i got another chunk done on my december daily/journal your christmas mini-album! yay! on the left is dd 12/our cub scout christmas party. on the right is jyc 12/christmas past - that's my sweet little baby after a christmas party when he was 14 months old. can i hear an "awwwwwww . . . " i'm loving how doing jyc has me mixing in some "vintage" photos.
dd 14/cozy on the couch. that's a bit of great grandma's quilt on the page. it's getting a little old and pieces are starting to fall off. jyc 14 on the right. one of g's cmas lists. he made several. hee.
jyc 15. this is version 2 of this spread. i got frustrated because it was taking so long and i was tired so i forced it. and then i tried to be okay with it, but i really hated it and ended up redoing it. i'm glad i did because the first version had too many pictures and not enough story. this version left enough room to journal what i wanted to. these pics are from g's 2 year old cmas and it's all about our dear friends billy and melissa takingn such good care of us. :)
jyc 16 on the left. i will never purge my heidi swapp acrylic letters. i love them so much and keep all the different colors mixed together in a glass jar. so pretty. dd 16 on the right. the little frames were interior pieces from an old hallmark decorative frame that fell apart. i kept the guts to scrap with. love to reuse pieces like this.
jyc 18/christmas dinner . . . YUM! i cooked all that and i'm proud! dd 18 on the right. i wanted to see tangled, but i caved and took g to see yogi. i'm glad i did as they had him there in the theater that day! and can i say how thankful i am for cell phones and how glad i am that i finally got over having perfect photos. so hard to find the motivation to bring the big camera everywhere and so frustrating to forget it or need it and just not have it. the cell phone has made this kind of project so much easier.
dd 19. christmas cookies! they were a little too sweet for me, but g loved making them and eating them! another reason i've loved pairing journal your christmas with december daily is i had something to say every day. most days i did both, but many days i would merge the two if the topics matched or just do one or the other. it's made it so much easier and more meaningful for me.