Monday, January 27, 2014

A Long Overdue Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

If you're still visiting our blog, thank you so much for checking on us.  We are all doing very well.

Bud was sent home from Mayo Clinic on Dec 2, Day +18 -- and he continues to beat the odds to this day.  We were just in time to rescue our parents from our kids who were already driving them crazy and for the 1st batch of snow that arrived on Dec 4.

And here is our Christmas card which we sent or are sending (sorry for the delay) out...

And here are some photos from our 1st Christmas here in our new home...

Thank you to all of you who have been on this roller coaster ride with us.  If you even just gave us a thought or said a short prayer, "Thank You" from the bottom of our hearts!  With your prayers and God's Grace, Buddy is now cancer-free!  

He continues to regain his strength and jogs outdoors for 20 min/day barring -40 windchills (while I am trying out a new diet as I gained back all the weight I lost at the start of this journey)...he's always been much better at this exercising thing than me.  The kids are all doing very well in school and have adjusted so well that they don't want to live any place else where it doesn't snow.

At the beginning of last year we had planned a big family trip to Boracay where the Mojicas from the US would fly to the Philippines and celebrate the New Year there.  Well, circumstances beyond our control prevented us from making that trip, but they pushed through.  So they created this video for us.

Team Buddy from Rissa Sanchez Murga on Vimeo.

With this team behind us and many more of you not in the photo, how can we ever lose?

And just in case you still have 20 minutes of free time, here is our 2013 in photos...

Mojica 2013 from Ria Maningat Mojica on Vimeo.

Thank you so much and here's to a happier and healthier 2014!

Buddy & Ria