Summer is here!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Finally, my summer has started. And when I say summer it means swimming in beaches or pools. I know it's quite late for me but what the heck!

So we spent the 4-day vacation in Batangas at my MIL's house. I was so happy that my mom and sister were able to come with us. We are not so prepared so we did last minute booking on resorts and almost all of them were fully booked. I know it's the peak season. But luckily, my MIL were able to book on a resort in Alitagtag, Batangas, the Residencia de Riego Resort and stayed there overnight with my Solis and Geronimo family.

(photo borrowed from another website)

Check-in time was 2pm-10am and we got there at exactly 2 in the afternoon. It was not that crowded at all since it was a Friday and maybe it was not yet known to many.

We had our sumptuous merienda first before lounging into the pool.

The resort has 2 adult pools and 1 kiddie pool. Here we are enjoying the water..

Actually, the best time at this resort was during night time where you will see their pools with 12-color logic lights and a fountain surrounding the pools. Pool is also heated at night so you don't have to worry feeling cold while swimming at night. It also has its own bar and restaurant, and a wi-fi zone.

Last photo-op at the resort. We so enjoyed our short stay there.

And then they got hitched!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The wedding happened 2 weeks ago. I've been really wanting to blog about it but been busy with a lot of things including my son who got sick with cough and colds. And because of that he lost his appetite. Eating has become so hard for him and so stressful for me. But now, he's getting a little better and I hope it continues. OK, back to the wedding..

I went off early in the morning as requested by my sis so I can be made up on time for the pictorial. Initially it was planned that my little one would come with me so that he can join the family pictorial but he got sick the night before so we decided that he'll just go at a later time with hubby and his family. And they arrived a little late than planned so we only had a short time remaining for family pictorial and headed straight to the church.

The ceremony was held at Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila. It was a huge church and has a long aisle perfect for weddings. My son was the ring bearer and despite of having fever at that moment, he still walked well during the procession. Thanks to our practice walking. We went to that church 2 days before the big day so Jared can practice walking down the aisle and get familiar with the place.. and it worked! only, he kept looking at the right side looking for his papi haha!

And here's the stunning bride with my beautiful mom during the procession. It's sad that my dad was not here anymore to witness this very special day of my sister.. I miss him.

The little one is not really feeling OK so he just lie down the church bench and rest and finally fell asleep.

But then after a while, I woke him up so he can join the pictorial (bad mom). anyway, it was at the latter part of the ceremony.

The reception went really well. Very nice place, lots of good food, fun at the photo booth and good music from the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra. The best part of it was the groom prepared a surprise song number specially for his bride. Everyone was really touched. I loved him for that! Here are some photos..

at La Castellana


with my sis and SILs

with the two loves of my life

the couples' first dance

at the photo booth

And now, I propose a toast to the happy married life of Jops and Arlene. Cheers! :)

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