Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happily Ever After

Happy new year everyone!

The past couple of weeks have been really crazy with major things happening and I haven't had any time to sit down and blog about all those exciting things.

Here's a glimpse anyway:

1. Sweetie and I tied the Knot!

Photo from one of my nieces (not sure whose cam)

We purposely did not blog about the preparations because we wanted to surprise our family and friends with our plans. Despite our busy schedules we managed to do everything for our wedding on our own with help from dear friends and family. All the effort paid off since everyone said that it was a beautiful wedding.

It was a magical day and before the church doors opened I said, "This is it!", took a deep breath, smiled and walked down the aisle towards the altar. It was Miguel who walked me first and then my parents brought me to Sweetie. I'm glad I managed to hold back my tears the whole time. I'm so excited to see the photos next week!

Special thanks to our parents, our family and friends who helped us make it a beautiful wedding (more details to follow in another post).

More photos here and on the day video here.

Janette's post
Jayvee's post
Juned's photos
Karla and Sha's video
Jude's photos (in FB)
Buddy's video and post (from the videographer's POV)
Mica's post (at NyokNyok)

2. We have moved to a new home!

We went home to our new home the day after the wedding. We decided to delay our honeymoon a bit so we could fix our new home. It's really exciting! Took us a couple of days to finish opening our gifts and figuring out what stuff we still needed. Things are settling a bit save for our wayward Samsung washing machine which keeps strutting around the laundry area and our electric stove which we're still scared to try out again.

We're blogging our new adventures at "Mabuhay ang Bagong Kasal". The new blog still needs a lot of sprucing up, but we're slowly putting in some posts as we go along. Sweetie's big move from Marikina also inspired us to start a new blog about "Paranaque City Life".

3. Happily Ever After

Fairy tales do come true and my parents are the living proof to that. We celebrated last weekend their golden (fiftieth) wedding anniversary. It was a joyful milestone for our whole family and I'm happy to report that everyone was present for the occasion. Hopefully I'll find some time this week to edit some videos I took from the celebration.

Photo by (Kuya) Luke Esteban.

I haven't thought about any new year's resolutions yet since I'm starting a new book (not just a chapter) in my life. The new role "wife" is already a biggie and I think that's something that's going to be central for the whole year.

God bless you!


  1. weeeee. wishing the best for both of you ate. :D

  2. I love weddings! There is so much LOVE and HOPE in each! Best wishes and congratulations to both of you!

    aka ethanmama

  3. congratulations, aileen and hubby! best wishes! :)

  4. congrats and best wishes, jay and aileen!

  5. @batangyagit thanks Winston! Sobrang gamit na gamit namin ang weighing scale.

    @theworkingmom thanks ha! Kapangalan mo pala wife ng cousin ko hehehe

    @gibbs hey Gibbs! thanks! Hugz :D

    @resty ayan huwag ka na magalit sa mga music reviews ko ha hehehe.

  6. Anonymous10:41 PM

    Greeting from New Zealand

    Congrats. May the Lord Guide both of you:) cheers