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Ooops my kiddie themed party turned into gambling party :P June 4, 2008

Filed under: Sunnyside up — quinnieann @ 12:30 am

booze and cards
Last weekend, May 31, 2008, I hosted a mini-party for my highschool friends. I invited them to   our newly blessed condo unit (Me and my hubby’s first real estate investment).  We were a group of six 25-30 year old yuppies who wanted to meet up and spend a relaxed and carefree weekend.  I also wanted to bring us back to memory lane, to a time in our childhood when game days and parties where a treat.

We started off with two rounds of monopoly and filled our tummies with famous kiddie munchies like hotdog and marshmallows on sticks, spaghetti, tuna sandwich and pizza, then we drank mango juice with soda for that extra fizzle.   

What I originally planned as a kiddie party turned out as a day to open our eyes to gambling. Small time gambling of course! 25 centavos per game to be exact. OOOH that was until we raised the stakes to 5 bucks.
It was a first for most of us to play cards with real money on the table. The competition was intense as people began to lose. The experience was both funny and awakening. Good thing we had small stakes and we were all friends. Don’t think we should do this again though. Don’t want anyone of us to be addicted to gambling.  
Anyhow we had fun and we ended the day at 12 midnight. Yes we still had the same curfew as Cinderella. Hahaha! 🙂

Daily summary (ala Bridget Jones):
Games won: Many
Money lost: none
Money earned: 22.25
Food calorie in take: TOO MUCH
People who attended the party who are still my friends: 4/4


Puppy photography June 3, 2008

Filed under: Sunnyside up — quinnieann @ 4:19 am
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Can’t get enough of my puppies, they are so adorable. I catch myself spending more and more time with my puppies everyday. They just turned 2-month old yesterday by the way.  I’ve taken soooo many pictures of them.

Here are my favorite shots:

Champagne, half asleep, takes her morning walk   

 caught her yawn. aww so cute!   




Kids, kids, kids. June 2, 2008

Filed under: Events — quinnieann @ 7:20 am

Maybe it’s a sign for me to have kids? Maybe not.  

This year has been an overflow of kiddie parties, new babies and baptisms. More than the usual number for me. Since my wedding until the end of May I’ve attended or been invited to at least 6 birthday parties. Varying themes and styles, all but a celebration of a child’s birthday or birth. It’s truly amazing how the moms prepared for each of these celebrations. The time, money and effort they invest to come up with just the perfect day for their children. 

The children are so cute, here are some of the photos:

A princess themed party, for a one-year old

 Dressed as snowhite with a collection of cupcakes on her first birthday celebration

A debut inspired 7th birthday with a princess theme.

 A dance with dad  

An indoor ranch party for a 7th birthday.


Anyway I love attending these parties because it provides me with a venue for my photography. Plus my husband and I enjoy feeling like a kid once more. Especially when you are provided with free access to bottomless ice cream, pop corn, hotdogs and cotton candy! Yummy! 

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