This is a photo-heavy post, but I thought I ought to get the rest of the Christmas Journal posted. I finally finished it last night. This might be the first year I ended on December 25th, but given my current "to do" list, it seemed like the appropriate decision.
Documenting a couple of other Christmas paper crafting projects beyond the Christmas cards.
I don't think I've ever copied an entire blog post for an album before, but I loved Rinda's meme and decided to add it to the journal.
My original intent was to take photos of all the beautiful cards I received from around the world, many of which were hand-crafted. But I really wanted to use the stamps, and there were so many that I decided that would be the entry. For all of you who sent me beautiful cards and holiday greetings---THANK YOU. You have no idea how much I appreciate your talent, kindness, and friendship through this blog.
My annual page on the weather.
Matt's first day home and a wonderful visit with Betsy and Skylar.
After setting the table for Christmas dinner (for 18 this year as it turned out), we go out to dinner on Christmas Eve. Matt decided to change clothes for the church service at 11:00. I wasn't going to miss an opportunity to get his photo all dressed up.
The first page of six pages for Christmas. This is when I really appreciate the Simple Stories album. The lower right-hand pocket holds a transparency so you can see through it to the next page.
The end. Jessie and I took over 200 photos in six hours. I narrowed them down to about 100 which I posted on Smug Mug for the family. Once I had a photo of everyone at dinner, I decided I was done with the journal.
The last three days before we leave to drive Tracy's mother's van to Florida for her are jam-packed so I'm not sure if I'll get any more posts up before then. (Although I do have an idea for Sian's Story-telling Sunday. I've never participated with that before and would like to get it up.) I'm sure I'll be checking your blogs while I'm away, but I'll be reading them on my iPad and find commenting on it a bit of a trial. We'll see how I do.