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2010 Recap
Posted on: 13th of January 2011 | Under: Life & Love

Happy New Year, guys!

Yes, I know this post is almost two weeks late, but 2011 has already been pretty busy for me. From spending time with friends and last minute shopping in Singapore (yay, to all the sales!) to flying back to Manila and trying to get some wedding errands done.

2010 was quite busy too:

  • The first day of 2010 came with the most beautiful surprise: JR officially proposed. :)
  • I finally managed to redesign this blog. My favorite layout, so far.
  • We went on a quick KL Getaway for Valentine’s.
  • We got married! We civilly tied the knot through a quick ROM (Registration of Marriage) ceremony in Singapore. To top it off, our families also flew in to witness our exchange of vows and to be with us for a couple of days.
  • I had my first Blog Giveaway.
  • To start taking care of our health and getting on a fitness regime, we started jogging/running religiously. I had a hard time the first couple of runs, but now I can happily manage a 5 km run in 35 minutes. :)
  • We started planning for our church wedding.
  • I turned 27.
  • We had our Prenup Photo Shoot in Singapore. We’re not used to having a photographer follow us around, but we definitely had fun that day. I love all the photos too. :)
  • An uncle passed away. It was hard to accept, but something that strengthened the family bond more. I love my Viduya family. <3
  • One of my new year’s resolutions was to read more. I achieved it by finishing fifty books by the end of 2010. I hope I manage to do more this year.
  • The husband and I spent our first Christmas and New Year together in Singapore. We were away from our families, but we enjoyed it nevertheless.

We greeted 2011 at home, with our kitchen table brimming with food and drinks. It was quiet with just the two of us, but we still had a feast.

The first hour of the new year was also spent taking photos together and pocketboothing:

=))

2011 has just started, but I know it’s going to be better than 2010. There are so many things coming up for us, and I’m excited to welcome it all. :)

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. :)

Wedding Planning
Posted on: 24th of November 2010 | Under: Life & Love, Our Wedding

A little less than three months to go ’til the big day!

It’s been a busy past couple of months, flying in and out of Manila. The main details of the wedding have been set and all suppliers have been booked. All that’s left is to finish working on my DIY projects, buy a few other things and polish all the small details.

With February just around the corner, I’m starting to worry about getting everything done. I’m such a perfectionist that I find myself worrying about everything down to the tiniest detail! Our wedding planner has been a great help with all the ideas and organizing, but I just can’t stop myself from injecting my personal touches in every single thing.  =P

All the ideas are starting to materialize one by one, and I’m excited for that big day when all the hard work will finally fall into place. :)

Most of my time has been spent working on the wedding that I obviously had no time to spare for this blog. My backlogs have piled up and I am so behind replying to all your comments, but I promise to get them done in the next few days. :)

Anyway, wishing you guys a Happy Thanksgiving!