We did it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


The night the kids will always remember..

My two boys did a great job!
My 13yo overcame the bullying of the kids
and my 17yo overcame all the tough tragedies that he faced while in High School.
Congratulations to Mr. Magoo I and Mr. Magoo II!



In the beginning of the High School graduation ceremony...



Congratulations, Mr. Magoo I!!
You did it!
We're all proud of you...



We are lucky to have a wonderful (and colorful) family...




..having fun...




..despite the ominous clouds...



Graduating class of 2009...


Oh...Downpour!




Lovely day..



My son and his special someone...
She flew all the way from San Diego, CA!



Our littlest Mr. Magoo - came prepared for the rain with his booksox!


Happy 46th Anniversary, Grandma and Grandpa!
This year's super-special since Dad survived his heart attack this winter!
We're looking forward to our week-long get-away with them;
I should be packing right now!


We got soaked, but it was worth it!


Way to go, Mr. Magoo!


When it rains, it pours!
An hour ago, my 8yo’s agent/manager called us! I get excited every time I see their caller-id on my cellphone! My 8yo got the call-back for the South Pacific! Remember Dites-moi Porquoi ?
Hurray! I'm so proud of him. He did tell me that day that the directors told him that he did awesome and he's coming back for a call-back. But I didn't hear from them for over a week..
So finally...

The casting directors and producers wanted to meet my 8yo again.

Unfortunately, we’ll be in Williamsburg, VA!

And then just few minutes ago, I got another call from them!

So I got excited because maybe the directors wanted to work around my schedule (haha!)
But it wasn't. A prominent agency wanted my 8yo to audition for the national TV commercial for Walmart and GNC National.

Guess when they want my 8yo to audition?

Oh yes, it’s when we’ll be in VA for a week!
Maybe it's not his time to shine in showbiz yet!
(So I reminded the kids' manager/agent of our schedule, not sure if they'll call again)







Congratulations, Jonathon..He'll be in High School this fall!



Oh, I'm thankful I have such loving children...



Me and my boys..


Congratulations, Mr. Magoo II!


Oh, how I wish my family's around...
I miss them so much!
Dad, please do stay healthy - let's fight this thing together.
I am thankful for my brothers and my parents.
I don't know what I would have done without them.
When the kids were little, and I was working in the city,
they all helped me in raising them
- changing diapers, guidance, driving, everything!
I wouldn't have made it without your help!
The grandkids are all growing up and we all miss you guys so dearly!





Next stop - Historic Powhattan Resort in Williamsburg, VA.
We've rescheduled this timeshare week three times and finally, we're going!
Mom and Dad (honey's parents) will be joining us!
More fun memories to keep!


To my Mom, Dad and brothers in the Philippines,
I really wish you can be here with us!
Here's Mr. Magoo II's graduation speech.

It was an awesome ride for my 13yo - a kid who got picked-on a lot as a kid!


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17 Comments

  1. Congratulations on all your families accomplishments!!

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  2. How awesome!! Look at the proud and happy family of such great accomplishments!

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  3. So much to be proud of. You have a beautiful family. Hope you enjoy your vacation. I agree that there will be more opportunities for auditions.

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  4. Congrats to your graduate and to your newest highschooler! I have a colorful family too! ;)

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  5. A HUGE congratulations all around! What an amazing week for everyone. And I loved his speech. I can only imagine how proud you must be.

    So glad to hear you got a call back! Crossing my fingers it all works out, and wishing you all a wonderful time in VA.

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  6. YAY! Congratulations to both your sons on such wonderful accomplishments! Graduating and callbacks! :-)

    I'm praying for your dad!

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  7. Congrats to both your sons. Have fun on your vacation.

    Sending hug and kisses your way!!!

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  8. Congratulations to your sons! You have a beautiful family.Great speech! God bless.

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  9. How proud you must be! I'm so happy for you guys! Sorry to hear about the auditions =( Yet, happy you will have some much needed time together!

    HuGZ
    Tami

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  10. yeah! congrats on all your events! You guys have been busy!!

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  11. Those are great pictures! Have fun on your vacation in VA!! My grandparents live in Norfolk!

    And, wow, your son is so mature! It was one thing reading his speech, but listening to him is wonderful! I would be crying!!!!!!!

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  12. Congratulations! You have built a beautiful life!!

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  13. www.gottalovegrandma rozJune 25, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    DEAR JENJEN AND CRAIG,
    MY GRANDCHILDREN TOUCH MY HEART IN SO MANY WONDERFUL WAYS. I AM ALWAYS SO PROUD OF THEM, AND ALWAYS KNOCKING ON WOOD.

    THEY LIVE THEIR LIVES WITH GRACE AND DIGNITY, WITH HARD WORK AND GOOD HUMOR, AND THEY DO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

    HOWEVER, WITHOUT YOUR LOVE, GUIDANCE AND PUSH (SOMETIMES GENTLE, AND SOMETIMES NOT SO GENTLE), THEY WOULD NOT BE THE WONDERFUL CHILDREN THEY ARE.

    SO WHILE THEY DESERVE THE ACCOLADES, YOU DESERVE RECOGNITION AND AN AWARD FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

    I CAN ONLY PRAY FOR A BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL FUTURE FOR ALL OF YOU.
    AND FOR ME, I WANT TO BE THE GRANDMA IN THE "WHITE HOUSE".

    LOVE YOU, MOM

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  14. Thanks everyone..it truly is God's blessing !

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  15. That was so touching Jenjen...really!
    You should be so proud of your family...how wonderful.
    Glad you had a special day and keeping fingers crossed that your family will join you soon!!! :)

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  16. You are truly a blessed, blessed woman, Jenjen! You have a gorgeous family.

    Congrats on your two boys graduating ... 8th grade and high school! And wow, that little man of yours is taking the world by storm! Watch out, Hollywood! ;0)

    Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your sweet, talented family's celebrations!

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  17. Greetings!

    Congrats all around! :-D

    Bright Blessings & Good Fortune! :-)
    -Bird

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