11/10/08 - 11/10/13
5 years it has been. 5 years!
I still remember the days when I was too afraid of losing my other half. He was everything. He is still everything every living being could be. I still remember the times when I would cry over the idea of being alone. Even today I still freak out sometimes. I guess that will never fade away.
But Alhamdulillah for everything.
I can only thank Allah for that everything.
Today, we've been blessed with two sons. Ikram Fakhri, three and a half years old; and 'Irfan, 5 months. Everyone says both of them look like their Dad, but they don't look alike. Some says that from certain angle and sometimes they look like me too.
Today, I would say that I'm still coping with the world. I have to admit that I not a perfect wife, and I am not a perfect mother. I am still trying to juggle and balance between responsibilities. But I try my best to be.
And I will try my best to be happy all the time. Yes, of course, deep down, I'm very happy and thankful for everything I have been blessed with. Maybe I need to be more expressive - show my happiness even when I'm tired, even when I'm sick.
5 years and counting!
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Before we start, let me tell you that the original recipe came from David Lebovitz's Black-Bottom Cupcakes
Oh ya, I really don't know how to differentiate between cupcakes and muffins, so let's call them cupcakes AND muffins, okay?
Okay. Now... my Nutella 'supplier' from Singapore (a.k.a. Tc Sharifah Haslina in Adni) - because it's waaay cheaper over there - told me that Nutella cupcakes are reaaally nice! So finally I get to try bake some. And since I really love black-bottom cupcakes, I decided to combine both recipes.
The recipe below prepares a dozen (12) cupcakes
227g of Cream Cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup Nutella
60 g plain flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp Milk
A pinch of salt
Semi-sweet chocolate chip
1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt set aside.
3. In a large bowl, mix all the Nutella Mix.
(tips: Mix the wet ingredients first, and then fold in flour mixture and mix until smooth)
4. In another large bowl, beat the Cheese Mix until fluffy.
5. Scoop Nutella Mix into muffin cups (half-full) and top it up with a tablespoon of Cheese Mix.
6. Top it with hazelnuts / chocolate chips.
7. Bake muffins for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Pictures of Ikram Fakhri when he was about 2 - 3 years old :
since Ikram could sit on his own, we tried to put Ikram on a horseback several times but didn't succeed.
alhamdulillah he managed to overcome this challenge and he now loves horseback riding!
"eskar - eskar" - that's how you pronounce "Askar" with an English accent!
aromatherapy candles pun boleeeeh... asal dapat main!
Baba Ikram Mama & Baby 'Irfan in the tummy :)
Alhamdulillah, my littlest hero is now 4 months and 3 weeks old. Time flies by really fast! He started to successfully and quickly roll over 2 days before he turned 4 months. Very chubby boy, weighed 8.2 kg at 4 months and 2 weeks!
As a mom, I often feel guilty for having to leave him at home with the maid more than the hours I actually spent with him (excluding sleeping time). I really hope it's not just the hours that counts, but QUALITY TIME. May Allah bless our family. Oh yes, we'll reach 5 years of marriage in a couple of weeks inshaAllah.
Subhanallah walhamdulillah walllahuakbar!
pictures of 'Irfan from 0 - 2 months old :