Friday, January 2, 2009


it's back to school after such a long break!
1st Day of School for my Little Ones :)
they've grown...much too soon!
Big Girl and Big Boy now...

it's a relief to know that they both settled in quite well. Anis knows most of his friends from Nursery and Aneesa, oh my...she's in Primary 1! she had a few friends from Kindy in her class so they were quite comfortable being in a new school where there'll be tests and exams!!! i left after she went into class as i saw no point on hanging around when parents were told specifically to stay away from their classrooms. Ron, Aysha and i picked her up after school and i think we were more excited seeing her than she us! :D

today, this cute little package arrived.
Thanks for lovely card and
chocolates Groovie Girl ;)
did this layout on the day he fell...
Thankfully he's alright now :)

doodled this Little Monkey
for {Create} Make It Happen
to use any calendar die cuts,
stamps or sheers on your layout
Today, i'd like to share what Ron shared with me, written by his friend...

New Year Greetings & may we all be nicer to each other,
more Thankful, Satisfied & Humble to what have been
Blessed to us by ALLAH,

ALLAH has infinite attributes, only 100 mentioned in
Al-Quran, but ALLAH's biggest & greatest attribute
is LOVE, which alone encompass all the other attributes
and the whole universe.

ALLAH loves those who can love another;
any act of compassion or kindness to a fellow

being is all that matters. In order to receive vertical
LOVE from above, we need to practice horizontal LOVE
amongst our fellow beings on earth (Hadith).

All the Holy Books

only have this ONE same core message,
"to love in order to be loved".

Yes we all know that ALLAH loved all HIS creations
even before HE created them, but to be "loved" by
ALLAH because we spread LOVE on earth, is something else.

The Near Ones (ALMUQARRABIN) are the Loving Ones, and the

Nearest One is our Habibikal Mustafa saw.

InshaALLAH we will be more loving to one another.

Sending my *Hugs* to friends near and far.
Take care! Have a Wonderful Weekend :)


Cheryl Wray said...

I'm amazed at how many pages you get done!!!

Love the poem and its sentiment!

The kiddoes look so cute getting ready for school. We have until next Tuesday before ours go back. They are enjoying every day off they have!

Happy New Year!!!

Princess Gizmo said...

Salam Ed. Wow, they've grown big.. :) someday I'll have kids of my own ;)

Love your LOs!! I love it so much I want to have it!! Hehehehe.. Btw I'm sorry, I've been so busy that I didn't get the chance to drop by at Groovie's Cafe.. I miss you all :(

Okay, I guess it's not too late to say Selamat Tahun Baru Hijrah 1430 & Happy New Year 2009!!

Stephanie M said...

Aneesa looks so sweet in her new school uniform.:)

Have a great weekend!

Manon Keir said...

what beautiful writing!!

Beautiful colourful work Ed, your kiddies look so cute in their school clothes.
Hope you have a lovely weekend

Ana Baird said...

Fantastic layouts to start the year Edleen! They're awesome! Happy New Year!

Karen L said...

Wow Edleen your children are back at school already - that is hard to beleive as we don't go back until the end of this month (am I ever so thankful for that). You amaze me also with all your beautiful creations. All the best for the New Year.

Peta's page said...

thanks for your visit! your work is lovely! thanks for sharing. Your little ones are growing fast! Hope you and your family have a great 2009!

Je@net said...

Happy New Year, I wish you and your family all the best!
Beatiful layouts Edleen, a great start for a new year!!

Tania said...

That writing is beautiful and so true :) Your babies are getting so big, look at them in their little uniforms, they are beautiful :)

Love all the colour in your layouts

Have a great day Edleen

Carla said...

Wow the kids are getting big and they are so cute..
Back to school huh? mine go back tomorrow.
Hope you and your family had a great holiday.

M@risk@ said...

Edleen, wish you and your family a happy, healthty and very creative 2009. Nice pages to kick of the new year.

Natália Almeida Rosin said...

Ed! Those LOs are pretty pretty!
You are starting the new year with so much inspiration!

Aga said...

Wonderful pages and such beautiful words - thanks for sharing :)

Happy New Year Edleen!
Aga xx