Monthly Archives:July 2014

Pool Party On 18th Birthday ( Momimhar posted on July 26th, 2014 )

Hybrid Rose - LT's 18 roses

Hybrid Rose – LT’s 18 roses

Our friend’s daughter LT turned 18 today and she invited us to celebrate the special occasion with her family, friends, and the Wesley Fellowship.  It’s a pool party and it was a great evening for a pool party today.  My darling daughter was happy to see her godparents.  But her most favorite thing of the day was swimming in the pool.  Dear husband bought a kid’s swim vest for DD the other day.  Gladly she wore it in the pool because she didn’t like wearing one when we were at her cousin’s swimming party last summer.

The party was held in a neighborhood’s clubhouse where one of our friends live.  Holding a party in clubhouses is also a good idea.  Kitchen and other room amenities in the clubhouse can be used in gatherings.  But of course, you have to rent it.  The number of guest are limited since the place is not that very big.

The birthday celebrant’s immediate families on both side of parents came all the way from Chicago to join and celebrate her 18th birthday.  It was really nice because her cousins were there, too. They had a great time playing games and swimming in the pool.  There were plenty of food and drinks for everyone.  There was also a photo booth that LT’s brother had set-up for fun.  But we forgot to get our pictures taken.  I missed it.  🙂

Anyway, what I loved most at the party was the celebrant’s 18 roses.  They were lovely!  In connection to her going to college this fall, she picked the orange color roses to be her flowers for this occasion.  It is because she is going to University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and orange is the university’s primary color.

We’re Going To The Beach ( Momimhar posted on July 24th, 2014 )

Oh summer is here again!  My darling daughter and I couldn’t wait for our summer family vacation next month.  Actually, our upcoming vacation is in about two weeks.  We are going to Galveston Island, Texas.  ‘Haven’t been back there in three years.  That was when I was pregnant with darling daughter.  I am excited for her that she will see the beach and the sand.  The beach there isn’t that great but still I love to be at the beach.  🙂

We have to buy new water shoes.  And I think my dear husband’s swimming shorts were kind of worn out so I am going to buy a new pair for him sometime next week.

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Healthy Parents, Healthy Household ( Momimhar posted on July 21st, 2014 )

Portrait at the doctor's office.

Portrait at the doctor’s office.

I had my health check-up last week.  I have been feeling awful since my ears were plugged.  I couldn’t hear nothing.  My dear husband said it might be due to a sinus problem.  I didn’t have colds.  It’s just my ears were plugged I woke up one morning.

For about a week I tried to observe and did some research for home remedies for plugged ears.  But it didn’t go away.  So last month I went to see a doctor.  He checked my ears.  He didn’t see anything except wax build up.  My heart and lungs sounded great.  But my blood pressure was very high.  Upon learning about my health history, he prescribed a high blood press medicine for one month.  Then I have to come back to see him again to see if the medicine works.  After I took all the medicine, I didn’t come back to see him. I went to a family doctor instead, which was last week’s appointment.

It was quite a drive to our new family doctor’s office.  But I picked them because they open at 7:00 A.M..  Their location is convenient for my husband because it’s closer to his work.  His ideal time for appointment is 8:00 A.M..  And they are in-network with our health insurance plan.  My check-up went well.  The high blood pressure medicine I was taking was okay.  It helped my blood pressure down to normal.  And my ears were not plugged anymore.

As parents, we should always be aware of our health.  Getting sick is normal.  It’s our body’s reaction to bad elements in our surroundings.  Eating healthy, nutritious foods and regular exercise are highly recommended.  But if we feel something weird and is going constant, we should seek a physician’s help.  We only have one body.  We cannot take good care of our family if we do not take care of ourselves.

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