Happy 10-years-old!!

Oh my, how did this ever happen? Our big girl, Emma, is TEN today!! First double digits, which she’s been so looking forward to! This morning we woke her up super early. Super early because dad leaves for work quite early in the morning and we wanted to surprise her together. So after scrambling looking for candles (I know I have some somewhere), we brought cupcakes, 10 tea-light candles on a tray, and presents at around 6:30 a.m. <– yes, this is super early for us who wakes up at 8 a.m. on a weekday. But despite being woken up,

M’s Scrapbook Contest

Hello hello!! I am still alive!! The weather’s been great, the kids’ been busy and I’ve just been busy with them, house and photography. I am though itching to do lots of scrapbooking if nothing else!! Oh, and some sewing! In a month’s time we’ll be moving to a house just in the next village. We’ll miss our village but the girls will still be in the same school for a little bit longer, or Emma may move and Jovie stay – we’ll see, but there will be so many more positives at our new place than not and we’re

She is Beautiful!

Inside and out. Sometimes us mommies tend to see (and brag about) academic, athletic, and/or physical beauty in their children. It’s not like we’re completely superficial or overly ambitious but it’s because they’re just easier to see and society can make us that way. But while I am overly proud of Emma’s grey cells, art, gymnastics and natural physical gorgeousness (and don’t forget the silky hair), there’s one thing I am extremely proud of: Emma’s kind soul! The other day I asked her who she played with at school. She said she played (or maybe she said hung out since

Gift Box + Card

Hey! Don’t fall off your seats but I am still here!! I have been so busy the last few weeks. I had family over for two weeks and I spent a couple of weeks before their arrival getting rid of stuff to make room for an extra bed. I’ve also been busy with my new (finally) business. If you’re interested you can check it out: Savitri Wilder Photography. I’ve been on and off about starting, mostly off due to children duties, but now that Jovie’s in preschool 3x a week and in September going full time, I have no more

Our Little Champ

It was about 5 years ago, at the start of my blogging life, that I was moaning about how Emma didn’t want to much of anything in terms of activities. She quit ballet three times by the time she was five (or maybe even before that age). And the reason why she stayed as long as she did — 3 months — was because I made her. It’s not often that there’s a ballet school right across the street from our friend’s bar/restaurant {::SMIRK}!! She didn’t want to do piano, she didn’t want to do much at mommy and me

Sneak Peek Day 3

Today we’re celebrating M’s birthday. Her actual birthday is not until the 5th but since it’s a school and gym night, we’re going to do special things with her today. Can you believe she’ll be nine-years-old in two days?!?! I think only Amy Tsuruta may remember this, but look at her six years ago: She was already a little world traveler and super adorable! How time flies (and wow, my scrapbook style hasn’t changed much)!! Today I want to share a *NEW* card created using some *NEW* stamps and dies from WPlus9. LOVE the little banner!! M’s having a little