Hello, 2015!

 

 HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!!! Pig-out season is officially over, it’s time to head to the gym and work on those New Year’s resolutions. Some of you will be out of the gym in a week or two anyway…haha.

This isn’t much as a first post for 2015, I was hoping I’d start this year with a bang but I’m still slowly easing my way into this new life ahead so please bear with me. I honestly thought I’d be able to catch up on pending posts from 2014 before the year ended, clearly that wasn’t the case—so much for starting this year with a clean slate. Oh well…

The holidays were a bit different for me this season, last year I was in Houston, single, doing LDR with my fiancé and I was busy shopping gifts and helping my siblings shop for gifts, I was wrapping my presents and everyone else’s. Mom and I did the usual brainstorming for the theme of our Christmas tree, Pop did his usual OC thing with the Christmas lights, I was busy driving around juggling work, Christmas parties and choir practice.  I also did my usual thing where I forced everyone in the family to dress “accordingly” (hahaha).

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This year I found myself celebrating my first ever Christmas as a married woman. It’s been 7 years since I last spent the holidays here in the Philippines and it was strange yet wonderful to be celebrating it with new family—my in-laws. Marco and I were pretty much done with our Christmas shopping around mid- September, the Christmas trees in both LaVista and Alabang had their own stylist and the manangs put up the decorations. I didn’t have to drive around, it was always Marco or the manongs who’d drive us for Christmas shopping or Christmas errands. I couldn’t get over the fact that I wasn’t going to cross out “Papa Froi” or “Mama Beth” or my siblings on my ( I should really start saying “our”, huh?) Christmas list.

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Anyway, my Houston Family..if you’re reading this, know that I AM MISSING YOU ALL SO MUCH. I miss you so much that I even gave in and made my own SnapChat account. (Ugh.) Send my love to our doggies, Todd and Oreo. Just consider this Christmas a break from me, haha, next year I’m bringing back my bossy self to Houston and y’all won’t have a say with our Christmas Tree theme and what to wear on Christmas day. I love you, love you, love you!  I’ll see you in a few months. <crossing fingers>

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On another note, here’s my first #OOTD for the year 2015

….mostly presents from the in-laws. They know my taste, haha. Thanks mami!

(DRESS: Reversible; from Mami/ PURSE: neon floral clutch; from Mami/ SANDALS: braided thongs; American Eagle Outfitters/ EARRINGS: gold hoops; from Mami/ NECKLACE: gold flower statement necklace; from Mommy Babe/ CUFF: gold with white faux leather strap; Terranova, P120 on sale)

~Rhea

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