My Family

Then...

My grandmother
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and now...

My grandmother
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Meet my maternal grandmother. She just celebrated her 92nd birthday surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She have 10 children, 30 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren (if I counted right)!

I don't see a lot of my grandma since we live in Manila and she stays in Cebu. The last time I saw her was in 1998 when I introduce hubby and my son to her for the very first time. And since then we have never gotten the chance to visit her again.

Seeing the family get together pictures suddenly makes me homesick... it may take us years before we can visit Manila again.

17 comments:

Ka Uro said...

you must have a very close family. your grandma is very blessed to have so many children and grand childrend. pwedeng gamitin ang photo ninyo sa movie na "Mano Po 3". hehe

Agring said...

Wow ! what a nice family portraits. I wish I have one. Great job on your scraps Jo!

myepinoy said...

Wow, 10 children. She must be a great woman.

"Happy Birthday" to your grandmother.

JO said...

Hi Ka Uro,

Our family don't get a lot of reunions, cause we are all scattered all over...

Thanks Agring and Rolly!

Duke said...

hi jo!

reunions are so much.it's the only time to be together with if no , all family members!

great scrapbooking!

ethel said...

Hi Jo, ang ganda ng pagka scraps mo :)
Wish ko talaga ang ganung edad ng grandma mo :) yong lola ko rin 88 na sya as in malakas pa rin at yong lola daw nya umabot ng 102. Ano sa tingin mo Jo, aabot din kaya ako sa 90 hehe...

JO said...

Hi Duke,

Family treasure talaga... kaka-miss talaga ang mga family reunions.

Hi Ethel,

Thanks. I dont think I want to live that old... kung kasama ko pa si hubby like this couple, puwede pa siguro.

Linnor said...

happy birthday to your grandma!

our maternal grandma is turning 92 next month.

may the LORD bless them both in their golden years!

She said...

hi Jo! nakakatuwa naman family pic niyo! na-miss ko tuloy mommy ko... sana kami rin pag tumanda na ganyan.

Toni said...

I like what you did! Now and then. It's a great concept and always interesting to look at. :)

JO said...

Hi Linnor,

Advance happy birthday to your grandma too!

Hi She,

Minsanan lang din mangyari ang reunions na ganito, I really wish I was there to celebrate with all of them.

Thanks Toni!

Junnie said...

i love before and after shots....would have loved it more if you nd the family were in the same pic....some day soon....just pray for it to come early enough...

ghee said...

Congratulations to your Grandma!!
Imagine,92,shes tough huh.

You have a nice family out there..

Have a great day!

ANALYSE said...

nice pictures. how i wish we could have one soon, kaya lang hirap i-organize esp if there are a lot of children who are out of the country. the family's growing and it's quite too sad to be far to witness all that..anyways, communication is easier now with the net.

kaberns said...

Hi Jo,
I hope you can visit your grandma soon so she can see your kids.
Take care,
kaberns

JO said...

Hi Junnie,

How I wish we were there too... someday, soon...

Hi Ghee,

Thanks!

Hi Analyse,

It is really hard to organize reunion that will have perfect attendance... I don't think we ever had a complete family reunion.

Hi Kaberns,

Thanks! Next trip home will definitely include a trip to Cebu.

jealine-anjel said...

That's what I call a fabulous scrapbook. PEACE OUT!!!
Happy Birthday to your grandmother!