18. Just a few hours ago, I turned eighteen. It seems like it was just yesterday whenever I recall memories of my past. In just a blink of an eye, I'm finally legal and considered an adult. It's unbelievable really. Ever since I was young, I've always wished myself to be this old. I remember wanting to grow already so that I can wear all the clothes and shoes in the world and look beautiful like those girls I see in movies, magazines and more... But now I'm finally here. It's all too fast. I wish time slowed down, but at the same time, I can't put into words how blessed I am and how grateful I am to the Lord for all the blessings every single day. To my family, my friends and my readers, I would like to Thank YOU so much for everything! Without you guys, I wouldn't be who I am now. So, with that, I am inviting you to take a sneak peak of the fairytale night I had last weekend. Read more :)

Diamonds were my best friends that night 

"Shine bright like a Diamond"was my theme song for the night haha!

This Sherri Hill dress was perfection. Couldn't have asked for a better dress for that night! 

Black, white and pink for the cake that I designed especially for that night! :)

The trio!!! With my childhood friends Dani Barretto & Ryan Santiago.
 I missed them both so much, it was so great to be able to see them again that night! :)
 Love you both!!!! 

With Francis, Dani and Javier!  

My pretty friends that I treat like sisters! Juliana, Julia and Claui  

Childhood friends Julia, Claui and Dani Barretto! Love you guys! 

My mom and dad with my Godfather, tito Richard Gomez and my beautiful little sister, Juliana 

Me together with my 18..  no wait.. 19 roses. Thank you guys for coming! I really appreciate it! :)

My dearest cousin, Kuya Miguel was being too sweet & was making me cry on that special night! 
You'll always be the big brother I never had, kuya! :) 

Of course, for the finale, my handsome dad had the last dance!

18 treasures! These are truly the friends that I will treasure for life. I love you guys :) 

Thank you so much for all your gifts! I really appreciate & love them all! :) 

With college boys! Javier, Francis, Nando and Matteo :)

With Marco and La Salle friends Miguel, Garci, Jex, Paolo 

My extended family!!! My second moms and dads and sister :)

The last people to go home!!! Thank you all so much for that amazing night! :) 
Hope you all had fun!

To the best parents in the world, my beautiful mom Roma and my handsome dad Jay, from the moment that I wake up and open my eyes, I already thank the Lord for having you as my mom and dad. Everyday, you never fail to take care of me and treat me like your princess. There is never a day where you don't fill me with your undying love and show me how much you care for me. Thinking about you guys when I'm away makes me cry already because that's how much I love you. I promise that as your only daughter, I will really try my best to make you guys proud of me always. I promise to listen to all the things that you teach me about life and everything in general. I promise to take care of you when you grow old. I promise to be the best versions of yourself, even if there's almost nothing to improve anymore. I hope that when I have a family of my own in the future, I get to imitate our relationship as a family. Again, I am nothing in this world without you, that's why I thank you so so much for everything. I love you mom and dad! You are the best parents in the whoooole world! :)  

Thank you so much to everyone who went! We (my dad, mom & I) 
are all so glad that you came to celebrate that special night with us! :)

Finally, I'm 18. I'm blessed, grateful for everything & there's nothing more I can ask for.
Everything that I want & need is just right infront of me... 
That's why, I thank the Lord for everything & give Him back the glory :)
So, don't rush to grow old like me. Enjoy every minute of your life.
In just a blink, it'll flash before your eyes so you better make sure it's one amazing ride.
Watch out for more!
xx, Denise