I read this quote the other day that has stuck with me since I read it. 

“I don’t believe there are devils enough
in Hell to pull a child out of the arms of a GODLY MOTHER”

My hearts deepest desire is to raise my son for the Lord. I want Him to grow up and be exactly and do exactly what GOD wants him to do. I want to have a part in him growing up to love the Lord. 

I thought it was so good I wanted to make it into something I could print out and hang on my wall to remind me of this HUGE AMAZING RESPONSIBILITY I’ve been given.



Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving together as a family and every year my Mom prepares the most amazing food. This year though us girls decided to surprise my parents and prepare Thanksgiving for them!! Every year my mom goes all out so we thought it would be fun this year to go all out and let her not worry about it.

We literally decided all of this the day BEFORE Thanksgiving. We went to the grocery that afternoon and prepared a few things the night before. It was so fun but too be honest I was nervous. I’d never done any of that WITHOUT my mom.

Anyway we kind of tricked Mom that we would just have a lunch at Ruth’s house nothing big. We talked how this year we would just skip a Thanksgiving meal. So when her and my Dad walked in this afternoon for lunch they were definitely SURPRISED. Ruthie cooked most of the food which was AMAZING. We had the best time planning and decorating. This will definitely be a Thanksgiving I won’t forget!

Today Im just so thankful for my family and Gods goodness. He is so so good.


+ check out Ruthies AMAZING calligraphy skills below! These two went swimming later in the afternoon. They’re so fun to watch together.

I thank God everyday that they get to grow up together.


Every November at our church is FAMILY month. It’s honestly my favorite month at church! Even before I was married or had a kid I alwaysss loved hearing about marriage, raising children and anything to do with family.Continue reading “5 WAYS WE DISCOURAGE OUR CHILDREN”

Singles Outing: Eden Nature Park

Last week we had our first Singles church outing to Eden Nature Park. It’s about 3 hours from us. We took two buses full of singles and the rest of us followed along in vehicles. It was so fun. If you are ever in the Philippines you NEED to visit Eden Park. I remember going there as a kid, but it is so different now.Continue reading “Singles Outing: Eden Nature Park”


Today I’m sharing a story from one of my best friends in the world. My sister. I have been begging Hannah to write her weight-loss story forever. If you know her she is extremely shy (the friendliest person ever) but super shy! So her writing this is a big step out of her comfort zone. Thanks Han!Continue reading “HANNAH SARMIENTO: HOW I LOST 30 POUNDS”