It's hard to believe that we're nearly half-way into October. I wanted to be sure I finished my Project Life pages for September before we got too much further into October. I really think this project is going to work for me. I like that I can do it in stages, and do little bits and pieces when I have a few minutes. This month I started a sketch notebook to help me plan the pages ahead of time, based on the page protectors I wanted to use. It saved a lot of time.
I knew there'd be lots to document in September.
I had the cute Jolee's sticker of bread in a sack in my stash which worked perfectly for the journaling card.
The reason for our September trip to Chicago was the Installation Service for Adam as Associate Pastor for the Winnetka Presbyterian Church. It was a beautiful service. Although we had attended church there in August, the full choir wasn't present, and the music was simply gorgeous. It is a wonderful, friendly congration, and it's clear to me that Sarah and Adam have ended up in a very special place. I didn't get any really sharp photos of this page. Rest assured the photos themselves (taken by a member of the congregation) are sharper than they appear here. The little title photo was taken with my iPhone as we drove around Chicago and popped into a Cathy Z. template.
A huge contingent of Adam's relatives live in the midwest and were able to attend the service. His sister, brother-in-law, and nephew were here from England as well as his parents from the west coast. After the church reception, Adam's parents hosted a luncheon at the church for the relatives. Caleb and Samuel had a great time playing together all weekend. They will both be two this winter.
We woke Caleb up early from his nap our last day there to take him to the Model Railroad Garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. When we were there in August we didn't arrive in time to get to the trains. He absolutely loved it, and never lost his interest the whole time we were there.
I had fun this month creating some journaling cards. On this one I used Papertrey Ink's "Little Hot Rod" stamps to create the train, and some Studio Calico paper for the "track."
This journaling card is from Banana Fish. I love the way Caleb is leaning over the fence on his tiptoes to get a better look at the trains.
I had photos from two events--dinner out and a haircut--I wanted to include so I used a piece of Washi tape to divide one of the journaling cards from the PL Midnight Edition and used some very old arrow stickers.
And a page for our birthday girl, Skylar, from her visits this month. I used a Simple Stories 4X3 card, and an old cupcake sticker as well as some alphas I've had for a long time the filler card. Another good thing about Project Life: using up the stash.
And finally, our weekend in the Adirondacks. While we were in Chicago, I discovered a great little independent stamp store and picked up a Lawn Fawn "Into the Woods" 6X6 paper pad. It had the perfect papers to create the journaling card for this page.
It feels so good to have all these events documented and saved! I hope I manage to maintain my enthusiasm.