Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sweet 2016

'Tis the last day of sweet 2016, and I just couldn't let this pass without recognizing the best of this year.  As always, God has been in full control, so it was an awesome 12 months overall! :)

  • Lia turned 1.  March was a busy month because it was our little girl's 1st birthday. We had a simple party with friends and family to celebrate the life of Lia whom we prayed for for what seemed like a long time for hubby and me.  As I write, she's now 21 months old!  Our baby is a ray of sunshine and a ball of happy energy!  She talks nonstop and dances like there's no tomorrow. Rolly and I will always have her on top of our yearly highlights. :)
She was a bunny because it was Easter Sunday! :)

  • Dream Number 2. What used to be just a daydream is slowly becoming a reality! :)  We're still far from the completion of dream number 2 because it's pretty big but Rolly and I are extremely happy that it's been officially started.  Years from now (hopefully in just a year or two), this will have been 100% accomplished! :)  Thank You in advance, Lord!

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

  • South Korea. I have been blessed to work in a company where great work is given great rewards, like this incentive trip in April to South Korea. :) Thank you, bosses! :)
Marketing chicks at Nami Island. :)

  • Saigon.  Spent my birthday with my favorite person in Vietnam! :) Though anything war is not my cup of tea, this trip was a highlight because it made the hubby happy. Parang s'ya ang may birthday.  Hehe.
Braved the Cu Chi tunnel! :)

  • Buntis Body Begone. Hahaha, byebye buntis pounds! :)  This year, I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight, though I think that weight only lasted for a few months! Hehe.  But still. =P Thank you, Gold's Gym Alabang!  It's been weeks (or months) since I last visited. Not sure if I have the will to go back anytime soon, so I am also not sure if I can ever get to my dream weight soon.  But that's okay! I'm happy being round, it's just not very convenient sometimes. =P
Back to 113 in 2016! :)


Aaaand that's it pansit! :) 2016 was sweet, with its fair share of challenges.  There were a number of struggles along the way, struggles which I no longer remember because I always choose to only retain positive thoughts.  I wonder how many more awesome things will come my way in 2017?  I am beyond excited! :)


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Our 5th Merry Little Christmas

Warm holiday wishes from the Delos Reyeses! :)

Our Christmas this year was a little different. My father-in-law recently had a surgery so he and my mom-in-law couldn't come over for noche buena.  What we did instead was we brought what we called "noche lunch" (hehe) to them in Laguna where they live.  We went there on the 24th and shared the meal along with Rolly's brother and Lia's yaya.  On Christmas eve, Rolly and I attended the Holy Mass as usual, then it was bedtime. Early the following morning, we headed to Bulacan for our annual family get together with the Palomo clan (my mom's side).  Overall, it was a merry, merry Christmas! :)

Hope you had a  blast on Christmas, too, like this little santa here! ;)


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Lia's First School Christmas Party

It's our little girl's first school Christmas party today and our family of three had a whale of a time! :) Everyone was asked to come in either red, green, or white, and each kid had to bring a simple present for the exchange gift giving.

Unlike the regular classes, today started with a chocolate-flavored gingerbread man that we had to decorate. The babies wore aprons and toques! :)

The task was very challenging it could only be done by my dad-and-daughter tandem!  Hehe. :)
Tadaaaa! That's our Lia's finished product! =P

It took a lot of patience and discipline for Lia not to take a bite off the gingerbread because the class already began as soon as its dolling up part was finished. :)

Teacher Marah wore a Christmas apron and toque, too! :) 
Pretending to be reindeers pulling Santa's sleigh :)
This was was during the drums session. :)
Lia's favorite part was riding this tub! :)
Pero parang ako yata ang mas nag-enjoy. Hehe. =D
Yaaay! :)
Aaaand it was gift-giving time! :)

Again, it was fun fun fun, especially for the little ones!  They got to play and explore with new toys today. :)  It was our last school day for the year, classes will resume again on January 07. We're gonna miss going to school in the next four Saturdays! :)  Thank you Kindermusik!  Thanks Teacher Marah! :)


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