Hubby and Me: Packed and Excited

bc backpackers

Bags are packed and we are ready to go!

Haha!

Since this is our first backpacking experience, we have prepared everything we know we’ll be needing except for a heavy duty backpacks!  Heavy duty or not, we are packed!

Today, we will be sending our kids to my in-laws for they will looking after them ’till Monday.  We have booked a tent accommodation for 2 overnight at Doña Choleng Resort with food package, 3 meals and 2 snacks.  We don’t want to be thinking of what food to bring or what to cook during our short stay in the island.  We simply want to have fun, relax and enjoy the beach and the ocean.

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Hubby and Me: Preparing for a Backpacking Trip to the Beach

*image not mine. taken for the purpose of showing a beach related image*

This hubby and wife ‘alone trip’ took too long in the making.  Of course, I love a great family trip, which we originally planned.  But when the family vehicle is not available for use, it is very inconvenient if you have kids tagging along, especially if those kids are 8 and 3 years old.  My two kids get bored easily and we need to have stopovers for pee time, my 3-year-old is already potty trained.

Hubby was the one who suggested to hit the beach this summer as our summer water activity.  Though the summer plan changed, can’t bring the kids, he doesn’t want to postpone the #vitaminsea (that’s his hashtag for the beach in his Facebook wall).  And, I know that he’s been working diligently for everyone’s needs, I urge him that we can still go to the beach without the kids.  This suggestion came from me, but the thought of us leaving the kids, made me anxious.  Remember our first overnight away from the kids last Valentine’s day?  Make the separation anxiety thrice as much because the planned trip was 3 days and 2 nights.  I don’t know how will the 3-year-old will hold without his mommy, especially during sleeping times.  He literally falls asleep on top of me!

 

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Confronting the High Cost of Funeral Arrangements

A loved one’s passing can be sudden or expected after an extended illness. Regardless of the situation, this loss is always a profound one. However, you’re often confronted with real-life challenges during this mourning period. Funeral costs can range into the thousands of dollars for a traditional burial. As a dignified solution, cremation services in Virginia are available. Take a look at some of the details surrounding cremation and what this service can do for your family.

Selecting Cremation Services

Almost every community has access to cremation facilities. You can contact your local hospital or funeral home for referrals before the occasion arises. Ideally, you should prepare for cremation by purchasing a plan that works for your loved one’s needs. Buying the package early on allows you to price different facilities as necessary. Every cremation company has different costs that can vary over time.

Arranging the Service

Cremation used to have a negative connotation to it because a service was often waived. However, today’s families are using the cremation service as a way to invite people for a memorial. The service might be at a funeral home or the family’s property. Families usually select the service’s location based on personal and financial ease. The urn can be moved to any location so this option provides more versatility compared to a traditional burial.

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Toddler Milestone: What’s Your Name? … Ma-ddy (Matti)

He can now say his name without us telling him what to answer… Well, of course, we had trained him before, but stopped, then yesterday while he was playing beside his father, who is doing his chores outside, asked him that question…

Daddy:  “What’s your name?”

Matti:  “Maddy”

The cute little one said his name plain and simple, but hearing it made my heart leaped with joy knowing that he answered the question all by himself.  Yey, a new milestone for you my sweet little one!