#TBT: CHICAGO – AUGUST 2-7, 2012

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A photo opportunity with our uncle from the Philippines.
This is Tito Teody with the family before we left for SFO! We finally meet in person.

One of my favorite summers! It was our first time in Chicago. We got to see a lot in a span of five days: The Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Millennium Park, Sears Tower, etc. The weather was perfect! Humid at times, but we all did well with it. Here are a few photos from that vacation.

ENJOY! 🙂

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For Lola <3

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On this date, six years ago, I lost one of the most important people in my life. I think of her daily. There are days where I really wish she were around to give me advice, make me laugh, or just see her smile.

I’ll never forget her humility, her love, and her support. I can remember when my siblings and I would play school with her. She taught us how to spell and sing many songs. Her teaching background really inspired me.

I’ll always cherish the holiday season because of her. We made it a tradition every December to shop & wrap presents together as a family.

Lastly, my fondest memories would have to be in high school. After those long school days, we’d drop in at the house to have a snack and even take a nap on the couch. Lola would always put a blanket on us making sure we were comfortable. I’ll never forget that.

Thank you for everything, Lola Santa Clara. I miss you and I love you.

Love,
Bernadette

#TBT: Portland – July 4-5, 2013

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I was thinking about this road trip a few weeks ago. I decided to find the pictures and here they are. Some of my favorite memories are from college. It’s funny because we were all at a July 4th gathering. We talked about Portland, but to actually drive up? Yeah, we said let’s go! I was a professional passenger so I offered a lot of emotional support, lol. I did my best to stay awake and be a team player. Lots of music was played. And Louie the beagle pug was with us too.

All photos were taken with my iPhone 5. My first apple phone. I don’t regret it. 😛

Enjoy!

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