Our Christmas 2022!

Hello friends! I hope you had a great Christmas time with your family and friends! My family had a wonderful time celebrating Jesus’s birthday (a little stressful here and there too!HA) but all in all it was fun. We attended our church’s candle light/christmas eve service and Hubs baked a swiss roll cake (two of my must haves for Christmas) so I’m thankful we got to do that. Although there are things we didn’t get to do like watch the Christmas parade at Bellevue and see Santa (due to the weather and we don’t want to risk the kids getting sick (we are still recovering from colds).

Christmas Eve, we went to church, and ordered Chinese food. I also made Roast pork belly and Pork Humba, my sis made Filipino style spaghetti and fruit salad. We ended the night reading about Jesus’s Birth and The night before Christmas.

Christmas Eve Dinner
Swiss Roll Cake my Hubs baked!
The Night before Christmas book!

Christmas Day! Thank You to our families for all the gifts the kids received this year. Hubs and I decided to go minimal when it comes to gifts this year because we are going to go somewhere this year (with my sisters), I also will get a new dining set) nothing grand, from Amazon!HA

After breakfast, we opened gifts and lounged most of the day. I made another pork belly roast for dinner. My Dad In law made lasagna (it was very tasty),we had crabs ( I cracked the day before),salads,garlic bread. Hubs Auntie and uncle stopped by to deliver more presents!

Christmas morning!
Christmas breakfast; almond cake,sausages,bacon,popovers
Mia got American girl doll!
Charcuterie board
Another pork belly roast!
Treats made by Hub’s Auntie!

We watched Jack Ryan on Prime and some Kdrama (Reborn Rich) and relaxed the rest of the night.

Talk later friends! Have a restful week (Hubs is off this week). We are going to tackle our garage (it’s a mess) so YAY for us! Take care:)

Freezing Rain!

Hi Friends! It’s very cold outside right now and we had freezing rain this morning so we are all staying inside and watching movies. I’m so glad that we went out yesterday to get some last minute Christmas shopping finished. We went to an Asian market/Filipino store to get some Pork belly (I think this Asian market has the best deals when it comes to Pork belly). I’m going to make Lechon Belly(Roast pork Belly) for Christmas Eve and Humba (Braised pork belly). We have everything I need to make these dishes. We stopped at Jollibee to get their filipino style spaghetti and famous chicken Joy!

Riley being cozy and using our old dock-a-tot! LOL

I still have some gifts to wrap and put under the tree. It’s hard to hide from the kids today, hopefully later tonight I’ll get this done!

She loves the snow!

I plan to do a little decluttering around the house too. I brought out some of my Christmas candles that I plan to finish this month so I can get rid of them.

I made Nilagang Pork (boiled pork ribs ) for lunch today and it was just perfect for the weather.

We’ve been enjoying lots of holiday treats too! We had Ensaymada (filipino sweet pastry dough we got from Red Ribbon Bakeshop) perfect with coffee this morning:)

Stay warm and take care friends!

Christmas Parties!

Hello friends, can you believe we are just a week away from Christmas? We’ve had lots of activities these past couple of days and it was so much fun! We attended Hub’s work party (sis and I tagged along with him). Lots of fun and yummy food! Pretty Christmas decorations and lights around Bellevue where it was held. Traffic was horrible though!

Hyatt Hotel Lobby
Party food!
unlimited drinks

We had a little party for Mia and her friends this weekend too. We had cookie and ornament decorating and lots of treats! We ordered pizza from our local favorite! Donuts and candies were flowing!LOL. It was such a fun afternoon and I’m so grateful that Mia has her special group of friends and that everybody had such a great time. Makes my heart happy. Hubs did a lot of baking (the sugar cookies) and it turned our perfect! The kids loved it:)

Adults had fun too!

After eating too many treats, we had a little family walk!

We had Korean food for dinner! Rose Tteokbokki was YUM! We are loving Korean food lately, thanks to Korean drama shows for influencing us!HA.

I hope you had a great weekend friends and stay safe!

Weekend Fun!

Hi Friends, How’s your weekend? I had a dental appointment last Friday and got to have a little me time after my visit. I had lunch at Panera bread, got to finish the book I’m reading, and shopped at Trader Joes and Target after. It was a great afternoon.

Mia was so excited her wiggly tooth was finally gone!HA. She got money from the tooth fairy this weekend.

We continue to declutter, off we go to the donation center this weekend too!

A little playdate with her BFF this weekend too!

Some of the meals we enjoyed these past couple of days! Filipino lumpia (spring rolls) veggies, kimchi fried rice and grilled pork belly, Tomahawk steak with beet salad, smashed potatoes.YUM!

A little coziness around the tree! Christmas is just two weeks away and I’m enjoying the season by being intentional with my time.

Have a great night friends! Take care:)

Snowy Week!

Hi Friends! We had a winter wonderland last week and enjoyed the snow (it’s gone now). I think there will be more snow in the near future! We’ve been enjoying hot chocolate, cookies, and donuts! HA. I’ve been cooking stews and soups for the family, it’s just perfect this time of year. I’m also done with our Christmas decorations. I kept it simple because as I minimize our house, most of my decorations are not bringing me joy and I will donate most of them. I just have our Tree and stockings, and it’s enough for now. I’m almost done with our Christmas gifts (most of the adults in the family decided not to exchange gifts this year and will do vacation together next year).

Enoying starbucks snowman cookie!

Nana and Papa stopped by to hangout with the kids!

Stopped by the mall and enjoyed their Christmas decors!
Cozy is her fave word!HA
Pork Ribs soup
Beef stew
short ribs in tomato sauce
Playing chess!

I hope you are having a great December friends! Stay healthy and take care:)