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May 30, 2021 | Mother's Day, Profession of Faith, Friends, & Barrio Fiesta

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Hey, you! 😊

Last weekend was a pretty busy one for us. We had a million of errands to run on Saturday, but Sunday was super special. It was a day of celebration!

My day started waking up to a surprise prepared by the Husband and S. My favorite flowers, a new book, coffee, croissant, and the sweetest card ever. Sometimes I can't help but wonder how the heck I got this lucky! 💜

Thankfully, I caught this all on camera and more.

More because after this sweet moment we had to rush to get ready for our daughter's, S, Profession of Faith Ceremony. The Husband and I have never celebrated our Profession of Faith Ceremony in the Philippines. I'm not even sure if it is celebrated at all. I remember my baptism (well, not really because I was a teeny-tiny baby but you know what I mean..), then my communion, and finally my confirmation. I don't even think any of my friends did their profession of faith either.

Okay, enough babbling about this.

The ceremony went perfectly well, considering the current Covid situation. We weren't sure how things would go, but it was nicely organised. The group was divided by 2. There was a first ceremony at 9am and ours started at 10:30am. You could definitely tell that people have been starting to get the vaccine. And of course, this was another proud moment for us as parents, especially because this was something that S wanted to do for herself. We pretty much let her make her own decisions when it comes to religion. We definitely don't want to force anything on her because we want her to cherish and accept it wholeheartedly. We made the choice for her to be baptised because she was a 1-month old baby, but after that it's all her.

Of course, we would have loved to invite friends and family, just like we did for her communion, but that obviously was not possible. We went to see friends, who live right in front of the venue, and it was so obviously catching up with them. Making friends when you're an adult, and I mean good friends, is so difficult so when you do, it's important to nurture that friendship.

The rest of the day was just as wonderful. A lil work because we had to upload a Youtube video but is it considered work when you like doing it? 🤔

At the same time, we did what I love best ....

Cooking! But cooking with family. This is where I like to pretend I'm a chef and the Husband and S are my sous-chefs / dishwashers / cleaners. Hahaha. I had asked S how she wanted to celebrate and surprisingly she said she wanted Homemade Filipino Food at home. I dunno why but I was thinking she was gonna want a pizza party, fast-food, or go to her favorite restaurant. But her wish is my command and I can definitely do this. Even too much as our dining table looked more like a Barrio Fiesta then late lunch for 3. Hahaha.

We had Lumpia Shanghai, Buttered Shrimp, Chicken Wings, Filipino Spaghetti, and Liempo. The recipe for the Liempo is my sister's-in-law and it is the bomb! Hopefully I get to make a video of it someday and share it with you!

The cherry on top was the Amorino ice cream package my in-laws ordered for our dessert. Amorino is the best ice cream place in my opinion and I am so glad that they finally opened in our city. Our favorite is the Pistachio ice cream.

This is the kind of day I love best.

xoxo Elodie

Have you celebrated your Profession of Faith as well?

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