A lot has happened in the past year. Wow, I just noted 2010 as the past year! How did that happen so fast? As I was driving to my sister's house for a New Year's Day family get-together, it dawned on me that 2020 is just around the corner. As a young girl, I often remembered thinking that 2020 is some sci-fi zone in this human life that is incomprehensible to even imagine. So it is almost daunting to even think that 9 years from now, it'll be 2020! Wow. I then started imagining how old my kids will be by then (oldest one will be 20), and only in that moment that I felt excited of what's to come for us. My head and heart is anxious for a future celebration of the unknown, and I know it's a promising one for us!
In other celebratory notes, my aunt and cousin from Southern California are visiting here in Chicago for the holidays. We took lots of pictures and I'm sharing a couple of them below. It was a pleasure spending the first day of 2011 with our frozen Californians.
|With my 3 kids and my parents - Thanks to big bro lahleyoo.com for all the beautiful pictures!|
|Big lil' hug from my baby!|
|With my geeky older brother. Ok, we're both nerds, and damn proud! haha|
|With cousin Rob. We used to babysit him!|
|With my siblings and cousin Rob. He was like a lil' brother to us.|
|My dad and his baby sister|
|Aunt Veronica aka "Tita Bing" and son|
|Almost everyone, not quite! Husband missed it and kids running around elsewhere.|
The kids and I have decided to make a time capsule and after today's celebration with the family, there will be lots to add in the shoebox we are planning to fill and open on Jan. 1, 2020. I hope this blog will still be around for me to share those happy moments to be had.
Again, thank you Kuya for taking all the pics. For you guys reading here, go and visit my big brother's beautiful photography site Lahleyoo.com or go directly to his portfolio: http://lahleyoo.zenfolio.com
What's with my slashes? Perhaps a foretelling of our new year/new life...