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Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 wrap up.

Hello !
I am here again with my 2012 wrap up post, like previous years.
  1. I resigned from the Ministry of Health and started working in UiTM in January this year.
  2. Mr. Sunshine finally got transferred from Terengganu ! Alhamdulillah. :)
  3. Marc and Linn had a beautiful wedding reception, and my best friend of 14 years tied the knot in February, Alhamdulillah.
  4. Failed in fully breastfeeding my precious Dian Khayla. :(
  5. I turned 28 this year, Alhamdulillah, and as usual Mr. Sunshine was amazing. :)
  6. My immune system ran amok on me, which caused me to have cold sores back to back for more than a month !
  7. Mr. Sunshine and I had to go through some babysitter drama, but things eventually fell into place, Alhamdulillah.
  8. Khayla was admitted to Selayang Hospital due to one episode of  febrile fits.
  9. Khayla also had to go through painful sores that came along with the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD).
  10. Dian Khayla turned ONE in Ramadhan, and in August, Alhamdulillah. :)
  11. Got really emotional during Raya and took a trip to Penang  ! ;)
  12. Khayla was infected by the stomach flu, and spread it to everyone except Daddy !
  13. I attended the compulsory UiTM induction course in September, and passed !Alhamdulillah.
  14. Mr. Sunshine took us to Ipoh for his 'Old Boys Weekend and then straight to Gan's beautiful wedding !
  15. Khayla started walking at 13 months, Alhamdulillah. :)
  16. I fell in love with Shaklee and became an Independent Distributor. :)
  17. Moved out from Gombak in November. 
  18. Went on a book shopping frenzy with Mr. Sunshine at the Big Bad Wolf Sale. :)
  19. Rekindled an old friendship which turned sour a couple of years ago, Alhamdulillah. :)
My 2012 has been evidently filled with ups and downs, Alhamdulillah.
Alhamdulillah for still being able to breathe through all of it.

May 2013 be filled new spirits, stronger determination and loads of love ! InshaAllah. ;)

xoxo

Sunday, December 30, 2012

prayers for a better year.

Only one and a half months into the new Hijrah year and I am already struggling with my resolutions.
Sigh.
I must try harder, I must !

I can't believe 2012 is going to end in a couple of days.
I figured I'd list down a revised version of my resolutions to remind me once again that I have to follow through ! So here's my revised 1434H resolutions list a.k.a my 2013 resolutions:
  1. Not to miss my daily prayers and try to pray on time whenever I can. This is a constant struggle for me, isk isk.
  2. Try to cover my aurah properly - make sure my chest, neck, butt and arms are fully covered, buy and wear more long skirts/dresses/loose pants instead of jeans or form-fitting pants. Constant struggle too, isk isk.
  3. Try to read at least one page of the Qur'an a day.
  4. Strive to be a better wife, Mummy, daughter, sister, friend and worker. InshaAllah.
  5. Work out a minimum of three times a week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays perhaps ?
  6. Cut down on fast foods, junk food and carbonated beverages. I can already see Mr. Sunshine rolling his eyes. Hehe.
  7. Keep on sharing the goodness of Shaklee with everyone ! :)
I think that should do it. InshaAllah.

I've been really bad on updating this space, since becoming a Mummy. Hehe. I think I'm gonna go ahead and summarize a few happenings around November and December.

I met up with my BFF (always wanted to write that in a post, I feel like Paris Hilton already !) of 14 years - who is 7 months (now 8) pregnant - after a looong time ! Alhamdulillah, I am ecstatic for her and I can't wait for her to give birth to Khayla's 'cousin'. InshaAllah. :)

Love you !



Another best friend of mine lost her mum to cancer last week. Inalillah. :'(
It's heartbreaking that I can't be there for her as much as I want to.
Picture taken when we paid a visit to Annisa's mum before she passed away.
Marlene had her diploma convocation early this month. Woot ! Alhamdulillah, congratulations little sister ! I only have two pictures with me, the rest are with Marc.



Mr. Sunshine and I took leave to go to the Big Bad Wolf Sale. I had to miss the previous sales because we were in Terengganu. We went on the first day of the sale and went on a book shopping frenzy ! I had to resist the urge to go again and again.

The damage.
Two very happy shoppers !

I passed my induction. Alhamdulillah.

I was on medical leave for two weeks due to conjunctivitis. Isk isk. Wasn't a comfortable experience, but I'm grateful to be cured now. Alhamdulillah. 

We spent Christmas afternoon at Aunt Thelma & Charlotte's like every year with pie, devil curry and good company of relatives. No turkey though this year, hehe. We had to leave early to attend Mr. Sunshine's friend's wedding. Isk. I think next year we should be there a little later so that we can meet all of our relatives who are usually present. Please note that my eyes aren't fully recovered yet in these photos. Hee.


Auntie Marlene helped open Khayla's present from her grandaunts. :)

Khayla with grandaunt Thelma (arwah Mummy's cousin).

Me holding Faizal & Dee's adorable little Rauf ! My eyes were still slightly swollen that day.
Second cousins, Marlene & Faira holding third cousins Rauf & Dian Khayla. :)
That same night, Mr. Sunshine and I treated the whole family to dinner & dessert at Swensen's. This was to celebrate Marc's belated birthday (he turned 26 a month ago, haha) and Marlene's graduation. :)

Pretty sister and I. Ugh my eyes !
Mr. Sunshine and I. Ugh my eyessss !
Daddy Candy !
This was the beginning of a drama in which Khayla cried her lungs out because she didn't want to get in the car with her Mummy and Ayah. She wanted to stay with her Auntie Linn !

I think I've pretty much summed up my November and December.

Ok bye.

xoxo

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

baby talk #3

I would usually count in front of Khayla when I am preparing her milk or buttoning up her blouses. Two nights ago while I was getting her dressed, this happened:

While buttoning up her blouse,
Me: One...
Khayla : Tuuu..
Me: *gasps* Threeee..
Khayla: Porrr..
Me: *screams and runs out of the room to tell Mr. Sunshine* - Yes, I can still be a drama queen.

MashaAllah, mashaAllah.
Alhamdulillah, thank you Allah for this beautiful blessing. :)

xoxo