So excited that this album is just about ready to share. I have to tweak Day 25, and will be posting it tomorrow, and then off to Shutterfly it goes! Definitely feel like giving myself a pat on the back for completing it this year–a newborn and the holiday season do NOT mix well together! It may lack a bit in creativity, but the most important stuff like the photos and the stories, are recorded. Can’t wait for next year!
First up–Day 20. Profiled our advent calendar by Playmobil, love those things! I first learned about them via Ali Edwards, and now I can safely say they will be a holiday tradition. The journaling reads: Like I said before, this was definitely the year of the advent calendar! (We had two going strong!) This was our first year trying out one by Playmobil, and I completely love them as does Holly. We went with a dinosaur theme, Holly just loves dinosaurs! It was fun to build upon the scene each day, and very hard to keep Holly from peeking ahead!
Day number 22 was about our extended family Christmas. Loved that we were able to get the whole group together for a picture! The journaling reads: This year we managed to get a group family photo at the Grace Christmas. We are quite a large group! This year’s party was at Bill and Kathy’s and the little second cousins had a great time playing in the “clubhouse,” riding four-wheelers, or riding horsey on one another!!
Day number 23 is about the day we went to Santa at the Mall of America. We had a great time, it was so nice to get out after Holly had been so sick that week. The journaling reads: A visit to Santa, a warm Cinnabon, and twirling in the falling snow. Perfect December Day!
Day number 24, Christmas Even, was unfortunately a “staged” shot. This photo was taken the week after Christmas, as on the actual Christmas Eve this year I was sick, sick, sick! The journaling reads: This is how I WISH I could say we spent Christmas Eve. Unfortunately Justin and I were both very sick that day, and spent much of it on the couch. A few days later I was well enough to snap this picture–which is what I had planned to do that day had I been feeling better!