So there we have it… Four glorious years Down Under. It is here that we became a family of four, learnt to slow down, basked in God’s beautiful creation and became a part of a wonderful community. It’s hard saying goodbye… The Significant Other and I are certainly sad that we have to do so, but ultimately, what makes it all so much more bearable is we are all in it together and regardless of where we are, we are together.
Come September, we say hello to my homeland once again. The extended family is totally thrilled and we canoot wait for all the children to get together. Meanwhile, the house is filled with boxes and we hear Char Kway Teow, Chicken Rice and Satay calling our names. I cannot wait to check out the scrapbooking shops back there and get some ink on my fingers again.
When we first came, God gave us double rainbows while driving into Canberra. Today, while praying and playing with Sage, He did it again. An assurance of what is to come. Gorgeous double rainbows seen from our home. Life can only get sweeter…
G’Day everyone! I’m Seth and I am so excited to finally make an appearance to this wonderful world on 28 April 2013! Mummy and everyone at home are doing well and totally thrilled to see me.
Dear Friends, thanks for all your lovely comments after the previous post. No worries at all about how I am doing. All is well=) The rage captured in that layout was really just a fun exercise in expelling negative energy. All is fine and dandy.
In fact, all that is raging are pregnancy hormones. =) Yup, we are expecting a second addition to our family some time in April. I have been feeling really tired and of course, there is Sage to run after nonetheless. I don’t see myself blogging for some time to come now. But I guess that is what happens when living takes a priority. Ta for now…
Party Time! My dear Sage, you are such a big girl! Where has all the time gone?
Mummy and Daddy love you very much and we continue to thank God each day for blessing us with you – the joy of our life.
We had a simple birthday song and cake at churchthis year. You love those blowers and party hats that Bec so kindly brought to Sunday School. Mummy baked you a rainbow cake we shared that with everyone at church.
Sagey, never ever lose your zest for life. Embrace each day with joy, love God with all your heart and serve everyone in your life.
Love you our dear Baby Bear Bear!
Mummy and Daddy Bear Bear=)
This love with Little People figures really started when we inherited some toys from a lovely boy during Christmas. Sage love these little figures, not so much the accessories, and rarely is there a day that goes by without her interacting with them. Ok, admitedly, Mummy love them too! I love hunting for them in op shops and oh, the thrill of spotting one!
We usually stand them around a table and pretend that the Little People are dancing. The other night, after Sage had gotten all of them to form a circle, I asked her, “Are they dancing?” To my surprise, she said “praying, Mummy!” My little girl was re-enacting what happened at church, where everyone laid hands and prayed for someone.
My,my, little kids really learn loads from observing us, adults! It blows my mind to witness how much little ones learn each day. Here’s to more fun with Little People and with my Little One!
Whenever Sage sleeps, I am creating – be it for Scrapbooking Memories, for Colortypes Ink (My pop-up card business. Will write more about this soon) or for loved ones. Phew! The going has certainly been fun and I’m totally thankful that the little one sleeps so much better these days. April has been rather full on, with numerous deadlines, my sis visiting and Easter celebrations. I’m glad that most of these have been completed=).
Here is a recent creation that I am really happy with:
I love how hanging out with Sage has opened my eyes to so many different possibilities for creative expression. I love how she sings freely, embraces each day with much gusto, hops right out of bed each morning asking for breakfast, learning to tell me when she “pee!”, creates her own mummy daddy songs and the list continues…. She is certainly my muse.
this blog gets neglected…
Never mind if no one visits, never mind if no posts get posted.
Life has been fun, fulfilling and fantabulous!
I’ve been creating to my heart’s content, enjoying the company of a little one who is not so little any longer (18 months soon!!!!), and just savouring each moment of the day. More details to come over the next few blog posts, but here’s a glimpse into the little one who brings me so, so much joy!
See why Mummy is the one who decides what she wears? If not, Sage will be more than happy leaving the house with her pants on her head, and completely decked out with Mummy’s necklace!
I realised I’ve loads of Zutter projects that I’ve not shared here on the blog. Below are but some of them. Do click on my Flickr link to see more. Better yet, visit Zutter!
Of all my recent Zutter creations, this one has to be my favourite, given that the idea has been brewing in my head for the longest time and it’s finally completed!
Other ideas that came while creating with the ever versatile Zutter products include:
A card holder, something I needed so that I have a go to box that is clearly tabbed so that I can reach for that special card for that special someone on that special occasion.
A CD holder, idea courtesy of the Significant Other who thought it might be a good place to hold all the CDs in our car. Yes, we have yet to fall into the ipod/iphone family. This also held CDs we thought we would play when I was in labour, but when that day came, it turned out that I could not focus with music on. I got too emotional with the music we had selected. Instead, silence became my best friend=)
My driving plate album. I like this as it holds pictures taken at the different places we visited while I was learning to drive. I like how I could turn these plates into album covers!
A journal for me to chronicle Sage’s first month in this world. As you can see, when this photo was taken, she has not arrived and we did not know her gender then. Hence no name on the cover! Love that cut pilot and plane there!
A visual album of only black and white images to help Baby Sage see better. Apparently, newborn babies can only see these two colors clearly! Here she is in action, practising to be a Zutter Zister! Can’t believe how much she has grown!
With that, I look forward to having more fun with my Zut Zut once we return to Roo Land!
My adventures with Buzz and Bloom products continued, especially with the arrival of our greatest blessing.
Our best creation, our Masterpiece to date, is celebrated in the following layouts, as we
gazed on her growth in the womb:
prepared for her arrival with handmade blankies, toys, clothes etc:
marvelled at changes, both physical and responsibilities wise:
And finally, values we hope to imbue in her:
Buzz and Bloom, thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I hope all goes well with you Div and here’s not a “goodbye”, but a “see you soon”!
Wow my dear friends, thanks for all the love left here on my humble blog!!!!!!
So after using Random.org, the writer of the 24th comment is the winner and that means………..
Annette you’re the winner!!!!! Congratulations!
Annette said “Those flowers are a great idea – must give them a try. Love your canvas too.
thanks for the chance to win the hang-it-alls – can think of a load of projects to use them on!”
Do send your shipping info to nan@binditall. com and your wonderful prizes will reach you soon!
Thanks once again for taking the time everyone to join us Zisters in our Blog Hop! Do continue having fun creating!