Friday, December 31, 2010


Time flies really fast! And now, I am doing a run down again of what had happened for the 12 months of 2010. Year 2010 was GREAT and was very good to me!

The first quarter of the year was my last three months in school and I got a straight 1.25 grade in all my three courses. After that, I took a vacation and did not enroll for summer thinking that I will be back by first semester. Checking with the PRC, my 18 units in Education were enough to take the board, but unfortunately, I got some problems with my birth certificate that's why I wasn't able to get the board exams. Now I get to spend time with my boys... Luigi attended his Junior-Seniors Promenade in February at Ding-Hao Chinese Resto. And he won the Prom Prince title! Lorenzo turned 6 in March and lost his two lower front teeth in June. Our little fairy Garrie turned 1 in May and became the cutest Thinkerbell ever.

My brother Louie came home in September. Spent the whole month with him... went up to Baguio for the second time this year, spent a weekend at White Cove, Laiya and celebrated Luigi's 17th birthday and his despedida at Villa Josefina, Los Banos. Although it was a homecoming of fun, we were sudden about the accident of my first cousin Janice, Buggy and my nephew DK. Thank God they were safe and better now. My three boys experienced their first Trick or Treat party with the Scrapaholics' families. Lorenzo was the most excited Dracula at UPCO, UPLB.

My LBS friends were still my best friends ever... hugs to Doc Rita, ate Liezl, Ytet, Cors, BFF Timi, Doc Chiqui and Teacher Helga for the beautiful rainbow of friendship. The last quarter of the year was a total roller coaster ride for me. I joined the faculty of Saint Bridgette International School in Calauan, Laguna where I teach Math and Social Studies in the Elementary Department. It was hard because it was totally new to me, but I have to learn more and face the daily challenges as a first time teacher. But at the end of each passing days, I still want to wake up early and go to school for these little kids. I may not be the best teacher, but I am trying to give my best in whatever I do. My only regret is that I cannot attend to my own kids' activity, well... gives their Dad his chance to watch and be with them!

God is good He gave me another year of life! I turned 42 this month... this alone is a great blessing of the year! I met old friends through Facebook, now we are connected after more than 20 years of distance. I can now chat with my second and even third cousins around the globe. I am blessed to have 2 precious children and a hard working husband. My Mom is perfectly healthy and dancing at the age of 71. My brothers are doing good in their chosen fields. I am still in love with scrapbooking. I made a total handmade pages of 245, got 5 12x12 albums for service, and had 2 design team assignments namely Creative Scrappers and Sketchabilities both in Canada... and everything goes well with my life!

I want to welcome 2011 with prayers and hopes... for the Philippines and the whole world to have peace. I ask for guidance in whatever I decide and want to do specially in my new task as a teacher. I ask for protection over my Luigi and Lorenzo, that they will always be safe and healthy specially when my eyes are not looking at them, they will pass their own little challenges and they will grow old with me. I also want to ask the same for my family specially for my Mom and husband. At this point of my life, I cannot ask for anything else except for life and love... God be with ME and you!

I would like to thank you all for being with me for another year of blogging, stories and scrapping.

Happy New Year to all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Let us not forget the true meaning of this celebration...
the birth of Jesus Christ!

Let us celebrate with Him
as we share love and happiness to one another!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Play Time!

I'm glad I'm back on SCRAPPING! I play around during free time and rest time, hehehe! This is a mini album I made for a co-teacher, it took me the whole morning to do this 6 page-album with blank pages and just a decorated cover. I used here Prima flowers, My Little Shoebox papers, cardstocks for the titles, brads, backer's twine and assorted pps. I'm glad I used my Bind it All again, it was stock in my cabinet for some time now.

Let's scrap it away, TFL!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Party, PARTY!

We had a whole day of FUN yesterday! First part of the day was a Christmas program performed by our students and a surprise dance number by the faculty and staff of our school. I am so proud of my Grade 3 for singing and dancing the song "Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko". They all looked great on their red shirts, santa's hat and my last minute glittered stars. They were the one who picked the song to perform and choose what to wear, I was just there to make the steps and practice them every single day in two weeks. After their number, I was like a proud Mama like what I always feel when I'm with my own kids. Then afterwards, we had our homeroom party where we played, danced and ate lunch together. Seeing my students with their happy faces makes my heart happy too in spite the different challenges I am going through as a first timer teacher. This makes me like the idea of our theme for this year "Let's Make Each Day Christmas!", not just because there are lots of money, food and festivities on Christmas season but because its stress FREE! Let me share my day yesterday...

The third part was the Teachers and Staff's Christmas Party! This is the time where we can all bond and party, and forget about the tests, grades and etc, hahahah! I was part of the managing committee of yesterday's event and I was happy I was able to help in a little way that I know.

I am not a PINK person, but I think I am starting to like it... hehehe! Thanks for looking peeps!

Sketchabilities #37!

Hello everyone! I am officially on vacation starting today, YeHey! I wish to start it with blogging because I really missed my scrapping life. I wish to share this Christmas layout which I did for Sketchabilities...

Believe... This is my bestfriend Mae and her family who stays in America. Got lots of her photos and planning to scrap them one by one. I just miss her so much because we haven't seen each other for about 10 years since I visited her in California in 2000. This one is for you! I used here Fancy Pants papers and card, DCWV paper, Bazzill cardstock edges, glittered glue, blings, corrugated board and Tattered Angel glimmer mist.

18 days OFF from school starts today! I wish to spend my Holiday with my boys and family of course, I want to go somewhere, spend some time with the Scrapaholics, SCRAP and blog again, back up my photo files aside from my passport storage, study my coming lessons and make my tests, and just RELAX! A lot of things to do, I just hope everything fits in 18 days...

Its almost Christmas now and I know that everybody is busy partying and shopping. But THANK YOU SO MUCH for always dropping by here!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sketchabilities #36!

I'm back with a new layout for Sketchabilities #36!

My Li'l Sunshine... This is me and little Garrie's precious moments. She's my dear niece which makes each day a wonderful sunshine. I used here October Afternoon pps and card, cardstocks, My Little Yellow Bicycle pps, Tattered Angel glimmer mist, Kaisercraft pearls, AAS wire and metal embies, brown pocket envelope, transparent letter stickers and Colorbox fluid chalk ink.

I hope you can join us this month at Sketchabilites and win yummy scrappy goodies from Technique Junkie, you can visit us here. Thanks for looking... will catch up with blogging very soon, promise!