Oh my…it is the last week of school. Summer is just around the corner. I can feel the summer heat already. Speaking of last week of school, this week is my daughter’s Kindergarten graduation. Yes, my friends. K is is First Grade ready. I am very excited. The folks are coming over for K’s graduation day. It is a very special day for the family.
I am trying to get myself ready for the special occasion-beauty wise. Yes, my friends. I would like to look great on my daughter’s graduation day. But my skin is not cooperating. My hormones are messing up with my plans. 🙂 At least I would like my hair to look amazing. I have a thin and frizzy hair. It is hard to manage as well. Going to the salon is just not a thing for me-time wise. So I am browsing the Internet for wig websites.
Yup. Considering to wear a lace front wig would be a great idea. There are many selections of lace front wigs on Divatress.com that are very adorable. I hope will be able to find the perfect one. The sooner the better. This is the time that will challenge your time management and budgeting skills. So wish me luck, my friends.
Filipino-American moms got together for a 1980s themed birthday party for our dear friend R four days ago. Most of us grew up in the 80s and 90s and when someone suggested the 80s theme birthday party, we all went nuts. LOL.
Anyway, it was a potluck party. Everyone brought special dishes for all to enjoy. Made some Chayote Cabbage with Pork Stir-Fry.
Pork frying with onion garlic.
Chayote and pork stir fry in a pot.
Chayote Squash and Pork Stir-Fry
I don’t cook that often at home. But when I do, I stay in my kitchen until the food is cooked and the place is cleaned.
1 lb. pork (for stir fry)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
2-3 pcs. chayote squash, peeled and cut into cubes (bite size)
1 beef bouillon cube
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
In medium heat, saute garlic and onion until brown and soft.
Add pork. Stir fry for about 5-8 minutes until pork is brown.
Sprinkle a dash of salt and a dash of black pepper.
Simmer for 5 minutes while cooking in it’s own sauce. Stirring while simmering.
Add chayote squash, water, and the beef bouillon. Stir to blend and let simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables and meat are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot with rice.
Pretty birthday cake.
The little ones playing the Cup Game. They had so much fun!
Everyone had a great time at the party, I think. Especially when we started the disco and karaoke in the evening.
We had a blast celebrating New Year’s at our humble home. Two of my dear husband’s co-employees and their families came over to celebrate with us. They bought fireworks and we had fun shooting fireworks in a cold New Year’s Eve. The kids had fun dancing with Just Dance on Wii U. We’re supposed to do Just Sing Karaoke too, but for some reason the CD didn’t play.
It was a great New Year’s celebration. We missed a few family and friends but they were sick and my brother-in-law and his wife already had a commitment ahead of time.
Happy New Year to you! Wishing you all the best of 2017.
It’s amazing how time flies these days. It’s Christmas time again. Are you traveling to see family and friends and spend time with them this holiday season? Or, are you staying home and host a big Christmas Party? Whichever it is, I bet it’s going be a wonderful event for everyone.
As for me and my family, we are celebrating Christmas Day at my parents-in-law’s home in Tyler. While making this post, my dear husband is currently prepping the brisket to put in the oven in a few for tomorrow’s Christmas Day dinner.
This Christmas Eve, we attended the church service at 6:00 P.M. When we got home after church and had dinner, we started the party. The children could not wait to open their Christmas presents. So after dinner, we head on and started the Christmas Party. They started opening gifts from the youngest kid to the oldest. Boy, they were so excited and anxious!
Opening Christmas presents.
So, the young ones had a great time opening their presents. I think everybody loved the stuff they got from the family. K was so excited to see if Santa will give her nice gifts for Christmas. We brought the reindeer food she received from the class Christmas Party at school since we’re at the grandparents’ house. We had to make sure Santa will stop by and drop off her presents. 🙂 Na-Na helped her scatter the reindeer food in the backyard. (FYI: Reindeer food is a mixture of oatmeal and glitters or sparkles.)
After the kids’ unwrapping presents, it was adults turn to open gifts and play the White Elephant Gift Exchange. We missed my brother-in-law and his wife in this year’s family Christmas Party because they’re both sick. Nephew M is in Florida and niece M and her family will be coming over tomorrow, Christmas Day.
It was a fun evening. So thankful for family, love, time, and the blessings we received all year.