Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Journal Your Christmas - December 29th


I didn't need a "catch up" page today, plus I didn't want to throw my numbering system off, so I just wrote about how we're thinking about taking a handmade pledge for next Christmas!

Journal Your Christmas - December 28th


This year, our big indulgence was not to worry about what we were eating for many days. After working so hard for 4 months to lose a total of 75 pounds between us, it sure FELT like an indulgence to have pizza, burgers, and whatever we felt like!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Journal Your Christmas - December 27th

No sleep for us today. We got up earlier than any other day this holiday season, including Cookie Day or Christmas Day!!!


It was awesome to see Kevin, Kat, and 10 year-old Jake, who were just visiting for yesterday & today, from AZ! Jake had never seen falling snow before, and I played in the snow with him. And threw him into a drift, face down, when he put snow down my back. Fair's fair, right?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Journal Your Christmas - December 26th

We spent the morning cleaning up a bit, starting dinner (Italian Beef) and making lunch (Jambalaya), and then we had friends over to play Monty Python's Holy Grail Fluxx card game & the Talisman board game. What a blast! I featured leftover wrapping paper & a photo of our friends who came over to play with us!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Journal Your Christmas - December 25th

I kept today's page very simple & just started filling in the Making Memories' circles with random memories from the day ... the I embellished the ones I didn't fill in, just with little stickers! It was fun & I think I've captured a lot of the best parts of the day!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Journal Your Christmas - December 3rd - 9th

Between our vacation, our sump pump pipe bursting, and our 8th annual Cookie Day, I've been a wee bit busy. I am slowly catching up on pages for Journal Your Christmas, though! Here are the pages for the 3rd through the 9th. Enjoy!

December 3rd

December 4th

December 5th

December 6th

December 7th

December 8th

December 9th

Monday, December 21, 2009

The frenzy is over!

Since we returned from vacation, we've had 2 goals: clean up after the sump pump pipe burst & get everything in readiness for our 8th Annual Cookie Day. Well, we met both goals, and we think the party was a hit. People keep coming back, so it must be a good thing, right? We tried 9 all new recipes this year & we wound up with so many cookies from all of the participants that we had to expand to the extra table downstairs ... and the side table, too. At the end, once everyone had left, we corralled all of the leftovers & this is what we had:

Cookie Day Leftovers

Yes, those are the LEFTOVERS. We're well practiced, now, at distributing them, so we sent some down to my brother's family, packed a huge bin (more like a small trunk!) for the homeless shelter, and Ken packed up a box full to take to his co-workers to put them all in the holiday spirit. The remainder (3 tins' worth) will be distributed later today, to some people who make our lives a little bit nicer, who weren't able to attend this year.

Now, we can just sit back & relax. Well, except for wrapping a few gifts for Ken's side of the family. We'll be celebrating with them on the 27th, so no rush! We're very happy.

Monday, December 14, 2009

We're back ... and busy!

We spent a week down in Florida, soaking up all of the holiday goodness at Walt Disney World! So, now begins the catching up process -- trying to get caught up on JYC pages, on all the accumulated mail (electronic and otherwise), and on everything that needs to be done for the holidays! If you were wondering where we were ... well, now you know!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Journal Your Christmas - December 1st

Here's my first entry for this year's Journal Your Christmas album! Let the fun begin!

December 1st