My sister got a job! Hooray for her! I can't be more proud of her.

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She's been struggling to get her diploma in a school that uses fb and bad blogs to discriminates the ones who have a hard time and thus violating privacy policies and let the students fail. I've never been so angry as how much they let her down but I knew she would get pass all this crap and do something great.

And now she does: she's working in a family business in the field she studied. She's doing lots of different things so it keeps her interested.

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Today we came to see her at the shop and I was impressed at how good she's doing her job. She's patient, professional and smiling at all her clients. She clearly loves what she does and I think she was very happy to see us. She's quick and efficient in her tasks, I can't say it enough, but I'm so proud of her.

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That was a true gift to see her work today. My heart is smiling at the thought of her.

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I think it's going to be the first time we actually manage to leave early. This means we'll arrive early and I'll be able to finally enjoy being in the company of my family again. I. JUST. CAN'T. WAIT.
At this time of year, I need to be with my family and celebrate the end of the December together. Even though a tragedy occurred during that periode, we try to make it as bright as merry as can be and really get in the Spirit of Christmas.

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Have a very merry Christmas!
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  • I've been cranky and I don't like that.
  • I've been tired and won't rest even though I know it's necessary.
  • I've done a lot of ironing and organising and washing clothes and I'm proud and I really hope I'll put in the effort more often, it's rewarding.
  • I've been feeling sad for a few days now and I feel like I really need my Mom.
  • When BabyLuv told me we wouldn't go to my family's today, I put him through a pretty hard time because I really need to see my family. NOW. (and I'm sorry).
  • I want more in life. I need to make things happen, nobody else can.
  • I think I need an adventure. Our trip home will probably do the trick.
  • I'm ready for a change.

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I watched this beautiful and lovely movie called Will You Merry Me? and I thought that even though it was cheesy, it was also a good reminder of what love could be.

Rebecca and Hank are from very different backgrounds: Henry is mid-Western, Christian and corn-fed; Rebecca is a sophisticated Jewish city girl. As Thanksgiving approaches, Henry finally pops the question. Rebecca says yes, and the two couldn't be happier. But the road to happiness must have some potholes, as first they must meet each other's families. It's time to meet the parents during two important religious holidays, Christmas and Hanukkah, as not only must our couple go through the natural anxiety-filled process of meeting the in-laws, but also go through the stress of immersing each other into two very different families, with very different holiday traditions.
I loved how the families get together and how so much love is shared even in the hardest times. The female cast was pretty awesome. I also really enjoyed learning about the different traditions and festivities.


Winter has arrived and the freezing cold makes me want to drink Christmas tea with Emi, cuddle on the sofa with BabyLuv, decorate our home with lots of beautiful Christmas decoration, listen to Christmas songs and go Christmas shopping.

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I've actually already done all of the above and it all puts me in such a lovely mood. Now I would love to go and get our Christmas tree with BabyLuv so that its fragrance would fill the living-room and I'll have BabyLuv dance with me while we decorate the tree. And I'll start putting the little presents I've been wrapping today under it.

Christmas makes me so happy and I can't even explain this beautiful feeling in words...


Yesterday morning, I woke up to a beautiful Winter scenery: Ghent turned white during the night and it looked so beautiful.
It's been snowing quite a lot these past few days and it makes me feel so happy and serene: the white rooftops, the majestic snowflakes, the cold that makes you want to cuddle up and drink hot chocolate or tea, the feeling of coziness and relaxation...
Has Winter arrived in your part of the world?
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Today was Saint Nicolas holiday, here in Belgium.

It's a cute holiday for children but I decided to make it a cute holiday for BabyLuv. I hid his presents in the underwear drawer where I knew he wouldn't look the day before but would the first thing in the morning after his shower.

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very blurry picture of BabyLuv discovering his presents

Though it didn't quite go as I expected... He opened the drawer, took his underwear and closed the drawer. I was kinda "shocked" that he didn't even noticed there was something in there (it was pretty obvious). So I told him to open the drawer again and then he saw the presents. He was surprised and I could see that he didn't expect it at all.

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But he was definitely happy about it and went on and read the card that I bought from this lovely and creative person, Lesley. It says "You fog my spectacles". I love it! Especially because we both got new glasses a few weeks ago and they kinda look great. And this man can rock his glasses pretty greatly!

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It's funny because I wasn't sure about the DVD but he told me it was great and he loved the card so much that it made my heart burst with happiness. And I really think this Saint Nicolas chocolate figurine is pretty cute and will be delicious. I hope he'll share... ;)

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Watching A Single Man has really got me thinking about how I was living my life and how I was treating the things I have and how I was doing in my own love story.

The emotions and feelings put you in a whirlwind and when you wake up, you feel dizzy and engulfed in a new life that you thought was not possible. Colin Firth plays one of his best roles. I can say he's become one of my favorite actors.