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A Christmas Surprise

jinny + mea

celine + mojo

Merry Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is a Mojo bouffant for me and a salt and pepper Mea beard for Jinny!

A little while ago, Jin and I commissioned Melinda & Chris to do collaborative cat portraits of Mea and Mojo with no rush of a timeline. We were surprised when they handed us two lovely packages in time for Christmas and were even more surprised when we opened them to find that they snuck Jin and I in the portraits too!!

Just imagine howls of laughter when the paintings were revealed to us! Jin and I were completely blown away! And for the cherry on top, Chris handmade the frames for the paintings! What an amazing Christmas surprise!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from Jinny, Mea, Mojo and I (and char siu bao is hiding in there!), courtesy of Melinda & Chris!! This year has been an amazing and eventful one for our growing little family and I am very much looking forward to spending time with our family and a few quiet days at home with Jinny and Mea and Mojo this week.

Now I must head back to our Christmas festivities (which translates to "eating all day")! Bye everyone!

(I replaced the images of the paintings with scans Melinda provided me. They are much more accurate to the real paintings!)

(Thank you Henry for taking the photo of Jinny and I!)


  1. They are awesome! Merry christmas from Spain :)

  2. WHOOOOAAAA! Those are so amazing! Merry Christmas to you and your little family xoxox

  3. Those are amazing portraits! And that photo of you guys is incredibly cute. Merry Christmas!

  4. And next Christmas there will be 5! The portraits are awesome, happy 2012 in advance!

  5. SOOOO GREAT!!!!!

    Happy holidays to you and your family!

    I must go pack now, as I'm off tomorrow!!! Eeeee!
    Hope to you see you when I get back!


  6. those portraits are amazing! so funny, yet so delicate... not an easy balance! merry christmas to you!

  7. those are amazing! wish *i* could grow a cat beard...

  8. your cuteness knows no bounds. merry christmas!! xo

  9. Oh goodness, those are fantastic! Merry Christmas to you and Jin and Mea and Mojo and little char siu bao. ;)

  10. best thing I've seen all week! month even, ohhhhh! merry christmas celine and to jin and char siu bao too!

  11. Hehe! Hope you had a delicious and sweet christmas! These cat portraits are genius***
    Looking forward to finding you here!

  12. melinda showed me these photos yesterday. AMAZING.

  13. Beautiful!! I just to know your blog today and I like it!! I´ll follow your clue :D
    Very original and positive post!!
    Kisses from Madrid ♥ ♥

  14. Love these and you two are adorable!