Happy Mother’s day!!

 First day of winter in the US and Mother’s day in Indonesia. Yup December 22nd is Indonesian Mother’s day. I actually forgot all about it until I came home and Tyra & my husband surprise me with a “Happy Indonesian Mother’s day” wishes – yes, Tyra have to put the Indonesian word in it. 🙂

Then add to my surprise, my Mom & my Dad both sent me a very beautiful mother’s day wishes.

For my dearest daughterI

wish you patience in time of hardship, smiles when your heart is crying. Be silent when others is not. Keep on forgive, keep on loving to even those who hates, keep on giving without expecting anything back. Always be thankful for every blessing and hardship – hardship is the unknown blessing to us.

Even when I’m far away, please remember that my love and my prayers is always be with you.

I thought it was a very sweet wishes and I miss her terribly. I cry when I got it yesterday and miss her even more. I found this picture on the internet and the flower remind me of her.

So for all mother’s out there, Happy Mother’s day!!! We are so special that we can celebrate this day twice! – het at least I am! 🙂

Oh.. before I go, I want to share a picture taken this morning during our little winter storm here in Denver. I think it’s beautiful I wanted to share it with you guys.

1st day of winter 2011 storm

 

My travel diary: Indonesia – Pictures from Indonesia

I hope there are better words for me to describe my going home-vacation experience. I don’t know if I can ever put in the right words to explain how I feel being home, being among family. Seeing my dad & my sisters and others family member that I haven’t seen in a long time.

I can’t. There too many memories all with mixed feelings – all good – but mostly melancholy cause I miss them so much.

I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoy sharing them with you all.

As we’re approaching to land in Jakarta – finally I’m home!

 

This is the face that my baby gave me at the airport. I think she’s mad cause I “leave” her for such a long time.

 

The housing complex right by my parents house.My parents have a swimming pool so we swam almost everyday.

 

Swimming almost everyday

My parents have a papaya tree and (almost) every morning, Tyra would ask the gardener to pick her one. She didn’t like papaya that much, she just love watching him climb the tree!

Tyra & her papaya.With some of my beloved family.

 

With some of my beloved family.

 

The view from my parent’s mountain house.

 

My husband having fun at the fish pond.

 

My bedroom in Jakarta - how I miss it

 

Before flying to Medan

 

When Tyra was born, my parents got her a horse named Chloe. It’s only natural she loves horses and good at riding it.

 

Kota Tua (Old City) Jakarta

Our visit is also coinciding with Kartini Day. Kartini is woman hero for Indonesia. We went to local kindergarten and see kids dress up in variety of Indonesia local traditional outfit. I used to participate every year!

 

Swimming with grandpa - my 2 spoils brats!

 

My parents throw a 1st birthday bash for Kalia at a restaurant. We have over 200 people in attendance it was crazy. They have MC and everything. Love my parents to death!

 

Went on a safari

 

Tyra posing with picture of me when I was her age.

 

At the airport before we leaves. Good Bye – see you all soon!!!

 I hope you all enjoy the picture!! I hope I can share a bit of my love of Indonesia and my family.

Cheers, Sendie

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My Travel Diary: Grand Canyon & Vegas!

The beautiful Canon. It’s so breathtaking!

Grand Canyon

 

Me & Hubby

 Vegas Baby!!!

Vegas

 My Mom in the balcony of the condo we rent during our trip to Vegas.

Mom

Me & Mom

Me & my lil sister

Three of us

Hoover Dam

I hope you enjoy the picture. Until my next travel diary!

Cheers, Sendie.  

My travel diary: Welcome to Colorful Colorado!

I inherit my love for travel from my parents. My dad is a business man and he travel a lot all over the world and he always take us with him. I’m so used to being on a place for 20 hours and as crazy as this sounds, the smells of airport is oddly so familiar and comfort me. Maybe that’s pushing it! I consider myself very lucky to have parents that believe in exposing us to all different places in the world to enrich our experience from very early on.

I’m very glad that I’m married to someone who share the love of traveling and we will pass that on to our child as well. Between my husband and I, we’ve explore most of Colorado and I’m glad I can took my family on a trip to show this beautiful state when they come to visit.

Here is some picture I took during our road trip with family around Colorado and surrounding. I apologize in advance that all of these pictures were taken just using my simple camera and I’m not a fan of Photoshop – especially on nature (only on my face to remove the freckle and the zit. 🙂 )

Enjoy!

My parents

Good Bye grandpa - until next time

 

More pictures coming up!!