Thursday, December 29, 2011

Personalized Holiday Cards

Hello everyone! As you can see, I changed the theme of my Nostalgic Marveling blog into Travels and Wandering.. and the family's daily adventure. I want to start the 2012 year fresh and with new perspective. Leave all the unpleasant things that happened and move on with new hope, wishes, and goal.

With that being said, I am phasing out the Nostalgia  meme and this entry would be the last one.  I thank all of you who supported this meme all the way to the end.  You may still continue reminiscing the past through other meme with the same theme.   Below are the Personalized Holiday Cards that we sent out to family and friends last year and this year.  I apologize to those  friends whom I sent  regular cards because I ran out wahhh.  I thought, I have limited friends and as it turn out, I still have quite a few.
To thank you all for the wonderful memories we all have had sharing with each other's experiences, I am  giving a little thank you prize to all of you who would  join  this last Nostalgia entry.  The lucky winner will receive a $25.00 thru their paypal account.  This would be a nice juice to start the year for your  paypal.

So what's the catch?  There's none.  All you have to do is ask your friends to vote for your entry by leaving a comment on this post that they are voting for you.  You can leave a link or url at their site pointing to this post in order to vote.  It's very easy to join, just post anything that would remind you of the past Christmas or any experiences you have in the past.  Or you can  share  your thoughts about this meme.

You have until December 31 to collect  votes, the winners will be announced on the first day of 2012.  So  join the last Nostalgia and win $25 to be awarded thru your paypal account.  It's not much as I am not rich like others who giveaway hundreds and hundreds of dollars but one thing for sure, this  comes from my heart.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca PA

My husband and I had a little trip to a place we have never been last Tuesday. Our daughter wanted a green machine and it wasn't available to any store nearby here so we drove all the way to Monaca Pennsylvania just to buy it.
Beaver Valley Mall was on the way from Walmart where we bought the GM so we  dropped by and did a little shopping.
We did not have the kids with us so it was sort of a date for us weeee.
Beaver Valley Mall is  quite different from Robinson Mall, it was more organized,  not-so-crowded, and  we've seen  different kinds of deals that Robinson doesn't have.

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Have a fabulous Christmas celebration everyone!

Friday, December 23, 2011


We did not get to see the Voyage of the Little Mermaid because the queue was very  long.  Going to Disney World was one  magical moment that we did this year not to mention that we met up with our bloggie fwiends.
We all had a blast during our  5 days get together.  Hope we could do it again  sometime in the future.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Flower-Designed Lights

We made a trip to the bank last Wednesday and withdrew some moolah for my family in the Philippines. We sent it via Western Union afterwards. It wasn't much but my siblings would be happy to have a little extra spending money during holiday season. I am thankful that we saved a little bit and that my husband is very generous to send them money every Christmas.
Anyhow, there are two of this flower-designed lights in front of the bank and it light up beautifully at night. My model was up for some photo shoot that day so I took advantage of it.
These last two shots were taken inside the bank. They have a very tall Christmas tree inside.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Special Moments with Santa

We went to Wheeling last Saturday.  My niece-in-law holds a high position in H&R Block and she invited us  for their event.  There was Santa and the kids had so much fun doing crafts and other things.  The place is located at Highland Hills.  I was going to take pictures of  business establishments with W  because I have seen quite a few but decided not lol.  The trip from Weirton, to Wheeling took 45 minutes.
Ms. Burrito immediately talked to Santa when we arrived but Mr. Burrito  was scared.
Ms. Burrito and Haley  spent some quality time together.
Santa was so persistent  that he managed to talked  EJ into coming near him.
My niece-in-law's family.
Thanks Jen for taking us a family photo with Santa!
Gracie is always up for some  smiles in front of the camera and I always love that about her.  She;'s a real character hehehe.
Finally at the end,Mr. Burrito warmed up with Santa and let him Hold him.
He even cracked a little smile lol.  Good job there Burritos!  Our trip  ended by visiting two more other places but I'll share that next time.  I thought the long  drive was worth it because we got to spend  some long time with Santa hehehe.  I hope that next year, Mr. Burrito won't be so intimidated with  Santa's long beard lol.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa's Charm - Nostalgia # 82

Santa's charm did not attract Mr. Burrito until this year. The first single photos below were taken last year.  We asked  the two to have a picture with Santa at the mall but Mr. Burrito refused.  He rather posed  with Mr. Bear  than with Santa lol.  Ms. Burrito on the other hand is always   up to it.
We went on the same mall in Steubenville Ohio this year and this time, Mr. Burrito  had the courage  to go in front of Santa, hooray!
Too bad, I did not have my DSLR with me so the photo is a little blurry.  I wasn't allowed to take picture inside the photo setting, so  this is the  farthest I could zoom in my  point and shoot Sony.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Balloon Collar for Champ

We went to the store yesterday and grabbed some  art and crafts  materials that the kids can do  this weekend.  My  daughter grabbed a packed of  balloons and they  played with it this morning.  Our dog Champ doesn't mind that Ms. Burrito put a balloon Collar   in his neck.  I think he likes it because he is thinking that he  joining the Swifto Dog Walks lol.  Champ is still wearing this  balloon collar till now.  Every time we grab his  collar, he gets excited because he knows that he is going for a walk with us.

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