Wow! Where did that time go? Sorry I have been MIA for a bit. Just taking time to enjoy time with the family over the Holidays. Which were awesome by the way. Busy but fun! I'll share photos at the bottom of this post of our celebrations over Christmas but first... some creativity.
I have posted this book and what I've done with it, just after Christmas, probably for at least the last four years. I was so happy to finally find a way to save, and enjoy all my photo Christmas cards I receive ( once they have had there time on the fridge of course :) We all get photo cards at Christmas right? What do you do with yours? I used to just file mine way in a photo box, like I do all my photos. This is a fun way to have those photos out for enjoyment all year. This makes a great coffee table conversion book. A great place to share your photos and your creativity.
This is a great way to use some of your Washi tapes.
Speaking of "new additions" ... this was an EXCITING card to get this year. Because.....
It's cards like this that have a front and back that you will want to be able to see, that are the once that I just punch holes in and do not glue down.
This is Wyatt and Emmett family photo on their card this year.
As you can see with the pages, you can put them in "as is" or you can get more creative with it like the pages below.
I will never apologize for sharing my family photos because they are such a huge important part of my life. "Family" is the reason I started scrapooking/memory keeping in the first place, and that is originally why I started this blog. Now, although I share all kinds of crafty things here, once thing has not changed... Family is still most important .
I figure those of you who are here for crafty inspiration will check that out in the first part of the blog post, and those of you who want to share in a personal/family part of my life can continue on right?
There, you have been warned. lol Here comes Holiday photo overload.
We started out Christmas Eve with our big get together with the Dunn family at the place we rent. We do soups, snacks and goodies. Oh, there is always SO much!
I laughed so hard while they were playing this game that most of the photos I tried to take were so blurry that you couldn't see what was going on. I was a relay. You had to put a potato between your legs and then run down to the bucket, squat down and let to drop in. OMGOSH... so funny!
We got home late Christmas Eve, put things away, and prepared for the next day. On Christmas day Wes and Amy both had to work that night so we had planned to have our Christmas with them and Jarad and Kate at our house on Monday. Amy's mom was here from CA for a visit so they wanted to do a meal on Christmas Day, and they invited us. (lucky us). Amy's mom made such a nice meal. It was wonderful.
In their basement Wes has made one wall a TV screen. In case you were wondering about that HUGE fireplace. lol It was on TV. There place is so cozy and comfortable. I hated to get back in the cold car and drive home at the end of the day.
It was perfect.
As you can see from the stocking below.. there is no animal forgotten. I had a stocking for Amy's moms dog also so, 6 dog stocking and 2 cats. Yes .. we love animals. ha
In the upper left corner of the photo below you can see what Kate and Jarad gave Daisy. lol I think I will wait until Wyatt and Emmett come to visit next to make this. They will think it's so fun!
This photo just pretty much sums up how we were feeling by the time all the festivities had wound down.
and then good to rest.lol
I hope it was a wonderful Christmas for all of you as well.