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Golden Wedding Anniversary

August 08, 1964. Fifty years ago from today, a beautiful young lady and handsome young man started their life together as husband and wife here in Denmark.

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Their story started when both of them joined the athletics club called Saga in Copenhagen. Nanette and Tage were both on their teens when they first met. Nanette became the Danish Champion in long jump category and Tage became the Danish Champion in 100 meter dash. As both of them are champions in Athletics,their engagement was then featured in a newspaper. Since then they start running together and became running buddies for the rest of their lives.

Nanette on her long jump days

Nanette on her long jump days

Tage in 100 meter dash

Tage in 100 meter dash

A lot of things happened. They moved around places due to work where in they met a lot of people and made friends. Friends that after all those years they remain good friends. After 6 moves, they are now happily settled down in a small town called Humlum, west part of Denmark. They love leaving here because they are situated nearby a fjord where they go for their run everyday…uhmmm ok its only Nanette who is running everyday now:-) while Tage walks with Laban their dog every morning.

They just got engaged!

They just got engaged!

They were lucky to have 2 children named Klaus and Thomas, both now have their own family. Klaus is married to Tina whom they have 3 kids named Camilla now 17, Helene now 13 and Nikolaj now 11. Thomas is my husband and we have Martin who just turned 2 years old last June and he got another two girls from his first marriage named Hannah and Emily both 7 1/2 years old now.

Klaus and Thomas at early age

Klaus and Thomas at early age

50 years of marriage is a milestone we all be proud of. Yes, they had ups and downs during those long years, they agree and disagree on some things, they had all the tests they can have on their marriage life but they survive. They are here today enjoying their lives to the fullest, loving every moment of being a grandparents and treasuring all the good things every single day.

Tage and Nanette with the whole family in 2013

Tage and Nanette with the whole family in 2013

I myself, being a daughter-in-law of Nanette and Tage is very proud of them. Being a part of this big celebration is one of a kind experience. I can only do my share by shouting to the whole world a huge congratulations to both of them.

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HAPPY 50th GOLD ANNIVERSARY TAGE AND NANETTE!

Hura Hura Hura!

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Martin turns 2

My birthday boy

Today our little man turns 2. He is growing fast but I still remember that special day when he came into our lives 2 years ago. Our precious one became the center of our attention for the past 2 years and we are enjoying every bit of it.

Thank you for being such a cute and sweet little boy you are. You have your moments especially with mommy…but still you’re the best. I just wish you start eating more so the stress during dinner time will be over:-)

Busy reading a card from grandparents

Busy reading a card from grandparents

You love to read your books, to play in the garden all day rain or shine if you have to, you love playing mom’s pots and pans as drum set. What I love the most are your cuddles and sweet kisses always ready to share to mommy and daddy.

A simple celebration with his toddler group

A simple celebration with his toddler group

We both enjoyed your birthday despite daddy being away from home. We will celebrate your birthday with all our friends on Sunday.

Happy 2nd Birthday Martin. I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!

Year 3 and Counting

I received unexpected delivery today. Thomas is again working away from home on our anniversary day and this simple effort from him made this day special.

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Happy 3rd wedding anniversary my dear Thomas. Having you and little Martin completes me. Thank you for such a wonderful life with you. I love you Thomas.

4 Days To Christmas

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town!

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Four days before Christmas…our tree is up, decorations in the house are all set, gifts are wrapped and ready. All I need now is my husband to come home. OK, two more nights to wait and it feels like eternity.

For  a couple of days now, I’m  kinda sad at some point despite being busy with having friends over for lunch and attending my little Martin’s Christmas party. I know it has something to do with Thomas being away, I’m a little envious to those families  out  together doing their things for Christmas.  So can’t wait for Sunday!

Here are some of my decorations I made this Christmas.

My Christmas Calendars 

Advent Candles

Advent Candles

My Christmas Wreath

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The Orange and Cloves Ornament

Living room decoration

Living room decoration

Our Christmas Tree

My little assistant

My little assistant

We are having my in-laws over for Christmas and it is our little Martin’s 2nd Christmas so for sure he will going to enjoy it. He just loves playing around our Christmas tree, picking the balls and other ornaments.  The good thing is, he haven’t figure out he can unwrap the gifts but he knows that after his nap he can open a treat from grandmother’s advent calendar.

Merry Christmas! Wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and the best of 2014!

Martin is Now One Year Old

First Birthday! A birthday worth celebrating. A milestone of wonderful memories and a lot of sleepless nights.

2 day old Martin

2 day old Martin

Martin turned ONE on 5th of June this year. I know, this is very late post for his birthday but I was too busy and occupied on preparing for his birthday and when the party is over I just can’t force myself to sit down and write something about this day. I had a lot of excuse not doing so…hang-over for the party, Martin being difficult and unwell after his Immunization or I may say I am just lazy:)

1Year old Martin

1 year old Martin

On the day of his birthday which falls on Wednesday, we spend the morning at the toddler group in our village where the kids sang a birthday song for him and shared a cake. For the rest of the afternoon Daddy and Son had a great time in the garden. In the evening, we had a cozy dinner with Uncle Kevin, colleague of my husband. Martin had his 1st cake for the first time and he loved it.

On his 1st birthday, I had done some things only us Filipinos tried to follow or actually doing it, a tradition or beliefs.

  • Cut the hair on 1st birthday. Then the hair is to be put inside a book, so he will be intelligent.
  • Cook Pansit (noodles), and make sure not to cut the noodles because this symbolizes long life.

Martin eating pansit

Thomas never understand why we do it…and I can’t explain clear either. When he asked me why then my response was ” I’m not really sure, but I have to do it anyway” and he just laughed at me because he knew it was one of my “me moments”.

Cake and cupcakes with Danish flag design frosting

Cake and cupcakes with Danish flag design frosting

So, we had a garden BBQ birthday celebration on a Saturday after his birthday. We decorated the garden with birthday bunting and tissue pompom I made myself and with balloons. We put up the tent and used it during the party, put some toys on the corner for the kids to play. I baked his cake, cupcakes and cookies. We invited some good friends with their kids and we also had the grandparents from Denmark at the party. We had a lot of fun, great foods, lots of gifts and great company.

Set up outside

Set up outside

At one year old Martin:

  • Has now 4 teeth
  • can climb the stairs with great confidence
  • can sing together with me and daddy ( he started 2 days ago) feeling very proud
  • can say daddy, dada and very clever making sounds
  • has been cruising and standing a lot on his own, yesterday made his 1st step.
  • love dogs and ducks and pigeons
  • already traveled from Europe to Asia to visit Singapore and Philippines
  • already been to Denmark by plane and by driving passing through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
  • cry when daddy leaves for work but still very clingy to mommy
  • still breastfeeding and needs boobies to bed
  • still not having routine on his nap during the day
  • very contented and happy strap in his car seat
  • still waking up 2-3 times in the night but still the charming little one
  • loves to talk on the phone

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Time flies so fast. It was a mixed feeling for me as a mother when he turned one, I remember being sad because I know he is not a baby anymore but a cute and charming toddler. Thomas and I are very proud to ourselves because we survived the 1st year, we are so ready for all the challenges on parenting part ( I hope).

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY MARTIN! Me and your dad love you so much. You are a gift for us.