It was a very fun evening I had few weeks ago. My best friend NJ and I had a double birthday celebration at her house in Forth Worth. I am still cannot find the words how enchanted I was of how beautifully the party was planned and put together very successfully. We both had not idea how the party would be like because there was no tiny hint. Not one little bit. Our dear friends were very good in hiding clues. Would you believe that they did a Casino Themed Birthday Party? NJ and I like going to the casinos. 😀 We don’t do it very often but we enjoy going.
NJ and me. Birthday banner.
Anyway, it’s my 40th birthday and I can say that this was it was a big celebration to date. NJ is in her late 20s already. The last time we celebrated our birthday together was in 2009 when we were neighbors in Fort Worth. We went Downtown and had fun at the disco and karaoke at City Streets (now closed). Those were good times, I tell ya.
Lots of food. Yum.
The party that night was a blast. The decorations were amazing and the food was abundant. Thanks to the guests who brought delicious American and Filipino foods. In addition, NJ’s hubby and friends had set up a red carpet and casino. NJ and I had a wonderful night on our birthday party. They were very thoughtful with donating to my feeding program next month. NJ, her sister, my daughter, and I are flying together to the Philippines for a vacation this month. And one of the things in my agenda was having a small Thanksgiving feast for the children in my neighborhood. I am excited about it. It won’t be long and we will be in the Philippines.
Our birthday cake.
My best friend NJ and me. I love you dear.
There’s a lot of stuff went on at the party that evening – karaoke, disco, and games. Oh how fun. Thanks to our wonderful friends who made our birthday party celebration very successful and amazing.
It’s the month of June, everyone! That means summer is just around the corner. I hope the weather is wonderful in your areas. It has been raining like crazy here in Texas. Some lakes and rivers are overflowing. The one behind our neighborhood is super full that the water is almost on the road. Thankfully it didn’t. It’s supposed to be clear and sunny all week this week. 🙂
The lake’s water level.
Are you and your family excited for the summer vacation? We are. I cannot wait to go on a summer getaway with my family. I hope DD won’t get sick these days because there are so many kids’ activities during summer and party invitations too.
DD was invited to a couple of birthday parties. One was last Saturday and the other one was yesterday. She wasn’t able to go last Saturday because she was not feeling completely well. She caught a cold and ran a fever Friday evening. Her body temperature was 101.3 F and I was very worried. The next day, which is Saturday, she is still feeling weak. So we declined the birthday invitation and I let DD rest a lot on that day.
Then yesterday, Sunday, she said she wanted to go to Avi’s birthday party. So we went and joined Avi’s 8th birthday party held at one of my girl friends’ home. The weather was wonderful. The kids spent most of the afternoon playing in the backyard. Everybody had a great time at the party especially when it was cake time.
They found the swimming pool noodles and played sword fight. 🙂
Avi’s pretty pink Lalaloopsy birthday cake.
And you know what, behind the fun and happiness of this party is also a little sadness. Why? Because Avi and her family is moving. They will be moving to Tennessee next week. We will surely miss them.
Your sister is the first female friend you will have in your life. Nobody will ever be able to understand your craziness like your sister. And although you don’t see each other as much as you would like, she will always remain your friend and be there for you whenever you need her the most. While people will come and go in your life, your sister will be in your heart for a lifetime.
I found this quote from someone on Facebook. I shared it on my profile and sharing it here as well. Yes, our sisters are our best friends. So love your sisters like you love your parents.
I miss my siblings, I love them so much.
My cousin and I have been attending Christmas parties since the month December came. Last night, we went to see our friends in Benbrook (Texas) for a Christmas party hosted by one of our girl friends who recently bought a new house. And this is the very first time we came to see her and her husband in their new place.
I didn’t expect my friend’s house would be a two storey house because when I looked around, the neighboring houses didn’t look like that. Their house is beautiful. It’s all carpeted in the second floor. The got a good deal with that house. Though she told me that there are a few things she wanted to change and replace. As you know, my friend is very particular when it comes to home improvement. She wants everything to be perfect. What she and her husband do is look at satisfactory reviews on services. And BuildDirect reviews got them interested. Good reviews from customers always have a big impact on businesses to gain more clients. It’s really neat that Facebook can be a tool to find businesses and service providers Build Direct. Of course, we can find them there too http://www.facebook.com/builddirect. So we just talked about just about anything. From food to home improvement. Hahaha!
Like I mentioned, only me and cousin came to the party. Our husbands and kids didn’t go with us because;
1. my hubby’s not feeling well
2. the weather’s not pleasant to drive because it’s raining and super foggy. Plus, sudden temperature drop that it’s too cold for the kids to be traveling.
It was nice seeing everyone at the party. We had lots of fun especially at the gifts exchange ‘white elephant’ style. 🙂
Gifts exchange time. 🙂
Driving wasn’t that much of a hassle except getting into some foggy areas along the way. We arrived to our destination and got home safe and sound despite of the heavy fog.
There’s a surprise in the mail box. Not an unexpected bill, no. It is a package from my friend in West Virginia arrived in the mail. She is my baby’s Godmother. We haven’t met yet but we communicate through the blogosphere and social network. She sent us a Christmas card last year with a picture of her family.
infant outfit and a postcard from West Virginia
It was so nice of my mare to send a pretty infant clothing like this for my daughter. I cannot wait to see her in this outfit. When I showed them to my baby, she jabbered “tah-tah-tyeah-teess”. I think she said “They’re pretty.”
Heartily thanks to you Mareng Rose, Kids e-Connection, for this beautiful gift. The postcard is so cute. My husband said you are a thoughtful friend. Yea, I hope we can meet in the near future. Bless your heart. ‘Love yah