The past holidays were quite special and memorable for us because of a number of reasons. To start off, for the first time in our married life, the hubby and I spent Christmas with my in-laws. Our arrangement (since 2012 when we got married) is that we do Christmas with my family in our Naic home and New Year with our two families in our Bacoor home. The Christmas set up changed this year because our Bacoor house is now the only place my in-laws can call home in Luzon. My family, on the other hand, is about to transfer in Bacoor, too, and so they opted to spend Christmas at my siblings’ place in Manila for old times’ sake.
Last weekend was quite busy. The hubby and I were helping our new neighbors to move stuff. On Saturday, the hubby and I, along with my father, drove to our Naic home to pick up some furnishings to be brought to Bacoor. We also did some cleaning at the new house in preparation for the big move. We were quite exhausted but you know, family comes first. I think we only got to unwind when we attended the Christmas party of the hubby’s car club (Cavite Chapter only, this time) held at Musikapihan in Imus. I liked the place, the food, and of course, the company. I met this happy couple (the guy is a new member of the car club) and we chatted a bit about life in general. They were nice and I would love to see them again in the car club’s next events.
Our weekend was quite fun. On Saturday, we had some repairs done at our new neighbor’s house which required a trip to Wilcon Depot. On Sunday, we had lunch at a cousin’s place in Mandaluyong and got to bond with our relatives from Iloilo. We even got to enjoy free body massage courtesy of an aunt who is a great masseuse. Now my body aches a lot but in a good way naman, hahaha. That night, the hubby and I, along with my SIL Albie, checked out this newest food park to open in Bacoor for dinner. Our experience was quite forgetabble, though. The place was nice and it was not yet crowded but somehow I felt that it lacked a festive vibe. That, or I just chose the wrong food which put me in a not so good mood during my stay there.
Last weekend was a bit slow and quiet. The hubby and I, along with my SIL Albie, were just at home on Saturday doing the usual chores. On Sunday, I joined the hubby to his car club’s Christmas party held at Santolan Town Plaza in San Juan. It’s a nice-looking mixed-use development by Rockwell. The venue of the party was on the 11th floor. We had fun catching up with his car club friends.
Last long weekend went by swiftly. It felt like I just blinked and the weekend was over just like that. A lot of things happened, actually. On Thursday, the hubby and I took a leave from work so we could help in packing the rest of the stuff at my PILs’ place that needed to be packed and moved. But before we could fill a balikbayan box with more stuff, fate had something in store for us. We had to accompany my two siblings to the bank because their home loan has finally been approved and contracts had to be signed. My side of the family is also staying in Bacoor for good. We are buying the house next to ours in Bacoor. As in the next door house. Ang saya-saya lang! Magkapitbahay na kami! We all prayed for this and our collective prayers were granted so thank you very much, Lord! 🙂