The American Dream 🇺🇸

Let me tell you a story. 
July last year my husband’s US immigrant visa came out, an application we’ve already forgotten, then we’re given a year to decide wether or not we will take the offer.

The application was done in 2009 because we wanted to go to America, we used to want to live in America, but it’s now 2017, and things have changed -a lot. 

We talked about it, prayed about making the decision about it & asked our children about it. They have been and always will be our priority so it’s important to know their feelings about potentially moving. 

RB’s was in 6th year that time and he wants to stay in the UK and go to Strathclyde University.
Kim was in S4 and wanted to stay to do his National 5 exams in preparation for going to University. 

Alain & I are both nursing along, working alternate shifts, having two days off in a month together so one can look after the kids while the other one goes to work.
The one year deadline has passed and we’re still here. We’ve decided to stay. We’ve decided as a family to stay. 

There are days that I would wonder what life would be if we’ve moved? How nice it’ll be to live closer to one of my sisters, for my children to grow up near their cousins. But then I look at our life now and I see… RB enjoying his first year in University studying the course he wanted, Aero-Mechanical Engineering.
Kim has done his National 5 exams and has bagged 7 A’s out of 8 subjects and now gearing to do his Advance Higher exams.
A well settled Zoey in nursery, happily going to school and seeing her best friend Drew everyday.
Alain’s now working in a different Acute Medical ward (the one next door to where he used to work) still as a Deputy Charge Nurse. 

And as for me, let me share my news to you that I recently got the Deputy Charge Nurse job in our ward.

So maybe not moving isn’t a bad thing. We always say that we somehow have achieved our dreams and it’s now time for us to guide our children as they try and achieve theirs.
Deciding was never easy. Applying for a new job was never easy. Bringing children up was never easy. But we always trust the the Lord and we’ve not ceased praying, and that made all things easier.❤️

It’s not about giving up the “American Dream” instead it’s about “Living the Dream”❤️


Proud Mommy Moment 

To date, this boy has already four unconditional university offers. Mechanical Engineering offers from Edinburgh University, Heriot-Watt & Edinburgh Napier University and BS Mathematics offer from Edinburgh University. 

Knowing that there’s still a long way to go, I want to assure you that I’ll be with you every step of the way.

You’re doing well RB and my heart is beating well with pride. ❤️ 

   And just recently, he received the offer he was waiting for the most. An unconditional offer to do Aero-Mechanical Engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow. 

His will. His Way. Our Faith.

Jeremiah 29:11

🌸One fine Sunday 🌸

   With the weather being so nice lately, one Sunday after church the family headed to the Royal Botanic Gardens for a quick walk. It was a delightful sight to see the children running around enjoying the beautiful weather. 

   Let me share some of the snaps taken on that glorious day. 

     We couldn’t get enough of how cute Zoey looked that day, with her red top, jeans and her cute pink braces, she is giving mommy a definite run for her money! 

   And even I have some decent photos taken by the husband that day too…🙈  

   And lastly before heading home we went to Yes Sushi and enjoyed a very nice meal. It was a good day. And for this Sunday, and for everyday, I am grateful. ❤️

6 Years ❤️

It’s nice to think where we’ve been the last six years. The memories we’ve made, ridiculous fights we’ve gotten in, sorrows we’ve encountered, joys we’ve experienced and the growth we’ve seen. 

Here’s to many more years by your side B. You know what? It’s such a joy to be your wife.❤️

Mahal kita pero kung ayaw mong maniwala, tara sa kwarto at patutunayan ko. 😆

Instaserye the Breakfast Series ❤️

Ok, so this morning we were both off & with all children at school we were both lost & we don’t know what to do.

We’ve decided to head to F&B to grab some breakfast while we discuss future holiday plans.

It was weird eating without the little girl stealing on my plate. We really miss our kids when they’re not with us, I’m sure all parents feel the same.

So we headed home just in time to pick the not so little one from nursery.

It was an uneventful morning but it’s pretty sweet. I love sharing my coffee and everything else with that dude. ❤️


Mrs. D 

Click-O-Mambo 📸

With our partners Oliver & Maricar, Alain & myself statted this new venture- a photography business, something that all love.

Last week, we did another first, studio portaits, with no models to pay, we took shots of each other and used it as our sample for our online portfolio. Let me show you the outcome. I’m pretty chuffed with our husbands’ work. 😊

So let me formally introduce you to the best team there is… the Click-O-Mambo team.👌🏼For bookings & inquiries, kindly visit our Facebook page. 😊

Three hours in three years ❤️

Let’s be honest, right now, a full day off is a thing of the past. With three children at home a full day to do something for ourselves or to take some time to relax isn’t really on the cards. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try to do little things here and there. Like tonight, I’ll be watching The Legend of Tarzan with this guy – our first ever date night since Zoey was born. That’s almost three years to be exact! 

We had a whole three hours to ourselves which is pretty good  but I now can’t wait to go home and tell my kids everything about the film. ☺️


Mrs. D

Dearest Daughter, 


I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people with different points of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. And if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.❤️

I love you Zoey.