January has been absolutely madness as we ease into the 3 kid in full day school routine. There has been so many things that have been dragged over from 2016 that was not done due to the school holidays. I couldn’t find the time to really sit down and finish up with my blogging commitments.
The kids and I went out a lot during the December holidays. During one of the outings Tiger girl met both the Gingerbread Man and Santa Claus at one of the malls we were in. She also received a balloon sculpture rabbit from the Christmas party we attended. It’s really cute how by twisting two different colored balloons one can form a rabbit.
We ate out a lot during the school holidays and I really need to cut down on eating out as it is really super expensive and has been burning a hole in my pocket.
Creme Brulee is one of the desserts that I love eating and it was a real treat to be able to eat it at a restaurant. I personally have yet to try to make that sweet dessert at home as one would need a blow torch to achieve the caramelized top in that dish.
Chocolate Lava Cake is the other sweet dessert which I love savoring. This is a dessert which I need to get around baking . I love how the chocolate oozes out of the heated cake. Having it paired with vanilla ice-cream is really heavenly.
It has been nearly 10 yrs since Dominique’s Desk came into existence. You just have to flip through the blog to see how it has evolved since the first posts in 2007.
I’ve been documenting the milestones of the kids since I started this blog. The events and experiences that we have had are all chronologically written down with accompanying pictures in each post.
Looking back on the thousands of posts within this blog I see that the kids have grown quite a bit. From helpless babies till active tweens. There has been a tremendous difference year after year as the kids grow up. It has been a really emotional ride for me when I view pictures of the kids when they were newborns.
What started off as basically an online journal had evolved into an area where I share my thoughts on my passion – Education, photograph, health and wellness and parenting.
By penning down my thoughts it has given me a better clarity about the direction that I want my to lead my life with the kids. It also shows me how much I have grown alongside with the kids spiritually and mentally.
To me it is important to have on-going documenting of the lives of me and the kids so they have something to reflect on/ look through which will remind them of the childhood that the had.
The memories which we created together as a family are etched in cyberspace for all to reflect on as and when needed.
This year I have not been actively blogging as I wanted to as there has been many changes this 2016 which I had to deal with. Hopefully in 2017 I will be able to dedicate more time to blogging and complete the series which are ongoing on the blog.