Monday, May 31, 2010

The Month of May

World of blogging, how have you been?! Me? Missing in action for the longest time! There's just so much that happened and I haven't got the time to tell you guys everything that's been going on. But right now, I'll try to give you some of the highlights.

Let's start with the San Pascual Fiesta 2010. Here in the Philippines it's an annual tradition to celebrate the feast days of our patron saints in reference to where we live. I grew up in San Pascual, Batangas, Philippines and every year we celebrate St. Paschal Baylon on May 17th. What happens is, every house in the neighborhood has a buffet table ready with a variety of food and basically everybody is welcome to grab a plate and eat to his heart's extent. My mom's side of the family also stayed over for a few days so you can just imagine how much fun I had.
Absolutely no dull moments with my dear husband!
Just me, chillin'.
Party party!
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I realized that it's never too late to celebrate summer. My family and I went on a 2-day 1-night outing in Pansol, Laguna which is like a few miles from where we live. The best part--I finally got the chance to get tipsy again! Well I was pregnant and breastfed for a while you know, so it's kind of a big deal. Strawberry vodka, I love you!
Me in my conservative bathing suit with board shorts on. Yes, that's conservative. Haha.
The loves of my life, enjoying each other's company on a sunny afternoon.
His sexy smile makes my heart want to burst into a gazillion pink glitters.
I didn't exactly get drunk, I was lightheaded and drifted off to sleep pretty easily. I have a daughter to take care of, you know.
I only wish those two days could have been longer. I wish Summer was longer. Don't we all?
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Star spotted: Jayson Gainza at my aunt's house because they're friends and neighbors. He dropped by because it was my uncle's birthday. He had spaghetti and Coke. I think.
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I ordered a customized necklace from an online seller and I just love how beautiful it's made. I specifically wanted my daughter's name crafted as a pendant with a crown on the "I" for the simple reason that she's our queen. I'm keeping this for the rest of my life, and I plan to do this for my future sons & daughters as well.
Our hearts keep beating for her.
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Speaking of kiddos, we have a new addition to the family! His name is Vic Edwin M. Maranan and he's my uncle's 3rd child. We've only seen his pictures so we all can't wait to meet him up close. He's the youngest brother of Sophia and Xander, two of my favorite baby cousins.
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"Time flies when you're having fun." In less than a week my baby is turning 4 months old and (I always say this:) everyday she surprises us with something new. Just take a look at how much Iaine loves to talk now. And this isn't even how she really is on a daily basis. Aside from talking she's also fond of screaming (no trouble reaching those high notes at all) and singing along. Ah, our future singer.

She's getting chubbier and cuter everyday, too. I wouldn't be surprised if she weighs 7 kilos or more on her next well-baby check-up!
Iaine Sivela Feona at 3 months, 3 weeks, and 4 days old, wearing Princess Fiona ears.
The moment she takes your heart, you're not getting it back. ♥

The month of May ends today. Oh summer, why can't you stay? There's a LOT to love about summer but at the same time there's a lot to be missed. We fall in love, or fall in love again. We see beauty around us. We feel the love of our family. We're free from the hassles of the rest of the year. Summer is the time we kick off our shoes, sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Liberating, invigorating. But now that it's over, it's time to face reality and get back to our busy lives.

Which reminds me... I'm need to go back to work soon. Oh gag me with a spoon. =P Anyway, enjoy summer while it lasts, people. It only comes once a year.

Mabuhay ang summer!

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  1. naaalala ko yung mga secret beach getaways natin dati. hayy. i love you.

  2. sana maulit muli. hehe. i love you too.