As the days get closer to Christmas it’s what we like to call Christmas-palooza!
Days of eating, gift exchanging and being together.
It all begins with my family.
And of course, Dada Jim has to magically guess what is in his gift.
This year we made it easy on him.
He quickly guessed a basketball to go with the basketball goal he got for his birthday.
However, the second basketball we gave to Grandma Sally was quite the surprise.
To both of them. He he.
The same day Tinsel planned to defeat Darth Vader and blow up the Death Star by using the Star Wars Lego space crafts built by the kids and Travis.
Hartly wrote him a letter telling him how we’d all miss him.
Our Christmas Eve started with Tinsel reading to many of Hartly’s stuffed animals the story of the birth of Jesus.
See….that elf can behave!
The rest of the day was spent with Travis’ family.
It was an early bedtime for Hartly and me.
She started begging to go to bed around 6 pm, so that Santa could come.
I think I managed to hold her off until 8 pm.
And finally….December 25th~
More gifts, food, family and hugs.
Isn’t that the best part?
Since we’ve had crazy warm temperatures and tons of rain this Winter, I wanted to included a bit of snow in my album.
To make my Winter wonderland shaker page I used a mixture of Heidi Swapp Snow and Papertrey Ink Star sequins against an October Afternoon patterned paper.
I placed all the lists, letters to and from Santa and miscellaneous items in the back of the last day.
And finally I created an envelope to hold many of the Christmas cards we received.
I simply can not believe that today is the last day of December.
It flew by.
I guess that means we were having too much fun.
Happy New Year!!
To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.
October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Previous October Afternoon Collections, Heidi Swapp Snow, Papertrey Ink Star Sequins, Wink Of Stella, We R Memory Keepers Fuse