Honestly, we did not have a great start to 2016 in the family because we lost a few relatives one after the other on the first few days of January and I also got sick. However, this is not a reason for me not to look back at the blessings I had for December.
I was done with my writing work by mid-December. I have pending commission art work which I already planned to complete before the year ends. My December was full of get-togethers, food, presents, friendship, family and laughter. I tried my best to embrace every moment with joy in my heart.
My friend, Teram, threw a party for us and I enjoyed what she prepared.
These are some of the bunch I went to Coron with this year and we are looking forward to our next trip together.
My friend came home for a vacation and we got these as presents.
I also got pomelo from my former colleague.
When Christmas came, we did not want to slave in the kitchen so we just cooked a pre-sliced ham, made macaroni salad and bought brownies. We had these for dinner.
Because we were not busy with the preparation, we were able to attend the midnight mass for Christmas. When we went home, we ate cookies.
It was on Christmas day when we prepared for Christmas lunch with family. We were well-rested for the night so it was a stress-free lunch.
This is my family.
There were more parties and get-together with friends and relatives.
And I got this awesome carrot cake from my high school friends. It was rich, moist and dense. The texture was even. I told her that she needs to teach me how to bake this goodness. I cannot bake as well as her and I am excited to learn especially that my aunt is getting an oven this year. My oven still needs fixing. It has been two years since it broke.
December was also the month that I lost my loving father six years ago. I posted this photo on Facebook to remember him. I really look like my father and in this photo, many saw that he is my doppelganger. I am now older than him in this photo.
And despite the busy schedule, I am happy I was able to complete this commission work.
I hope you all had a wonderful December!
Like you, I want a stress free holiday so I only cook food that is easy to prepare and we know that we can finish since I dislike leftover food na nasasayang. I was busy last December too but I had fun.
It was a busy December indeed! You had a lot going on! I’m glad that you had fun during the Christmas season, even if you faced a lot of challenges as well.
Kat – those elephants! Ang ganda! 🙂
Sorry for the short comment, nagutom ako sa food pics 🙂
Thanks, Vera! I tried my best painting those elephants. 🙂
Woooooow! I love your painting. Can you paint people/ portraits too? 🙂 Hehe. Also, glad you still enjoyed Christmas despite everything. I hope 2016 will be better for you.
Oh, i cannot paint people. I need practice.
Happy New Year Kat!
December was also a really really busy month for me. I am yet to blog about it soon… hehehe
Yours was a lot more fun because you have bunch of get together with friends. I miss those, hindi man lang kami nagkita-kita ng mga kabarkada namin because of the schedule and distance. 🙁 but anyway baka this year!
More fun in 2016 Kat. 🙂
Hi, Janz!! It has been a year since we last saw each other!!! Yeah, more fun in 2016!
Wow my lechon. Hehehe the foods looks so yum! nakakagutom. Aw, its okay sis ganyan talaga ang life. The Lord will gave and also the Lord will take away. but still thankful parin tayo kasi naging masaya pa din ang new year.
December is the busiest month for most of us. Stressful but fun because of parties and foods. hehehe
Nice artwork by the way. The cake looks delicious. I will wait for the recipe to be posted here too.
The holidays passed just like that. I am happy that we have accomplished a lot especially sa aming home improvement. Konti pa pwede na ipakita and resultan, hehe. Happy New Year Kat!
Saw the photo of the Daddy Allan on the sewing machine. Grabe! Kayo na! Power couple! Happy new year, Mommy Maye!
Happy New Year, Kat.. The food looks amazing! grabe nagutom talaga ako for sure. Sarap ng letchon, Cheers for great 2016 Sis:)
It’s such a great talent you have, Kat. I love your artwork. I wish I could paint, haha. Your father does look like you.
You really look like your father. I know you miss him so much! But waitttt that carrot cake looookkksss so tempting hahahah:)
oh, that busy December and all those yummy food in the photos! hahaha! I’m glad we’re all starting to settle down na. Happy new year to you and family! 🙂
Wow ! Those picture with lechon makes me hungry. Happy New year!