Sweet Reunions

After church today, we had lunch with Penny and her husband Gary. They took us to this upscale Filipino restaurant called Romulo, named after the country’s former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Carlos P. Romulo. I remember reading about him when I was in grade school. All over the restaurant were pictures of him with these different world leaders, including Douglas MacArthur, JFK, and George Bush.

This picture was taken right outside of the restaurant. Penny and Gary then took us on a tour of their new house after lunch. Amazing three-storey, six-bedroom house that was specifically designed by Gary (an architect). They were gracious enough to give us a tour. I absolutely love their kitchen! Plus, they are an easy-going couple who have a great sense of style.


That afternoon, we visited relatives I haven’t seen in a long time. I felt so blessed to see everyone again! It is that special feeling of reconnecting with a past that is a very deep part of me I had somehow forgotten. I chatted away with aunts and uncles and cousins, and we caught up with recent life changes. My heart was full when we left, so thankful for God’s providence in arranging this occasion.


This evening, we decided to bake French bread. Kim and Nathan got their hands in the bowl as they kneaded and rolled the dough. The house smelled like warm bread … nothing like it! Nathan ended up eating two pieces of fresh bread after the first batch came out of the oven. I guess that says something about how good it turned out!

baking bread

Joel also had his bath tonight. I discovered today that he is a happy baby who likes to smile and laugh. He has his occasional fits, especially when he is hungry or uncomfortable, but for the most part, he is content to sit on my lap and be held. He turns one year old next month — perfect age for cuddling!

Joel's Bath

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