August was a really happy month for me. R flew down and took time off from work to spend time with me and the kids. We managed to spend quality time as a family and as a couple.
Now that Tiger girl is 4 she is able to ride her own bike and we can go riding as a family when R is in town. She doesn’t need to be excluded from any group activities as everyone can participate in it.
We manage to catch up and have some couple time during my birthday week and am working towards a renewed growth for our marriage.
I shared photos of the flowers that I took when I visited the Flower Dome a few months back during the last school holidays. I’m hoping that I have time for a trip to the National Orchid garden one of these days so that I can capture the blooms housed there too.
I love spotting unusual flowers and was able to capture a few unique single blooms during that outing with the kids.
August was also a month of many firsts for me. It was the first time that I attended a Gift wrapping class. I’ve always been curious on how to package a gift properly and it was really fun to learn how to do the simple designs that Jane taught in the lesson.
I had an eye opening talk about NLP and both R and I learned quite a bit about how one’s mindset can affect one’s outlook on life. Everything starts from the mind – If you think you can do it you will find ways to do it.
August was also the month I attended my first beauty workshop by Mas a Makeup Guru who is with Mary Kay. She too started off with not much knowledge about Make up 5 years ago and look where she is today. She has her own Makeup Artist school and does beauty and other makeup for others using our Mary Kay products.
Planning for the future is very important. R and I have been considering about our finances a lot this year and it was really interesting to know that nowadays they have plans like the Family Advantage by AXA which makes financial planning easier for young families.
I’ve cut back further on my blogging and online commitments to spend more time with the kids as they will be having the SA2 exams soon. I’m also doing more homeschooling with Tiger girl to prepare her for K2 next year.