A fun couple of pages! I scraplifted an Ali Edwards page from her product play class - full of stars. Of course, this is digital. I 'stitched' the squares and rectangles for stars and journaling the days events.
It was our turn to see Star Wars, the Last Jedi and we loved it! Jeff came home (for good) early enough that we were able to see a matinee showing of Star Wars and a dinner at Ha Hot, a favorite Mongolian BBQ restaurant in town. Love these December stories I've told this year.
I'm so excited I'm going to have an album full of stories. This is the first year I have gotten this far. I am planning on finishing out the year even for 31 December stories!
"O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree how sorry are your branches..." so begins the song. I know. Those aren't the words of the song but work with me here. Because, look. Until last year, when we decided it was time to go fake, we would go to Brewers Tree Farm in Midway and cut down a beautiful, lovely smelling Christmas tree and I loved every tree we brought home.
Last year this tree seemed fuller and more 'real' looking and this year, this synthetic tree with lights that won't turn on, so we had to string lights anyways - well, I guess when we turn the lights on...it brings a smile and maybe it's not so bad after all.
And, just like that, keeping it simple, keeping it clean, using templates and overlays, I'm all caught up. And yet, I still have many stories yet to tell. I'm so excited how I am keeping up with this project this year.
This week is going to be extremely busy getting ready for Jeff coming home and Ashley and family coming into town, plus my mom on Christmas day. I have decorating to complete, homemade cookies to make (I'm going to have to make one a day if I'm going to get them all made that are on my list).
After eating brunch at Metro Diner we came back to the house and 'went' to church. Compassion Christian streams their services and we made sure we had enough time after breakfast to set up the computer to the television so we could join everyone for the 11 o'clock service. The music was awesome!
I also shared in this december story how we did a bit of gift giving, or blessings to our servers at each of the places we ate at this weekend.
These two. They braved the public and wore their Jedi knight costumes to the new Star Wars, the Last Jedi movie on Saturday. I'm not sure I would have had the nerve but John and Jarrod are big kids at times and they ended up having a ball!
Super simple left side: I used the movie post and an Ali Edwards overlay. I loved that the poster was 'Christmas-sy'.
Again, using some Ali Edwards journal cards and a chipboard all from her December Daily 2017 Main Kit I finished the page. Sure, I made some color adjustments but otherwise kept it super simple because it is my best bet and stress free scrapbooking.
Jeff and I are forever passing funnies via text. We'll capture a picture or save a screen shot and share it with each other. For laughs. We insert appropriate emoji's into our responses, laughing out loud, ha ha, that's funny, rolling on the floor laughing...
The following are just a few funnies we've passed over the past several days, but definitely in December - as I am documenting our December. 'Tis true it is an ongoing playful habit we have but these are the December funnies I wanted to document.
I don't often use FLIP's anymore, not like I might have when I was forecasting at Hunter, but I work in the same building as Air Traffic Controllers and this is a truly brilliant FLIP for the North Pole airport. Love it!
Nothing like some good laughs to begin our day's with.
Trying to keep these December stories real. These are stories that have happened or things I've thought about this season. And, this story. Best Christmas present. For reals. Finishing off the year with my husband home and not working out of town. Just lovely.
Since deciding on keeping this album pretty simple, for the most part, that has made it such a joy putting pages together. There isn't a lot of creative thinking going into the pages because, honestly, I don't have a lot of creative thoughts. If you've seen some of the outside of the box creativity going into others' December Daily albums you'd know what I mean. But, I've realized for me, clean and simple is best. Sure, there are a couple pages that are fuller or more colorful but still, for the most part, they are simply created, also.