a busy Saturday but managed to finish day two.
trying my best to take a good photo at night…
we got our tree last night!
this is the back page of 1st day’s main page.
i love this photo of the girls and printed it to fill the page protector – 6×8.5.
love this stamp set!
i used K&Company’s Handmade Lace Frame, to frame it and give the page dimension.
the clear sticker at the top part of the photo and the silver rub-on are from Pink Paislee (Mistletoe & Co, Vintage Moon Accents Metallic Silver).
the next page is a pocket page from Pink Paislee, from their House of 3 Parisian Anthology album.
the front are photos from the lot, when we were picking out our tree.
i took some pine needles to include in the album and stitched the pocket shut.
the stars are Jenni Bowlin’s bare chipboard set that came in my previous SC kit. just added glitter, placed in the pockets and stitched that pocket shut too (just like in Ali’s album).
the number 2 card is from Sassafras paper whimsies.
the back are photos of the girls trimming the tree.
i also included the receipt, almost threw it out. Whew!
love everything about this page!
the photo of hubby and the girls putting our “homemade” Star Angel captured our tradition. we started the tradition of Viven putting that topper when i finished decorating the tree. now he lets the girls do it with his help. that tree topper is older than the girls. this is its 11th year of service!
also, i get to use my tpewriter and sewing machine!
charlize was watching me typing the journaling out and said, “Mama, you are better at it than i am.” Ha! she didn’t know we had typing subjects for a couple of semesters in college! that was ages ago!
anyhoo, i love being able to capture this tradition in our family.
on a side note…
as we were in the car i told hubby that when we were kids our ultimate joy is when we get presents. now as a Mama, my ultimate Christmas joy is picking out our tree. as we were approaching the lot i felt like a child on Christmas eve. Heeeee! so excited i can barely contain it!
this year i total gave up all control in trimming our tree.
after putting the lights i let the girls have a go at it.
i must say, they did a wonderful job!
there were lots of squels as each ornament is taken out of its packaging.
a LOT of bickering too!
these two are competitive.
and so, that’s the story of day two.
day 3 was a busy one but i have a simple story. we’ll see how this one will come out as i had my camera with me only to find out the battery is dead. Boohoo!
alrighty, off to read the girls a story before bedtime…