Saturday, December 3, 2011

Welcoming December

Christmas is a huge thing in the Philippines. Somehow, Filipinos are able to squeeze in a year's worth of get-together's and reunions into this typical 31 day, 4 weekend month. Even the antisocial couple, DH and I,  are swept into a whirlwind of people to see, parties to attend, and (I must not forget) food to relish.  At home, Christmas gifts, fruit boxes, goody baskets and the like are always either coming or going... it's a busy, busy time. It takes a lot of effort to stop and freeze time - and just enjoy the moment. This is why I was really happy that at the close of November, DH, the girls and I got to steal away for a couple of days for some R&R.

I had bought a Cash Cash Pinoy voucher in June for an overnight stay at a new resort in Subic. I had first meant to use it just for DH, K, and myself - to spend time with K after the baby arrives. As the months passed, I went back to work, the expiration loomed near, and I still have not used the voucher. I almost gave it away. DH convinced me we should use it - and we can bring the baby (yey) with us. So off we went to Subic!
 And we chilled by the pool...

...blew bubbles...

... and danced....

and bonded with each other.

With that, I am refreshed with new energy, reminded of what's important to me, and ready to face the Christmas rush head on. Bring it on!


  1. your kids are adorable :D im so glad you had a good bonding time with the family before the Christmas rush!

  2. thank you Chris! we had a good December too... I hope you also had a great one! happy new year!