Saturday, December 26, 2015

My 1st US Christmas

Christmas really is a big event. It brings people together.

It's my 1st Christmas in the US and my in-laws are so nice to me that they celebrated the midnight Philippines' Christmas with my family thru Skype. We watched them open gifts and stuff, we saw eat the feast and they even gave me, and Llyr gifts open with them. :)

Everyone's camera shy xD
I got a selfie stick so I took photos with my sister who was on the big screen Skype.

The next day which was the 25th, we had our Christmas morning, and my family saw that thru Skype too! We opened family gifts and ate breakfast together. I got lots of gifts, it was unbelievable that there were only 6 people gifting each other, okay 6 and a half (Llyr)

In the afternoon, we got together with my father-in-law's side of the family and had a big Christmas party. People played table-top games and board games, and lots of food since it was a really late lunch potluck.

My husband and I made some desserts.

I think they liked it. I think xD

After eating came the opening of presents! But I wasn't able to take photos of that.. :( Next year I'll do better (when I'm prepared haha). The only thing I wish we did was play team/group games with everyone and karaoke like in the Philippines. All in all it was a fun day!

I've had 3 Christmases so far, and I will have the 4th one on Sunday! Yay, Christmas!

Credits to Stacy for this picture. We forgot to take a family photo with the huge tree in the Sanctuary.

I hope you're having a blast with your Christmas holiday!!
God is really good.

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---edited on the laptop---
Now, we have a week before the New Years, and people are already asking me what I want for my birthday.
It was already really hard thinking of what I wanted for Christmas haha.
I got most of what I wanted, and more.
There really are things I want to have, but they're not really practical stuff?
It's so hard to give a wish list because I feel I should worry about the person spending too much on me.

In a week it'll be 2016.
A days after that I will turn... secret for now. xD

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

PH Christmas: I will miss you.

This will be my first Christmas in the United States, and frankly I can't stop but think it wouldn't be the same.
I don't want that to be a bad thing for my in-laws and all, but it's just going to be totally different right?

I've been here in KY, USA for about 6 months?
(Kyle said 5 months and a half, okay Mr. Math Wizard.)

There has been so many things to keep me from getting actually homesick.
{4th of July, Summer Bible School, Llyr's bday, Karaoke nights with Dad-o, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, taking my Permit test, the urgency of learning how to drive, new food, new places, being with my in-laws with work and play, being volunteered for stuff, haha}

But, with Christmas coming, this will be hard blow.

I REALLY love Christmas! It's not like I'm going to hate it this year, but it would be just -- different.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

8 Days to go!

OMG. The wait is so long x.x
I'm really excited for Christmas!

My baby turned 15 months yesterday, and it was an awesome day.
This blog though is not really about that. That was just something I had to cram in the post xD

I'm in a new world, and the way they celebrate Christmas is different from my home country. I will miss our kind of party, so much. I am already missing lots of things, but this is a huge thing. Christmas has always been the most fun family thing. (´д⊂)

Anyway this is not meant to be a sad post. I want to show off my Christmas decoration a bit. ^∇^)

First off, the outside of the door:

Then the inside of the door:

Don't you love my stars? 

Here's the door way to the kitchen:

Can you spot the mistletoe?

Now here's the door decor to our bedroom:

My second favorite is the bookshelf:

My favorite is our Christmas tree:

And oh, I also want to show off my in-law's tree!

Our Christmas trees are REAL, they smell so good, it's awesome! Check here when we bought it.

Don't you just love the festive decors for Christmas? Mine's mostly paper and origami since I don't have work and money to get them... for now. (*´▽`*) Love how many things you can make with paper, glue, and a pair of scissors!

And in other news, someone passed the permit test today! Thank you Jesus!

Hurr hurr hurr. 
1st try failed, but passed the 2nd try! 
Hurrah for not getting disowned!

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Christmas come sooner!
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

107,200 minutes as Mrs. Walker

Wow, it's been 730days already? Or 603 (minus the days we were apart 'coz of the visa thing, haha) but who counts? XD

Anyway it's been 2 years. Wow. Finally, we now have our own home, and Llyr's 1 year old, and we live as a family together. God is good.

Today was a lot of fun, I learned how to skate for the first time!!! It was a bit harder than roller blading but I'm sure I'd learn this well!

Also I was part of a parade for Christmas!

Oh btw, it's my father-in-law's bday too! ;)

(⬇pic related)

How blessed I because I am the child of God.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

1st Experience of BLACK FRIDAY

This was the craziest shopping thing I've ever done. I'm from the Philippines and I go to Divisoria for Christmas shopping, but, gosh Black Friday was insane!

First of all, I live in KY so it's probably not super crazy like NY or CA. Some people do camp outside the stores though @_@ but we didn't do that.

We went to Oprymills in TN for this. It is the biggest sale of the year after all. I have never shopped til' dropped ever. From noon to night, and then next morning 'til 6pm?! Shop after shop, we visited not even the whole mall! There were so many people, I couldn't believe I was sweating at the mall, in AMERICA, IN AUTUMN. Like, really?

The best part of the trip though was the company, the people I was with. The discounts were awesome, but nothing beats having fun with the people you love.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

It's late but... My First Thanksgiving Day

Yes, it is a late post. Sorry, I've been swamped by so many things! I didn't know November can be a busy month! >< I've not experienced a November such as this before. In the Philippines, Nov. 1 and 2 are called All Saints Day and All Souls Day respectively. But only 1 things happening really. October is my Christmas shopping time, so by November, I'm pretty much, relaxed. In the US though, they have Thanksgiving Day. Turkey Day as other people call it. Well, it's my first time to experience it and oh my.. it's busy busy. Many people are busy to have their after-Halloween stuff.

It's funny because some people have asked me, "How do you celebrate Thanksgiving in the Philippines?" I cannot answer, really, and just smile. Thanksgiving Day is a holiday ONLY in the US. It is a part of their History, which I only know very little about. Only that the pilgrims ate dinner with the land's natives. (I gotta learn about this)

Here, normally people have dinner with the family, but in our case, we had brunch!

Anyway, here are some pictures!

OH there's also Black Friday!
But that's for next time! xD