Highlights of August 2015

Monkey Boy and me
Monkey Boy and me

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.

The kids and us in the park cycling
The kids and us in the park cycling

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.

R and me
R and me.

We manage to catch up and have some couple time during my birthday week and am working towards a renewed growth for our marriage.

Light purple blooms
Light purple blooms

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.

Single yellow/white bloom
Single yellow/white bloom

I love spotting unusual flowers and was able to capture a few  unique single blooms during that outing with the kids.

Gift wrapping Workshop with Jane Means
Gift wrapping Workshop with Jane Means

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.

What's is your mindset?
What’s is your mindset?

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.

Attending the Make Me Beautiful Workshop
Attending the Make Me Beautiful Workshop

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.

R and the kids when they were younger
R and the kids when they were younger

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.

My Purple Winged Fairy
My Purple Winged Fairy

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.

How was your month of August like?

 
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31 thoughts on “Highlights of August 2015”

  1. Dominique,
    You’re a great blogger, but I think that’s in part because you are a great mother! I’m so happy to hear your family comes before your blog. May all your time be blessed by the choices you make.

    Enjoy those kids while you can!

  2. Congratulations on having an awesome month. It’s nice to work things toward making your marriage a lot better.

  3. Glad to hear you got to enjoy some quality time as a family with your husband home. It can be really tough when he’s absent a lot! My husband works an average of 70-75 hours a week so any time we get with him is precious! 🙂

  4. August was a busy month for me because of my son’s make-up classes (due to typhoon), periodical exams and school activities. I also celebrated my birthday last month. Belated happy birthday!

  5. The month of August has a lot things offered you from a quality time to your family, to a birthday week, to a gift wrapping class and to beauty workshop. Thought you’re a busy as a bee, but yet you’ve enough time with your family. Whatever you do, family should come first. This is my unsolicited advice. Hope you won’t miss it.

  6. Look better and better, Dom! =) Can see that your interest and efforts in the makeup workshops are paying off! Glad to know that you managed to spend some quality time with the hubs and the kids too! I love Tiger Girl’s wings, so pretty! Hehe.

  7. You’re doing a great job handling solo parenting most of the time, and I’m glad R came back to spend your birthday with you 🙂 Hope I’m not to say this, but good luck is this new make-up career too!!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  8. Sounds like a good month for you. We were just slow and relaxing this last month. September and October will speed up some.

  9. The kids are so cute. I believe strongly that parents should financial planning for the family is so important. I so love the flower pictures which are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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