i will start my afternoon today with writing. i miss it. i need it. i need a break from thinking of promotions, marketing and other to-do's. i just had enough of them.
despite the fact that it would add to our mounting expenses, i asked my husband if i could celebrate my 30th (and 5 days) birthday and baby shower with a party. for me, a 30th is a milestone. yeah sure, you get older every year but, for me, i am really happy and proud to be 30. i want to celebrate it with my families and friends. and thankfully, yos really wants me to be happy (yes, happy mommy equals to happy baby, hehehe) - he said yes.
the party almost did not push through. the day before, i just found out that the venue where we were planning to hold it just got paid to be exclusive. i panicked but heck, i remembered I AM an event coordinator. it is not my nature to panic over event organizing. thankfully, my sister was quick to help. and thank you Lord for giving me the calm despite the fact that i was really busy that saturday.
anyway, the party was sooooooooooooooo fun! i had a good laugh with everybody. i think i'll let the photos do the talking eh? ha ha.
|despite the fact that we three are going through something, i am really glad that we had fun that day. i love you chicas and soon to be ninangs of Saree.|
|happy birthday to me! just one of the few cakes i received. i had 4 that day, imagine that. thank you batet, rowe and Uncle Lolong. and thank you CE people for the "huge" pizza.|
|from L-R: my brother-in-law, my husband's niece and nephew, my mother-in-law, my mom and my sister|
|CE people: rashid, lynith (and her pamangkin or cousin? who did not want to swim in the pool because he thinks the pool has a shark (haha!), paolo, dan and my all-smiles dear hubby.|
|the UTI people. ever present. haha.|
|thank you tiny for emceeing on the spot. playing the Trivia Game. sunod, check ninyo ang omg! yahoo for celebrity news. ha ha ha!|
|goofing around in the pool|
|L-R: JD, Yos, Lynith, Rashid, Dan, Paolo and Rowe (sitting)|
|and the very happy birthday girl and soon to be Mommy (at 35 weeks) of a very smart bundle of awesomeness, Saree M. Barcena. we will disclose her full name once she comes out (naks, napaka-showbiz, ha ha ha!)|
i would like to thank everybody who came, who brought food and who gave gifts. i would like to thank my dear loving husband who always want me to be happy - who gamely cooked and organized the party. i want to thank my Mama, Papa, Eugim and Mavin - who prepared majority of the food. i also want to thank my mother-in-law, Mamang, who also brought food with them. Lord, thank you for giving me a year to love more, believe more and dream more. as i've said, i have so much to be thankful for the past year but i know my 30th will have more blessings and graces - much more reason to live my life in gratitude. Thank you Lord. My success for Your Glory.
and since i love gifts, thank you so much to all who gave them for Saree. my daughter is very happy :)
|thank you Ninang Batet (advanced gift) and Ninang Tiny!|
|thank you Tito Kimmy, Ninang Frani (given last December), Tita Joya, Tita Arbe & Tito Neil and Kuya IZ|