пятница, 31 декабря 2010 г.

Last day of 2010

Last day of December, last day of the year... last day to take pictures for December Daily... last time used 2010 for the date. It's been a good year... lots of great memories... vacations, family time, everyday blessings... I always have mixed feelings on December 31 - a little sad to say goodbye and very happy because I love New Year's celebration! In my birth country it has always been THE BIGGEST holiday of the year!

... from our family to yours. Best wishes to everyone! (This picture was in the Holiday cards we send out this year.)

 See you next year! :)

пятница, 24 декабря 2010 г.

Just popped in to wish you

Merry Christmas!
С Рождеством Христовым!

среда, 22 декабря 2010 г.

Two more days...

When December just begun, I thought I'd post here every other day. And today is already December 22... Yes, we were busy here. Good busy. I was working on my December Daily today but didn't get a chance to photograph finished pages yet. Hopefully I can find a minute to do that tomorrow. But for now I'm leaving you with one of my favorite pictures:

Looking at these happy faces you can tell they had fun. Love to see them happy and smiling. Can't wait to develop them to use for DD.

Hope to see you at least one more time in December.

воскресенье, 12 декабря 2010 г.

Day in December

I just love that, a desire to complete December Daily, makes you want grab that camera again and again. I know, I'll probably be glad when December will be over and I won't feel the pressure to take that many pictures every day, but I will be even more glad to have all of them. There are so many memories in everyday life that usually go unnoticed. 

My little one was playing "millioni" aka "Deal or No Deal". I don't know how she does that... but she was getting all the good numbers even though she pushed buttons with her fist!)) Yeah, needless to say that just a few minutes ago, I played with them and "won" 25 dollars...

No, it's not the numbers on the board that matter - their smiles do. I love seeing them play together. I know that there is quite a difference in age, but the little one doesn't suffer from lack of commending abilities.

Eleven days of December are gone. Twenty more to go. More pictures to take. More memories to treasure.

среда, 8 декабря 2010 г.

First Sunday of December

Busy is not always fun, but I love this kind of busy. We had an orchestra trip scheduled for this day. Planning to use one of these pictures for December Daily. Loving the project just as much as I did last year, but what it makes it even more fun is that I have my friends go along with me doing the same project. Love you girls!

Have a lot more pictures from that day, but will share only two more:

Will be back soon to hopefully share some of my finished December Daily pages.

See you!

пятница, 3 декабря 2010 г.

Christmas Tree

I love that December is here, even though I will never get used to the speed it's approaching with each year. Yesterday we put our Christmas Tree up. We love to get it done early, so that we can enjoy longer, and for a change, it's a different color this year. Yes, it is pink. Well, with three girls in the house it was easy to guess.

I know it will not match perfectly the rest of our decor, but I gave up on perfect. Life isn't perfect, why should I stress out on something that supposed to bring JOY, not stress. So here we are with pink and silver Christmas Tree in our living room and burgundy with gold throughout the house. Welcome.

It was a little different to decorate the tree with these "not so little anymore" girls... They spent more time changing clothes and goofing around then actually hanging ornaments. But I love them just the way they are.

And this little one was so sweet wiping clean ornaments. We did have a few dusty ones that somehow got left out of the box for a year, but Suzanna took care of them. I guess she decided to do something she was good at, since ornaments she hung got rehung anyway (sorry, but we can't keep all the decoration on the bottom branches). We loved your effort sweetie, and your participation just made it so much more fun.

Going back to finish my journaling for DD day 2 now.

Have a great day!

четверг, 2 декабря 2010 г.

December Daily updates

I know, people are posting their finished pages already, but I realized that I never shared my DD base. I kept the red cover (thought it won't show the dirt as much as white, since it's planned to be used a lot).

Few pictures from the album:

I love to add pretty mail and tags from clothes to DD...

It took me forever to glue this cutout page to transparency, but I love it!

I never thought these photo box dividers would make into almost every project I make...

I bought entire paper pad because of this red polka dot paper...

Two days into December... One thing I realized for sure - if you don't write down little notes from the day, you will forget. It happened last year, and this year I will try to take just a couple of minutes before bed to add anything I remember. It might come very handy later.

I know I can't complete a page everyday for December Daily but I :
- pick a story to tell for the day
- pick out picture or pictures from today
- add the date to a photo digitally
- plan how page will come together, draw a sketch if needed
- type my journaling.

And then when I get my photos, knowing exactly where they go, all I'll need to do is to adhere them. Can't wait to get my first set of photos developed.

See you soon!