Posts Tagged ‘christmas’
Merry Christmas!
Posted on: 25th of December 2010 | Under: Life & Love

It’s our first Christmas together. :) We’re spending it away from our families this year, which means we’ll be missing out on the annual family photos at home. And because taking photos next to the Christmas tree every year is something that I look forward to, we decided to just start our very own annual photo tradition too.

Our first Christmas. <3

We also prepared a hearty Noche Buena, which we devoured right after our photo session, but I’ll post about that some other time. :) Now it’s just time to enjoy the next few days, before I have to get back to all the wedding planning. Bridesmaid dresses, bridal accessories and church requirements, see you again soon!

Hope you all have a blessed merry Christmas! <3

Sixteen Days ’til Christmas
Posted on: 9th of December 2010 | Under: Life & Love

A little over two weeks to go ’til Christmas!

By this time, I should be busy shopping for gifts for family and friends. I should be baking cookies and cakes to give out. I should be making plans for Christmas dinners and get-togethers, and making sure I am able to meet up with everyone close to me. But, this year will be a little different—the husband and I are spending our first Christmas and New Year away from home.

To battle the homesickness, we decided to buy our very first Christmas tree.  We assembled it in the living room and adorned it with shiny trimmings. The tree is only half the size of our tree at home in Manila, but it’s enough to liven up the place.

Our first Christmas tree.

Now I catch myself watching the lights, almost every night, dancing to reflect shapes and shadows on the glass walls of our living room. Somehow, I find a familiar comfort in this. <3

With all the travel deals out there, it would have also been the perfect time to go on a nice vacation somewhere. But we decided it would be nice to spend our first Christmas as a married couple, quietly in our first home.

This year will be different, but we’re definitely excited to experience this first as a married couple. :)

Ending 2009
Posted on: 11th of January 2010 | Under: Life & Love

The last month of 2009 was a whirlwind of events filled with happy memories. Being back in Manila meant having more time to spend with family and friends, and that’s exactly what I did. From reunions, dinners, parties to simple meals at home.

I tend to take less photos when I’m having too much fun, but here’s a few that I did manage to take from different events:

Impromptu night out with friends, followed by an intimate pre-Christmas dinner two weeks after. :)

Eggzmas party the day after JR arrived from Singapore. We missed last year’s party, so we made sure we could make it this year. :) Photo courtesy of Jaypee.

Mass, dinner, gift-giving and our yearly family photo on the eve of Christmas. <3


It’s Christmas Time Again
Posted on: 25th of December 2008 | Under: Life & Love

The spirit of Christmas is in the peace, hope and joy that it brings. May it touch your heart and remain with you today and always.

Hope everyone gets stuffed with lots of food (bring out the ham and chocolate cake!), gifts (talking watches, anyone?) and love! I know I will. Being back home is definitely the best Christmas gift. <3