Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Journal Your Christmas December 6th-9th

More Christmastime adventures are getting chronicled. Alexandra was so excited to help me decorate, and she delicately touched the more fragile items. She had so much fun running around the tree lot, too - lots of opportunities to hide & play peek-a-boo!

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Journal Your Christmas December 1st - 5th

When December 1st rolled around, I had no clear idea what I would do for Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas album. This makes my 7th year, and although she was changing up the prompts (neat!), I wondered how much more I might have to say about my feelings on Christmas. The result is becoming a blend of a response to the journaling prompts and my inclusion of current photos. Since I don't print out my photos at home, don't want to wait to receive them from Shutterfly (where I usually get pictures printed), and it's a challenge to print them out at CVS with a toddler in tow ... well, pages are getting completed a little bit out of order, but that's okay by me. I am just glad they're getting done & in the future, Alexandra will have it to enjoy!






Thursday, December 13, 2012

slowly catching up to posting!

I have done a few layouts that I meant to post, but somehow the process of getting pictures of them and then transferring them to the computer etc .... wow! In other news, I am only 2 days behind on Journal Your Christmas & pretty happy with how the album is coming together. I haven't gotten a single picture OF the album, mind you (see? same problem as above), but at least it's getting done, and I'm having fun. And all of this despite the holiday season, having been sick for a week, and now having a sick toddler on my hands -- a minor miracle!

This one has no pictures, but was such a central part of our trip, I had to include the memory:
wishes come true

It's amazing what a little breeze can do to make things comfortable

This Cast Member's reaction was just so funny to witness
biggest fan

A more recent layout, highlighting Alexandra's gentle reaction to seeing butterflies for the first time
wave back

And another one for our WDW May 2011 album ... and it's complete!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Journal Your Christmas starts today

This makes the 7th year I've participated in Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas class. Although in recent years I often ignore the recommendations for topics, I still enjoy participating in the class & documenting our Christmas experiences. I am very excited for this holiday season & even though an early Thanksgiving should've given me an early start, here it is, December 1st, and I'm no closer to having my holiday themed supplies out for use than I was a month ago.

Today is a very busy day, with plans from 9 am to about 6 pm, with no opportunity to make any progress on my scrapbooking hoard or my plans for this year's journal. So, with no clue how it'll all come together, but with supreme confidence it will, I am just going to embark upon my day & see how things work out.

At least Alexandra provides no shortage of cute holiday photo ops.