Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Ever After Wedding is here...

Early morning of April 21st, we hit the road for 4 hours to reach the province of Zambales up north...
My brother Luis finally married her bride Hyeleen Basillio after almost 6 months of waiting. My eldest son Luigi was the Best Man and my little bunso was the Little Groom. And everyone else were dressed for the occassion and a great family photo op. We stayed in Subic, Zambales for 2 days and was able to enjoy a little tour in spite the short time.

I wish to thank our families- the Carandangs, Alicbusans and the Virtucios for joining us celebrate the wedding of my brother. Thanks too for the hospitality of my sister in law's family for the brunch and the warm welcome that they gave us. Most of all, my cousin Heidi who flew here in the Philippines for just 4 days just to attend the grand day.

Got tons of photos lined for scrapping! Haven't finish my kids' backlog and my Bangkok trip last week, now the wedding photos are piling up too. Hope to share some layouts soon... just getting organized here and clearing again my work area.

Happy Vacationing everyone! TFL as always!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bangkok, Thailand

Got another ME time and this time, I flew to Thailand along with my two close friends Timi and Ytet. We just wanted to explore the country and just have some quiet time away from school works and family. Here are some highlights of the trip..

We had an early booking in January and got an almost half the price off the plane fare. We were lucky, Ytet got a promo and was able to book at once. But just a few days before our flight, there were some hassles like our flight dates covered the no fly zone bulletin of Korea. And after the earthquake in Indonesia, tsunami warning was up south of Bangkok. Leaving us a lot of things to worry... but Ytet gave a thumbs up sign that we should go, and so we WENT!

First in the itinerary were the temples. We came exactly on the Songkran Festival, it was their New Year celebration in Bangkok and they celebrated it with a lot of water showers across the streets. We went to Wat Poh temples and for 100 Baht, we were able to tour around a huge block of temples and buddha. I love the unique tastes of their food specially their spring rolls, pad thai and rice cakes. After that, we went to see two jewelry factories in the city, the Golden Mountain temple and MBK mall where we got some more specialty desserts. The next day was reserved for Chatuchak Market, just imagine how the three of us shopped til we dropped! And the rest of the time were spent packing up, eating and spending the last Baht in our wallets.

I anticipated the month of April with a lot of family gatherings and bonding. Holy week was spent with my brother who came home from Dubai, then last week was a vacay week and this coming week is the big event... my brother's wedding in Subic, Zambales. So with all these activities, I cannot find time to play even though my Project Life is already here! Now, I'm looking forward for May, wish there will be another scrapathon with my girlfriends, more time with my kids and just get ready for another school year of teaching and learning.

I'm a little behind in blogging, will catch up as soon as I can. Thanks for looking always!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

More of the EVER AFTER...

Been a little busy with school works this past few weeks... had to catch up with my last topics for lectures because of my confinement, final exams and reporting were next so I can finish my grades, then got two school events in two weeks. I could hardly squeeze some time to scrap, but got lucky enough to teach scrapbooking during our school's College Day last Friday. So... just made two more additional ever after pages! My brother and soon SIL are currently flying now crossing the miles to be home tomorrow night, YeHey! And the wedding mode will soon be ON. Will be taking a short leave from scrapping to give way for making their wedding give aways-packaging and of course, spend time to be a whole family again.

Today is Psalm Sunday, marks the first day of the Holy Week here in the Philippines. And this means, there'll be another Easter Sunday celebration coming up and its another Scrapaholics' event to wait for. My boys are anticipating a lot of happenings too, because SUMMER VACAY is officially here.

Thanks for looking peeps! Happy creating as always.