Our Paper Anniversary

a glimpse at  
our first year

Places we lived in:
Plaridel, Bulacan. Sta. Rita, Bulacan. Apo Road, Angeles City.
LDS Wards we attended: 
Plaridel Ward, Angeles 2nd Ward
♥Chuch callings we received:
Ward YM President, Sunday School 1st Counselor 
Relief Society Secretary & Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, 
♥Our Employment:
Network Engineer at Security Bank
Strategic Outsourcing Director at ProLook Sports/QStrike Manufacturing
Sold P&G Products for a month (Whole sellers)
♥Hobbies we enjoyed:
Movies & Jogging
Places we stepped foot in: 
Puerto Princesa Palawan for our Honeymoon,
Baggao Cagayan Valley, Michael's province
Anawangin Cove, San Antonio, Zambales, Bataan 
Cebu City. Oslob, Cebu
Morong, Bataan for Nyla's Birthday
Ternate, Cavite. Kaybiang Tunnel, Cavite
Favorite homemade meals: 
Adobo, Beef Steak, Tinolang Manok and Nilagang Baboy
  ♥Things we did:
3 days Honeymoon in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. 
I got a piece of big white rose and we had a simple dinner at home for Valentine's day. 
 Nyla's birthday was celebrated in Bataan. We did our 1st Kayak experience as a couple. 
Life Insurance
Family Holy Habits we established: 
Companionship Prayer
and Scripture Study every night
Finding out we were pregnant in the latter part of the year, November was the highlight of our 1st year. This baby was an answered prayer for Michael and a wish came true for me.
6 months earlier....
It was a test of faith. Life was too stressful for both us because of work. It was a 4 hour travel each day. Our workload was too much. We were hoping to have a child early in our marriage but it was impossible. We went to temple to seek guidance which one should quit his/her job. It was an unexpected answer. Michael should. It was one of the hardest transition in our lives. We moved to Pampanga. He was depressed and I was more stressed. But the desires of our hearts were pure. We wanted to put God first. Michael's job demanded him to work even on Sundays and he had very late night shifts. I didn't want to move in Manila because of the high cost of living. Traffic is terrible. We hoped to be physically fit for our baby plans. Our path seemed so gloomy. We couldn't see where we were heading. August when we had our first night in our new home.
We tried to keep the commandments, do the basics, exercise, eat healthy and find a job for Michael.
Until the  good news had finally arrived. No sacrifice is too much for a desire to bear a child.
Precious Family Events
*Mommy's Birthday in the Philippines
*Our Wedding Day on January 8, 2015
*Lola Fania's Funeral
*Nephi's Birthday at Klir Waters
*CSP at Children's Joy Foundation Inc.
*We facilitated QStrike's Team Building in Anawangin Cove, Bataan.
*12 midnight B-day Surprise for Ate Iroal in Pasig
*October was Val and Bernie's wedding in Cebu.
Our families went to Oslob for sightseeing, temple session, little tour around the city,
 and we swam with the whale sharks.
*We visited the Mecaller Clan in Cavite for All Saints' Day (November 1, 2015). 
*First Family Air Flight!!
*Temple Baptism, Endowment and Sealing of Narag Family 
(We were the proxies for Lolo Guming, Lola Jovita and Tito's)
*BonVoyage for Mommy Trudee (Videoke Challenge)
*1st Christmas Eve in Pampanga
 with the Santiagos, Lola Lydia, Enoia, Nay Sofi and Ate Iroal



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