I had the most chill 28th birthday celebration ever! I didn’t plan anything to do, which surprised Oscar, because I usually have everything down to the T. Usually, we celebrate birthdays with the whole shebang: house/hotel party and a whole week of celebration. I don’t know what changed, but after Jacob’s 5th birthday celebration (which I haven’t even blogged about!), I decided to pull the reins a bit and keep it low key. I guess it’s because we’re also trying to not spend too much anymore because we’re preparing to buy our own place. That’s a big factor. But also, I just don’t have the energy! Our yaya recently left (again!), so I try to preserve whatever energy I have left into just being with the kids or working.
Before the weekend, I had to do a series of tests and go to the doctor’s and that kind of wore me out. I was worrying about the results and driving to and from St. Luke’s Global IS a pain. So that kind of really pushed me to just chill out the coming weekend. I did treat myself to a facial, diamond peel and a massage session at The Zen Institute after my doctor’s appointment.
I want to show you what I did for my birthday weekend, but there really weren’t a lot and I didn’t even take picture of the dinner I hosted for my married women’s Victory group at home because I was tired and busy!
I invited my Victory Group over to have dinner and do our weekly meeting at our home. I haven’t been able to go to our meetings for about a month now because the car had to be taken to the shop for repairs and then our yaya left. So I was glad they were all able to go and more importantly, I got to use my “it’s my birthday” card to get my childhood friend Justine, to join us! I’m just glad she join and possibly get into a more deeper relationship with God, in whatever way she can, either through our VG, through service at Victory, or through her own personal journey. I forgot to take photos but thanks to Mildred, I got these:
I made my special dishes and they loved it (daw! Hahaha!) <3 Wacky was so happy and eager to blow out the candles on the cake that Justine got me. Had some wine before going to bed too!
Before lunch, I was being the makeup noob that I am and prepping Justine for my godson Austin’s 1st birthday. We were late to the party because I had to do my make up and you all know it takes me an additional hour and a half now to get ready! Here are some photos from the party:
We attended service at 11AM and drove through McDo to get lunch. We were planning on going to Rockwell or Capitol Commons for lunch or dinner, but I was feeling rather lazy that day and just wanted to sleep. And sleep, we did. After our nap, I was feeling more energy flowing through my body and wanted to go to Rockwell, but changed my mind a few minutes later because the thought of chasing kids at the mall was not the way I want to spend my birthday. So chill some more, we did. Hahaha! This story is getting a bit boring! But I’m telling you! I had the best weekend! No pictures of our Sunday because seriously, I didn’t even take a shower that morning because we were running late! We all showered after lunch and had a great nap. Oh, if we can just do that every day! Hahaha!
I’m just so happy to have done absolutely nothing for my birthday. Usually, I’m overly tired from planning and hosting my own party that I don’t really get to enjoy my birthday weekend. For the first time ever, I got to do just that. I spent time with family and some friends, and finally got to see my VG after a long time. I felt complete!
I was planning on seeing our closest friends after my godson’s party, but cancelled it because I knew I’d be too tired to do anything after the party. We reschedule for this coming weekend so that should be fun! That’ll be a great reward IF I finish all my work this week. So far, I have two sponsored posts up and the rest would just be backlogs and some vlogs I need to edit. Let’s do this!
Special shout out to my Ate Rozel for my Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and this good bag with the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque that I am now super in love with!
To my Mom who sponsored this hair color:
And to my Ate Rica who gave me some $ for my tests! <3 #famlove