My 26th year had been crazy, fun and full of blessings.. Nothing that I couldn't thank God for! Thank You God again for my sweet family.. for my lovely sets of friends.. for the newer friends I met thru blogging.. for my job.. for the opportunity to travel.. for the chance to help others in a little way thru PBO.. for those who've touched my life and made me realize even more how blessed I am.. And Thank You God for all the days that I'll be waking up to! God is not only good, He is generous!
And yes! I had a simple pre-birthday celebration at home with my best of friends last Sunday.. I wanted a tea party at first, so I made this invite and posted it on our fb group..
But it became an I-don't-know-what-to-call party because I was too lazy to plan and to prepare.. but the tea is still there... iced tea!!! Leveling kaya ang init para sa totoong tea..
I made my own version of a clubhouse sandwich.. ham, cheese and egg. And my Kuya Jay cooked the delicious spaghetti!
|Mukha ng ulam yun sauce, no? :)|
Coffee jelly and graham cake for dessert.. I made 'em! No photo of the graham cake and I may be getting violent reactions for it.. Friends, birthday ko so don't be harsh.. haha :P
Mama also cooked my all time favorite hamonado while Rnix gave me a box of brownies. And I bought myself a cake! It wasn't really by birthday yet so I didn't mind putting a candle on it..
Zaicy arrived early and put in this cutesy banner he made for me. You all know Zaicy, he's as thoughtful as can be!
And he had time to play with my three pamangkin.. Na-haggard ka sa kulet ng mga 'to no, Zaicy?
|Francine, Iron-Jaydrex and Joelle|
Now what I really loved is that my lady guests were indeed wearing dresses.. Ang saya!
|With the very summer-y girls - Apple, Rnix and Stah! Plus Chin and Athena|
My friends kept bugging me why I was wearing black on my birthday party.. Bawal na pala yun ngayon? So I changed into a happier color..
|With Sophie who celebrated her 4th birthday a day before!|
It was an anything-goes-party.. spontaneity is key! The kids played the whole time, hindi talaga nauubusan ng energy may kyota. We also chatted non-stop, ate non-stop, laughed non-stop!
|Jump kung jump!|
|The techie kids!|
|The PBB teens este babies.. may holding hands agad agad on the side!|
|Play time with Baby Joelle|
|Buti nagkasya tayo sa sofa namin no?|
|Naging dining table na ang floor for the kids!|
|Takaw nyo! Char.|
We also watched Fast & Furious 6 sa pirated cd, sshhh.. Pero di ko naman naintindihan dahil busy-busyhan ako. Then my special guest (as Rio put it) arrived and brought me adobo that he cooked for me. He didn't stay for long.. but it was enough to make me kilig.. Landi? Charowts.
Ikinaloka ko lang ang reaction, hindi ng mga friends ko ah, pero ng mga kiddo. Like si malditang Sophie na lumapit saken at tinanong, "Anong name nyang friend mo?". Pabulong lang sana yun question, kaso hindi ko naintindihan agad kaya isinigaw niya. At si Jaydrex naman na ni-head-to-foot look ang koya mo na akala mo e siya ang tatay ko.. Kaka-stress ang mga batang 'to!
Anyways, I had an even bigger surprise sa party ko.. nag-brown out! Kalurkey di ba? But it lasted for a few minutes lang and added a little thrill sa celebration so keri lang.
I had so much fun. Thanks friends for coming. I feel loved. Thanks din sa pag-chismis saken kay mama ha? Lalo na sayo Lori dahil buong giliw daw yun kuwento mo sabi ni Jay, haha.
|Do I really look 27?|
And before I end this post, let me also greet this very special person a belated happy birthday! She celebrated her birthday a few days ago. I haven't met her in person, but she made me feel appreciated and important.. not just once.
|Sorry, I stole your pic :)|
Enjoy the rest of the week, blogger friends! Mwah. ♥