Saturday, July 11, 2009

happy day to you...sister gail+new bebe!

happy birthday to my lil' sis, gail...it was a very special day...
she finally told
us that she's expecting #3 (maybe #4 too? twins run in my bil's family...will be praying...)
half of us were surprised...like moi and the other half...well...knew...
gail's a sales rep by day and a cake maker by night...she baked her own b-day cake:
chocolate pistachio cake...it was yummo!
everyone brought goodies too...my other sis, Bob, made her famous 'crack mix' mix of carmel, nuts, chocolate + popcorn, buffulo appetizer dips and delicious rice crispies...i made white rice, fried rice, taco dip, raspberry bars, Filipino cake~Bibinka and sugar free chocolate chip cookies...my pop+mom bought a whole roasted pig (in the Philippines, we call it 'lechon') mmmm...pancit, tomato+onion soy sauce salad, Filipino Halo-Halo...oh there were tons of other food too...(in our culture, we embrace the idea of a 'feast' with tons of comfort/delicious food to nourish+feed our soules...and to share all our blessings with our friends + families...)
it was also my other sis, Bob's, and my #2niece, Jade's Holy Communion Luncheon Reception. great food, wonderful family and sweet ambiance...my sis did a beautiful job hosting...it was all in the details...a beautiful day Jade will treasure always...
what a weekend filled with family+friends...
my sis, Mary Ann,
sent the flowers and cute gifts like a family stamp made of their new puppy, Chomski with their last name on it...that was sweet. doesn't my sis look happy...such great news...
what a great b-day gift!
these are the new parents-to-be along with the new grandparents-to-be...(can you tell which are my dear folks?! hee-hee)


people had a blast...



this is our first sweet niece, Isabel and her best bud, Rachel...can't believe she's 12...yikers...the bottom pic is of my Pop, Uncle Rick, his wife Aunt Doris, her sis and their kiddos-Sonica + JR (JR is my godson...he's almost 17 and well he towers over me...can't believe he's going to be a jr in hs...i'm feeling my age all of a sudden...)


this is zachary...isn't he the cutest lil' boy?! ian took him under his wings...he loved playing with him...zach also loved playing with ian...they have something in common...
the LOVE 4 CHOCOLATE...
zach just couldn't wait to devour his slice of cake...
ian wanted a 2nd slice...um...no...maybe next time...ha!
anyway, congratulations to my sis and her hubby...
the new bebe will arrive sometime in february 2010...
man...2010...that sounds a lil' bit scary...
hoping good things are coming your way too!
bonne nuit
xoxo jo ;)

4 comments:

Gracie said...

OOhh Jo looks like you had a great time! I love Filo parties there're always so much food and it's great! Such a lovely family you have!! And congrats to your sis! That must be very exciting news for the whole family!
That cake looks yummy too! I also love filipino cake =)

Labour of Love said...

merci beaucoup, sweet Gracie!!! being Filipina sure has its' perks, huy?! thanks so much for the sweet compliments...we're all excited for another mestizo(a)bebe...mmm...filipino cake~yummo...mouth's watering right now...hope you're enjoying your sweet days, Gracie!!! xoxo

Dionne said...

This looks like a special gathering of loved ones, and even more special because it's to celebrate a coming addition to the family!

That cake looks beautiful. I love the color and the piping!

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