2012 vs 2014

For couple years my big JACOBS family have our family pictures taken. It’s a special moment because everybody are in the same city. My brother Pierre and his family has been living abroad for sometimes, and thank God every Christmas he come back to visit. These pictures took at the same place Setiabudi Building near my church. Only we choose different spot and this year the decoration is so festive. Other than we miss my sister Debby who is now study in South Korea, we also miss my nephew Bryan and Little Brigusto who is a new addition in the family. But over all we had a great times….

the GUYS





welcoming 2015…

We haven’t take picture as family in front of our Christmas tree ever since it put on (Dec 5). So last Sunday before going to church I insist to have it because we will put it down soon. And I will regret if I miss the opportunity. I prepared my son black shirt to match my dress, my husband and daughter politely followed, so we all in black…..I love the taking pictures in this spot in the morning, the light is just perfect, made us look fresh and bright. Happy New Year!!!

green pancakes for christmas’ breakfast…

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feel like made pancake this morning
after had some white toast yesterday
I saw a picture of christmas tree pancake at pinterest
and planning to make one like that
but is just take time to make different sizes
from big to small one to form a tree
so I just make all the same size
I use food coloring to get the green
but my mom usually make it from some leaves
put some cinnamon although my kids didn’t like it.
but they put some peanut butter on it
maybe to cover the taste of cinnamon
I made tea in the teapot and orange juice as well.
as you can see in the picture,
it was quite a nice and yummy breakfast.
What did you have for breakfast this morning???

friendship and christmas…

It’s the second time Angel and Rio come to our house
They are Johnson and Suryani kids, our family friends
They are so polite, always say “thank you”
and apologize for no mistake they make…
on their first visit they wrote me a card
not a regular thank you card but Christmas card
I think it’s cute because it’s not christmas yet
My kids always have so much fun at their place
I hope they also enjoy staying at our home
Here are some of their pictures

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christmas card????

Making Christmas card has been my thing since I was a single
In the past I will buy cardboard, glue some pine leaves or cutting pictures
I know it’s a bit busy but I prefer that than buy card on the store
Now it’s 3 weeks to christmas and no Christmas card yet.
Since November I’ve been looking for some ideas on the internet,
but my husband is so busy that we haven’t got the time for picture taken.
For the past 6 years I have made our christmas card from our pictures.
I will work in my computer using photoshop or Picasa.
I like it because it’s personalized and it’s a way to up date our kids growth.
These are some cards from years before

2006, we just buy our first digital camera

2007, I go crazy and made some

2008, I use a photo studio we had previously

and make Jasmine her own to share with her friends and teachers

2009, we had a picture session @ a place I thought will be perfect

2012, @ Home by the tree

2011, just combine some pictures from a christmas celebration a year before.

Do you make your own Christmas card?
Which one do you like?