Highlights of January 2015

A butterfly on a leaf
A butterfly on a leaf

January has been really moving at a whirlwind speed for me. The kids are currently back in school as the new school year had  just started for all.

The alarm  has to be set for 6am on weekdays now as the boys have to wake up and get ready for school which starts at 7.15am.  Everyone has to adjust to an early starting hour in the day and thankfully it hasn’t been too difficult for us to make the change.

Even though the day starts earlier for everyone I find that time passes much faster as there are more things to get done within the time frame of the day.

My word for 2015- Change
My word for 2015- Change

This year is certainly a year for CHANGE as I embark on an overhaul on all the major areas in my life.   I am actively working on the resolutions that I set for 2015 and am determined to get everything on that list cross off come 1st January 2016.

The view from the service apartment in Penang
The view from the service apartment in Penang

We had a great trip to Penang, Malaysia in December with the extended family. This time around we booked a service apartment  as it would mean more space for the kids to run about.  It was a great decision as we had  3 bedroom and a large living room with a magnificent view.

Peacock Feathers
Peacock Feathers

We saw a few unusual birds  when we were at Penang hill. It was the first time that the kids saw  a crowned pigeon which had blood shot eyes. It was certainly a first for all.

A crowned pigeon
A crowned pigeon
A ginger flower
A ginger flower

We also saw some interesting  insects and flowers while taking in the view at the peak.

Hello Kitty Waffles for Breakfast
Hello Kitty Waffles for Breakfast

 

Ensuring that the kids eat well for breakfast is something which I’m focusing on this year.  Sunday is the day where we do not need to wake up early to rush for school or lessons .I have  a bit more time to prepare breakfast for the family and we have been having waffles and pancakes so far.

Pinkie Pie and My Melody
Pinkie Pie and My Melody

The kids have started on a new hobby this year. They are doing Hama Bead Crafting.  They have made quite a few designs so far since we started crafting and I love that it keeps them away from electronic gaming devices while enhancing their creativity.

How was your month of January like?

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48 thoughts on “Highlights of January 2015”

  1. Good to hear your family holiday time well spent. : ) And my first attempt to link up. hehe. wanted to link my latest lapbook but it states URL too long…; p

  2. Those are very nice looking pictures.. unfortunatly around here we are getting pelted with snow, so we cannot see these things unless they are in pictures.

  3. The peacock feathers are beautiful. It sounds like you had a bust month with the kids. I have never been a morning person, so early mornings are hard to me.

    Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

  4. Reading through your post, I realized that I owe my kids a visit to the local aviary (we don’t have a zoo here in Zamboanga). The girls have never been there and I’m sure the boys would appreciate a break from being cooped up in the house.

    As for my January, I’d say mine was generally good (save for the blog deletion fiasco).

  5. Love those nature pics! Oh man we are going to have lotsa trouble waking up early in the morning when primary school starts! Lol. Just one more year to enjoy snuggling in bed! =) Have a great Feb with the CNY celebrations!

  6. Hari OM
    My January got as out routine as yours – with equal joy about it! Visiting family in Edinburgh. Heading home this very day and hopefully, like yourselves, return to a rhythm of life &*> YAM xx

  7. beautiful pictures!!! i’m hoping for a different 2015 than i had last year!! i think a lot of us need a change for the better.

  8. Beautiful pics! Sounds like you had a fun filled January. We spend our weekends at the kids basketball games and or shoveling large quantities of snow! ugh!!

  9. January was not a good month for us because we had 6 trips to hospital due to sickness. But I like your word “Change”. I have a lot to change this 2015 also.

  10. Reading your post, I am reminded what I have to undergo this 2015 as well and that entails a lot of planning but as I read from your post, it is really important not to take little things for granted. These “simple joys” like appreciating flowers, insects and animals is indeed very important to appreciate greater things in life! 🙂 Good Luck.

  11. This post was so inviting that I stayed longer to read and look at your pictures closely. You have a great eye for details. Sounds like you had a great vacation indeed!

  12. I must agree with you that January is a little bit challenging, in terms of going back to “normal” after the long holiday break. My January has been great! Just like you, I’m working on my new year’s resolution of becoming a good investor for the year 2015. I’ve just started trading the Philippine Stock Market and the rewards are just so fulfilling especially for a stay-at-home mom like me who has finally found an alternative way of earning extra income for the family.

  13. It’s so good to be back visiting your blog again. I see that you have kept busy with your creativity and the kids. Change is a good thing and I wish you much success in 2015 .

  14. School starts at 7:15 am?! That is almost cruel. Well, I am not a morning person, I never was, but I have gotten so much better. But having a deadline in the morning? Kinda kills me 😉

  15. your january is really jampacked and it is a good start for your year! hope that your list will be done earlier than you targeted. goodluck!

  16. My January passed by so fast too. I still need to work on my time management. Work loads and things to do can easily overwhelm me these past days. Maybe because I haven’t get a good rest since last December.

  17. I think I saw crowned pigeons in Jurong Bird Park, too. Your January went well and I hope you get to achieve everything you plan to achieve when 2016 comes.

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