Week 42 & 43: Finally, Friday!!



Happy 4th of July Weekend! I hope everyone enjoyed the USA celebration with their family and friends. I took a little blogging break, though not intentionally. I think that has been my longest drought, hopefully it won’t happen again. Last week was crazy busy and this week, the girls are back, YAY!!





We went down to Houston last weekend to pick up the girls(they were ready to come home they said), celebrate Aspen’s 3rd birthday with family, and spend some time with my sister, DJ, who lives in West Virginia, and who rarely get to come home. So, everyone was home for the 4th of July. We took the girls to a water park, and the sun drained the life out of Aspen and I, then we grilled out back with friends, and watched fireworks across the street from our house. No traffic and no hassles. It was a lovely day.



The Big Girls:


I am surprised that the girls were ready to come back home, since summer break is only half-way over! I think they wanted to come back home so that they can make sure we don’t visit Tita Dora without them. But still, I am happy that they are back. Now I have my dishwasher, dog-walker, and babysitter back! 🙂 Just kidding.



Aspen turned 3 last week and she was so excited. But her party got rained out, so it was a complete disaster, in the eyes of me, but she didn’t even notice because she got her birthday song, cake, and her presents. We did get to take her and her sisters to Jollibee, for the first time ever, which is a Filipino must. The food was good, but it was not as festive as I previously remembered from a hundred years ago, when I last visited, as a teenager 😦



Here is Aspen’s latest try at, “Let it Go!”
























September 11, 2001:


I was in my apartment in Houston getting ready to go to class, moving slow as usual, when I turned on the television and the first thing I saw was an airplane flying right into some familiar looking building. It took me a minute to figure out what was happening and that it was real time and not some flashback to another event. I was perplexed, continued to get ready for class, and then drove to school. When I got to school, it was chaos, people were running around trying to get home, on their cell phones calling their loved ones, and wondering if it was just there or if it was everywhere. Classes were cancelled and everyone was trying to get home. I drove back home and turned the television back on and just sat and watched for the rest of the day.

My sister fought in the war and America has never been the same since then, so I remember.

Do you remember?


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