Happy New Year! It’s January (2019!), but I am still plugging away at my December Daily, because that’s how I roll. As of right now I am only missing four days, which is definitely a record for me – however, I can totally tell that I am losing steam and part of me wants to put it away and finish it in November…but then again, four days…maybe I should just do it.
We left off at day five last time, so here is day six, when Fire Truck Santa came to our street. I actually used my handwriting here, because I feel like I should try to include it at least once in every album even though I don’t love the look of it.
The card flips up to reveal one of the lists JK made of the nice and the naughty things Nora did over a couple of days (a short-lived attempt at using Santa as behavioral motivation – side note: on Christmas Day, Nora mentioned how much she loved her presents and how she had been worried that she would get a lump of coal. Hah! I have to remember to put that in the album!).
Day seven: all the love for the grandparents.
Nora’s wish list, which she proudly put in the mailbox…
…and which I retrieved after she had gone to bed so I could include it in my album. I also included her illustrated wish list. She wrote this in Norwegian, so I’ll translate: she wanted a watch and shoes that light up, and according to her, Lily also wanted a watch, I wanted new clothes (is she throwing shade at such a young age?), and JK wanted a new computer.
Day nine: Deception Pass 25K! I still had a raging sinus infection at this point and running hurt my face too much to finish the race, so I dropped out at the aid station. My first DNF! But it was a great day on beautiful trails with JK (and excellent pizza).
I used the December digital kit from Ali Edwards for this one, keeping the tree theme going with a December Daily transparency and the logo from the coffee shop where we stopped for my annual peppermint mocha.
Day ten is one of my favorites: ten magic moments.
Documenting some of Lily’s firsts at Santa Story Time at our local shopping center.
I accidentally numbered this one 11, it’s supposed to be 12! With grandparents in the house, we of course had to have a date night and eat those amazing brussels sprouts we got hooked on last year at Cafe Flora. (How fabulous is that wallpaper, btw?) I kept it simple by using one of Ali’s overlays and a digital stamp from the Paislee Press set – I erased the part that went over JK’s head to make it look like it was tucked behind him.
Day thirteen is about how watching this tv calendar show with Nora every night became one of my favorite parts of the holiday this year.
(…and here you can see my clumsy attempt at turning that 11 into a 12, hah.)
Day fourteen: Nora, the budding food photographer!
…and day fifteen: Lily, the baker’s apprentice! I saved this one until I got my Joy Story Kit, because the look on Lily’s face just sums up joy for me.
On day sixteen, JK and I took Nora out on a date without Lily – she got a haircut and we went to see the new Grinch movie.
I scraplifted Ali for this one. On the right I included our Christmas card (gaah, I’m realizing now that I still haven’t sent all of them out).
Alright, I’m going to try to get those last four days done and then I’ll come back and share the rest of the album. Even though I’m losing my mojo a bit at the moment, I have to say that I love this project so much. It keeps me observant and mindful throughout the holiday season, and it (and the community that surrounds it) adds so much excitement in my life.
Let me know if you have questions about the products or techniques I used!
(In case you’re wondering, I scrapbooked these out of order and photographed them as I made them, so sometimes you can’t see the correct pages behind them.)