Jul 20, 2009

weekend warriors


We packed and unpacked our bags again. This one was brief. There was a long-overdue reunion with family we missed like crazy. There were birthdays to celebrate.

Impromptu Easter egg hunting.. in July

We laughed too hard, slept too little, ate too much, cared too little. A typhoon came our way but we carried on in the dark. And swam in the rain. Just like we did when we were little. In a compound we all called home. For the weekend, we were grown-ups being children with our children. A great one - storm, power outage, some questionable 80's tracks and all.

6 comments:

Nona said...

Welcome back - again! Hope the sweetest Grand Dada had a good celebration. Tali looking nice and lush for the event. And... viva SAFARI : )

Cely said...

Awwww what a great weekend!! That's exactly what I imagined when I talked about your "sense of family". So touching.

Love all your pics, especially the last one!

Camille said...

hay nana! i can't help feeling nostalgic reading and feeling everything you wrote. looks like your little tradition keeps getting sweeter every year! i have yet to add to the caboodle. your annual event always coincides with little v's homecoming anniversary, and that's what adds to the sentimentality of it all for me.

Nana said...

Thanks, Nona.

Cely: Yes. Were pretty big on family over here. And it was a great weekend.

Cams: We missed you. It was wild. There was a sprained wrist, another possible broken one.. and that's just the adults. And they busted out the Flashdance!

Barni Alunan-Escaler said...

Lucky you! Tali's so fun with the whole family. How adorable the boys in their matching shirts. So many little trips before the big one!

Strategic Stiletto said...

Nana, I imagined being there as I savored Paco's awesome fotos. Then Diggable Abueloloy said it best...
"It's wonderful that my sisters organize get togethers like this. It keeps the family close and all together."

I've always felt rich because of how precious our family is. And now with the BagNet generation of the Mak + Tatos, we're richer than I ever imagined possible.