Blessed! Finally (11 months after we moved in) ! Yey!
If there is something I learned from the experience that is to
Always comb your hair and have a good look in the mirror before leaving the room. This applies most especially if you are expecting visitors and a lot of pictures. I hate all my pictures from that day because my hair was just horrible!
I hurriedly took a bath, got dressed, cut the circles for the candles and ran downstairs to greet our relatives.
You see, that morning, I was not in the mood for any family gathering. My mom and my sister were sick and advised that they could not make it. I invited two aunts and their families. Tita Sor, my mom’s sister, did not confirm. The other one, Tita Elout, my dad’s sis, who was coming from Laguna, said they were coming in late.
I had a lot of plans for that day. I had theme in mind: Home is Where the Heart Is. I wanted to buy heart balloons to make the garden and the driveways more festive. I bought heart cupcake sprinkles and cupcake liners with red and pink hearts. I already had stuff for the loot bag for the kids. I have scapbooking paper with hearts and the word love printed. I was supposed to wrap them around the candles. I bought blue and orange throw pillow cases to match my new curtains. I collected items like our pay slip, our water bill, and a Yakult bottle, for our time capsule. I wanted our souvenirs to be ref magnets with a picture of a house with a heart inside. Of all this, only the last materialized.
Anyhoo, we got a priest from our parish. We started the blessing with a prayer. After the priest blessed every corner of our houses, we did the ceremonial coin throw.
For the food, because we did not want to stress ourselves, we just bought barbeque and pancit palabok. Manang cooked her famous banana jackfruit spring rolls. Mae, my brother in law’s wife, cooked Tilapia Alfredo, lumpiang shanghai and buko pandan.
Entertainment was provided by our toddler. Here he is, charming his lolas.
We are still planning to have a time capsule. That would be great reminder when we dig it up when we are 80 years old, of how we started out. We just need to find time to decorate the tin can and dig. I hope it won’t take us 11 months.