Wednesday, 2 January 2013

December Daily Highlights - part 1

Hi Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful and magical Christmas.  I can't believe we're getting back to our real lives around here.  It's almost time to pack it all up for another year. I'm holding out for the weekend - I'm definitely not ready for a de-decorated house. It always feels so bare once the decorations are put away. Part of my de-decorating is finishing up my December Daily. I pack mine away with the decorations each year but before I do I want to share a few of the highlights.

December 4: This is when it started to come together for me this year. It always takes a few pages to get in the groove.

Dec 4

Here's a close up...

Dec 4_closeup

December 5 is all about our giant Christmas Bears.

Dec 5

Here's a close up of the journaling and some baby pics. Top right is me with my giant Christmas Bear - the very first of many giant bears. And the bottom left, is Gabriel with his bear, Big Ted.

Dec 5_closeup_1

Here's the right side. I had a series of 3 pics so I made a mini and put it on my page. Kind of a mini-in-a-mini. That's my little helper, Ben. He sticks to me like glue all day long and always want to be a part of what I'm doing (which I totally love).

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And here's the mini opened up.

Dec 5_closeup_3

December 8 we put up the tree.

Dec 8

Here's a close up...

Dec 8_closeup

And there's another picture of little me.  I'm almost Ben's age in that pic. I really enjoyed mixing old and new pictures in my December Daily this year. Definitely something to do again next year.

December 9 was the night of the Great Chocolate Party with my friends. Probably the best party ever! (How could I crop out those adorable baby toes?)

Dec 9

Here's another mini-in-a-mini. It's a great solution when I can't decide what photos to use.

Dec 9_closeup 2

And here's the last page...

Dec 9_closeup 3

I have a few more pages I want to share tomorrow so do come back!

Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by!



  1. I love how you did your December Daily. The size is perfect! Going to keep that in mind for next year. I also don't want to start taking down my Christmas decorations. A few more days won't hurt! :)

    1. Thanks, Becky. I like this size for minis - 6x8 is also a great size. And you're right, a few more days of decorations won't hurt at all!

  2. I love it cathie - great job as always!

    1. Thank you, Colleen! What a sweet thing to say. Hope you had a lovely Christmas!