It’s almost summer so I should probably get this entry up. It’s been sitting in my drafts for over a month now.
Since we visited my aunts in California last year for Christmas, this year it was their turn to come to us. Just like in 2010, my mom organized a lunch party at our place and invited our relatives from both sides of the family.
Incomplete group shot before we ate (some people arrived later in the afternoon)
Lots of Filipino food and Mernel’s cake since my aunts missed it a lot
Once everyone was stuffed and satisfied, we broke off into our little groups. The adults sat around and talked about adult stuff while we kids did what we do best : play video games!!! (I love how I’m turning 28 this year and I’m still considered a kid in these gatherings XD)
The first thing we did was update Viel’s Mii since it no longer looks like him. Ezra made it for him about 3 years ago, back when he still had his buzz cut, but his hair’s so much longer now.
(Deus pointed out that Viel’s Mii looks like Sheldon from TBBT, lol. I agree!)
Cousins waiting to play games
We played some Wii Sports Resort games for a while until the boys decided they’ve had enough and we switched to our usual Guitar Hero/Rock Band/Band Hero. Ezra and I bought a whole bunch of these games last Christmas and we’ve been dying to get our cousins over to play them with us.
I love how Lance plays the guitar on his lap like a keyboard, lol. The sign of a true PC gamer XD
Deus and his long legs
Very charming XD
Sobrang galing kumanta ni Ez, napanganga nalang si Deus XD
Ezra wanted to play Bohemian Rhapsody and she asked me to sing it. It turned out that this was one of Raffy’s favorite songs so we passed the mic to him halfway through the song:
Bigay na bigay! LOL
He’s earned himself a new fan XD
And a (not so new) annoying supporter
Our San Pablo relatives had to leave that afternoon but my aunts were spending the night with us. After they left we grabbed the chance to nap before having to get ready for church that evening. After mass we walked around campus for a bit and took a few pictures with the Christmas decorations there.
Back home, I set my camera up so we could take some group photos:
We also took some family shots around the tree. Here’s some of our family:
You might recognize this one since I’ve posted it a few times:
Yes yes, I’m such a loving sister XD What most people don’t know is that I wasn’t trying to be mean (at first) by covering Ezra’s face up, I was just getting back at her for this:
See, she did it to me first! I just returned the favor.
We had our Noche Buena after this then proceeded to the most exciting part of the evening : presents!!!
(I’ll make a separate entry about my Christmas haul so I won’t be posting that many pictures here)
Raffy looking spiffy in his new jacket 🙂
And that’s it! (Seriously, I don’t know why it took me so long to finish this entry.) We went to bed right after this because we had a flight to Coron the next morning. I’ll make a separate entry about that too. Hopefully I’ll be able to have that up before Christmas 2013 rolls around … Wish me luck! XD