If what happens in January will dictate what will happen throughout the year, then I can say that 2012 will be full of parties and travelling! At the start of January, we attended Jollibee parties weekly, much to joy of Gwen. Then, her grandpa surprised us with a trip to Aklan, he’ll be bringing the whole family for some sort of family reunion next week. The family will have a thanksgiving mass and a small party for the family. Too bad the famous Ati-Atihan festival is happening now, a week shy of our arrival in Aklan. But just the same, we’re still excited to be back in the province.
What do you miss most about going back to the province? I wrote before how we enjoyed the rural life, how we just lazily lounge and have breakfast in the outdoor furniture. Gwen would jump around my aunt’s luxury garden furniture and make plenty of excited shrieking. She’d sit in the pebbles in the garden and throw some to the dogs. In the afternoon, we’ll head to the beach front and pick up stones, listen to the waves and watch the sunset. Time seems so slow back there, so relaxed unlike here in Manila.
I think Gwen’s second visit to Aklan will be more fun for her because she can now appreciate things more than she was 11 months old. We planned on going back to the falls in Jawili, Aklan. No time to go to Boracay though, because our vacation is only for four days. We’ll just recreate a beach setting in the beachfront with rattan garden furniture minus the white sand. Oh and she will be joined by her two cousins so they will have a blast at the beach. And we’re more ready than before because Gwen now has her own flotation device.