Welcome to Week Twenty! One thing is for sure, this project really makes me realize just how fast a year goes by. How is it that June is already next week?!
This past week was a busy one. Between coming back from vacation, a wedding, and a birthday party I could hardly tell if I was coming or going. I took hundreds of pictures this week and did dozens of loads of laundry…seriously I am amazed I am even getting these layouts done in time. I do want to have a bunch of inserts of the wedding and the party, so I don’t know if I can say I am technically done, but at the very least I have something to show today which is always my goal.
Really love this page–it’s pretty much all Clementine. (Included in the mix are Jessica’s free journaling cards, a MUST if you are using the Clementine kit for your project life!) The colors and graphics are all very “me,” and the pictures this week are just too cute! Marie started in on solids consistently this week, I just love the photo of her “sweet potato face!”
When I downloaded Jessica’s journaling cards, I also took a look at the rest of the blog and decided I really liked what she was doing with her pages. (The double matting.) The way the templates went right to the edge had always bothered me too, although I didn’t really know it until I started playing around. I am now going back and making all of my pages like this–just what I need, another project!
The beginning of the week we were still in California, so I placed a few images in there representing that. The story along with the yellow car picture details out Holly’s confusion and exasperation at the effort it takes to steer a car–if you ever get the chance to go to Disneyland the Autotopia ride is a must for little ones. I laughed the whole time over Holly yelling, “I don’t even know what the steering wheel is doing!”
This page is very photo heavy–I did a backyard photoshoot with the girls on Thursday that yielded the big sister image. Don’t you love how Marie’s arm is wrapped around her sister’s arm? The drawing on the bottom left is a card that was left for us in our mail slot by our neighbors. (Their four year old daughter drew all of us, it was so easy to scan it in and make it part of the week–how could I not include it? It’s absolutely adorable!)
I finally recorded an everyday moment I had been wanting to get down for a long time, Justin’s “Where are my girls?” question he calls out as he comes home from work every night. It’s easily Holly’s favorite part of the day! The other Justin picture is one of him and Holly putting together the playhouse. She loves to help her dad in the garage!
The bottom right is Holly all dressed up to attend the princess birthday party across the street on Saturday. She looks like such a little angel here–really love the bokeh, blown up this picture really looks like a painting!
Here is the journaling from the Week in Review Card this Week:
Sunday was spent at California Adventure Park. It was the best day of the trip. Most of our time was spent on the California Screamin’ roller coaster. Easily the best ride ever….we rode it at least five times each! ~ Monday we came home. The girls did great on the plane! ~ Tuesday Mom did more laundry than she ever has in her life and Holly slept in until 10am. Really a crazy day. ~ Wednesday Holly was back to school for the first time in a week and a half. She was as happy to be back with her friends as Mom was to have the house back to herself! ~ Thursday Mom and the girls hung around the house during the day, and Holly and Daddy put the playhouse together at night. Just a bit more to go, and it’s ready for the yard. ~ Friday Mom and the baby went dress shopping for Billy’s wedding on Saturday and hung out in the basement as much as they could. It was nearly 90 degrees outside! ~ Saturday was quite a fun-filled day, starting with Flannery’s birthday party in the morning and Billy’s wedding in the afternoon. Took lots of pictures at both and had a great, great time!
Another week down, and another one started already. Hopefully this week I will be able to get together some inserts of Disneyland, the birthday party, and the wedding we attended this weekend. Memory-keeping is a lot of work:) !!!
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