Wednesday, February 6, 2019


A - Assume responsibility. Galatians 6:5 For each will have to bear his own load. 

L - Love one another. John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 

E - Exalt the Lord our God. Psalms 45:1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.

J - Judge not. Matthew 7: 1 Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

A - Apply God's word. James 1: 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

N - Number your days. Psalms 90:12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

D - Do what God wants you to do.1 Peter 4:2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.

R - Respect everyone. 1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

I - Invest on eternal treasures. Matthew 6:20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.

N - No one gets left behind. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it.

O - Obey God and appointed authorities. Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Thank God I'm able to finish this. Writing down our family values has been on my list since last year until this month.

According to this article, it is important to have family values.

Family values are important on many different levels of the family structure.

Establishing a Foundation for the Family

A foundation supports a family. When crises arise, the family is able to withstand them because of the stability of the relational structure.

Influencing Decision Making

Family values influence the decisions people make both within the family structure and outside of it. Having solid family values helps people make the right decisions in life.

Guidance for Raising Children

Parenting can be a challenge and with all of the world's influences, it can be downright scary. Knowing what you believe in as a parent and what you want for your children will help you raise them to be responsible and conscientious adults.

Protection from Outside Influences

If someone has a strong sense of what is right and wrong because of the values they were raised with, they are less likely to become victims of deviant influences.

Giving Family Meaning

While some family members may differ on views of some topics, most family members keep the largest, most influential, beliefs intact.

Helping Guide People in Relationships

Families with strong values are able to identify these values in others quickly, which then produces a new generation with similar beliefs.

Family values make you who you are. Do you mind sharing your family values?

Saturday, February 2, 2019

February 2019 Goals

Happy Feb-ibig month to all!

Let me start first with some unfinished December Goals and January Goals.

  • 2018 family picture - Done on December 30, 2018. I'm so happy to have a decent family picture. Hope we could keep this as a yearly tradition.
  • Checkup with my new OB in the nearby lying-in - Done early this January. I am more comfortable with the midwife here than the previous one. 
  • FB ads for my online shop - Done this once in January. I am still studying marketing online for my shop.
  • Finish ALEJANDRINO family values - I'm done with all the values. I am working on the supporting Bible verses per value. Hopefully, I can finish it this February.
  • Complete attendance in Dgroup - Yes!!! We've met once for the month of January because of other church activities. I regret Duz was not with us that time but I'm praying he could join us this month.
So here's for February 2019.
  • Less screen time and devote more time with the Lord.
  • Practice spiritual discipline: attend Sunday service, Dgroup and Bible study. In this way, I could share the gospel more effectively, finish GLC and would have a clear direction from God where to volunteer. These 3 things are on my 19 in 2019.
  • Read More Than a Carpenter book by Josh McDowell.
  • Stay physically active during my 8th month of pregnancy.
  • File SSS maternity leave.
  • Find a reliever who will replace me while I'm on maternity leave.
  • Be effective at work that they will miss me while I'm on maternity leave. 😉
  • Ultrasound and give the result to our Dgroup so they would know the gender.
  • Remake photos when I was pregnant with Chloe.
  • Buy hand-me-down newborn stuff.
  • Browse home-based jobs.
  • Spend more time with Chloe by bringing her to the park.
  • Take lots of pictures specially now that my tummy is big (for remembrance).
  • Be thoughtful to those who are celebrating (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) this month.
  • Learn at least 10 new Spanish words.
  • Decide on what recipe should I try and master. 
  • Simple celebration on our 11th couple anniversary.

As a reminder, many of the goals above are drawn from my 19 in 2019.

On my calendar this month:

  • Lola's Death Anniversary (annual get-together of Roldans)
  • Queen's Dgroup staycation and outreach program
  • DuzEm's 11th anniversary
  • Gender Reveal

How about you? Do you have goals and plans for this month?

Friday, February 1, 2019

January 2019 Highlights

Let me start this with Chloe's haircut.

I got a haircut before 2018 ended. I really wanted Chloe's hair to be short for easy maintenance. However, the result was not exactly the way I wanted it to be. I was at work and she was accompanied by her dad who doesn't know anything about girls' hairstyle. 😅

Nonetheless, at least it's shorter now. 😁

On January 5th, it was Dyndee's (Duz' cousin) debut. Shes one out of 3 girls sa magpapi-pinsan.

In Duz' generation, boys outnumbered girls.

Duz was one of the 18 roses.

That's Alejandrino clan all the way from Nueva Vizcaya, Laguna, Cavite, Tondo, Pasay and Novaliches.

We slept over at Laguna so Chloe got the chance to play with her cousins.

We had extra time to spend with Lola Loly (Duz' grandma).

Sabi ko, bihira lang to. Sana we could see Lola Loly more often kasi she's the oldest relative that we have.

January 13 - We resumed our Dgroup (couples). Sayang wala si Duz. 😏

Jan 15 - we spent the morning at the park near our apartment.

Probinsya feels. Sabi ko nga, mas dalasan namen ang pasyal doon. Sarap magmuni-muni or devotion.

Jan 17 - nakasingit kami ng #BabeTime.

Same day, we met with my cousin - Ate Lanie for a business meeting.

Jan. 18 - we organized a simple wedding proposal for our boss.

After she said yes, our Boss treated us to a simple dinner for celebration.

Jan. 20 - Our Dgroup (ladies) resumed.

We meet every other Saturday at Crossroads- -  Sangandaan.

It's really nice to be surrounded with godly women. We study the Bible together. We share our personal stories and struggles. We eat and laugh together.

Jan. 20 - I had my ultrasound. Kaya lang, wrong timing. Di masilip ang gender because of his/her position.

As per ultrasound, March 26, 2019 is my due date.

Pacman's fight. We watched it at our friend's eatery.

Chloe and I spent the rest of the afternoon until sunset at the park.

Jan. 25 - 2nd day of IDC.

After that, we had dinner at RSB.

Jan. 26 - 2nd day of IDC.

Afterwards, we visited to one of our Dgroup members.

Those were the highlights of our January 2019.

Thank God for sustaining us.

How about you?

Will post February 2019 Goals soon.