Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Daily - Days 6 thru 9

We went out of town this weekend so I was not at home to document these days in my December Daily.  So, today I am posting to 'catch up'.  Below are my days 6 thru 9.  Lots of photos - please enjoy.

Day 6 - began with coffee with my good friend Charlotte.  The our son was in the Vinton Christmas Parade that evening.

Close up of the left side of my Day 6

Christmas Parade - photo is a bit dark.  Our son in the one on the left playing the base.

All of us at the parade

Cherri (me) and Terri!

Lyndsey, Terri!, Robert, Laura, Jonathan and my husband Mark

Day 7 - Terri's friend Heather came in to town and I helped her surprise Terri!

Eating dinner at Abuelo's

Us Christmas shopping and acting goofy.

Did another spread to include more info about the evening.

My journalling about the surprise.

The three of us have a 'tradition' of going to Starbucks each year and getting their Christmas mug.  Here we are again.  Must keep up with traditions.

Day 8 - Our wedding anniversary in on the 11th (a week day) so we went out of town today to celebrate.  We went to The Homestead on Hot Springs, VA.  It was lovely.  This was our first time there and we have a great little get-away.

In the white envelope I journalled about the weekend and added additional photos from our trip.

additional photos.

Another spread to share more about Day 8

The front of The Homestead at night decorated for the Holidays.

We sat in the library and played checkers.  Don't ask Mark who won...I stomped him. 

Day 9 - Mark and I finished up our 'weekend away' for our anniversary and when we got back home, Buddy from The Cake Boss was at our local grocery store signing autographs and having photos taken with fans.  I went right over and met my twin sister and her kids there. 

Before leaving The Homestead - this gorgeous Christmas Tree in their lobby.  We actually used this photo as our Christmas Card photo this  year. 

Full spread showing the next two pages.

Jonathan and Laura with Buddy

Lyndsey with Buddy - Lyndsey is a really good baker.  She could probably work for Buddy at some point.  She loves to bake. 

Next two page spread of our visit with Buddy from Cake Boss

Me and my twin sister, Terri!

Jonathan and Buddy 'blowing it up'!

The whole gang after seeing buddy.

Terri and Cherri

Laura, Jonathan and Lyndsey - my nieces and nephew

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Daily - Day 4

Here is Day 4 - Wrapping all the way!  

December Daily - Day 3

Day 3 - We will not be in town for the holidays this year so I left my Christmas decorating to a minimum.  I still love the feeling of holiday decorations for the entire month of December, but I just didn't go all out this year like I usually do.  So, today I began capturing some of my 'Decking the Halls'!!!  

December Daily - Day 2

Here are my pages for December 2nd - Was a quiet day and lots of 'Christmas Movie' watching...

Not the best photos of my pages, can't seem to get the light in my scraproom just right.  Please enjoy!

this flap opens and I am listing some of my favorite Christmas movies from this year.  I haven't finished the list yet.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Daily - Day 1

Well, I still cannot believe that December is already here.  I have been in shock all day.  We were out of town over the Thanksgiving holiday (that is when I usually put up our Christmas Tree) and work has been a bit crazy this past week, so I put up our Christmas Tree this morning.  We will be out of town for Christmas also, so I am not going overboard with our decorations this year but I do like to enjoy the whole month of December with lights, bright decorations and a touch of Christmas all throughout the house.

I wanted to capture on today's December Daily a visit with Santa Claus.  Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was with two of our grandchildren and I wanted to take them to see Santa.   Brooklynn will be two in January and I was with her and her mama last year for her very 1st visit to Santa.  Well, now she has a little brother, Bryson, and I wanted to be with him also on his very first meeting with the big guy in red.  Bryson is now 8 months old and took to Santa right away.  Now that Brooklynn is older, she was a bit scared of him.  We coaxed and prodded to try to get her into his lap but to no avail.  So Santa, being the wonderful jolly ole man that he is, suggested that he go into his 'house' and that I could sit in his seat with the two children and get our photo taken in Santa's chair.  What a great idea.  Except that I really wanted 'him' in the photos.  Little did Brooklynn (or I) know, that once we were seated, Santa came back out and stood behind the chair so that he was in the pictures.  Brooklynn never even knew that he was there.

While I was paying for the photos, Brooklynn warmed up enough to Santa that she was waving to him and blowing him kisses.  When we went to leave, she even wanted to give him a kiss on the cheek.  She still didn't want to sit in him lap but she had made big strides.  Maybe next year.

Here are my December Daily - Day 1 pages