How was your Christmas?
I have come into terms with the fact that I won’t be able to blog properly until everything goes back to normal (hopefully during the first week of January!), but I found just enough time to squeeze in an update post. Here are the highlights of our Christmas, 2015!
Christmas Eve started with me meeting my SAHM (Stay At Home Mum) Team PH friends — in other words, my work friends. We met for lunch where we, ten tenen tenen, exchanged gifts! We had lunch at Cafe Teresita near GMA Shrine Hills, which is owned by the owner of Jive Highland Resort. Why we ate there? It’s a long story! I’ll tell you about it in a post especially devoted to the one about our trip to Buda. Abangan!
I got this oh-so-wonderful gift from Julie, our colleague from La Carlota, Negros Occidental:
Actually, I asked for it and then she threw in blocks for Yuri and a Hong Kong keychain (which I gave to mama, a collector of key chains!). Thank you Julie!
I felt embarrassed because I had gifts prepared for them. However, when I got home last weekend from our Buda getaway, I found that house “rats” ate my gifts! Babawi nalang ako, pramith.
In the afternoon, another wonderful surprise came:
Bringing Yuri’s Christmas wish, a level-up bike!
Before any of you gets the wrong idea, there are no wedding bells ringing yet, but who knows? This might be a step closer.
Unlike the past years, we opened our gifts in the Christmas morning. Unfortunately, I was too busy opening Yuri’s presents (thank you titas and ninangs!) — and cleaning up afterward — that I wasn’t able to take a picture of the joyful mess. Ugh, that should have been the ultimate joyful mess boohoo.
So here’s a photo of Yuri enjoying one of his gifts instead:
We ate and ate and ate.
And then we attended a (short-notice) family reunion, the Cuison side of my mother:
On the day after Christmas, we went to our lot to check it out. I have a long story reserved about it. Seems like I’ll have a lot of blog-catching up to do on January!
And then just tonight, Yuri went with Mama and my sister to my mother’s office party. Yuri and I were supposed to go but I didn’t feel like going and wanted to stay home. Ideally, Yuri should have stayed home too, but at the last minute, he insisted on going so I immediately dressed him up in Christmasy clothes. It’s probably the last time he’s going to be able to wear this top since it’s already a bit short for him!
And I practised brush lettering and calligraphy in between…
How was your Christmas holiday so far?