On that note, here are the highlights of my 2015:
how sweet my not-so-baby G is. As seen in the collage I made above, the highlight of our January have to be G's first day in nursery school and furniture shopping to replace our worn out pieces of furniture at home. Grateful for the bonus the hubby and I received as we finally had a budget for a bit of home improvement.
He surprised me with a roses bouquet 2 days before the actual St Valentine's Day, we went for a date on the eve of V-day and celebrated the actual day with the kids exploring the Singapore's National Monuments via a media invite. When the kids went to bed at night, we had wine and cheese in the heart and comfort of our home. The DIY Vday romantic set up was a surprise I did for the hubby and he was nothing but pleased and delighted.
Impiana KLCC Hotel's club lounge, our room with an awesome view and of course, a visit to the Petrona's Twin Towers, Suria KLCC, and Berjaya Times Square. You can read my blog about our day 1 here, day 2 here and things to see and do in KL here.
A Night of Magic at Raffles by Joe Labero after. I always treasure my dates with K as it gives me the opportunity to catch up and bond with her without a toddler disturbing our precious moments. I am a firm believer in the "magic"of one-on-one dates with the kids.
Mother's Day Staycation at Conrad Centennial Hotel. On top of everything, the kids showered me with lots of hugs and kisses and handmade cards. It was the sweetest and happiest Mother's Day celebration I had so in 12 years as a mom, I was floating on cloud 9 the entire time!
As if those blessings aren't enough, the celebrity international blogger Daphne Osena Paez agreed to be featured here at Sweet Memoirs (what an honour!). I sent her my interview questionnaire via email and she answered them swiftly without a single hint of "mighty high" attitude. She is one of the humblest and most inspiring celebrity bloggers I truly admire and look up to.
the breathtaking place and the food that up to this day, the kids, the hubby and I are still taking about going back for another visit. You can read about our day 1 here and day 2 here. I am now feeling so blessed all over again looking back at how our June turned out.
Being nominated as a finalist at Singapore Blog Awards was the very first official recognition I had as a blogger so I dolled-up to attend the awards night with my girl. I didn't bagged the Best Lifestyle Blog award but I was contented enough to be included in the finalist.
On the same month, our family had the honour to be invited at the launch of Singapore's Cable Car New Sentosa Line, we had cooking fun with Bosch kitchen appliances, had dinner date with the hubby at Siam Kitchen, and we went to check out the Singapore Stories flower display at Gardens by the bay.
a momentous SG50 staycation at Fullerton Hotel. We also acquired SG50 NDP show tickets via online balloting. Standing at The Padang with a sea of red made us feel so blessed to have called Singapore our home for the past 10 years and many more years to come.
Other highlights of August were the Sophisca Blogger's Party, a trip to the zoo and River Safari, another couple date at Zen Japanese Restaurant and making a homemade strawberry jam with G.
Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay and
a spur of the moment trip to Changi Village and a quick stopover to have these 3D coffee at Chockfull of Beans. On one hazy day, I attended Dr Benjamin Yim's 15th Anniversary celebration at Hard Rock Cafe.
I documented my favourite moments from my birthday retreat here. To make my birthday even more memorable, we did a family outdoor photoshoot at the resort which turned out great despite not having coordinated clothes and fancy props. We loved the resort so much, I wrote an unpaid review here.
Other highlight of my birthday month include a little me-time attending a food styling x mobile photography workshop at Bosch Experience Centre and our simple yet fun-filled Children's Day celebration.
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay. Other noteworthy things that happened were our collaboration with Sticker Kid, Stamford Education and witnessing the launch of Breadtalk's 1st Global concept Store at Vivo City.
I may have said this already last year, but I will say it again. Our deeply flawed family can't thank God enough for all the wonderful blessings he threw our way. To God be the glory always and forever!