Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thank you 2015... Hello 2016!

2015 will soon be part of our history. 
I want to thank 2015 for all the achievements, happy memories and lessons learned it gave me. Indeed it was a year of  blessings and with a thankful heart, I want to praise the Lord for each day that passed that He never failed me and my family. Here's my 2015...

My Lorenzo
He turned 11 this year, and is getting bigger and bigger each day. In a few months, I'm sure he will be taller than me. He gave us another Silver for an Academic Achiever Award in Grade 4. And this June, he's on his 5th Grade. Then towards the last quarter of the year, he finally learned to drive a bike. It took him a lot of courage and patience to make it on his own. So when he asked for his Christmas money, he decided to buy a mini-mountain bike. My baby is starting to eye for nice shirts, men's accessories, hair gels and sprays, and became a shoe-addict. I wish my little Chuy will slow down a bit... I know he's no longer a baby!

My Luigi
I can't believe he is now 22 years old?! He just finished his thesis proposal defense in October and now working on the results and discussions. Very soon and hopefully, my eldest will be graduating in college. He is more matured and focused now, but still loves to eat and play. 

 My Sweet Success
I graduated in March and finally an MBA now. I will never forget the fruitful 7 semesters of learning and the friendships I made along the way. This success will not be possible without the prayers of my Mom, the sharing of ideas of my adviser Dr. Evangeline Pasion, my thesis professors Dr. Nimfa Gamban and Dr. Bobbet Revilla, my thesis statistician Dr. Jayjay Meneses and my thesis panelists Dr. Lalaine Ocampo, Arch. Mark delos Santos and Ms. Ana Rose Colarina. 

My Memory Making 
Making memories is very important to me eversince I started scrapbooking. Its not just documenting them in paper, but bringing the joy of experience and memories for my children. This year, our family went to the Ilocos province up north. We saw the beaches of Pagudpud, the windmills of Bangui, the museums of the Marcoses in Laoag, the golden mansion of Chavit Singson and the brick streets of Calle Crisologo in Vigan. Those are this year's contributions in the piggy bank of travels of my boys. 

 My Escapades
My ME time this year was spent in Ho Chi Minh, Vietman or the famous Saigon. The plan of travelling with my mentor Dr. Pasion and classmate Ma'am Angie finally came true. I remember our bags and shirts shopping, eating galore, strolling around the rich's place and tons of picture taking.  

My Work
After my MBA graduation, I am now the General Education Head of our school. A lot of paper works, physical works, mancomm meetings, memo making and management practice, and 9 units of teaching... I embraced them all with a happy disposition, positive attitude and contentment. I wanted to level off stress with enjoyment of friendships and learning. I'm on my 2nd term now, 4 more semesters for the goal!

 My Scraps
Yup, I still scrap! I made 108 12x12 layouts and 16 pages of Project Life this year. I made a few frames and other altered projects as well. But my greatest creating achievement for the year was Georgina Marie's year 1 & 2 scrapbook albums. Again, designing girl pages was totally a challenge for me, but my cousin was happy for the results, so I guess I did justice somehow. I cannot live without scrapping, I guess I just need to make time for it soon.

So this was my 2015! I am so THANKFUL for everything that it gave me and my family. I wish for a healthy and less stress 2016. Oh before I forget, 2016 is the year of the Monkey! I am a Monkey, so this may spell luck and wishes come true in a few hours!

Happy NEW Year Everyone!
May the love and blessings of the Monkey be with US all!

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