right now

i feel very happy.
not because of such things like many of us are always happy for...

lots of money
sexiness (lol!)
cool stuff 
grand vacations

i got none of those i mentioned

i only have these things..

work to do. lots and lots of work to do. 
kisses. gazillions of kisses. 
hugs. tight hugs.
persistent fats. huggable fats (lol!)
wait. i have one i have mentioned above. i and my boys had just one grand vacation!

at the park across our house...

and i also have
more love
from HIM. my no. 1 fan. 
i hope you are happy too! :)

Life That Never Ends

... that's what I have been thinking of for the past one hour, since our catechist gave us tonight's word and a little introduction for our first scrutiny. A very significant event we are holding here. I can't wait to discover what's in for all of us, and experience the rest of the retreat tomorrow and the next couple of days. 

Meanwhile, let me share some interesting photos taken by me and hubby :)

   They didn't meet and plan for an Orange Team  get up, did they? 

Our baby so happy to hold Malaysian ringgit. This was when we were at a hawker center for some refreshment, right after our bus trip.

Hahaha. Love them much much more than they love Fruit Ninja. I hope they feel it. 

Peace. Pink nails. Love.

B w/ Pretties Thecla and Jolene.

This happens always. I am so blessed. 

Birthday girl. Love from all of us, Joyce! 

Handsomes. Cool ones. What's my everlasting life without you?

More tomorrow.... love from Malaysia! XOXO :)

1 patterned paper = 1 layout

This week at Made With Love, I challenged myself to use only 1 piece of patterned paper to make a layout. So I used only this!  No store-bought embellishments (except for the tags, twines and buttons which are already in my stash).  Talk about cheap page =) 

This layout, showing my kids and their cousins, is about TEAMWORK. Cousin teamwork.  I grew up loving my cousins, enjoying their company, always looking forward to holidays and reunions so we could all get together and try to outdo each other's laughs (I think I win that all the time. I laugh the loudest, fyi!). So I want my kids to grow up loving their cousins too. 

Some close-ups... 

... this sizzix envelope die is my all-time favorite :) 

... simple tricks: washi tape, this chevron stamp, and white paint on white paper! 

Supplies used: 
papers: Jillibean Soup 
cardstocks: American Crafts
stamps: Fancy Pants and Paper Smooches
ink: Ranger Archival 
washi tape: MT
twine: Maya Road
paint: Claudine Hellmuth
others: sharpie pen, buttons, manila tags, sequins

Sizzix dies used: