In a few hours from now, we will welcome 2015!
But first, I want to thank 2014... although it was not a favorable year for me (that's according to Feng Shui), I still have a lot of things and blessings to be thankful for. Looking back for now...
2014 was a good year for my little Lorenzo... he turned 10 in March and had a bit of a celebration with our family and his close friends. He got another silver medal for being an Academic Achiever in Grade 3. Although we did not have much summer fun this year, we had a little family getaway with the Virtucios'. Sad that we went out right after the burial of Uncle Eddie Virtucio who died in May, we also celebrated Uncle Omy's homecoming. And finally, the next generation of the Virtucios' were complete... Luigi, Mianne, Lorenzo, Wimpy, Ivan, DK, Pia and Georgina.
Mid of this year were full of celebration! My brother Louie came home to celebrate our Mom's 75th birthday. Typhoon Glenda swept us to MOA for some eat all you can feast at YakiMix and a pre-Christmas shopping for the kids. Mommy turned 75 in July 23 and partied at David's Tea House in Calamba City. Thank God for her good health and for being the prayer warrior of the family.
I had the journey of my life this year! I had another trip to Bangkok, Thailand in July with friends Mai and Jake. Took this breather in between my thesis writing and defenses for my MBA degree. I finished my final and colloquium defenses in October with very minor revisions. Then to my surprise, I had an impromptu graduation pictorial right after my final defense. I am so excited for my graduation in March 2015.
My eldest baby boy Luigi turned 21 in September. I am so proud of him... although he haven't graduated yet, its totally OK! He was left with 30+ units in college, slowly maturing from a teenager to a young SINGLE man. Yup, single and detached from his ex-GF of years. He gave me a Starbucks' mug for Christmas, so thoughtful! My two boys are growing up and my other boy is getting old, hahha! But please, no signs of being a granny this time.
I turned 46 this year! Being a mom, a teacher and a student were all very fulfilling. I had peace with my HRM and TM students, and I am now teaching POM and Entrepreneurship aside from Economics. Lorenzo had his first communion in December, he was so cute on his black bow. This year, Letran Calamba celebrated its 35th year and I was one of the 25 year-Jubilarian in college. Well, I was really happy to be home.
Scrapbooking took the back seat again for this year. But now that I am almost finished with my masters degree and pretty much adjusted to a full-time work, I can feel that creating will be back very soon. I have done 34 12x12 layouts, 8 framed calendars, 6 picture frames and 4 stick-ons holders this year. I almost forgot, I blogged 8 times this year as well, tsk I am not so creative this year! I need a lot of time to catch up with my 2014 project life.
Well, in spite everything, I still have a LOT to be thankful for! I want to thank the good Lord for the every mornings of 2014 and the many more mornings that will be coming; the blessings of rationality, humility and patience for my major journeys this year; the strength of the body and faith to face all challenges of life; for the love for my family and my boys, and friendships. Thanking you Lord won't be enough, I know.
Greetings from my little family to yours...
Thank you 2014! Hello 2015!
TFL and see you next year!