This was taken during my birthday last month. We had a family dinner at Seda Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. My birthday falls on a Friday and Seda Hotel had a Barbecue Grilled buffet that night. We really enjoyed their food and their desserts were superb. I think this is the 2nd or 3rd time that I celebrated my birthday in their restaurant because, obviously, we loved this place! It was not crowded and we certainly liked the ambiance, perfect for celebrating birthdays with my love ones ♥ We went home fully-sated.
These are my cousins on my paternal side and the teenagers and little ones are our kiddos. Every 25th of December, we usually have a family reunion at our late grandmother’s place in Iligan City. That was when my father was still alive and most of us were not married yet. But some of us, cousins, lived in different places and having a reunion was a bit impossible. Oh, fyi, we came from a big family. My grandma and grandpa had 13 children and my late dad was the eldest son. So in this picture, we only consisted about 1/16th of the family. And this was not even in Iligan City but here in Cagayan de Oro where some of us resided.
We had a mini-reunion at Centrio Ayala Mall and it was fun seeing the my cousins with their respective families. I wish there will be more reunions next time but I think it’s quite impossible to do this year coz some lived faraway and in another continent.
Still, I am thankful for this mini-reunion. It was nice to reconnect with my cousins and to just update each other’s lives 🙂
CDO Bloggers celebrated its Christmas party here at 1A Express Hotel (or 1 Avenue Express Hotel). This hotel is quite new, and it is located at the center of the city. It is very nearby the malls (walking distance actually) like SM Downtown Premier, Ayala Centrio Mall, Limketkai Mall and Gaisano Mall. It is just along the high way so transportation is very accessible.
Anyways, CDO Bloggers’ party was fun, chill and relaxing. Even my kids who were with me enjoyed it. Oh, my eldest daughter, by the way, is also a blogger so it was only my little one who tagged along 🙂
So if you are not from CDO and wish to stay in a hotel where you can relax but at the same time, go to exciting and nearby places, you can always stay at 1A Hotel. Better book a room now especially when they are still offering discounts 😉