January 11, 2007

Gratitude

This last holiday season, I felt incredibly happy as I savored the priceless treasures in my life.

My miracle of a son...










My fabulously devoted husband...






My awesome parents and super brothers...



And my husband's surprise Christmas gift to me - a brand new Canon IXUS 900Ti...

Woohoo!!!


And how were your holidays?

96 comments:

Brian said...

Hi Irene!!! FIRST!!!!

Brian said...

Welcome back, we missed your loving presence in our lives. :)

We had a great Christmas, the best ever.

(((hugs)))

Irene said...

Haha! Congratulations, Brian! Don't you just love being the first to comment? ;p

Thanks, my dear friend! I missed you, too! I'm so glad to hear you had an extraordinarily wonderful Christmas!

Hope the rest of the year turns out to be just as fantastic for you and me both. =)

Hugs right back at ya! Oh, and I might as well thrown in a kiss. MWAAAAAH!

Ju Pengfei said...

Can you remember me?
Long time no see, I have a not very cold winter and now in China I can visit blogger normally!
I don't know about whether Philippines also have the Christmas, but the new year is we both own, so I should say a later "Happy new year" to you.
You son is so lovely!

Masago said...

Such a cute family!

Dan said...

Savoring the priceless treasures in one's life is what it's all about Irene. I love your attitude.

Great photos!

Irene said...

Ju Pengfei: Of course I remember you! I'm glad to know you can now blog without problems. Welcome back! =)

Yes, we celebrate Christmas in the Philippines. In fact, it's our country's biggest and longest celebration. There's always so much delicious food, sparkling lights everywhere and happy reunions for families and friends.

New Year's is also a big deal here bursting with plenty of beautiful fireworks and loud firecrackers.

Advanced Kung Hei Fat Choi to you!!!

Masago: Thank you! I hope your 2007 is off to a great start. =)

Dan: I've always believed that grateful people are happy people. (",)

Hope all's well and good on your end. Take care!

zeroimpact said...

I believe you had a great holiday and I did too
:)

Margo said...

A new camera! I can't think of a better gift!!

You are indeed blessed with a beautiful family, Irene.

theresa said...

Hi Irene,

I had my family around, that was great.

Your family is gorgeous!

And I have the same camera, I love it.

Darla said...

your son is adorable!! I love the family pics too. :)

Irene said...

ZeroImpact: Wonderful. And may the year 2007 be just as great for you and me both! =)

Margo: I think I'm actually a more hopeless shutterbug than my husband...and he's the professional photographer! HAHA!

Theresa: It's a great camera, isn't it? I haven't stopped shooting anything and everything since I got it. It's driving my husband nuts! I think he's beginning to regret giving it to me. Bwahaha!

Glad to know you had a happy Christmas with your loved ones. =)

Darla: Thanks, sweetie! Have a good weekend ahead! =)

Michael C said...

My holidays were good (turned another year older) and it looks like your were too. That's a great looking digital camera. I have it's slightly older cousin.

Welcome back!!

Irene said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Michael!!! Mwaaaah!

houseband00 said...

Hi Irene!

Those pictures are so cool! Welcome back! =)

jase said...

Your blog definitely jumps out with vivid beautiful colors reflecting your vivacious vibrant and lovely life!

Wishing you and your family the best this new year :)

Mwahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Tim Rice said...

Ah! Family is always a reason for gratitude! I had an excellent time with family and with a special friend.

krystyna said...

Hi Irene!
Wooow! Beautiful and lovely family! It is the best in life. Congratulations!
Blessings to you and your great Family!

Keshi said...

these r some very pretty n happy pics of u and your wonderful family WOW!

Keshi.

Menchie said...

Hey! Niccolo's looking so cute! When are we going to set up a playdate with Faith and Niccolo?

Smalltown RN said...

Well aren't you the lucky girl....those are great photos of your family...looks like a good time was being had by all.

All the best for the new year!

Cheers

kyels said...

Kumusta ka Irene?

Well, my holidays were fine and it was awesome, the Philippines. And miss it there so much already!!!

Irene said...

Handsome Houseband: Salamat! =)

Jase: I just have to say that I enjoyed reading your alliteration-peppered comment. Simply funtastique! ;p

Tim: That's great to hear! It's being surrounded by those we love and who love us in return that make holiday moments extra special. =)

Krystyna: How's everything, my friend? Hope your 2007 is off to a wonderful start!

Keshi: Awwwww! Thanks! =)

Mench: Fabulous idea!

But I should warn you. Niccolo ignores all the little girls who try to catch his attention. He would much rather play rough with the big boys. That being said, he'll probably really enjoy hanging around Joshua! =)

Let's do it. And the mommies should have coffee and make tsismis while the kids play! :p

Smalltown RN: Thanks! Have a joyful new year ahead as well!

Kyels: Come back again, then! You know you're always welcome in these islands! ;p

wolfbaby said...

I love the pics!!! cool new camera!!! Your little one is so beatiful;) i love it when they open the presents.. Sorry so late in stopping by things have just been so very crazy;O Classes starting up again and what not.. glad you had a good christmas. Take care!!!

Kris said...

Lol I love the third picture of your son. Its hilarious its like he is saying, "You taking a picture of me punk?!"

Glad to see you had a good holiday.

Jocelyn said...

Oh, I hope that new camera allows you to keep uploading such lovely photos!

Deepak Gopi said...

Wishing a fabulous 2007 to you and family.

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terra shield said...

Lovely photos!!!

Great to see you blogging again!

Amalendu said...

great, I share the same emotion...

Irene said...

Wolfbaby: It's great to see you here again after quite a while. Woohoo! ;p

Kris: Keen observation. Our little big tot can really be quite the impish punk when he wants to be. =)

Happy New Year! Hope your 2007 is off to a good beginning. (",)

Jocelyn: I hope so, too! I am far from being the professional photographer that my husband is, but hey...I try! Everyone say CHEESE! :p

Deepak: Sure, I will check out your film clip...

Terra Shield: Yes, I'm back with a loony vengeance. Yipee! ;p

Amalendu: Babies bring such profound joy to life, don't they? Continue savoring the wondrous moments of parenthood! =)

Susan Abraham said...

Gorgeous pictures, Irene!
What a cutie-pie your son is! :-)
hugs

ShadowFalcon said...

Oh he is arorable!

Irene said...

Sweet Susan: It's a good thing he takes after his mother. BWAHAHA! Hugs to you, dahling! ;p

ShadowFalcon: Thanks! How is you new year so far? Hope all's well. =)

choochoo said...

lol - that kid looks so much like his daddy:)

Claudia said...

ooh! New camera! How fun!! I was happy to be home with my family...looking forward to seeing some pics in 2007!!

Dirk_Star said...

Wonderful blog!

Truly uplifting and spiritually alive.

I think we need a lot more souls like yours doing some blogging.

This was a fine way to begin my day.

-Princess Shin- said...

Oooh.. somebody has a new camera! Now you can take more wonderful pictures and share with us! =)

SQT said...

Awww, the little dude is sooo cute.
I'm glad you had a happy holiday Irene.

Ju Pengfei said...

Ha...
In the past I don't know that Christmas is a big celebration in Philippines, and I always think Philippines is also in Asia and the customs should be as China.
In China the biggest celebration is the lunar New year!
And it can lasts more than one month, the most of the city also have many entertainments but now some cities' government is prohibiting burn the firecrackers...
The lunar New year is coming in more than 40 days... It's the "real" New year in China!

Ju Pengfei said...

I noticed there's a "fresh pauses" on your blog, I know that's your recent posts.
But how to get this item on my blog?
I have tried to edit the blog's "css", but I can't find where can show the "recent posts".
Could you tell me?

Ces said...

Irene, you have a beautiful and happy family!!!

Irene said...

Choochoo: You think? ;p

Claudia: Don't worry. I've been shooting manically since I got my new camera, so you'll be seeing gazillions more pictures in the coming posts! :p

Dirk Star: Thank you! It's wonderful of you to drop by. Hope to see you back here frequently. =)

Princess Shin: Yupyupyup! The loony shutterbug is on the prowl...

SQT: Thanks. Hope you're having a happy weekend!

Ju Pengfei: The lunar new year is also celebrated here by the Chinese among us. Kung Hei Fat Choi!

I'll get back to you on your question about blog formattiing. I have to review first. =)

Ces: Awwww.... Salamat! I hope 2007 is starting out great for you and your loved ones. (",)

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