Bree is My Bling Bling

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tequila Shots anyone?

SPCQ - HS batch 86

We had a mini-reunion last weekend in Vegas. Just a few girls from our batch: Carmela, Tere, me, Michelle, Ruby and Pinky.

Tere, Carmela and I brought our families with us. Pinky was with her boyfriend. Michelle was with her friend April (also a Paulinian, batch 87) and Ruby came by herself - but she came all the way from San Francisco.

Saturday morning - we all had brunch together - all 17 of us.

Saturday afternoon - we went shopping at the outlet mall.

Saturday evening - Girls Night Out! We were gonna watch the Side A/Freestyle concert, but the 8pm show hasn't started by 9pm, so we left (we haven't paid our tickets yet). And we headed on to the bar/lounge and had 2 rounds of tequila and other cocktails. As always, we had a LOT of fun. The bar had closed already for the night/morning, and we were still there talking. That always happens to us... we can talk until the wee hours of the morning.

Sunday - we went to church at 11am, and had lunch at Pinoy Pinay restaurant.

We all had a great time. Bree had fun with Elsa (Tere's daughter) swimming and surfing (the net). Clay had fun at the poker table (he didn't lose big time). And of course, i had a blast!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Solvang Trip

We decided to take a short weekend trip to Solvang. Our timeshare vacation club has a new building in Solvang, and i was able to reserve a one-bedroom unit.

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Solvang is the Danish capital of America...windmills, tulips, wooden clogs, etc. It's a small town, you can tour the entire Solvang in just half a day.

Aebleskiver - pancakes shaped like a ball, topped with jam and powdered sugar. That's what we had for breakfast. It's a Danish specialty. It sounds heavenly, doesn't it?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Breesmom is currently reading...

The Wedding
by Nicholas Sparks
I have never read a Nicholas Sparks book, although i know that a lot of people absolutely adore his writings, and the movies have been very good chick flicks.
I have only seen one of the movies - A Walk to Remember, with Mandy Moore. And it was such a heart-wrenching film, so nakaka-in-love. After seeing the movie, i so wanted to order "sweet tea" from a restaurant.
Back to the book i am reading, this is like a spin-off from Sparks' previous book, The Notebook, which was a blockbuster movie. I should have read that first.
After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage. Desperate to win back his wife, Jane's, heart, he must figure out how to make her fall in love with him... again.
Despite the shining example of Allie and Noah's marriage, Wilson is himself a man unable to easily express his emotions. A successful estate attorney, he has provided well for his family, but now, with his daughter's upcoming wedding, he is forced to face the fact that he and Jane have grown apart and he wonders if she even loves him anymore. Wilson is sure of one thing--his love for his wife has only deepened and intensified over the years. Now, with the memories of his in-laws' magnificent fifty-year love affair as his guide, Wilson struggles to find his way back into the heart of the woman he adores.


Friday, April 13, 2007


Bree loves turrones de casoy... but just the balat part. She doesn't like the sweet and salty casoy mixture...
so she doesn't eat the casuy part, and leaves them piled up on the corners of the tin container.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bree's Double-Digit Birthday

Bree turned 10 years old on February 15th. She's now in the double-digits. The celebration began the weekend before her birthday.

On February 9th, Friday, a few of her friends came over for a sleepover. We had pizza, crescent rolls, and chicken wings for dinner. And for dessert --- semi-homemade birthday cake. I made white cake with chocolate frosting. The kids absolutely loved the cake!
The girls were talking and talking, until almost 2 o'clock in the morning. Then they woke up i think at 7:30ish. I made them breakfast of scrambled eggs, mini-sausages and biscuits. Their parents picked them up at 10am.
They had a great time (like they always do)!

Here's a picture of girls - Amanda, Sarah, Bree, Lorena, Kristina and Jenny. And a picture of my semi-homemade cake.


Saturday, February 17, 2007

Grandparents Day at SRB

Every Valentines Day, Sabrina's school holds an event for Grandparents. For the kids whose grandparents cannot come (if they are sick or if they live far away), they can bring a special person, like an aunt or uncle, or cousin, or ninong/ninang, etc. In the past, Bree has asked her Ninang Framie, Ninong Gerry, Lola Beth and Heather to be at that event.

This year, she didn't invite anyone to this event.

But i saw this card in her backpack.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Master Storyteller

My favorite author, Sidney Sheldon passed away today. He was 89.

I like his books because they are page-turners, and the stories have twists that make them so unpredictable. My fellow-Sheldon-readers know what i'm talking about.

He also was the creator of a few TV shows. Do you remember Hart to Hart, with Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers? I loved that show.

But his books are the best (IMHO). I have read all his books, including his most recent The Other Side of Me, which is his memoir. My favorites are his earlier works like Master of the Game, The Other Side of Midnight, Memories of Midnight, Rage of Angels, Windmills of the God, If Tomorrow Comes and Bloodline.

Once you've read a Sheldon book, you will get hooked. He is indeed the Master Storyteller...

Friday, January 26, 2007

Bree at Band Concert

They are playing Hot Cross Buns

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Our Flutist

Bree has been taking flute lessons in school. The class is every Friday, and she practices at home every chance she gets.

They had their concert today - the St. Robert Bellarmine Band Concert. Other instruments being played by the students are: clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone and one person on drums.