Category: Special Celebration

[Celebration] — Nelson’s abirthday

Another year older & another year wiser. So glad we got to spend another year on this special day with Munchkin#1s godfather. It has become somewhat of a tradition for us.

We didn’t get to spend much time due to camp the next day but we did spend quality time. I’ve know this guy since my college years which I was 19 years old back then. I can’t believe it’s been 10 amazing years knowing him. Thanks for being genuine & just being you. That’s what we adore of you – simply being yourself!

Have a SPECIAL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Kendra & Ryan’s Wedding

We joined our two good friends on their special day of their lives! What an honor to witness their unconditional love that day!

Started off the day at church – which was the most important part of the day. We joined them again in the evening at the banquet.

Both boys behaved well – Munchkin#2 slept before dinner was finished serving. Which was perfect because mommy and daddy got to enjoy some wine! It was so much fun that I drank a little too much. Too bad most of our friends had to drive – otherwise it’ll be even more fun.

Congratulations once again!

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Carmen & Richard’s Gender Reveal Party

What a blessing to be invited to this Gender Reveal party of our good friends! A new member of the family means a new chapter of their lives.

I was so anxious finding out what the gender was! I wanted to do a gender reveal party when we found out what munchkin#2 was but the excitement to share killed us and we couldn’t keep it in! So kudos to this couple for keeping it a secret for a few months!

Congratulations on having a baby girl! We cannot wait to meet this little precious angel of yours!

Have a TERRIFIC day!!!

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[Celebration] — Dana & Bekir’s Wedding

 

The wedding happened the next day of the bachelorette. The fun continues. It was our first time attending a Muslim wedding & it was super interesting. The bride looked gorgeous that day! Well she’s always gorgeous any day!

It’s Munchkin#2s second time attending a wedding & I lost count how many wedding Munchkin#2 attended. Every wedding we attend – we bring our kids. We like them to experience it too. It might be hectic at times but welcome to parenthood right? Gotta take the goods with the bads. This time – both our Munchkin behaved very well – no tantrums or anything! Munchkin#1 kept asking for Auntie Dana – how cute!

Food was amazing & we enjoyed our time at the wedding. After the main course – we headed off early. We left around 10:00PM because the kids were getting tired. By that time – people were dancing too.

 It was a fun & exciting new chapter to witness of theirs. I got a little teary during the day too. All the weddings I go to – I get teary because it’s such a wonderful event. A life changing event! Also – it reminds me of my special day.

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Dana’s Bachelorette Party

Celebrated my girlfriends’ bachelorette with her a few weeks back. What a blessing to be witnessing this new chapter of her life with her.

I’ve known this girl since my grade 12 year when I transferred high school. That is over 10 years ago. We didn’t always kept in touch. We probably see each other twice a year. Sometimes friendship isn’t about how long you know someone. It’s the quality of the friendship. When we connect – it always feel like the good old times. Lots of memories with this girl for sure!

        

 It was so much fun helping her plan her wedding & shop for party things. Always good to catch up. We had a night of fun and food!

It was so nice meeting some of her relatives and seeing the other side of her new family too. What a blessing!

This is her and I at my bachelorette back in 2011, June 11th.

Have a GRATEFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 5th Birthday Part 1

Munchkin#1 had an early mini birthday celebration with the relatives on February 20th, 2017. Usually we would have them over after his actual birthday party after the kids’ leave. But since it was also Family Day – we decided why not have a lunch and have our kids bond with their relatives right?

Nothing much – I made a small lunch, catch up, sang Happy Birthday, and played monopoly!

We had so much fun playing monopoly with the relatives. It was actually our first time playing together! We had quite a good laugh and glad everyone enjoyed it! Hubby and I ended up winning the game by luck. This game requires a lot of luck!

After a 2-3 hour game of monopoly – we headed for a very early dinner. It was such a fun day and I think we should have it much more often! Both our boys behaved very well. Munchkin#1 got to spend quality time with Great Grandma when we were busy playing.

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

#LOVELOVELOVE #BIRTHDAY #CELEBRATION #FUN #RELATIVES #5THBIRTHDAY #PART1 #JENSLIFESTYLE

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[Party Planning] — DIY Minion Birthday Theme & Activities

DIY party favor bags is definitely a must for each party! I love the whole process of it: Designing, cutting, gluing, and putting it together. For the favors this year it’s mainly snacks & useful things such as bubbles, crayons, and stickers. It was so much fun putting 12 favors for these kids. I always make extra in case there are extra kids.

Banner designed by myself. I wanted to get Munchkin involved in it but he didn’t have much idea. It was yet again so much fun designing and putting it together. I love designing banners and everything related to theme parties! SO SO SO much fun!

Backdrop to me is very important because I like to capture lots of pictures for memories. Decided to cut around 30 minions out and put it around the window frame. The big minion on the left is a balloon but decided to just tape it on the wall for another decorative piece. It’s cute eh?

 I DIY these food stands for food. I made about 60-70 of these. I toned it down a lot – I use to make around 150 to 200 of these. It just gives a finishing touch to all the party food I make.

Since last birthday we did the head band art and craft for the kids. I decided to pick out another art and craft for the kids to create this year. It’s always fun to watch them do it together. I got these prepared and all they had to do is put it together with parents help. Hope they’ll have tons of fun with it.

The rest of the stuff I bought. I love the Minion eye googles! That’s really it for all the prep stuff for his 5th birthday party! I can’t wait to plan the next party. Stay tune for more hauls & reviews!

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Our 9th Valentine’s Together • 2017

We celebrated our 9th Valentine’s day together on February 13th 2017 at Diana’s Seafood & Oyster Bar.

Usually I make a fancy dinner at home every year (except maybe 1 year we ate out because I was preggie with Munchkin#1) – I enjoy a home cook meal because of all the prepping and time put in it). Yes I got to admit I was a bit lazy this year. Haha.

We had our friend, Winson serve us dinner and it was cool catching up with him. We had the usual here: dozen oysters, surf and turf, and salmon with wild rice. Everything was delicious!

First Valentine’s day as a family of 4! It was a blissful dinner with minimal of fuss! Thank you boys for behaving and giving us an awesome dining experience out. I cannot wait till Spring and Summer – so it’s less hassle going out to places with them!

The next day, February 14th – Hubby came home with his usual flowers with a box of pink chocolate! I love the pink-ish box more than I love the chocolates lol. It’s so cute and I love the pink color. I am a big fan of pink lol.

Simple yet romantic. We aren’t romantic people and we don’t ask for much out of each other. As long as we are together with the kids – we are happy. Simplicity is key to our hearts. Happy belated Valentine’s day to you all!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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[Celebration] — Christmas 2016 With Relatives

This will be the last Christmas event that we celebrated in the 2016! Christmas with relatives has been a tradition every year for us. This year is exact special because we are hosting. I love hosting events because of all the organizing and planning that includes in it. I plan my menu days in advance – I even plan the set up of my table. I put 100% on what I do because I love what I do.

It was so much fun getting to gather together and catch up! Look how festive everyone is – they are mostly in red! We didn’t bother changing out of our Christmas pajamas since Christmas Eve because it’s very festive! We are very blessed to have them in our life and I cannot wait to host another Christmas event like this!

Have a THANKFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Hubby’s 34th Birthday && Christmas Eve

This is how we celebrated Christmas Eve slash Hubby’s 34th Birthday. Our friend Dana and her newly Husband came for a visit during the afternoon. It was so nice catching up with them and seeing how they love their married life.

I had some time to take photos of my 2 boys in Christmas outfit. As you follow my blog long enough – you would know I love taking photos! Hahaha. These photos will be memories for us to look back to. I love it!

Look at my two loves!

We went out to Loblaws to pick up a birthday cake for my husband. Munchkin#1 got to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to his daddy. It’s also Munchkin#2’s first time celebrating his daddy’s birthday. Aren’t they cute or what?

Yes – mommy took a selfie too! Look at those chubby arms? I shall do something about it soon! I love my pink Santa hat!

At night we headed out for dinner at Baton Rouge. The restaurant was packed and good thing I made reservation! Otherwise – it’ll be a super long wait. Had my fave baked potato with steak. Everything was yummy!

 

Baked some cookies for Santa. Apparently – Munchkin#1 was suppose to help me but he walked off and wasn’t interested. I think he just didn’t want to touch the cookie dough. He’s a little OCD just like his mommy. We put out cookies for Santa and carrots for reindeer. Yes water for Santa too because we ran out of milk!

It was so much fun because it’s Munchkin#1’s first year understanding that Santa and reindeer are coming and dropping us gifts! Love it! It’s so magical!

Here’s our Christmas Eve night time outfit. Our matching outfit which I bought a couple months ago. The outfit where we open Christmas gifts in the morning! There goes our fun and eventful Christmas Eve & Hubby’s 34th birthday. We love spending it as a family and at home. No need to attend to other people or places. Just some peaceful moment for us.

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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[Celebration] — Christmas Celebration With The Girls

Finally getting into blogging about the Christmas events. Reason why I’m so late at updating my blog is because after Christmas – I was sick with the flu for 3 weeks and I took so time off as well. I’m back now with super late events that happened over a month ago. Better late than never right?

Celebrated Christmas with the ladies on December 23rd, 2016 at our place. We celebrate with each other every year and this year was no different. Dinner started quite late because they both had work. If I remember correctly – dinner started around 9ish. Haha but that’s alright. It’s so hard arranging time to celebrate due to our busy schedules. It was so much fun catching up with each other and just relaxing. They enjoyed playing with the kiddos too.

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Zach’s 5th Birthday Party

Celebrated Zachariah’s 5th Birthday on December 31st 2016 at his new home. Another year older – why are these kids growing so fast? That also means us parents are getting old! He had a small little party that day. I wasn’t sure if I was going to attend due to the flu but due to convincing from his mommy – I did go. How can I miss his fifth birthday right? The kids had a lot of fun playing with each other while the parents did some catching up!

There goes another birthday – cheers to many more birthdays! I think this year is like the fourth year celebrating his birthday with him – birthdays are always so special. It’s another milestone!

 

Have a TERRIFIC day!!!

 

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[Celebration] — Layla’s 3rd Birthday Party

Celebrated this cutie’s pie birthday on December 11th, 2015 at Miliken Mills Community Center. There was so much delicious food – we were all stuffed. This venue takes me back to over 5-6 years ago where I hosted my first baby shower. I remember it was on January 14th, 2012. Reason why I remember is because my due date was two month after.

The kids had a plenty of fun decorating gingerbread cookies and running around.

Another year older – another year smarter. Wishing Layla a lifetime of happiness and good health! Thank you for having us witness another birthday of yours!

 

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

 

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[Celebration] — Angela & Danny’s Wedding 11/05/16

Celebrated my girlfriends’ wedding on November 5th 2016. It was such a memorable and happy event. We attended church & reception with both kids for the first time. Church was nice and sweet. I always tear a little when the bride walks in. It brings me back to my memorable day some 5 years ago.

It was Munchkin#2s first time attending a wedding and Munchkin#1s many times attending a wedding. The church part was fine until the dinner party came along. Munchkin#1 was bored and tired. I got to admit that it was a little late for him.

It was such an honor to witness this special day of hers and her now husband.

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Halloween Party 2016

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These two photos were taken a few days before Halloween. Look at my two cute pumpkins – I love them so much!

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This is the morning of Halloween where he wore his costume to school. It was his first Halloween at school and they had a dance in the morning. He never told me anything about it – I wondered how he enjoyed his first Halloween in school this year.

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Another year – another Halloween party for the kiddos. I had this party organized three weeks in advance. Since my girlfriends’ just moved to their new places – my place was open for it to celebrate Halloween.

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I decided to do a potluck kind of dinner instead of making everything. Just a lot easier for me & others. We had quite a lot of leftovers even with 6 kids, 3 babies, and 8 adults. Leftovers were perfect for next days’ lunch & dinner. Glad everyone took something home to eat!

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Party started around 4:30PM – kids started there dinner around 5ish. We started getting ready to head out at 6:30pm – by the time we got out – it was 7pm. Well just imagine getting 9 kids ready! It was a chore!

We trick or treat around 8-10 houses. Not a lot of houses were giving out candies but we really go for the experience for the kids. We trick or treated about 45 minutes and headed back to my place.

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Our first Halloween as Family of 4!

It was fun & exciting for the kids but hectic for the parents. Especially this year I have an 4 month old to take care of – I couldn’t spend too much time with my Munchkin#1. Overall the kids loved it! Till next year! Although a lot of work & cleaning up hosting a party but I wouldn’t want it any other way! I love hosting parties and seeing the kids have fun. How did you celebrate Halloween this year!? Comment below to share. Stay tune for more daily life updates & hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a FANTASTIC day!!!

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