Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Daily - Day 3

It's all about the tree today: Since we have a lot of family that will be with us on Christmas (including three grandkiddos) and we are in a new house (just moved in this past summer), I really wanted a real tree this year.  I love the photos you can get when going to pick out your tree.  I was already planning the page/s in my December Daily before these photos were even taken. 
There were more photos to share from this so I have two pages for December 3rd. 

Our son Matthew, and his wife Allina (and little Kylie) actually live in our lower level suite.  It is like a house under a house.  This is Kylie's first Christmas so it will be super fun to be a part of that.  This is the three of them with their Christmas Tree.  (just realized that I posted the photo before I did the journaling on the little card and the bottom...oopps!)

The right side of that page has our granddaughter Brooklynn in the trees and then below with Brooklynn and Bryson 'helping' Matthew put our tree in the tree stand.  He couldn't have done it without them, you know. 

Next two pages show more photos at the tree farm.  I just love the one of our daughter Ashley with her two children.  Trying to get a photo of both kids looking at the camera is hard at their ages so we feel blessed to have this one.  

Also, love the one that Ashley and I are peeking around for behind the tree...too cute!
Love documenting the price of our trees.  I just put the tag that came right off of the tree in the album.  (instead of just journaling about it)
Hope you are enjoying documenting your December...

December Daily - Day 2

December Daily - Day 2 - We actually will have three of our grandchildren with us for this Holiday Season.  So, I just had to get a photo with all three of them in Santa's lap.  Brooklynn is 2 years old, her brother Bryson is one and our little Kylie is just 2 1/2 months old.  Her first time meeting Santa.  Last year Bryson was terrified of Santa and this year he just walked right up and shook his hand and then climbed right up in his lap.  We were all totally shocked by this. Brooklynn has never met a stranger so she was great with Santa and little Kylie didn't care who was holding her.  We did finally get a shot where Kylie opened her eyes so we went with that photo...

Have a great December...

December Daily - Day 1

I always look forward to the Holidays because I get to document the month of December in my December Daily.  I have done a December Daily since 2008 and it is now one of my favorite Holiday traditions. 
When I shared my foundation pages last week, I had not yet finalized my album cover.  So I am sharing that with you now, along with my title page and my Day One!!!  Hope you enjoy them. 
Here is my album cover. 
My title page is kind of two fold...the smaller page just shows a calendar of December and the year with the initial of our last name.  "E"

Then part 2 of my title page is a calendar of the entire month so that I can document and have a glance at the whole month at one time.  
I created this red grid on my computer and just printed it out on cardstock.  As events come up, I will just fill in the dates. 

Day 1: Sunday - the grandkids rode on the tractor with me to bring all of our Christmas decorations up from the sheds.  They just love being pulled in the trailer behind the mower.  Such fun for them.  While we were out and about in the yard, we noticed that the birdbath was frozen over.  They were amazed and the big piece of ice...what makes little ones want to lick the ice even when it is outside?  Too cute not to document. 

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you enjoyed my start to December.  See you tomorrow.