A Very Happy Birthday

For the past few years I’ve celebrated the actual day of my birthday quietly with just myself and a few friends, and this year was no different. I consider it one of the best birthdays I’ve had in a while, though. Or maybe it’s because it was one of the best days I’ve had in a while, period. I woke up loving who I am and who my family and friends are, and feeling thankful for everything I have. Ü

Thanks, Papa, for letting me spend the day how I want, and thanks, Mama, for always keeping me in your thoughts even though you were off on a trip. Thank you to all the people who spent time with me — Marielle and Clark; the nice baristas at Gloria Jean’s Megamall who let me use their WiFi for 6 hours straight; my Genesis family who really love when I order pizza for them; Gelli and Laqui and R.A.; Susan, Blanche, Mitch and the squad of BodyBalance Challenge attendees; and James and Doni for having dinner with me (I know the free meal had something to do with it Ü).

I hope next year’s is even better!

UPDATE, JULY 7:I held my birthday party on July 7 with my family and friends. While not all the people I invited were able to come, I’m glad that the ones who are important to me came. πŸ™‚ Here are some pictures.

Noelle's 24th: Happy Birthday to Me!

Here I am ecstatic that people started showing up.

Noelle's 24: B*DAY!

You know I love gifts.

Noelle's 24th: UPians

With Ralph, Gem, and Don, my friends from my second stint at UP

Noelle's 24th: Wine

Holding wine bottles with my sister Marielle Louise

Noelle's 24th: Beach Buddies

With Tin, James, and Doni, my buddies from Body Balance and Boracay (remember them?)

Noelle's 24th: New Arrivals

Striking my best bombshell pose with my wholesome friends Ellaine and Vanessa πŸ˜€

Noelle's 24th: CHA-ers

These are three of my oldest and dearest friends: Julia, Rachel, and Paolo

Noelle's 24th: Feeding the Kids

With two of my favorite couples from Fitness First: hubby-and-wifey team Menchu and Brian, and Ethel and Clark

It was a great way to end my birthday week. I hope the time between now and next year will be filled with many such happy moments. God has really blessed me with so much, and I’m thankful.

0 thoughts on “A Very Happy Birthday

  • July 7, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Belated happy birthday, Ms. Noelle! πŸ™‚


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