Lovin’ Life

Just lovin’ my life with Jesse

Charlee Leila February 19, 2009

Filed under: hobbies,pregnancy,random — Lois Sparks @ 11:27 am
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Hannah Gellor, our friend who went with us to the Big Island with her family, gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl on Feb. 17th, 2009. It was the day after we got back to Oahu after our trip from the Big Island (click here). She was one tough momma the whole time we were there. She only went to the doctor last Tuesday as another appointment for a check-up. It turned out to be her “giving birth” day.. hehe! She was supposed to be due next week, but since the placenta wasn’t nourishing their baby anymore, the doctor suggested/asked if Hannah wanted to give birth that day (since it’s going to be a c-section again). At least their baby was healthy this time and was born with no complications, unlike with Niobe. They named their newborn Charlee Leila Aracena-Gellor. She weighed 5.1 lbs.

My friend, Lei, sent me some of her scrapbooking supplies last week which I received on Tuesday. And since she sent me lots of “it’s a girl!” scrapbook stuff, I thought to make a greeting card for Hannah. I still have so much room for improvement, though. (Click the pictures to enlarge)

with my handmade envelope

with my handmade envelope

Front cover

Front cover

message

message

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Late Feb. 13 and early Feb. 14 February 18, 2009

Filed under: holiday,life in general,trips — Lois Sparks @ 10:55 pm
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Jesse and I celebrated Valentine’s day a few hours early. It was fast, quick, and simple… 😛

I made a card (as always) for Jesse on Monday prior to Valentine’s day. And then throughout the week, I was thinking of things I could surprise him with … something that I didn’t have to spend money with. But I never got any idea (because I was also focused on our trip to Hawaii/Big Island & at the same time thinking about our immigration interview this coming Friday).

While I was packing up our stuff on Friday night, Jesse told me he has to leave again (because he just came home from our neighbor’s house playing NBA Live) to go to the store to buy something. I totally forgot that he might be planning to buy me something. I thought it was just one of those random errands/things he always had to go to, so I let him go. I think it was 9 pm.

When he came home, he surprised me with a red rose and a box of chocolates! My first box of chocolates, ever! Of course, he didn’t forget the Valentine’s card. And so, I gave my card for him, too. We both read to each other our card, and that’s about it for our simple, sweet, pre-Valentine’s day.

box of chocolates ... :)

box of chocolates ... 🙂

cute red rose

cute red rose

trying out a close-up shot

trying out a close-up shot

After we celebrated, I packed up a little bit more stuff, then we went back to the Gellor’s house (where Jesse plays NBA Live all the time). It was around 10:30 pm. Jesse was thinking not to go to bed anymore before we leave Laie (we were supposed to leave at 3 am). The Gellor Family, Taylor Family, and us stayed up pretty late together. I went home before Jesse did so I could finish packing up. We went to bed at 1:15 am, then I woke up at 2:00 am to take a shower before leaving. I was sooo sleepless! So was Jesse.

We dropped by at the Gellor’s house because we were gonna carpool with them (using their car). By 3:30 am, we were good to go, so did our friends (Taylor at Catahan couples). Off to Big Island!!!