The 4Fs of the Season

Family. Friends. Food. Faith

This is a rundown of what happened over the Holidays.

By December 3,  my Christmas tree was up.  I pushed myself to do it by that time or else I would never be able to do it in the succeeding days.


 The city lit up, too. I love how they used old water jugs as Christmas lights. Can you tell the water jugs in one of the photos below?
We always celebrate Christmas in a simple way. We just cooked spaghetti, dinuguan, ham and pudding.


As promised, we had cupcakes. We bought the cupcakes and I made the frosting.

Oh, we made our favorite… the mango float!

Mango is a favorite ingredient that, in one party with friends,  we had mango roll, mango bars, mango sago and mango (the fruit itself).

My Christmas vacation was full of gathering with family and friends.

I also invited my cousin over so we can bake cookies and cake and we can bring them for another cousin who invited us to her home for coffee.

The cookies were divine. They are of the melt-on-your-mouth kind.

And look at the chocolate cake!

Who would have thought we baked them in a oven with a broken door?
There was a problem with the mechanism on my oven door. While checking on the cookie, I opened the oven door only to realize I could no longer close it tight. I pushed it hard that I broke the handle. We baked the cookies with an oven door ajar! Adding to the stress, my cousin mistook the baking soda for flour. The chewy cookies we baked tasted bitter. It was the most stressful afternoon for her in her more than 15 years of baking experience. But we are doing this again once I get my oven fixed. Yes, we never give up!

Of course, the Christmas season is best celebrated with kids. My nephew enjoyed our simple gift we gave him on New Year’s Day.

Yes, we now own a fireboat. I checked with the captain for status yesterday. The fireboat had mechanical trouble!

Amid the festivities, we remember the reason for the season, the One who came into this world and died for us to save us from sins. Thank you, Jesus!

How about you? What did you do the past two weeks?

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  1. My Christmas was eating a lot of food. I probably got fat from the turkey xD also we spend time as a family and enjoyed each others company. Nice post happy new year!

  2. Seems like you had an amazing Christmas! My tree was up way late :p so I’m keeping it up a little longer still 😀 and we always have way too many foods. It’s probably better to just have a smaller dish 😀 Happy new year!

  3. The food is delicious and your Christmas tree is so festive. Love all your photos and it always good to be surrounded with loving family and friends everyday.:)

  4. I love all the photos, too! All your smiles show that you had a wonderful celebration. 🙂

    And oh, how I love the first picture you posted!

  5. Oh what can I say, your photos are all great. The foods look so yummy and I don;t mind baking your cakes using an oven with broken door, hehe.. Cheers for another year! May God bless you and your family more.

  6. Friends Family Food Faith. Love how you sum up the Holidays. 🙂
    My brother is here with his family so our days and nights have been filled with joy and a lot of Disney Junior because of my 3 year old nephew. I don’t want them to go back to their own home! hehe 🙂

    Happy New Year Kat!

  7. This is a good combination to enjoy the holiday or any other special occasion: food, family, friends and faith!

  8. You have a very cozy home, Kat! Friends and family made it even lovelier!

  9. I love the color of your walls sis. So cozy! Hmmm… I think with that broken handle, you have to buy a new one na sis 🙂

  10. Time to buy a new oven. hehehe. Hopefully this year I can have my oven na din..Para ma-try ko na baking. hehehe


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