Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spooks Arrives in Natchez, June 2, 2012

We were all classmates in College and we were the closest of friends ever since. We are all from all the US, Canada and Philippines. We try to have a reunion almost every year in different places. This time, we decided to meeet at Christine's house in Natchez, MS. Shown here are Baby from the Philippines and Nelia from New Jersey while on a lay over at Houston airport.
Tess from southern California joined them here. They all came from different places but happened to catch the same flight in Houston.

Finally arrived in Baton Rouge airport, which is the closest airport to Natchez.

 Christine and John picked the girls up from the airport. Lyla from Indiana and Gatchie from St. Louis, actually arrived first.

We rented a 15 passenger van to accomodate all of us and the numerous luggage. As soon as we got to the house, we toured the yard and inside the residence.

We stopped and relaxed and used the massager when we got to the master bedroom.
 Then, it was time for dinner. We were all in awe at the dining table set up. We called ourselves "The Spooks" in College and Christine set the table using salad plates with ghosts on them, to represent the group.

The second batch arrived and shown here also are Elsie from San Diego, CA, Josie and Jazmine from Regina, Canada.
 A close up of the place setting.
 Here is Baby showing her place card.
 We all graduated as Medical Technologists although 3 of us pursued Medicine and became physicians. Thus, the centerpiece includes a microscope, a beaker and a graduated cylinder. It was really personalized for all of us. Thanks to Christine's tablescaping skill!
Gatch went straight to the kitchen and made us this scrumptious sweet and sour red snapper. YUMMMMM!

Christine made chicken tinola, a Filipino dish.

For dessert, Christine made Cassava cake, a native Filipino dessert, served here.

 After dinner came gift giving. Here we are happily showing off some of our gifts. Baby went to Vietnam prior to coming here and brought us gifts from there. SOOOOOOPPPPER!!!!!

Ly and Gatch brought all of us a jewelry set. Here's Jazmine showing us hers.

We have the whole week to look forward too. It's just the beginning and you can already hear everyone's laughter, especially Jazmine's, all over the house. It will definitely be a blast!

We have a few more members who unfortunately did not make it this time and we miss them terribly. Hopefully, they can all join next year, scheduled in Canada.

Thanks for stopping by! We are so glad we could share this special moment with all of you.

I am linking with The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at

Thanks for hosting!


  1. What a lovely reunion. I could almost hear that laughter through the computer. Hope you girls had fun and I know Christine made it memorable!!

  2. Such fun!!! And how special to be able to remain so close.

  3. I hope you all got home safely by now, aside from Jazmine and Josie who got stuck in Atlanta. (Have a safe trip tomorrow!) I miss you all terribly! See you all next year!....Christine

  4. What a great reunion and perfect place to have it! You have a beautiful home and all you girls are beautiful too. Yes, you will have to give a blog tutorial, so they all can add to this blog! lol
    What a great idea for a blog!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  5. Oh Christine, so lucky for you to be able to meet up with your colleagues and rekindle fond memories.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. This reunion you ladies have every year is "Priceless"! I really enjoyed peeking in on all your fun!
    Have a wonderful year till your next PARTY!
    Big Hugs to you all!

  7. I am a blog friend of Christines and have enjoyed hearing all the fun you girls were having!! How fun to be together again and play catch up with each other. Friendship is such a treasured blessing!

    bee blessed

  8. Such wonderful memories you created for you and your friends Christine! They are so fortunate to have such a great friend like you and a fabulous hostess in your beautiful house!