On Christmas Eve!

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My niece and nephews from Quezon went to our house to celebrate Christmas with us. Nonet is very excited to see her cousins again. The last time that they see each other was when my paternal grandmother died in 2009 (if I am not mistaken). It’s been that long since the kids get to play with each other. Nonet, being an only child has learned to enjoy playing by herself. But she is more happy while playing with her cousins. They have had misunderstandings, but I always tell Nonet to be patient with her cousins and be kind by letting them play with her toys. Gladly Nonet understood it well enough. :)

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On Christmas Eve, we just decided to prepare spaghetti, ham and chicken salad. My cousins Joy and April shared fried chicken with us. Since, I came from work, I let my mother do the cooking (as she always do). We were not able to hear the evening mass because we’re all tired. I decided not to hear the evening mass because I was really sleepy that I may just fall asleep during the mass. I slept maybe around 4PM and my mother woke me up at 11:30PM.

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When I woke up, I already found my daughter, sisters, my cousin April, and my niece Ikay opening gifts. Nonet got most of the gifts under our Christmas tree. :) Nonet got dolls from her Ninong Bonnie and my friend Mishie. Her Ninang Daisy gave her a Sponge Bob cushion chair. She loves it! :) I gave her Domino, Picture Link (board game) and Fast 4 Words (similar to word factory). Her Tajoy gave her a 204-piece Winnie the Pooh Puzzle. She said that she requested the said puzzle from Joy. Her Ta Anne gave her a Mickey Mouse board game which she enjoyed playing a lot with her cousins. Patty gave her the old fashioned Brick Game (yet we’re still enjoy playing it!) and a pink dress. Pau gave her a Finding Nemo coloring book. She loves all her gifts. Thanks to everyone who remember Nonet.

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In return, we do not fail to give gifts to her cousins and friends. I actually consider giving the kids money instead of toys or clothes, or RedEnvelope coupon codes but then I realize that kids still enjoy opening Christmas gift. I also enjoy wrapping gifts. :)

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We give thanks to the Lord and shared the food we have on our table. We chat a little and everybody is happy. We didn’t get the chance to have a “videoke session” like we usually do because we’re all sleepy already. It was a different Christmas Eve because we usually spend it with my sisters, my mother, my daughter and Tabibe. This year, we get to spend our Noche Buena with my cousins, Tita Lyn, our niece Ikay and nephews, Yves and Hans. It was really fun. Though our family has had conflicts and misunderstandings, it still good to spend time together especially this season. I believe that even if my cousins and I have our own families now, we’ll remain close to each other like we used to be. :)

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Merry Christmas!

Ciao! :)

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