After having so much fun at the Crewe Christmas Parade Hartly was begging to go to the parade in Blackstone.
Let’s just say most of us were paraded out.
Luckily it was Holden to the rescue to have a little brother and little sister bonding time.
Wonder if he’d be interested in a little brother and baby sister bonding time around 3 am?
Simple Stories Snap Album, various October Afternoon Christmas collections, Thickers, Recollections glitter snowflakes
This is a rare occurrence at night in the Andrews house ….all the kids together and in the same room.
I HAD to take a picture!!
Usually between homework, baths, bottles and bedtimes everyone is spread throughout the house.
December 7th & 8th~
The next morning Tinsel was found right outside Hartly’s room.
We think he was watching over her since she spent the first night in her bedroom.
Hartly had been sleeping in the baby’s room to help out. Wink, wink.
For the 8th I just had to include the random picture of Christmas tree decorations that I found on my phone.
Of course I went straight to Hartly thinking she had taken the picture.
Apparently someone else took it.
Any guesses as to who?
My pages together ~
Simple Stories Snap Album, various October Afternoon Christmas collections, sequins, tags, twine
What’s the best way to a young teen’s heart?
That is exactly what Christopher Newport University used last night to tempt and woo my two high school seniors.
Ashlyn and Holden went to CNU’s Dessert Event held at The Jefferson Hotel to meet the President of the school and to learn more about CNU.
A few close-ups ~
They made their Mom happy by posing for lots and lots of pictures.
Yes, that’s an alligator all decked out for Christmas peeking in the bottom of this picture.
Do you know why? They didn’t.
I limited myself to only two pictures for this day, but I printed all the others.
I plan to include them somehow…maybe tucked in an envelope or even possibly another insert.
Simple Stories Snap Album, October Afternoon various Christmas collections, Tim Holtz metal numbers
Need I say more?
Simple Stories Snap Album, October Afternoon various Christmas collections, Thickers
Is there better way to spend your day than with family, friends and too much food?
I think not.
We celebrated my Dad’s birthday with dinner at Kabuto’s.
While Hartly was a bit unsure of the cook’s use of fire Whitley absolutely loved it.
The look on her face was priceless.
Of course Tinsel was up to his usual antics~
Simple Stories Snap Album, October Afternoon various Christmas collections, Tags, Thickers and Sequins
There is nothing quite like the excitement of a small child during the holidays.
Maybe that’s why our children are so spaced out!! He he.
This year’s excitement was increased tenfold by the purchase of both a Star Wars Lego and Disney Tsum Tsum Advent calendars.
Ever since Hartly spied them in early October she’s been anxiously awaiting the first of December to see what surprise each day holds.
Yes, it’s been a long Fall.
As you can imagine on the first Hartly didn’t know what to do first: find Tinsel the Elf, open the Advent calendars or talk to the North Pole on our Communicator.
But Whitley did!
I was greeted by her as I walked in the door from work with cookies all over the floor and one in her hand.
Turns out she loves Oreos.
Oh Tinsel…how we’ve missed you.
He’s back and up to his silly ways.
Turns out he likes Reese Cups.
Simple Stores Snap Album, October Afternoon various Christmas collections, sequins, Thickers
I’ve got my cover ready!!
My December Daily 2016 cover~
I’m using a Simple Stories Snap Album, because the page size is just right. Not too big and not too small.
I especially love how much this little binder holds.
As you can see I used lots and lots of various October Afternoon Christmas collections.
A few close ups~
With time being so limited this year I won’t be listing all of my supplies, so if you have a question about what I’ve used please ask.
I have also started prepping by picking and trimming paper, grouping the embellishments I want to use and storing them together in the pocket pages.
I’m trying to keep this manageable and doing as much as possible while the baby naps.
Want to see the chaos of my desk?
You should see the floor!!
Simple Stories Snap Album, October Afternoon various collections, twine, ribbon, sequins, jingle bells, Thickers and Modge Podge
And checking it twice.
Santa Claus is coming to town.
But first have you missed me?
Life has gotten to be a bit crazy keeping up with a baby, a six year old and two High School Seniors.
Not to mention I’m now working more since my Dad retired in June.
Thanks Dad! Just kidding…he deserves it.
I have been creating and coloring, but not blogging about it.
However…December is just around the corner which means it’s December Daily time.
One of my favorite projects each year.
So, today I’m gathering my supplies and starting the base pages of my album.
Luckily I have a few supplies laying around.
Also I’m printing a 2016 December calendar provided by the fabulous Marie at her blog.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up daily or weekly, but I know I’m going to have fun documenting one of our favorite times of the year.
Would you believe this little one is 4 months old today?
My friend, Maria, made the most adorable piggy hat for the baby, so I made sure it was packed in my bag for the hospital.
And it made the cutest pictures.
A few close-ups~
I have a feeling you just might be seeing more piggy pictures in the future.
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market Collection, American Crafts Doily, Bling, Fitzgerald Thickers, Kraft Paper, White Cardstock, Vintage Typewriter
If you’re ever wondering what I might be doing….most likely it’s cuddling this little cutie.
Seriously, I could hold her all day long.
In fact, my hubby claims I’m spoiling her rotten by holding her too much.
Like that could happen. He he.
Fancy Pants Me-ology Collection, October Afternoon Mini Market Letters and Thickers