The beginning of September we finally got Matt’s parents out here to the Philippines to visit us and to meet their newest grandson, Blake. Matt’s brother Drew also came out to visit as well for a week during his school break. Then the second week his older sister Angela and her husband Peter joined the party. The first week we stayed in Manila and showed his parents around while Matt still had to work for a few days.
We watched Matt play basketball
Rosalyn found the grandmother of her co-worker selling vegetables at a local wet-market
We walked around the neighborhood of that local market and received many stares since foreigners aren’t normally seen in that area
Matt and Drew spent some brother time wakeboarding
The boys also took their parents to Sky Ranch in Tagaytay so they can see life outside of Manila
Grandpa magic with Blake to keep him happy
We waited to have Blake blessed until his grandparents arrived. 3 generations of Farleys in one photo.
Drew convinced Peter to get a suit tailored made by the same tailor who made the 1980’s James Bond suits
Peter was invited to do a presentation at The Medical City hospital that Angela and Matt were able to attend
After a week in Manila, we took a plane ride and then a boat ride and arrived in Boracay! We stayed at the Shangri-La in Boracay and rented 2 villas that connected. It was a perfect set-up for our families and we felt like royalty with our own personal butler on call. We have never been disappointed with any of the Shangri-La hotels, and our experience at Boracay was the best.
Our private pool at one of the villas which the kids really enjoyed.
Beautiful ocean view as seen from the Shangri-La with wonderful weather while we were there.
Family in the ocean and enjoying the white powder sand at the public beach.
We had our own private dinner at our villa where enjoyed a 3 course meal and had some good conversations.
Lost in paradise!
More photos of Boracay here.