When I got married, I made it clear with the hubby that I wanted to spend Christmas with my side of the family every year. We actually arrived at a setup that suits the both of us — Christmas at my parents’ place in Naic with my family and New Year at our marital home in Bacoor with his. This way, we get to be with our respective families on these two special occasions. And so far, it’s been working greatly for us. Everybody happy.
This year, our Christmas traditions as a family (my side) live on. The hubby and I spent Christmas with my family in Naic. We had a family pictorial using our old DSLR (a Canon 1000D) and when the clock struck 12, we partook of our simple Noche Buena feast. There would have been a mini-concert, too, because we have a microphone and an old folding music stand lying around, but unfortunately, the singers in our house (a.k.a. my younger sister Jodie and my dad) weren’t in the mood for it.
Another Christmas tradition of ours is having a post-Christmas family date. This year, it happened on December 26th. We woke up early, met up at SM Bacoor and bonded over food and MMFF movies there. The mall was jampacked with people but we didn’t care. We had lunch, lined up for movie tickets and watched our MMFF movies of choice. Just simple, clean fun with lots of happy memories shared!
Our post-Christmas family date also included my two cousins Ate Hazel (from my dad’s side) and Kuya Jun2x (from my mom’s). The more, the merrier. Haha.
When it was time to go home, the hubby and I, along with my two sisters and Ate Hazel joined together and went to Alabang Town Center (ATC) pa. We were supposed to buy Ate Hazel her Christmas present. She already had an item in mind so we just went to the store and bought it. We also had dinner at the mall.
My two sisters were spending the night with us in Bacoor because they both had work the next day. Actually, we were all going back to Manila first thing in the morning as I also had two Christmas get-togethers that day.
On our way home, we stopped over at Evia Lifestyle Center in Daang Hari, Las Piñas to check out the Christmas village there.
We even got to buy these “Buy 1, Take 1 for P150” Marikina sandals from the little bazaar there. Nice, noh?
Thank God for the gift of family. I can’t wait for our next post-Christmas family date! Haha.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, friends! Enjoy the rest of the long holiday break! 🙂