Saturday, December 22, 2007

Photo Traditions and Merry Christmas!

Do you have any specific holiday photos that you take every year? I always take a photo of my girls holding Christmas tree ornaments up to their ears like earrings. It started quite by accident one year while we were decorating the tree, and it was so cute that I made sure that we repeated that photo every year. Now we can't decorate the tree with out our annual earring photo. What about you?

I also try to always take a photo of the kids in front of the tree before opening gifts on Christmas morning. Last year it wasn't too successful though (see previous post) and I'm hopeful that this year I will get my photos. Hopeful, but I'm willing to take whatever I can get, LOL. My little Rachel is quite demanding, and I have a feeling we will have a few tears throughout Christmas morning. Why? Because we do not do a 'free for all' type of gift opening. We open them slowly, taking turns so we can see what the other person is getting too. I fear this will be just too much for my 2-year old, lol. Oh well, it will make for a fun page!

And here are my most recent pages:

Fall Walk: credits here.
Heart Sing: credits here.
Christmas Spirit: credits here.
BRRR: credits here.
Christmas Cheer: credits here.
the Nativity Story: credits here.

In case you are wondering what's up with the nontraditional page shapes... I have noticed lots of paper scrappers scrapping 6x12 layouts. I thought this was a great idea so that I can print some pages at Costco without wasting space :) It's kind of fun to do something different as well.

I also want to wish each of you a happy and safe holiday! Merry Christmas!

I'll see you in about 2 weeks, have a fun winter vacation!

A few holiday pages

We just moved our 2 1/2 year old into a big-girl-bed. Her response was that it was 'broken', lol. Poor baby :) It took about an hour to get her to go to sleep and I'm thinking that my timing is actually pretty good. How is that? Well, now that all our television shows are gone due to the writer's strike, I have lots of time to shoo her back to bed, LOL.

Uh oh, I hear the closet door opening. Time for me to go be mean I guess...

Okay, I am back, and here are a few winter pages that I recently completed.

Christmas Earrings: credits here.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm back, again...

Here I am, playing catch up once again. This time it's because I have been so very sick for a while, since Thanksgiving actually. I just keep getting knocked back down, but I think I have finally beaten it after two rounds of antibiotics. Uck, I hate being sick.

Today, for the first time in weeks, I'm actually feeling pretty great. And my family will definitely benefit, because I am actually cooking tonight. We have been living on my husbands cooking, take-out or simple dishes like... pancakes, LOL. Finally we will be getting back to our regular routine.

In fact, I was feeling so good that we even decorated cookies today. Boy, nothing is much more fun or messier than watching a two-year old go at a bunch of sugar cookies with frosting and candy toppings, LOL. I haven't downloaded my photos yet, so I can't share... maybe next time.

Here are a couple of layouts of my sweet girls. Have a great day everybody!

Perfect Pumpkin, credits here.

From the apple tree, credits here.

My 2 girls, credits here.

More catching up...

Winter, 2005 credits here.

Rachel, credits here.

School friends, credits here.

the Patch, credits here.

Catching up on layouts...

Sock Play, credits here.

Outer Space, credits here.

Second Grade, credits here.

Beauty of Fall, credits here.