I thought it was only yesterday when I posted something about Jasmine Curtis-Smith. I am so behind! What a lazy, lazy me!
Well, another Christmas holiday had passed by. It was my third Christmas away from the Philippines. The past two years was just a "so so" because my kids were not here. This year was a great one because my family was complete. Hubby and I got days off on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (unlike in the past two years) so we got to spend this special occasion with our teeners.
We didn't wrap gift. It was a mutual understanding that we would just buy whatever we want to buy for ourselves for Christmas. Hubby decided to buy an engine and transmission for his ancient Chevy Van which costs him a fortune (lol!). I bought lots of stuff online from Coach, American Eagle, Victoria's Secrets. I also bought something from Crocs and Guess. My daughter bought stuff from Aeropostale, Converse and Forever21. On the other hand, my son got stuff from Levi's, Aeropostale and also from Converse.
It was my first time to buy lots of stuff online for myself. My daughter said I deserved them. She was the one who suggested to also buy things for myself because I always prioritize my family and relatives back home. When I was still in the Philippines, I spent mostly of my Christmas Bonus to my loved ones including my extended family and I am still doing the same thing sans Christmas Bonus from my employer because we don't have such a thing here.
Anyway, I spent more than 10 hours video chatting with my family back home last Christmas day. I was able to see my mother, sisters, Aunts and Uncles, nieces and nephews, neighbors, etc. via Yahoo Messenger video chat. They were hosting an annual Children's party at that time held at the front yard of my parents' home and everyone came except my brother and his wife because they attended another important event in Digos City. While watching the party in a real time, it was like we were also there. It was really cool!
As Christmas presents, I sent some goodies to my friends and I got some presents from them too.
All in all, my Christmas was a BLAST!