27 December 2010

Tradition: Christmas Eve Family Fun.

My immediate family is small -- just me, Mom, and my three sisters. But I grew up with happy memories of Christmas Eve. Mom always made sure we had food and games and gifts and laughter. It has become a tradition. No matter how little we had, we would wait until midnight, have noche buena, and we'd have games, light sparklers, and then open our gifts.


And then Baden had the awesome idea that each year, we should have a theme.
This year, we all dressed as hippies. We raided Mom's closet and accessories!

D wore my tie-dye shirt I wore during a Christmas luau party at UNDP.
Yes, I was once that small. LOL. Binky wore D's ukay dress she wore during
UP's cookout two years ago. Mom's wearing her own red blouse and bell-bottom pants.
I wore the dress I got for Glenda's wedding. Azenith is wearing an
ukay top Mom bought for me. All accessories are Mom's!
:D


Even the boys wore Mom's ukay clothes! LOL.
The house was in a happy chaos. We were laughing so hard.
Sadly, I wasn't able to take pictures because I was enjoying too much.

They are the coolest teenagers I know. Unlike most teenagers who don't like
involving themselves in family activities, these kids just get into it and enjoy.
Eugie even drew a mustache! And they did enjoy the activity a lot!


Our little Dennis The Menace! LOL. Three-year-old Anyo had so much fun, too!


Aiana is almost a teenager. And she's growing up to be very smart
and talented and kind. Amazing girl she is.


D and 11-year-old Aiana. Minus D's 3-inch heels, Aiana is almost as tall as she is.
I am very proud of these two.


A promise for 2011 -- allow people to take my picture. :)


Azenith fixing Aiana's hair during noche buena.
Didn't take much picture. I was too busy gorging! :D


Mom redecorated and re-painted the house for our homecoming.
She even installed an aircon in my room (Binky's old aircon unit)!
Yes, our house only has fresh air. After all, we live in the boondoks. :D
But her princess (that's me. haha) has asthma and needs a cold room. LOL.


This used to be my assignment -- distribute gifts -- now, it's D's. :)

It was a very happy Christmas eve. We all received lovely, thoughtful gifts from family and friends. We are all very grateful.

For me though, the greatest gifts were voices I could hear, skin I could touch, and many many good thoughts sent my way. Thank you. :)

I am very grateful to/for my family.

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Added a purple tone to the photos because we have very old photos that have turned a little bit purple and I'm really loving it! :)

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Chelo December 27, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

i love this entry:-) such a happy hippie fun way of celebrating christmas:-) xxx

Mommy Blogs December 27, 2010 at 11:50 PM  

Merry Christmas kaayo mo!!! Our theme annually is happy chaos man gyud tingay for a long time hehehe!

soul deelight December 28, 2010 at 12:02 AM  

Weee hippie christmas SIROYans! :)

Badeth December 28, 2010 at 3:23 AM  

I miss the funny Clark and the cute Beau in this entry :-(

julai December 28, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

Very cool way of celebrating Christmas Ate Ai and the photos are always amazing. ug naa jd special treatment si Mommy ky naa man jd aircon imong room.heheeh.Advance Happy New Year Ate Ai.

Touch Me Not December 29, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

What a fun way of celebrating Christmas! Happy New Year Ai!

Aileen Siroy December 30, 2010 at 12:19 AM  

Chelo said...
i love this entry:-) such a happy hippie fun way of celebrating christmas:-) xxx

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Thank you, Chel! We had loads of fun. :)

Aileen Siroy December 30, 2010 at 12:21 AM  

Mommy Blogs said...
Merry Christmas kaayo mo!!! Our theme annually is happy chaos man gyud tingay for a long time hehehe!

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Happy chaos is a wonderful kind of chaos! :D
Merry Christmas, T!

Aileen Siroy December 30, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

soul deelight said...
Weee hippie christmas SIROYans! :)

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Hahaha! I like that -- SIROYans! :D

Aileen Siroy December 30, 2010 at 12:23 AM  

Badeth said...
I miss the funny Clark and the cute Beau in this entry :-(

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Bitaw! I will post their photos soon! :D
I miss you, Badeth!

Aileen Siroy December 30, 2010 at 12:24 AM  

julai said...
Very cool way of celebrating Christmas Ate Ai and the photos are always amazing. ug naa jd special treatment si Mommy ky naa man jd aircon imong room.heheeh.Advance Happy New Year Ate Ai.

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Haha. Favoritism, Jul! LOL.
Hope you are having a grand time this holiday season! Happy New Year!

Aileen Siroy December 30, 2010 at 12:26 AM  

Touch Me Not said...
What a fun way of celebrating Christmas! Happy New Year Ai!

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Happy New Year, Tita! Wish you more blessings in the coming year and in the years to come! :)

Liza December 30, 2010 at 4:03 AM  

To me, there is no better way to celebrate Christmas than spend it with family and the people we love. These photos show a lot of fun, love and quality family time. What a beautiful family you have! :-)

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