT, the Easter Bunny got a hold of them. He put a message on each of the eggs that needed decoding.

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Once the kids figured out the clue, the message said, Do you want to go to the beach in the Philippines?

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It didn’t matter that it was a night flight–the kids’ favorite!

Ahhh, the beach….next post with the new camera!