Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Day of the Year

It is the last day of the year. Looking back...this year has been full of wonderful blessings. My son Ike, started preschool in a big school,

 Gee started in a new account and I began to teach grade school and of course the most important blessing of all is receiving our new angel Tatianna.
Thank you so much Lord for the blessings and I pray that in the coming year our blessings will be doubled.

So while waiting for the new year I send the day taking care of the kids and finishing my last layout for the year. It is a Christmas layout done for the last and final challenge over at Scrap-it-Lah. Their challenge is:

December’s Challenge

You need to please include:-

1.    Multi-photo layout using Christmas photos (at least 3) or,
2.    if you don’t celebrate Christmas, photos from a
3.    similar celebration (no birthdays please!)
4.    Glitter or glimmer mist somewhere on your layout.
5.    Traditional Christmas colours of red/green/gold (compulsory)
6.    plus only ONE other colour OF YOUR CHOICE
7.    (Both plain and printed papers are fine as long as you stick to the colours).

This is the layout I made:

And here is the wonderful prize that is up for grabs:

It is so sad that this will be their last challenge...I always enjoy creating layouts based on their challenges and of course their prizes are so great! To Scrap-it-Lah I will miss you...

And finally before I end this post allow me to leave with this note:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Welcome Helga Tatianna!

Our little Princess Helga Tatianna arrived last November 2, 2011, two hours and eighteen minutes after my birthday. At first, I was hoping to give birth on 11/11/11, but since my OB will be out on a convention I began hoping for an 11/01/11 birthday. That day went on a scrapping session with my scrappy friends. Then later that day at around 5p.m. we went to visit the tomb of my parents and attended mass. After the mass my sisters and I decided to have a pizza session at my sister's house at faculty village to celebrate my birthday. The whole family was there. We ate pizza then roasted marshmallows at my sisters garden. Gosh... I ate none stop! Then at around 9 p.m. I had a bloody show. So they brought me to the hospital. I got admitted at 10 p.m. They attached me to a dextrose and called my OB. I stayed in my room and counted the contractions until I could not bear the pain any longer and the contractions were 2 minutes apart. At once they wheeled me to the OR. Once at the OR the nurses gave me meds to calm me down I was only 4-5cm then. But soon ... after 2-3 contractions my water broke. Then after 4 more contractions the baby began to push on its own. I almost did not reach the OR table! After 3 good pushes Tatianna came out it was already 2:18 a.m. on November 2, 2011.  I heard her cry immediately...then again just like my first birth the pediatricians did not reach the hospital on time. Hehehehe...That is how fast I give birth!

Let the Countdown Begin...

Our little Tatianna turned 1 month last December 2, 2011, I made her a cute little headband using lace and prima flower. Here is a photo taken last December 2:

Lately Ike has been obsessed with countdowns. First he started crossing out the dates towards our birthdays now he is starting to cross out the dates towards Christmas. I guess it has come to a point where he already understands the mechanics of using a calendar and also what Christmas is all about. So I decided to create for him a Christmas Tag countdown. Here are the first 4 days of the countdown:
 December 1

December 2

December 3

December 4

 Since my maternity leave I was able to create some new layouts...
I made this layout using Studio Calico kits.
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