Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Recap!

Its about four hours til 2013 and I feel like going back to how good 2012 was with me!

2012 started with a a great blessing for my hubby and our little family, he moved to a better place of work and pay. Although there were sacrifices that the four of us needed to face, I was just happy for him and his professional achievements. Then comes birthdays and celebrations! 2012 gave us all another additional year, Lorenzo turned 8 in March, Luigi turned 19 in September, Pia turned 3 in May and of course, my energetic Mom turned 73 in July. Just before my brother's wedding in April, I had a short trip to Bangkok, Thailand with close friends Timi and Ytet. We celebrated their Songkran Festival or their Water New Year, visited a lot of their temples and ate great authentic Thai food. Then came the most awaited wedding in the family, my brother Louie married Hyeleen Basilio of San Antonio, Zambales in April 21.

The second half of the year were school milestones moments... Luigi moved to Hotel and Restaurant Management where he is now a 2nd year irregular student and Lorenzo moved up to Grade 2 in Morning Star Montessori School. While I FINALLY gathered strength and enrolled at the Letran Graduate School to take my masters. It was not an easy decision at all, but I am keeping my positive mind to move on and still try. Now I am still teaching social sciences courses at STI College and studying every Saturdays, and still a panic Mom to my two boys. Lorenzo had his first field trip to Manila in August and he was ALONE! He's a growing brave boy.

Talking about brave, Lorenzo finally had his first dental treatment in October. He had a cleaning and 2 temporary fillings all alone by himself. 

My auntie in the US continued to bless me with tons of scrapbooking things most especially papers, papers and papers! That is why, my scrapbooking service is still on the go. I have a very loyal client in California who continuously trusts me and gives me tons of work. I have delivered 241 pages all in all for this year. I was able to make 295 handmade pages and a few frames and altered things too. Although I slowed down on attending events, I attended one in November and had so much fun shopping. I'm just grateful for a local design team assignment which gave me another 6 months on the team, we are the Filipino Scrapbooking Challenge Blog sketch designers. 

Overall, 2012 was another GREAT year for me! I was continued to be blessed, loved and stayed happy with my friends and dear family. At this point, I just like to THANK everyone... my STI family, my Letran Grad School classmates and professors, my LB Scrapaholics family ate Liezl, Doc Ritz, Nanay Cors, Lola Ytet, BFF Timi, Doc Chiqui and bunso Helga, who remained my sisters in all sorts, my brothers Louie and Jay and our Mom who are very unselfish to share whatever they have for me and my boys, my blessings Luigi, Lorenzo and Pia for being my source of happiness and craziness, and my hubby Dodo, for keeping up with all of ME. I love you all!

Thank you Lord for all the blessings of 2012!
May you continue to be with us for the coming 2013 and always!

Happy New Year Everyone!
and Thanks for always Looking!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting ready for the Holidays...

I always want to give personalized gifts before I finally head on the mall. With my workload and school load now, its really hard to squeeze some time to play. I made mini notebooks for girlfriends, scrapbook pages and photo frames for my close friends and families. I just hope they like my little something!

Barely 2 weeks before Christmas and I am now in panic mode! I'm not yet done with shopping and parties are soon coming. School is still up until the 21st... I still have 3 days of lectures and quizzes and a critic paper to submit for the gradschool. When can I be FREE for a vacation?! Can't wait for it because I have tons of scrap assignments to finish for next year's showing. 

On the other hand, life won't be exciting without anything to do at all. Still loving it inspite of the paperworks in the gradschool, late classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the endless Mommy duties. All these things just tell me one thing... I'm still alive and kicking! 

Thanks for looking peeps! Did you check your lists twice? Then go now to shop!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Filipino Scrapbooking Challenge Blog Sketch 11... is UP!

I'm back!
Late, but still back!

You... I made this as part of a scrap service for a US based client. Sketch 11 went well on multi photo theme, thanks to Melissa, our sketch designer!

Been wanting to update my blog, but everytime I open my laptop, I ended up doing paper works and assignments. And now, finally took a breather and just headed on to my old baby. I miss blogging... and scrapping as well. Anyway, Christmas vacation will be coming in two weeks time. Will make up for the lost time I promise!

Have to go! TFL as always!