Thursday, June 10, 2021

Staying healthy and strong with Lao Xie Zhen Premium Ginseng Essence Manuka Honey flavor

Fast forward a year from Circuit Breaker, we are now on Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)! While it felt like a CB Lite at times, things are slightly better than last year as the childcare centres are still operating and we can get out of home for breezer once a while. I'm thankful that the covid situation is getting under control and we are moving back to Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) from 14 June 2021.

We let Avalyn return to the childcare centre after keeping her with Emmalyn at home for 2 weeks when Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) kicked in. With working from home and home-based learning, we could not give her sufficient attention so thought it was best to let her go back to learning and routine. Now that Avalyn is back at the childcare centre, it's easier to manage Emmalyn alone during the school holidays while working from home as she is more independent. However, everyday is still quite a juggle with work, family and housework. 


Besides spending some quiet time and praying to keep my cool and sanity, I also try to boost my health and energy with health products to keep up with the daily grind. Afterall, I really need to nourish my body after completing my Tuberculosis treatment.


As recommended by the doctor, I avoided all sorts of traditional medicine or nourishing products during the 6 months treatment. I'm really thankful that my TB treatment went well and I'm all good now! I'm happy to be able to start taking health products again because I really enjoy taking them!


I recently started taking the new Lao Xie Zhen Premium Ginseng Essence with Manuka Honey. I've tried ginseng in various forms and Lao Xie Zhen is surely my new favourite as it's sweet and easy to drink! It's no doubt a performance booster. I took my first bottle at 5pm instead of morning as recommended and was still wide awake at midnight. 



Lao Xie Zhen Premium Ginseng Essence 


Lao Xie Zhen Premium Ginseng Essence with Manuka Honey uses full-length premium grade White Ginseng and American Ginseng from the famous Changbai Mountain in China, and Manuka Honey from New Zealand. It undergoes Traditional Chinese Medicine way of preparation method accompanied with 12 stages of advanced treatment to allow all the ginseng compounds to be preserved. It's 100% natural and rich in ginsenosides, methylglyoxal, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.



What's the benefits?


Ginseng

  • Combats fatigue 

  • Protect liver functions

  • Strengthen immune system

  • Improve mental health

  • Boost concentration & focus

  • Anti-inflammatory effects

  • Provide antioxidant protection


Manuka Honey

  • Support gut health & digestion

  • Aid in wound healing 

  • Boost energy level

  • Provide antibacterial & antioxidant protection 


It's suitable for:

  • Working adults

  • Individuals with mental stress

  • Individuals who are looking for caffeine alternatives 

  • Require a boost of energy

  • Elderly


It can be consumed directly from the bottle at room temperature. It's recommended to take a bottle a day after breakfast.



What makes Lao Xie Zhen different from other brands?


  • It uses both white ginseng and American ginseng to create a perfect balance, making it mild and not too strong for consumption. So, some ginseng products are not suitable for daily consumption.

  • It does not contain food additives or thickeners such as xanthan gum to achieve thickener consistency. 

  • It's 100% natural with no preservatives, additives and thickeners. Manuka Honey is easily absorbed by the body and contains nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids that can produce a quick boost of energy.

  • The product has also passed a rigorous harmful substance analysis to ensure its high quality and safety for long term consumption.



Feeling tired or weak or stressed up? Give Lao Xie Zhen Premium Ginseng Essence with Manuka Honey a try to experience the difference! Each box of 14 bottles is retailing at $85 and there is a Father's Day promotion for 2 boxes at $150. Hop over to https://haoyikang.sg/ to find out more!




Monday, May 24, 2021

Stay Home, Stay Safe with Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde

With the recent rise of Covid-19 cases and heightened alert measures in Singapore, we are now back to staying home. It's the 2nd week of staying at home and we are slowly getting the hang of it. While it is quite a juggle to manage working from home and home based learning, I'm so thankful that we are able to keep the girls safe at home. As a working mother, it's a privilege that I could only dream about in the past.
 

Our family spent alot of time at our living and dining area. It is the place where we play, watch movie, have dinner and just chill out. Over the last year, it has also became a place where we doing our work. As we spent more time indoor and a construction site opposite our home, it has become increasingly important to keep the air clean and free from pollutants. 

Recently, we added the new Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde to our home. It captures virus*, allergens and dust; and destroys formaldehyde, continuously. I love that it doesn't just purifies the air, it also project cool purified air throughout the room so we do not need to rely on air conditioning units all the time. 


Combined with the new solid-state formaldehyde sensing technology, the latest Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde brings about many useful technology and features:

1. Senses and reports the air quality constantly
Its integrated sensors constantly analyse the air, while their unique algorithm cross-checks data every second. It diagnoses pollutants at a molecular level, displaying live results on the LCD. 

2. Captures gases and ultrafine particles
The HEPA H13 filter caputres 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 mircons. A layer of activated carbon also removes odours and gases including VOCs. 

3. Destroys formaldehyde, continuously
The Dyson  catalytic filter continuously traps and breaks down formaldehyde molecules into water and CO2. And it never needs replacing. It has a solid-state sensor to detect formaldehyde molecules – 500 times smaller than 0.1 microns. Maintains precision for the lifetime of the machine.

Formaldehyde is a colourless gas pollutant, released by furniture and wooden products containing formaldehyde-based resins like plywood and fibreboard, insulating materials and do-it-yourself products such as paint, wallpapers, varnishes and household cleaning products. Being 500 times smaller than particles the size of 0.1 microns, it is particularly difficult to capture and if left undetected can lead to prolonged exposure due to continuous release of airborne chemicals, known as off-gassing.

4. Purifies the whole room, tested in 81m3
Dyson air purifiers have Air MultiplierTM technology. It generates the circulation power to draw even distant pollutants into the machine, projecting purified air throughout the room.

5. Fully sealed to HEPA standard
In their latest purifiers, it's not just the filter that meets HEPA H13 standard, it's the whole machine. So what goes inside, stays inside.

6. Project cooled air around the house
Besides purifying the air, it also projects a powerful stream of purified cool airflow. It is able to oscillates up to 350°.

7. 20% quieter
It is acoustically engineered to reduce turbulence, so it's 20% quieter than the previous model.

8. Easy to operate
You can control with the Dyson Link App, remote control or compatible voice services. It is also quick and easy to change the filter. You will be notified on the need to change by the LCD or Dyson Link app. 

9. Sleek look and safe
It surely fit into the look of every home! As it doesn't have any blade, it's safe for families with young children. It comes in white/gold and nickel/gold. 

10. Guarantee on the machine
Dyson Purify machines have a 2 year parts and labour guarantee


The Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde is surely a great addition to every home! Let's stay home and stay safe together!

For more information, please refer to Dyson website

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*Tested on Influenza A (H1N1) under technical conditions resulting in reduction of airborne virus by 99% (in 28.5m3). Results may vary.  

Monday, May 17, 2021

Happy 4th Birthday, Avalyn!

 Dear Avalyn 


Happy 4th birthday!


You are indeed a rainbow baby, bringing us so much joy after storm over and over again. Thank God for keeping you happy, strong and healthy.  


Your first year is all about mastering your motor skills, the second year is about body movements like walking and running while the third year is learning how to talk more and listen. 


What about your 4th year?


If I could summarise, it's about understanding the deeper meaning of words, conversations and things around. 


Over the past 1 year, your vocabulary expanded though you don't really understand what they actually mean. You could repeat many words when you hear it and have a rough sense of the meaning based on the situation and the rest of the sentence. While you don't often get the real meaning, I know you are processing and figuring out what it means. At 4 years old, we have no problem conversing with you and you seems to understand alot of what we say. It's really fun talking to you now. 


You learnt all your alphabet & numbers and how to write them without much help. You surprised me one day by writing your name out as I hardly go through "school work" with you. It's always play for you at home.

 

 


After about 2 months of circuit breaker and speaking mostly English at home, you became rather resistant towards Chinese language. You switched off a little when we talk to you in Chinese. At the last Parent Teacher Meeting at the end of 2020, we raised our concern about your lack of interest to communicate in mandarin. We also started to communicate more in Mandarin and read more Chinese books. Thankfully you are more opened towards speaking in Mandarin and are catching up really well. 


We are glad that the school offers enrichment classes like Abacus and Speech & Drama classes so that we don't have to worry much about weekends classes. You tried ballet for a few times but couldn't open up to the teacher so we withdraw you from the class. The class size is rather big so there wasn't much time to warm her up. I'm still trying to let you experience different kind of activities and learning.


You are still very much the same in terms of your interests from last year - water play, role play, barbie toys, lego and sylvanian families. You enjoy watching shows on the TV and listening to songs too. But most of all, you love playing with your sister! 


You wear your emotions on your sleeves and definitely have very big emotions. When you are happy, you jump and do happy dance. When you are sad or angry, you cry the house down. When you love, you give hugs and kisses so sweetly. Every other night, we pray that you will learn to understand and control your emotions; and you are getting better at it. After your burst of negative emotions, we will give you time and space for you to calm yourself down. We are still figuring out your personality. You can be a really good girl when you are good but difficult one when you worked out. More recently, you started to say more thank you and sorry.

 

 


You are quite a foodie and are open to trying new food. Of all, you love noodles fruits most! You are still thinking formula milk twice a day - in the morning and before bed. You sleep well on most days. I must also note that you are a 汗宝宝 and love big fan. In the morning, you sleep through your milk feed, change and car ride to school as you get out of home early at 6.45am. I guess this is the only downside of having a sister. You are off diapers mostly in the day and still wearing diapers to bed.


Like Emmalyn, you have a head injury when you are 4! You were dancing and twirling happily before you lost your balance and hit the sliding door track. Daddy brought you to A&E for a glue stitch. Thank God that you recovered well and you didn't hit your face or eyes. 


Comparing to the other years, the past year seems less exciting than others. But I'm grateful that we get to visit Snow city, did ice skating (so proud of you!) and had a enjoyable staycation last December despite in the middle of pandemic.


Life for you as a younger sister is all about play and fun! You love your sister so much and enjoy playing with her. Both of you can play together in harmony for close to 1.5hr on good days. It's our blessing! However, this year has been slightly different as Mama spends more time on school work with your sister. It means you lose your best playmate and you need to play by yourself or with Daddy. 

 

 

It's still quite a juggle every day but I'm thankful that for the past 4 exciting years as a mother to 2. I pray for God's wisdom and guidance to parent both of you! For the year ahead, may you keep your cheer, curiosity and health strong!


Daddy, Mummy and Jie Jie love you soooo much!

Friday, May 7, 2021

Learning Chinese made easy and convenient with Lingoace

I can't help but to get more serious in Emmalyn's school work as she turned Primary 2 after getting by an "easy" Primary 1. With all the HBL, SLS and WFH last year, I simply don't have the bandwidth to focus on excelling in school work. Survival was the key. 

I panicked a little when her teacher called and shared that she needed extra guidance at the start of this year. I'm thankful that she has since improved alot with more effort from her teacher and both of us as well as lots of prayers! At that moment, I knew that as a working mother, I needed extra help in guiding Emmalyn in her school work because weekends and evenings are simply insufficient. 


Hence, I started Emmalyn on Lingoace classes at the start of the year and she has recently completed a term of Chinese lessons. Here's my honest review:



1. Quality Learning


Lingoace provides quality and immersive language learning to students aged 4-15 years old, with their headquarter based in Singapore. With over 2000 teachers supporting 100,000 students across 80 countries, they are indeed very established. 


It provides a range of online lessons for various students' needs in mastering Chinese language. For Emmalyn, she attends the SG synchronised class. The lesson is interactive, personalised yet structured and follows MOE syllabus closely. The teacher tailors the class according to Emmalyn's standard and they are really patient. I'm so glad that she could follow the class really well! 


During the lesson, the teacher will teach a set of Chinese words and explain their meanings, how to write it and use it. Before the start of the class, she would go through the homework that was submitted in advance of the class via the system. Most of the words overlap with the school syllabus but I like that they teach few other words to expand their Chinese words bank. Over the week, I will get her to complete the worksheet at her student care and then go through with her to reinforce her learning. 



2. Convenient and Flexible


The lessons are conducted remotely so It's really convenient. Emma took the classes on weekends at our home and sometimes grandparents' home. Each lesson runs 55 mins and there are options of individual and group sessions. 


I must also mention the unique point of Lingoace – it has very structured yet flexible system to support the classes. Classes are booked on the system and parents can change class timing conveniently. I love the flexibility as we could find other timings when there are clashes in our schedule. Class materials and worksheets are in there too! 



How effective are the classes?

Honestly, 55 mins of @lingoace_global is not enough but it's definitely a great help for us! Unless the child has natural flair for Mandarin, extra hours of revisions, practice and reading are still necessary after school once they started primary school. It's hard for me to spend hours to revise with her after work and on weekends - the last thing she want to do with me is to revise her work. But she's always cool to attend enrichment classes. Keeping her Chinese enrichment lesson short and sweet makes it efficient and fuss free for all of us. 


After a term with Lingoace, I see Emma more opened to speak and read Mandarin and I'm so glad that we are seeing some progress! More to work on! 加油,芊惠。


It’s hard to compare the syllabus with the mainstream Chinese Enrichment classes as most of the classes run about 1.5 hours – 2 hours. Emmalyn has not attended other mainstream Chinese Enrichment classes. In my opinion, I find that Lingoace lessons enforce what the children need to know and are easy to follow. Thus, it builds up confidence in the language without taking a toll on both the children and parents.


What are the fees? 

1-1 classes (4-7 years old, 30 mins): $22.50 per class

1-1 classes (7-12 years old): $44.90 per class 

1-4 group classes (7-12 years old): $32.10 per class

*fees as of May 2021.


Lingoace classes are booked based on credits. Parents can purchase the credits in packages (look out for promotion that offers bonus classes) and plan their classes accordingly. 


I can't say that the online format of the classes would work for all children as it depends on her child's personality. However, I would strongly recommend you to go for a trial to have a first hand experience to see if it works for your child. Emmalyn is one who can't sit still and likes to move about - she sometimes stand as she eats her meal. However, the teachers were very patient. They didn't restrict her movement (while sitting down) but still manage to grasp her attention with questions and reading.


If you are interested to try the free trial class, hop over to this link to sign up! 


Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Journey (of Education) Less Traveled

After 15 years of education, I finally finished my A'level examination and was all ready to embark on a different phase of my life. While waiting for results, I took up a part-time job to earn some extra pocket money. It was also the time when I get to know my dearest husband in end 2005.

The results were out and I was very happy with it. Not straight As but close enough. However, I wasn't sure what major to take. As a Science student, I enjoy learning about Science but I was sure that I don't want to work in field related to Science. I didn't know what other non-Science major to take. Maybe I wasn't attentive to the school fairs and such. I was really lost. Standing at crossroad, I decided to postpone my degree by a year and figure out my interest. I also didn't want to add more financial burden to my parents.

I'm sure I had given my parents a hard shocking time when I told them that I wanted to defer my degree. I was a hard-working student and that would be the last thing on their mind to hear from me. My friends can't believed it. I can't believe myself too.

1 year of wait turned into many more years as I enjoyed the ability to earn some form of income. I took up a full time job in 2007 and completed a one year part-time diploma in 2009. I'm not even sure why I didn't think of taking a part-time degree. Perhaps still worried about the school fees. After I finished my diploma, I was ready to continue my degree. My then boyfriend of 3 years thought it was time to settle down with him before I take up a 3 year long part-time degree. I suspect he was worried that I won't marry him if he were to wait any longer. And of course I said Yes! to him and we tied knot in 2010 at 22 years old.

After all the wedding preparations and honeymoon, I finally applied for Unisim (now SUSS) and its scholarship in 2010. At the scholarship interview, I did well until they asked why didn't I go to local university. I got emotional and cried in front of the panel. The 4 years at the workforce was amazing but it felt like an unfinished business and I just have to finish my degree. 

By God's grace, I was awarded the scholarship! The scholarship doesn't come with any bond but I need to achieve a GPA of 4 out of 5. I wasn't sure if I could do it but I decided to go for it. I know God hears my worries and answered my prayers. I prayed and asked God to help me through. 

It was tough to be working full time and studying by night. But God gave me the extra strength & wisdom, very supportive husband and family. He also granted me 2 very nice bosses whom I'm still grateful to until today. 

It became more stressful when we decided to try for baby in 2011 but we found out that I had PCOS. In 2012, we went through TCM treatment for 10 months. We took a break from treatment because it was so stressful and I finally conceive in Dec 2012. I studied through pregnancy, took a semester off and finally finish my degree in 2014 before Emma turned 1 year old! With my degree, I joined my current company and is still thankful for the various opportunities I get at work.

I know it's God's blessings. I can't do it all by myself. 

I tried to do it my own way by jumping into work right after A'level. But, God made it right by giving me a scholarship with any bond and my Mr Right when I keep hanging on to him. It wasn't one of my strong faith moment but he never gives up on me. He shows me that he can straighten things up even though I could have mess up. I thank God for always putting us back on track back to his plan. God always make things beautiful in his times.

I ended up finishing my degree at 27 years old instead of 21 years old. I never regret making my decision because I get to know my husband and have two precious daughters. But, I feel really bad making my parents (especially my mum) and relatives worried. More worse after I became a mum myself. I don't know how I could handle it if the girls were to do such things to me in the future.

I don't know how things would unfold if I were to go NUS or NTU for some science or social sciences degree. But, I know God has his perfect plan for me and has always been there with me. With the same kind of faith, I know he will always be with the girls and walk with them. I can't do parenting without Him being in our life. I don't know what lies ahead but I know God has his perfect plan and will always walk us through.

Blessed Cross Decor from Shopkustomise

On deeper thoughts, I realised that this is the period of university admission where most students should have submitted their application and waiting for admission results in May. If you happen to be reading this, I'm not asking you to defer your studies ok! Pray about it, Go for it! But, I just want to share that God has different paths for everyone and he will make things beautiful in his own time. And my story happened to be out of the norm one. 

With my little voice here, I pray that you will get to know God personally and experience all the amazing works in your life. 


With love,

Ashlyn 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Jersey Shop: The Ups and Downs of Dressing up

Pink, princesses and prints!

It has always been a joy to dress up the girls as there are so many options for toddlers’ outfits. And they look cute in almost anything!

Lately, Emmalyn has outgrown many of her clothes and it's hard to find something that she likes. She has a mind of her own and picks her own outfits.

At the recent Chinese New Year, she threw a big fuss just because she wasn't given any option. As always, I had brought new outfits for the family - matchy of course. Hence, I was rather upset with her unreasonable objection at first. Ended up, I found myself unreasonably forcing her. So, we compromised and let her wear the dress of her choice for the morning before she changed into the piece that I had planned for her. Thankfully, I've made the right choice. We had a great day and also talked about our unpleasant attitude towards each other.

Since then, I've given her more liberty to make her own choices. Given that I hardly shop in physical shops with the girls these days, I will shortlist a few pieces and ask her for her preferences when I shop online. I'm glad that she managed to find pieces that she likes on The Jersey Shop.

She's totally into tops and bottoms these days as it's easy for her to move and run about.


I love everything with rainbows and this is such a dazzling one. This Sequin Sweat T-shirt with shoulder taping by Gen Woo looks good both tucked in or out and matches any kind of shorts, pants or skirt! It's priced at $19.90 - definitely pocket friendly!

Thankfully she has not ditched the dresses yet. She chose this super flowy floral dress which is perfect for a day out, beach outing or staycation! This printed Summer Smock A-line dress comes in coral and turquoise colour too. Best of all, this dress only costs $27.90 ($22.30 after applying discount code below!)


It has been getting harder to find outfits for my 7 going 8 because most of the online shops are selling clothes up till 7 years old. The Jersey Shop carries clothes for children from babies up to 14 years old. It carries a really nice, wearable and affordable collection.


Here's some of my picks:


You can also get 20% discount savings with ASHLYNTHIA20 at cart out with a minimum spending of $25. This code can only be used one-time and valid till 24 April 2021.

Don't forget to subscribe to The Jersey Shop for VIP privileges on new collections and promotions!

Happy shopping!


Thursday, December 31, 2020

Goodbye 2020! Hello 2021!

We made it through 2020! 

A year of Covid-19 flew past just like that! It has not been an easy year with the prolonged staying home, home based learning, working from home, safety measures, restrictions and masks! As a family, we also battled a week of chicken pox with the girls and another month of my Tuberculosis. Despite all, I thank God for watching over us in the times of pandemic. 2020 has certainly taught us important life lessons!


What 2020 taught me? 


1. Importance of health 

I'm thankful to be in Singapore where healthcare is prioritised and people could feel safe despite all the chaos. After experiencing knee pain, Covid-19, chicken pox and Tuberculosis through the year, I've certainly treasuring the importance of good health. I pray that 2021 will be a better year with all the vaccinations. I give thanks for God's protection and healing upon us.


2. Strengthening faith

It felt different not to have physical church services. There were virtual services, Sunday school, bible study and cell group but they cannot replace in person sessions. Personally, I find it slightly harder to focus with the girls around in the home environment. Nonetheless, I'm extremely thankful for church effort in keeping our faith growing!

Thanks to the support of my dearest sisters-in-christ, I'm learning to do my quiet time more consistently - about 8 months for the record. Eversince I stepped into the workforce, it had always be a challenge to maintain daily quiet time. There were times that I do my devotions daily but there were times when I neglected it. Curcuit Breaker and TB has prompted me to quiet down and surrender myself - to slow down my pace, reflect more and pray more. I'm thankful that I'm grown to set aside some time to spend with God. I'm definitely not perfect and still a work in progress.

 

3. Treasure family time

The few months of staying home have helped us learn how to treasure family time and be patient towards each other! While there are more fights and tears, we also had more fun and laughter. We built more LEGO, watch more shows, danced, laughed more than any other year. I sometimes wondered if the girls, especially Emmalyn, had played too much. We need to do more school work!

The months away from our parents also make us miss them more. I'm so thankful that they coped well with Covid-19 too! Thank you Brother for taking good care of them. I'm also thankful for many supportive and caring family members and friends.



4. Treasure work 

It's an unusual year at work but I'm thankful to be able to continue to work. I treasure the responsibilities, recognition, flexibility, trust and understanding that my boss has given me. While things are busy, I'm thankful that it has not been frustrating. I'm also thankful for the opportunities that the social media brings. 


5. Efforts paid off! Yay to straighter teeth! 

After a year of putting on invisalign, my teeth are alot more straighter now! It takes alot of discipline to brush and wear the aligners. I'm towards the end of the journey and I'm so glad that I decided to jump into this! It's one of my best investment in myself! Of course, there are endless enhancement we can do to make ourselves good better but most importantly we need to look good on the inside too! 


6. Take care of myself more! 

This is my yearly resolution. We can only give more when we are filled and happy. I spent alot of time doing things for the family and I'm always left with little time to myself. Or rather time with the family is so precious and I enjoy them that I chose to give up some of my personal times. I still need to work harder on my beauty care. Of course, meetups with friends, salon or shopping trips are definitely much needed!


7. Teach and learn with the girls

Now that the girls are older, I find that it's less tiring physically as they can do a fair amount of things themselves. However, there are alot more to teach in terms of their emotions, thoughts, characters, value and most importantly faith. I constantly remind myself to focus on their heart while wishing that they will do well academically. It isn't easy especially on school days when the time with the girls are short. I pray that we would spend that extra effort to build close relationship with the girls while teaching and learning with them. 


 Let's look back at 2020!


January

It was the start of PG2 and Primary 1 for Avalyn and Emmalyn respectively.



February

 We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and Chinese New Year!




March

What's the odds of both girls having chicken pox during the Covid-19 period? Thankfully, they were pretty cheerful despite the itch.

 

April

Circuit Breaker - when work from home and home based learning rolled into one. It was pretty intense. Thank God that we pulled through it!



Thankful to be able to celebrate another birthday with my love ones at home and virtually too!


May

Avalyn turned 3 years old. We had our first virtual party with friends over a magic show and a mini celebration with just the 4 of us. 

 

My 3 children sang "世上只有妈妈好" for me for the first time!


June

We were out of Circuit Breaker and celebrated Father's day together with the family!


July 

Hubby got a new ride "Blue"!


Emmalyn had her ballet examination via recording.


August

Emmalyn turned 7 years old!


September/October

I fell sick in mid-sept, diagnosed with Tuberculosis and finally got well after a month! 

November 

Recovered in time to celebrate Hubby's birthday!

 

School holiday started and we had a fair amount of activities for the girls! Thankful to be able to spend more time with them after being sick for a long time.


 

 

December 

I'm thankful to be able to catch up with family and friends before the year ends. Glad that we were able to meet up a few times this year despite all the restrictions.

 

The girls were blessed with so many gifts and love! I tried my best to remind them to be thankful and not take them for granted.


No travel this year because of Covid-19 so Snow City is the closest to a Winter Holiday!

We wrapped up the year with a staycation!

 

What a roller-coastering year! Thank God for his protection through the year. 


For 2021, I pray that I would work harder to be a woman after God's heart. I pray for greater love, wisdom, time management and faith to juggle family, work and life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.