2013 December Daily December 22nd – 25th~

I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

We did as it was filled with three straight days of food, family and time together.

And there might have been a present or two.

Or more.

Now I’m back with the finishing touches on this year’s December Daily.

December 22nd~


December 23rd~


December 24th~


December 25th~


This year I am choosing to end my December Daily on Christmas Day rather than continuing through the end of the month.

So, I’m considering this Mini Album done. Yippee!!

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, Thickers, Basic Grey 25th & Pine Chipboard

2013 December Daily December 19th – 21st~

The past few days have been a whirlwind.

There’s nothing like going back into the recovery room to see your hubby after his fourth eye surgery to find him wearing a pirate eye patch.

December 19th~


I think that’s a sign that he knows the staff all too well.

I also had to document our very unlike winter weather.

Friday I had the most pleasant surprise from a friend.

December 20th & 21st~


Isn’t he adorable?

Thanks Maria!

Her card was so cute I had to include it as well.

I added it to a single 4×6 page protector left over from last year’s December Daily.

And on the other side~


Did you notice that Hartly got her wish and took the whole family to see the trains?

And it was amazing!

She’s planning on taking her Grandfather next.

Saturday was spent doing a little browsing.

Seems my boys want a play toy.

Wonder if they’ve been good enough for Santa to bring one?

I guess we’ll see.

Sorry for the quality of pictures, but it’s pouring again today.

If only it wasn’t almost 80 degrees, we just might be having a White Christmas.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit

2013 December Daily December 18th~

This time of year S is for shopping, sleigh, stocking, snow, star and Santa.

And for today it really is for Snow.

Not the wet kind falling from the sky, but the kind you follow a recipe to make and play with.

December 18th~


When Tori first mentioned that she and Hartly were going to make Snow, I was a bit skeptical.

Okay, I was terrified.

Especially when I heard a main ingredient was glitter. Yikes!

Glitter and a three-year old don’t usually mix.

But, this snow was pretty cool.

In fact, we spent about an hour playing around with it.

We even built a snowman.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, Thickers

2013 December Daily December 16th & 17th~

Busy, busy days here as we get closer to the BIG day.

Monday was my Mom’s birthday. Yippee!!

December 16th~

Not only did we go out to dinner, but Hartly and I made her a cake.

We made an old family favorite, Cinnamon Cake.

Don’t tell, but the kids all had a piece for breakfast. Yum.

I decided to jump on the trendy deer bandwagon and made a filler page for my album using the wood grain paper.

My deer page~


On the opposite side was a wonderful star sequin print that just begged to be paired with actual stars.

My star shaker page~


To contain all those stars I used a strip of 1/4″ Scor-tape.

And guess who made her third trip to Bevell’s to see the trains?

December 17th~


Hmmmm….I wonder how many times she can talk someone into taking her?

Silly girl.

But, I guess that’s what the Christmas Season is all about.

Enjoying the little things that make Christmas so magical.

Like toy train displays.

The pages together~



I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, Studio Calico Stars, Glitz Finnley Patterned Deer Image

2013 December Daily December 14th & 15th~

Saturday was Date Night! Yippee!!

We did a bit of shopping, eating and a lot of dodging cold, cold raindrops.

December 14th~

photo 1

And would it shock you to know that I went into two craft stores and walked out of both without a single purchase?

Crazy I know.

Sunday was spent like most heading to Sunday School and Church.

But, this Sunday little Miss Hartly decided to sit in the pew in front of us with her cousins.

December 15th~

photo 2

It was so cute seeing them all lined up that I had to snap a quick picture.

I know, I know. Shame on me.

I just wish I had been able to include all five of them in the picture.

Especially since the preacher gave them all Christmas Rubik cubes during the Children’s Sermon.

You’d be surprised at the noise five Rubik Cubes can make. Oh my.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, Kelly Purkey December Kit, Jillibean Soup Christmas Flash Cards

2013 December Daily December 13th~

Apparently yesterday was Friday the 13th. Eeek!

While it wasn’t my best day due to a migraine, there was a certain little one who sure had a fun day with Grandma Sally.

December 13th~


After taking Rylee the dog to the vet they headed off to our local hardware store that puts on an amazing toy train display each year at Christmas.

And I mean AMAZING!!

Even though she had just been the day before with Tori, she just had to show Grandma all the trains.

Especially her favorite, the Disney train.

Would you like to guess what she came home with?

Those Grandmas sure like to spoil her.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, Kelly Purkey December Kit

2013 December Daily December 12th~

It’s hard to believe, but today was Hartly’s last day of Nursery School for the year.

Which also meant it was Christmas Party Day. Woo Hoo!

December 12th~

Dec Daily Dec 12

All of the children had to dress up, so Hartly picked out her gold, sparkly dress.

And of course, her outfit wouldn’t be complete without her bright pink Uggs.

I’m noticing more and more she’s picking up my love of all things that sparkle and shine.

That’s my girl!

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, Tim Holtz Bingo Pieces, Pebbles Bingo Card

2013 December Daily December 11th~


That about sums it up.

“I’ve got a SURPRISE for you Mommy!” was the first thing Hartly said to me this afternoon when I picked her up from Nursery School.

But, I had to wait till we got home and ate lunch before I could see it.

December 11~


She had made me a cookie.

“It even sparkles Mommy!” she said with so much excitement.

My journaling~


How could you not love a cookie that sparkles?

I love this child.

I used~
Bingo Card, Tim Holtz Bingo Piece, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, K&Co Date Stamp

2013 December Daily December 9th and 10th~

Monday was a day!

A day filled with messy weather, school delays, doctor’s appointments and Christmas shopping.

After her doctor’s appointment Ashlyn and I enjoyed a Girls Day Out. Woot woot.

We had so much fun that she didn’t even balk at the idea of me taking her picture next to the Yule Love This sign.

December 9th~


She’s even smiling. Willingly.

I love that!

And as good as Monday ended up being, Tuesday was the exact opposite.

Let’s just say that I forgot it was Pajama Day for a certain little one at Nursery School and things just fell apart from there. Sigh.

The good news is a little ice cream bribery got my gas tank filled.

December 10th~


And I do believe a milkshake makes everything a little better.

Especially when enjoyed in your pajamas. He he.

The full page~


I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit and Kelly Purkey December Kit from Simon Says Stamp

2013 December Daily December 8th~

Today has been cancelled.

Really, when they cancel church you know it’s not safe to leave the house.

So, that means no family Christmas get together.

No shopping.

But, it does mean cool pictures of your frozen outdoor Christmas ornaments.

December 8th~


And how cool is it that I just happened to have made that Tree Ornament shaker pocket on this page?

You’d think I planned these things when really it’s all just luck.

And Mother Nature.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, DCWV Gem Stars, Jenni Bowlin Holiday Printable