Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My FIRST Mothers' Day

... was great! We had a simple celebration but family love made my day very special.
Daddy's girls!

May 9th: Mom received a bouquet of roses and a greeting card from me and my sisters. We stayed the afternoon at my maternal grandparents' house (it's always like a family reunion there). Nonstop chats, laughter, fun. After that we had dinner at my paternal grandparents' house, then me and my two lovely loves spent the night at my parents' house. We only had about 4 hours of sleep from watching late movies on TV and having sweet wacky intelligent hilarious conversations at bedtime but the funny thing is, waking up early the next morning was a piece of cake. I guess that's what happens when you fall asleep with a full heart and a smile on your face.
No make-up on. =)

May 10th: Sadly, I didn't have the chance to vote and/or participate in the first ever Philippine Automated Elections. My in-laws had to fetch me and my two loves from my parents' house because we were headed for Tagaytay! It was my MIL's mothers' day gift to herself. I was really bummed that I couldn't vote but least I got to see what it was like on election day.
After countless times of bumping my head on the window from falling asleep in an uncomfortable position, we finally made it. We had a very heavy brunch at Bag of Beans Coffee Shop and Bakery.
Facebook and Twitter with an orange shake on the side while waiting for our orders.
Look at the size of those pancakes (notice the orange slices as reference)!
Jai and I tried to share but we still had leftovers.
My brunch plate.
Yes, I'm such a sucker for bacon!

Next stop: Tagaytay Picnic Grove for the ZIPLINE!

Wowza! Who would have thought that 'fraidy-cat Jeean would get on the Zipline ride and on a two-way trip too! I was scared to death--or you can say OF death! I think Jai's hand felt numb from my grip. Well we were only crossing a ravine wearing orange jackets hanging on a wire and if one thing goes wrong, we're goners, okay?! As I was screaming my lungs out I was thinking to myself WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING HERE?! But God is great, and I walked out of there alive (with two free souvenir photos too). The whole family also got on the cable care for a picture opportunity. Overall, it was FUN!
Ready... Set...
Goin up...
Goin down!!!

Even though Iaine couldn't understand anything that happened, it would still be hilarious to tell her the story of how her mom freaked out on the Zipline and lived to tell the tale.

We also made stops at Starbucks Tagaytay and Nuvali in Laguna. And after only a couple of hours we were back home already thanks to FIL's super fast driving skills! Anyway, we really had a fun day on the road.

But if you really wanna know the truth...
...there's no other journey like motherhood.

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  1. i love this post :) happy mothers day girl.. glad u enjoyed ur day.. lots of food huh..and cute princess Laine