Independence Day has a new meaning for us.
This is us at around 4:30pm, June 12, 2009
Philippine Independence Day 2009 — We tied the knot
USA Independence Day 2009 — Sachi’s second birthday, her baptism
Both occasions called for God’s blessing, and we successfully made it through.
We hope and pray that we may be FREE from worldly sins, and may He grant us the strength, the wisdom and the courage to fight temptations that will challenge our relationship as a couple, as a family.
—- Moving forward to the topic of this entry — Sachi’s Baptism! In a matter of 3 weeks, we prepared Sachi’s baptism. Everything was done in a rush. We attended a 1-hour (supposedly 2-hr) baptism seminar unscheduled, I frantically searched the internet for a venue, and allotted most of my time with DIY stuff, sourcing materials and printing out anything that I can use for Sachi’s reception venue.
Two days before the event, I got a host. The ever so reliable Ate Ayee 🙂 (See, I am not the kind of person who is comfortable talking in front of a crowd, so I really bow down to those who are… and those who do it well) Buti nlng no more sore throat for Ate Ayee!
Since everything was rush, there were lots of friends who weren’t able to come. Most people got commitments already. Sayang coz this is a triple celebration — It’s mainly Sachi’s Christening, but we also made it our post wedding celebration for friends and celebration of JM’s step to the big 3!
The entrance to the reception venue
Welcome to the Christian World, Isabel Sachi =)
Reception venue: Roofdeck, One San Miguel Ave
Sachi’s Scrapbook corner
Rubber cubes spell “Sachi”
Me and Sachi on her baptismal gown
Alone time with Mommy
Alone time with Daddy
Pinoy Henyo Game. Out of the 5 pairs, Trina & Daniel and Mama & Nanay won! Parang tuloy luto, but really, it’s not
Tired Sachi taking a nap
Waking up happily to the voice of Kundirana
Personalized Porta Pack as souvenir tokens
Marketing officemates: Jed & Trissy, Leonie & Pen
Olan, Eric, Diones, Eric M, Gab, Cham, Bob, Weng & Baby Robin
Gifts. Thank you for taking the time to pick out gifts for our Sachi. Truly appreciated 🙂
Look at Sachi sandwiched in between Tito Daniel & Tita Ayee =)
Super thanks Ate Ayee for hosting!
Care Bear cake & cupcakes. I thought our cake only has 1 edible layer. I almost had it thrown, good thing the helpers double checked.
Name the Care Bears. Surprisingly, most tables were filling up the game sheet. Jed and Trissy almost got it (Trissy turned out to be a fan of the tv shows when she was a kid), but in the end, my brus won (how? I don’t know! I don’t think this was our gen. Or was it?)
Brus and the little bru 🙂
With Tatay Ipe.. ♦ With tita Cham ♦ With daddy and Ninong RA. Baldness anyone?
Playing with Papa ♦ Dancing with Mama ♦ Watching Kundirana with Yaya Lita ♦ Nanay pinangigigilan si Sachi
With tito Eric ♦ Photo op with Ninangs, Ricel & Caissa (bru, parang ayaw nya un pag-carry mo? hehe) ♦ Sachi with Ate Loids ♦ From Penny to Elaine
With tito Bob, tita Pen and tita Lorie (Thanks Lorie for your help coming up with a list of games)
After 3 outfits, immersion in water, from qc to pasig, being carried by mommy and daddy’s friends — Sachi is just so tired. She seldom does this coz she tends to be restless and kulit, looking everywhere, tilting her head.
At this point, she couldn’t care less if her cheek is smudged on my shoudler. In less than five minutes, she was sleeping.
- Thanks Balloon Creations for the arc and tower, thank you Ninang Kim!
- Thank you Olan for the Backdrop and Printshoppe media for layout and design of invite =p
- Thank you Miggy, Ems (and Melody) for taking care of the reception preparation
- Thank you Fritz for being the official photographer. Go PrintShoppe Media!
- Thank you Mama and Papa for the lechons (all the way from Rizal!)
Special Mention to the first guests, Weng, Jun and baby Robin =)
Thank you to all our friends and family who came! Salamat. Sa mga nawala, sorry naman, and thank you for taking the time
Lastly, thank you for being generous with your gifts =)
To my close friends, you are all godparents in a way. I just have to save some close friends to the next one (in 5 years! hehe)