Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thank you 2016... Hello 2017!

It's the last day of the year...
Time moves so fast and 2016 will soon be a history. Looking back at my blog, I only posted twice this year. Work is taking much of my time and my creating needs to take the back seat for a while.  And so, this kept me on for 2016...

My Lorenzo
He turned 12 this March and as usual, he just had a simple celebration with his classmates and school friends here at home. Another milestone happened in summer, when he had his circumcision! Dr. Marius Moran did the procedure on May 15 in his clinic at LBDH. He's no longer a little boy now! As months passed by, I realized he was almost my height.  And this Christmas, he bought a VR toy from his money. 

My Luigi
He turned 23 this September and we celebrated it at Ryuma, Paseo de Sta. Rosa. He attended his school retreat in February and filed for his Terminal Clearance for Graduation in November. At last, he will be graduating this coming April! 

My Family
My brother Louie and his wife Hayk came home in April. So we were together for almost 3 weeks this year. My Mom celebrated her 77th birthday in July. She did not ask for a ballroom party or travel this year, instead we just had a happy lunch at Coca at SM Aura. My kids are growing up so fast, but I can say that I am enjoying them more now... we find time to stroll around just walking and eating anything, we talk about life and their teen life, we bond before we go to sleep and everything is just fun!

 My work
Its my 4th semester this November as STI Calamba's GE Head. The coming of the Senior Highschool in June was a total challenge to the Academic Department. Very hard though, but our team is up to face the growing number of students and challenges. GMA Channel 7 broadcaster Jiggy Manicad visited our campus in October and continued his lecture series. So far, I am still enjoying my work! 9-12 hours of teaching in a week and the rest are for admin responsibilities.

My Family's Escapades
Early this year, my Auntie Linda and Uncle Bill came home from Delaware, USA. We had a trip up north with the Alicbusans, the whole family went to Vigan, Illocos Sur, Batac, Ilocos Norte and Baguio City. Then, we went back to Baguio in April with my brother Louie. The Virtucio kids were complete twice this year. Its so great to see them all together!

My Scraps
I discovered Printables at Pinterest! So this Christmas season, I printed my gift tags, they are soooo colorful and very bright. On the other hand, I only scrapped 12 pages for 2016 and they were all Georgina's. My Project Life is laid out already, and I am still waiting for some more holiday pictures before the year ends. Hopefully, I will have to prioritize my weekends with physical exercise and a lot of scrapping.

2016 is a year of contentment and simple happiness. I started a daily chat with the Lord through happy prayers and a thankful heart. Again, I wish for good health for me and my family, many memory making and togetherness, more time to rest and sleep, and more morning scrapping. Thank you Lord Jesus for taking care of me and my family as always!

Blissful 2017 Everyone!
and may God bless us all!

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