preparing the HOME and the HEART... for CHRISTMAS :)

the house is ready for Christmas! (and for mom-in-law whose coming over tomorrow!) i feel so fulfilled today after i finished all the things that needed to be done:

...the gifts are wrapped.... if you've been good, your name might be in the gift tags.. click the photo to zoom hehe ... these presents are so special for it helped me get up from my "difficult days of pregnancy" the moment i started wrapping, POOF! the nausea and the negative spirits were instantly gone!



...the tree is made, just the way i want it. small ( so it fits our little home), simple, and meaningful. this year, i adorned it with cute litle picture frames i handmade with our pictures in it :)



... i also placed some in our stairs, added some lights, so it looks this way:


... some inexpensive stuff here and there,
like this flowers i bought from carbon market....

... and this 4-year-old centerpiece from metro gaisano (yes i remember i bought thison our first Christmas! im smiling now remembering it.. i think it only cost P100+ :)

... and to welcome anyone in our home,
i still have this Christmas wreath i made last year, placed right in our front door:

"welcome to our humble home! "

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... maybe i have prepared my home a bit for the birth of Christ, but im still praying i am able to prepare my heart. like becoming more patient to others (esp the house help) , being more mindful abt my words, being a lot more faithful in my prayertime, being sincerely interested in others, becoming a good listener that i am not, seeing and being grateful of the millions of blessings God gives me moment after moment... haaay kadamo lang. i pray that i will have a peaceful and happy Christmas this year.. and i also pray the same for you!
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

look what i got from santa!!!

i received a pre-Christmas present from beloved Santa who came home from a work-related trip to China ... i didn't expect it for i have been a mean girl lately.. i even quarreled with him (yes i do fight santa sometimes haha!) but i was so surprised .... he brings me present now and then but this one deserves to be blogged for i felt so happy having it! .. oh santa you are sooo thoughtful! for giving me
...A SCRAPBOOKING punch set...


...that doubles as Rujim's TOY! :)

(see, may dedication pa hihi)
... by the way, do you know how santa looks like?
... he looks just like this:

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I LOVE YOU SANTA!
thank you for this thoughtful surprise! mwah! :)

aytiba!



i have a confession to make... there was a time (not so long ago.. not even more than a month ago) in my motherhood life, that i was a bit afraid of many things... one of which is about my son's speech... i was afraid he's not going to be able to talk! OMG. i would silently say... what if rujim can't speak? huhuh.. well blame it on his verY- witty-charming-so-talkative-extremely-smart cousin Abe! i couldn't help but compare the former to the latter... you see, my nephew (Annabelle's son he is btw) can already speak in clear and straight sentences even before he turned two.

but thank God. i worry no more! these past few days, at 1 year and 10 months, my son speaks a little more.. not clearly.. but he speaks! HAHAHA!

here's a humble list of his vocabulary:

mommy - meeee/maaa
daddy - dedi (but seldom says so)
jollibee - ebi
saka - kaka
go down - dam dam
buka - ka
human na/ finish na - nana!
amen - hamen (clasps both hands)
water - trrr!
star- ta!
sun - tan
moon - mmmm/ moo
car- ca!
fish- sss
horse-hooo
hello? - aaaa?
pig - pee

and just an hour ago while we were watching DORA, when he saw a butterfly -- he suddenly shouted facing me: AYTIBA! Hheheh i guess he was trying with all his might to let out the right sound.. wasn't it an excellent try? :)

... and he often loves to talk to himself as if he's talking to someone.. and guess what's his intonation??? ILONGGO! hahaha

i love you my Baby Kuya. you make me so happy every single day :)

paul david's NEMO birthday scrapbook/guestbook

here's my latest project: a scrapbook and guestbook in one, where guests can write down there wishes for the birthday celebrator :) all materials used are ACID FREE..

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happy birthday baby paul!! wish we were there with you.. hugs and kisses lang from ninang bebang, ninong benjo, kuya uji, and little bb :)

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