|This is just a tiny fraction of the actual number of gifts under our tree when|
Christmas day arrived
The annual Christmas reunion with the rest of our Tan Clan had to be planned way, way ahead because there are now so many of us. Before, we used to meet in one family member's house but it has become impossible now because we won't fit in just one house. So, we rented out a resort in Marikina and a simple get together turned out to be a swimming outing with lots of gift-giving and a lot more of eating!
|My impatient son who couldn't wait until it's time for exchanging gifts|
|Bonding with his cousin Jared|
|Swim time with Daddy|
|Tan Family (minus more members)|
We left the resort around three in the afternoon and went to our next reunion with my father's side of the family - the Yboa Clan.
|My parents with Papa's sister Tita Menia|
|Skype time with our cousin Kuya Ariel who's living in the US|
|Johan clapping his hands after playing his "masterpiece" on the piano|
|Christmas ain't Christmas without Tita Menia's delicious handa which we look forward to every year|
|Our family minus my brother Pao (Jeddah) and my brother RJ and his family (celebrating his wife's birthday|
with the rest of his wife's side of the family)
|With some of the Yboa girls|
Christmas will always be my favorite occasion. Aside from all the yummy food and the overflowing gifts, the time we spent with family is priceless and truly the best blessing I will forever be thankful for.